Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) seeks a dynamic Director of Communications and Public Relations to implement a high impact communications and public relations strategy that shares TSO’s story, verbally and visually, and increases awareness within the community. This position will design and implement a comprehensive communications strategy, including social media, website, and emails.
In addition, the Director will develop a public relations strategy to further the orchestra’s goals for audience outreach and growth, education, and development. They will direct all aspects of media relations as well as manage the compiling and editing of concert programs. This newly-created position reports to the Chief Marketing Officer.
Founded in 1928, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is the first professional symphony in the southwest and the longest, continuously performing arts organization in Arizona. The TSO’s mission is to engage, educate and transform diverse audiences throughout Southern Arizona with live musical experiences of the highest quality. Under the inspired leadership of music director, José Luis Gomez, the TSO has seen an artistic resurgence with performances of imaginative repertoire including by Latin-American composers and performers. Strategically, the TSO is committed to engaging the rapidly growing Hispanic population of Tucson and Pima County, currently over 40%.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. TSO’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs and general treatment during employment.
Our patrons and audiences come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for the performing arts, you will find a home at TSO.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the TSO has been a safe refuge. The TSO follows the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pima County Health Department. All administrative staff must be fully vaccinated including a booster shot (if eligible) against COVID-19 prior to being hired.
Prior to submitting your application package for this position, please review it carefully for accuracy. TSO verifies academic credentials and references and conducts background checks including work history before finalizing an offer.