Apollo’s Fire seeks an experienced and energetic arts administrator to serve as the Director of Marketing, Communications, & Administration (DMCA). The 2021-22 Season marks the 30th Anniversary Season of Apollo’s Fire, the launch of a new “Windy City Residency” (expansion into a 2nd market), 3 commercial CD releases, and a return to Carnegie Hall.
This is a full-time, senior management position that reports to the Executive Director and works in collaboration with General Manager, Artistic Director, and CFO. The DMCA is the direct supervisor of all marketing and front of house staff (3 part-time employees in the office plus hourly FOH assistants at concerts).
An integral part of Apollo’s Fire’s administration, the DMCA is responsible for:
-Setting and reaching the organization’s earned income/ticket sales goals for the Northeast Ohio home series, the Chicago mini-series, and the Worldwide Watch-at-Home series; -Strengthening AF’s brand at the local, national, and international levels; -Supervising the box office staff and overseeing all sales operations (tickets, to include Group Sales, Playbill ad sales and CDs/merchandise); -Creating and implementing the annual marketing budget and calendar; -Ensuring that AF’s website remains updated at all times (provide info to the Director of Visual Media*); -Providing key data and analysis to inform future marketing plans; -Creating new initiatives that will expand and diversify audiences.
5-6+ years’ experience in arts administration, preferably at a professional performing arts organization; a background in the arts is required, classical music is preferred.
Proven success setting and meeting ticket sales goals; experience using analytics to inform a successful marketing plan (preferably for a performing arts ensemble or venue).
1-2 years’ experience in staff management, box office management preferred.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Excellent writing skills, strong computer and technology skills including ticketing software and systems, social media platforms, and proficiency with Microsoft Office 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.
Graphic design skills are NOT required but could be an asset.
An automobile and a valid driver’s license are required.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
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.