Marketing Manager

Grant Park Music Festival


For more than 85 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago's summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in the city's most spectacular setting, the Festival continues to be the summer gathering place for all of Chicago. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is the official home of the Grant Park Music Festival, with free seats available for every concert.

The Festival is led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, along with Grant Park Chorus Director Christopher Bell, Grant Park Orchestral Association President and CEO Paul Winberg, and Board Chair Stephen Smith.

Position Details

Marketing Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois seeks a self-motivated, deadline-driven Marketing Manager to help us enrich lives through the power of music. The Marketing Manager is an effective writer with strong graphic design skills and is responsible for managing high-level projects to completion. The Marketing Manager reports to the Chief Marketing Officer.


  • Write and create compelling content that engages audiences to promote the Festival’s mission, programs and events. 
  • Own and lead the creation of the season program (10 issues per season; one issue per week), working effectively with outside consultants, third-party publisher, and internal staff from multiple departments; supervise proofing process and ensure on-time production. 
  • Design and deploy emails covering a variety of topics utilizing Wordfly email management system; actively manage organization-wide email calendar. 
  • Develop the social media strategy to tell the Festival’s story across a variety of platforms; work with outside digital agency to formulate and design ads and messaging; consult on social media projects with other departments.
  • Manage production of marketing collateral, including, but not limited to: season brochures, postcards, flyers, street banners, and signage; work with outside designers, printers and mailhouses to oversee projects to completion. 
  • Oversee the organization’s website, ensuring that content is creative, engaging, up-to-date, on-brand, and functions smoothly and effectively. 
  • Coordinate with all departments to ensure all internal and external communications adhere to the Festival's brand standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Minimum of three years paid experience in communications/marketing in a performing arts or similar organization 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Highly skilled in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and similar graphic design tools 
  • Basic skills in photography and videography 
  • Experience using Wordfly and/or other email marketing systems


$43,000 – $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Ten days paid vacation, ten paid holidays, four paid personal days, twelve paid sick days; comprehensive health, dental, vision and life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching contribution after one year.

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