Director of Marketing and Communication

(Oakville Chamber Orchestra)

Position ID: V-HVC0537 Last Full Update: 12 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Oakville Chamber Orchestra has a mandate to enrich the musical culture of the community by creating a passion for its live chamber music concerts; by developing and celebrating local amateur musicians of all ages and promoting Canadian soloists; and by managing an ever growing community outreach program.  
For the past 35+ music Seasons, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra has been exciting audiences with its passionate discovery of chamber ensemble music played in intimate settings. The OCO performs classical music favourites and also challenges listeners with rare gems and contemporary music. The OCO reaches out to the community with about 7 concerts per year, partnerships with other local arts organizations and numerous community gigs. 
Our community outreach program includes very young students to seniors, some suffering from Dementia. Our annual Youth Concerto Competition, now in its 7th year, attracts some of he most accomplished young musicians between the ages of 12-25 in Southern Ontario. With over 200 direct participants in 7 years, and prize money exceeding $15,000 in scholarships, competition is fierce. Winners earn the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra and participate in our other community outreach programs. 
We are currently looking for a senior level and an associate level marketer to function as a team.
ContactEphraim Fernandez, President and Board Chair, Oakville Chamber Orchestra; Phone: 647-988-3939; Email:
DutiesThis is a high profile volunteer position for an experienced marketing pro and for an associate 
• Responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive multi-channel marketing strategy that helps achieve objectives approved by the Board 
• Helps develop, execute and manage OCO’s brand, social media, website, publications, marketing, advertising, and communications in a proactive and strategic manner 
• Success is measured by achieving increasing levels of recognition of OCO leading to a target number of concert attendees and associated revenues  
• A passion for music and previous experience in event organizing is desirable  
• This position reports to the President 
Kindly provide copy of CV and a letter indicating interest and motivation in seeking this position.
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BenefitsThe joy of working collaboratively with a dedicated team all pulling in the same direction. Personally making a difference in making Oakville a better place to live in.
Ages22 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Computers & IT (Software Related) ; Marketing & Promotions ; Music & Performing Arts ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Media ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Website Design ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ; Skills in social media marketing would be particularly well received
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - Term is generally for 2 years but is not contractual ; Long Term ; This is a fun position that would build on and continue strategies already in place that have proven to be very successful with patrons and revenues doubled over the past 3 years.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; Most work is done via email, google drives and virtual but grounded on solid communication with the team
Minimum Hours6 / Week
Dates and TimesMinimum would be 8-10 hours a week in the high season - much less in the summer.
SeasonsYear Round ; The OCO generally has 2 concert weekends in the fall and 2 in the spring. The team's efforts determine the level of excellence and success achieved.
Number of PositionsOakville: 3 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total. 
The positions are available immediately
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or after 03 Sep 2019
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Organization NameOakville Chamber Orchestra
Office Phone905-483-6787
Address & Map
St Simon's Church (rehearsal location)
1450 Litchfield Rd
Oakville, ON L6H 5P4
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Mailing Addressc/o Oakville Chamber Orchestra 
PO Box 76036 
1500 Upper Middle Rd W 
Oakville, ON L6M 3H5