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Director of Promotion, Boosey & Hawkes (NY)

Posted: May 22, 2017

Position Overview:
Boosey & Hawkes seeks a Director of Promotion with a recognized knowledge of contemporary music and music of the 20th century to lead promotion strategy within its New York office. The Director of Promotion is responsible for developing and implementing promotion strategy for the company’s North and South American activities, and also plays a key role in composer management and developing commissioning projects. This individual will report to the Vice President of Boosey & Hawkes (New York office), and will also work closely with colleagues in the London and Berlin offices in developing company-wide promotion strategies and will interface with presenters and commissioners, including orchestras, opera and ballet companies.  Successful candidates should be articulate, creative and comfortable handling multiple projects simultaneously.  The position entails regular attendance at performances and travel to various premieres, festivals, and conventions.
Core Responsibilities:
Director of Promotion will:
  • Devise and implement promotion strategies for existing catalogs 
  • Oversee creation of digital and print marketing with Manager of Marketing and PR
  • Plan strategic campaigns for anniversaries and other milestones
  • Coordinate mailings and digital promotions
  • Meet with conductors, soloists, and artistic planners to discuss repertoire performance opportunities
  • Pro-actively seek out opportunities for creation of new work 
  • Identify partners for commissioning consortiums
  • Negotiate terms with administrators
  • Work with Legal and Business Affairs in creation and execution of agreement
  • Regular interaction with composers and composer estates
  • Attend key performances, premieres, festivals and conventions in New York and throughout North and South America as required
  • College or conservatory degree in music, or equivalent experience in classical music
  • Ability to read music is a must
  • Extensive knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary classical music repertoire
  • Minimum of 5 years prior related experience, e.g., arts organization, artist management, etc.
  • Existing contacts within the industry, particularly with major conductors and soloists, artist managers, and artistic administrators.
  • Extroverted, out-going, enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated, team player
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel
Boosey & Hawkes offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.
Please email cover letter and resume to careers.us@boosey.com.
About Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. 
Boosey & Hawkes is part of the Imagem Music Group, the leading independent music 
publishing company in the world, unique for its leadership role in pop/rock, Broadway, and 
classical music. Boosey & Hawkes represents classical masters such as Bartók, Britten, 
Copland, Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky; major figures such as John Adams, 
Steve Reich, Osvaldo Golijov, Christopher Rouse, and Karl Jenkins; and current innovators like Anna Clyne, David T. Little, and Sean Shepherd.  The Imagem Music Group also includes Imagem Music, an ever expanding catalogue of pop/rock music with such writers as Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Genesis, Mark Ronson, Steve Robson, Daft Punk and Sammy Cahn; and Rodgers & Hammerstein, founded by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, which owns the rights to the world's most popular stage and film musicals, including THE SOUND OF MUSIC, OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, and THE KING AND I as well as administering the rights to over 100 musicals and 5,000 songs.

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