Apollo’s Fire seeks an experienced, dynamic and creative Manager of Marketing & Audience Development (MMAD) to be a key member of the leadership team at Apollo’s Fire. He/she is the manager of AF’s ticket income and other earned revenue, and is responsible for developing new audiences, generating increased local and national ticket sales, strengthening AF’s brand at the local and national levels, and managing all marketing, communications, and public relations activity. In addition, the MMAD is responsible for promoting outreach and education programming via AF’s Community Access Initiative.
Qualifications: • 2+ years’ experience in Marketing at a professional performing arts organization; • A background in classical music, with a passion for audience development;
• Experience with ticketing software (Spektrix a plus, but not required); • Project management experience; • Experience working with ticket sales data and analyzing buyer trends; • Experience with financial management/budgeting within a Marketing department; • Experience with media buys (radio and/or others) and developing relationships with key media partners; • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred; • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; • Excellent writing skills, strong computer and technology skills including social media, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Analytics; • Excellent attention to detail, high professional standards, willingness to take ownership and responsibility for projects with a “buck stops here” attitude; • Strong sense of collaboration and team spirit; • An automobile and a valid driver’s license are required.
About Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
About Apollo’s Fire
GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire is one of the world’s leading periodinstrument baroque orchestras and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently in its 29
season, the ensemble is led by its founding Artistic Director, conductor-harpsichordist
Jeannette Sorrell (“AD”) and Executive Director Howard Bender (“ED”).
Apollo’s Fire (“AF”) is one of the few American ensembles that maintains (a) a significant
subscription series at home (30-34 subscription performances of 6-7 programs in
multiple venues); (b) an active touring schedule averaging 12-18 national and
international engagements per year; (c) a significant CD recording and video presence
(over 6 million views for YouTube videos, and 26 commercial recordings of which 8 have
been Billboard Classical best-sellers, plus 1 Grammy win); and (d) an extensive
outreach/educational program including 14-20 events per year in Northeast Ohio.
Apollo’s Fire tours under the auspices of Opus 3 Artists. The orchestra has performed
five international tours, including such venues as the BBC Proms (London), the Royal
Theatre of Madrid, London’s Wigmore Hall, and national tours at prestigious venues
such... as Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Aspen Music Festivals, the Boston
Early Music Festival series, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(NYC), and many others. Apollo’s Fire is also a leader in innovative outreach, having
launched its Community Access Initiative in 2017. The CAI breaks down financial and
geographic barriers to attendance, and has brought in over 3500 new attenders in its
first two years.
Apollo’s Fire has an annual budget of approximately $2 million, and a staff of 5 full-time
and 7 part-time employees. The office suite is located in the historic Rockefeller
Building in Cleveland Heights.