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Amy Iwano

Communications and Production Assistant

The University of Chicago Presents concert series seeks an individual with superb communication and organizational skills, interested in being a vital part of a respected organization dedicated to the presentation of a wide range of musical events, including classical, early, contemporary, world, jazz music. The Communications and Production Assistant is a permanent part-time position (15-19.5 hours per week) without benefits.


  • COMMUNICATIONS DUTIES: Under general supervision, the Communications and Production Assistant develops and disseminates information designed to inform the public of the organization's programs.
  • Accomplishes assigned duties through written communication; visual/graphic media, which may include website maintenance; copywriting and/or editing for marketing materials, press releases, radio and print advertisements, Constant Contact emails, social media outlets, websites, posters, and annual fundraising solicitations.
  • Creates original content for digital and print channels and content marketing efforts. Produces program books. Manages weekly sales reports and databases (including list exchanges) to support the growth of the organization.
  • Receives and responds to general customer service requests via phone and email. Coordinates the organization's complimentary student ticket program.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • PRODUCTION DUTIES: Assists with the coordination of concert events including communication with artist managers regarding program and artist information.
  • Represents the organization at performances and events by interacting with concert patrons, distributing marketing materials, and providing general support as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education
    • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience
    • Experience in marketing and communication in the arts, preferably in the classical or contemporary music fields
    • Experience with social media
  • Technical Skills or Knowledge
    • Knowledge of music, preferably classical
    • Proficiency with Microsoft suite and Mac computers
    • Creativity in developing new ideas and problem-solving situations

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work scheduled concerts
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people, including extended staff and campus colleagues, artists, faculty, and audience members
  • Strong customer service and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Have a positive outlook, enthusiasm, energy, and a willingness to learn
  • A willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, including providing support on a variety of tasks for production, marketing, and audience services, including at performances
  • Some evening or weekend work required

Working Conditions

  • At venues, some physical work is typically necessary
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to walk to various parts of campus
  • Mix of office and concert event environments

The University of Chicago Presents concert series endeavors to present music on an intimate scale at the highest level, creating for audiences of all ages experiences that transform, entertain, educate, and enlighten, inspiring a powerful sense of shared humanity. Advancing the values of its home at the University, UCP engages all—the student, the Nobel Laureate, the uninitiated, the dedicated musician, and everyone in-between—to nurture curiosity through great music-making.

Applicants must apply through the University's job portal.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago