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Company: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Location: Toronto, ON
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Department: Public Relations, Communications
Reports to: Vice-President, Communications
Status: Full-time, Permanent
About the TSO:
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, now in its 98th season, is one of the largest and most attended performing arts institutions in the country. With a core ensemble of 93 musicians, 130 performances each season, and annual attendance of 270,000, the TSO plays a vital role in the city’s dynamic cultural life. Soon to celebrate its centennial, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s name remains synonymous with musical versatility and growth, and artistic distinction. Sir Andrew Davis serves as TSO Interim Artistic Director for the 2019/20 season, prior to the arrival of incoming Music Director Gustavo Gimeno in 2020/21.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Communications and a member of TSO’s marketing and communications team, the Manager, Media Relations and Communications plays a key role in furthering the organization’s artistic, audience development, and financial objectives by gaining wide public exposure that inspires a deeper relationship with the orchestra. The Manager, Media Relations and Communications develops and implements a robust media relations and social media strategy to elevate and celebrate the TSO musicians, guest artists and many orchestral activities to its patrons, stakeholders and community.
With a keen sense of what makes a great story, the Manager, Media Relations and Communications oversees all social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to ensure a robust “news stream” about the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and works closely with journalists for earned media.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Routine for office environment though some activity takes place at rehearsals, concerts, and special events. The employee will be required to perform the essential functions of the job during some evening and weekend concerts and/or events. The majority of the TSO’s concerts take place in Roy Thomson Hall.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. The TSO is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, the TSO will work with you to meet your needs.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and résumé no later than January 10, 2020. The TSO thanks all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time