Smithsonian Folkways seeks Marketing Manager

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and dynamic marketing manager. The iconic nonprofit record label, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, is going through an exciting transformation. Committed to its mission of being a strong, independent voice offering curated music and sounds that resonate with contemporary issues and conversations, Smithsonian Folkways is optimizing its marketing strategies to ensure continued viability in a drastically changing record industry environment.

Supervising a small marketing team and interns, the marketing manager will oversee the development and execution of marketing strategies, create national and international marketing campaigns for physical and digital Smithsonian Folkways products, and advise the Associate Director and Director/Curator on the development of new marketing initiatives.

We are looking for candidates with exceptional oral and written communication skills, in-depth understanding of key aspects of the contemporary music industry, aptitude for analyzing and interpreting key marketing metrics, demonstrated experience in maintaining positive relationships with media outlets, and a strong affinity with the range of repertoire Smithsonian Folkways represents.

Applications with a full CV and letter addressing key criteria (see full position description attached) are due by email or regular mail at 5pm EST on Thursday July 19, 2018. For submissions and further questions about this position, please contact our Executive Assistant Logan Clark at [email protected] or (202) 633-3722.