The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center seeks a creative, high energy, collaborative Public Relations Manager to design and execute all public relations outreach for this premier international chamber music organization, which is embarking on its 50th anniversary season. The candidate should be an excellent strategic thinker, with proven success achieving consistent high visibility for a classical arts or other not-for-profit institution, in both main stream and classical arts media across all platforms. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and the Director of Digital Content and reports to the Executive Director.
The Public Relations Manager designs and executes all phases of public relations strategy aimed at securing coverage for all concerts, national and international tours, recordings, and additional projects, in every form of available media. He/she serves as the primary liaison to the press, working closely with the Executive Director on the proper positioning of the institution, and with the Marketing Department to maximize and coordinate promotional strategies.
The successful candidate is a creative and strategic thinker, has knowledge and love of classical music, a broad network of contacts nationally and internationally in traditional and online media, extensive familiarity with social media, blogs and other online outlets, excellent taste, sensitivity, great interpersonal and organizational skills, flourishes in a fast-paced environment, and is an accomplished writer and a collegial team player. He/she will have a minimum of 3-5 years communications experience in the classical music or other areas of the not-for-profit world.
Under the artistic direction of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s foremost repertory company for chamber music, and one of eleven constituent members of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Founded in 1969, CMS presents a full season of world-class musicians annually in its specially designed home at Alice Tully Hall, in the more intimate Daniel S. and Joanna S. Rose Studio, and on tour throughout the country as well as internationally. In so doing, it draws more listeners to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. Beyond the concert hall, CMS also offers a rich variety of activities to introduce new audiences—children, families, and adults—to the world of chamber music. Through informative and entertaining educational programs; live, recorded, and televised performances; extensive commissioning; radio broadcasts; new music series; and young artists’ programs, CMS actively promotes a love and appreciation for a body of music that stands among the finest achievements of our civilization.