The BSO Corporate Partnerships is part of the BSO’s Development Department and responsible for $3.5M in annual major sponsorship revenue, in-kind trade and corporate annual fund memberships. In this fast-paced environment, you will have a vital role of supporting the Corporate Partnerships team in delivering and reporting on sponsor/member benefits throughout the BSO and Boston Pops Seasons at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. The Corporate Relations Associate is a newly created role that seeks an associate with a broad range of skills including general organizational skills, event planning, marketing, simple graphic work and web posting, and other departmental administrative functions.
Work with the Associate Director of Corporate Sponsor Relations to:
Plan and staff concerts and events as required at Tanglewood, July 4th Esplanade, Symphony Hall, or other venues as needed.
Manage sponsor/member gift processing (invoicing, receivables, acknowledgment letters. Work with Development Information Systems for gift entry, data accuracy and gift receipt processing).
Maintain sponsor/member department records (contracts/pledge forms, communications, income reports).
Maintain sponsor/member branding and listings on bso.org website
Support department in creating presentations, invitations, sponsor recap documents, and other marketing materials – either by using own design skills, or by working with marketing colleagues.
Assist with the development and activation of sponsor/member programs and events, including Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition at the Boston Pops (promotional lists and mailings, application process, online submissions, live finalist auditions, winner coaching sessions, rehearsals and concert performance with the Boston Pops), sponsor/member BSO and Pops pre-concert functions, Arbella/BSO School Bus Program, Corporate Annual events, July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and other sponsor/member activities as assigned.
Oversee select sponsors as assigned.
Capture and document sponsor proof-of-performance data, and create reports to communicate sponsorship benefits to funders; coordinate with BSO marketing team to collect advertising and promotion measured and non-measured media plan details, organize information and update presentation layouts on a on-going basis.
Engage volunteers to support select projects.
Organize and maintain department library including all collateral materials (program books, brochures, etc.) and photography files.
Additional Job Description
Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
2-3 Years of work experience in Development, Marketing, and/or Sponsorship, or similar applicable skills. Graphic design skills are a plus.
Knowledge of classical music is a plus.
Detail oriented. Experience and ability to coordinate activities independently but work well as part of a departmental and institutional team.
Requires strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills in addition to excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, knowledge of Tessitura a plus).
This role is currently a hybrid work environment, with at least two days working from Symphony Hall. Some night, weekend, and holiday work will be required.
About Boston Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 141st season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, and has continued to uphold the vision of its founder, the businessman, philanthropist, Civil War veteran, and amateur musician Henry Lee Higginson, for well over a century. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China; in addition, it reaches audiences numbering in the millions through its performances on radio, television, and recordings. It plays an active role in commissioning new works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is regarded as one of the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop the audience of the future through BSO Youth Concerts and through a variety of outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it sponsors the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. Today the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., presents more than 250 concerts annually. It is an ensemble that has richly fulfilled Henry Lee Higginson's vision of a great and permanent orchestra in Boston.