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Minnesota Youth Symphonies

Communications Coordinator

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Full Time
Category: Marketing and communications

City: Saint Paul, MN
Salary: $38,000-$42,000
Organization website: https://www.mnyouthsymphonies.org/
Direct link to apply: https://www.mnyouthsymphonies.org/who-we-are/careers.html
Is this a remote / work from home position?: This is a hybrid position (partially remote, partially site-based)

Job description

This position coordinates communications with a variety of stakeholder groups—staff, students and families, volunteers, the public, ticket buyers, advertisers and donors—and is responsible for clerical duties involving the daily functions of the MYS office. The Communications Coordinator supports the executive director, operations manager and artistic staff, and serves as a liaison between MYS families and staff.

Regular hours are 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, however this individual may be called upon to attend Saturday morning rehearsals from September through the first weekend in May, and the position may include occasional additional weekend and evening hours for event management. The person in this position must have access to a reliable car and must have the physical capacity to lift at least 40 lbs.

Qualifications or requirements


• Manage the MYS office including answering phones and email, processing mail, and ordering supplies

• Oversee ticket sales for season concerts

• Manage external marketing and communications efforts including creating and distributing press releases, managing outgoing ads and soliciting advertisers for concert programs

• Manage in-house communications for rehearsals, concerts and events such as programs and flyers

• Manage and update the MYS website

• Coordinate donor communications, including gift recording and acknowledgements

• Serve as volunteer liaison and assign volunteers for all needed volunteer roles throughout the season

• Serve as liaison for partnership program with Roseville schools


• Strong interpersonal communication skills including the ability to work closely with parents and families

• Strong customer service skills; customer service experience required

• Task-oriented work style and ability to work independently required

• Experience with designing and editing print materials required

• Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign or other desktop publishing software required

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications required

• Understanding of email services and web-based communications tools such as MailChimp, Google Forms and Survey Monkey

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Previous nonprofit and/or music education experience preferred

How to apply

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to Amelia Hemmingsen, Executive Director, at mys@mnyouthsymphonies.org.