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Employment Opportunities

July 2015

Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Position Title: Marketing & Communications Manager

The Hochstein School seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and innovative Marketing & Communications Manager to lead the School’s staff, faculty, and board in advancing Hochstein’s brand, mission, vision, and programs to donors, staff, faculty, students, parents, and the community at large. 

The Marketing & Communications Manager reports to the President & Executive Director and works closely with the Director of Development, Dean of Students, and other key faculty and staff, as well as managing outside vendors.

Meeting the School’s goals in enrollment, participation, and support will be accomplished through strategies that will include:

  • School publications (program catalogs, annual report, flyers, event programs, mailings)
  • Email
  • The School’s web site
  • Social media
  • Direct mail
  • Advertising (traditional and online)
  • Public Relations
  • Special events and projects

Responsibilities include all aspects of producing and implementing the marketing/communications strategies such as copywriting, photography, design, printing, managing website content, maintaining distribution lists, making media buys, and scheduling communications. This role also involves representing the School at public events, creating and leveraging partnerships with other organizations, supporting the work of other functions of the organization including Development, and managing personnel and resources involved in carrying out objectives, including interns, volunteers, and vendors. The role also includes administrative functions, including the preparation and management of a budget approved by the President.

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years experience in marketing and/or communications (preferably in arts/education field)
  • Superior organization and communication skills, written and oral; professional presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a leader and as part of a team, to manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude; friendly, accessible temperament and sense of humor
  • Flexibility, persistence, attention to detail
  • Interest in the arts and arts education
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Expertise in MAC applications and graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Personal vehicle/drivers’ license required
  • Specific experience in copywriting, social media management, website CMS and/or programming, and public relations.

Schedule:  Full-time, generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Additional hours for various School events on evenings and weekends are required.

Position available immediately.

To apply:  send letter of interest, résumé, and list of 3 current references to:
Dr. Margaret Quackenbush, President & Executive Director
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
50 N. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14614                      

Or via email to:

International Art Acquisitions
Position Title: Gallery Director/Art  Sales Consultant
International Art Acquisitions is a Contemporary Gallery located in Rochester New York. We are seeking a hands on experienced Gallery Director/Art Sales Consultant to manage sales of existing collectors, galleries and corporations while building and seeking relationships with new clientele.
Successful candidate will demonstrate gracious and fluid operations of client services both within the gallery and on site with the client while assisting them with appropriate art selections. Should be personable, enterprising, articulate, able to multi-task with efficiency and poise with a well-developed ability to prioritize. Qualified candidate will have the ability to speak fluently regarding art, art concepts and art placement with in any type of an interior. Strong writing, verbal, marketing, organizational skills and a professional manner are required.
• BFA or MFA
• 2 years Gallery or auction house experience, plus 2 years work experience in a related field
• Proven record in sales and client development
• Strong writing, verbal, people and time management and organizational skills
• MAC platform, Filemaker Pro, Photoshop, Wordpress
• Developed experience with all Social Media protocol
• Flexible schedule
• Comfortable with and physically capable of light art handling, installation and shipping
Operating a client oriented art gallery with the duties that accompany the position.
International Art Acquisitions
3300 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618
To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to or
Telephone the gallery at 585.264.1440


Volunteer Opportunities

Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
Volunteers and those seeking unpaid interships are welcome to contact us.

For more information, contact:

David Semple, Executive Director
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-4000

The programs and services of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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