Concert Program / Social Media Content Editor

Santa Barbara
Full Time
Music Academy of the West

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Concert Program / Social Media Content Editor Marketing & Communications

Santa Barbara, CA

Seasonal, Full-Time, Non-Exempt


Employment Period: Monday, June 6 through Monday, August 8, 2022


Position Description

The Concert Program & Social Media Content Editor promotes over 70 events during the annual Summer School and Festival through branded printed programs and ongoing social media content, while adhering to the Music Academy’s branding guidelines. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and also works closely with other members of Music Academy administration, as well as fellows, faculty artists, and guest artists.


The position will divide its time between editing, routing, and printing printed programs for all events and closely monitoring the Music Academy’s socials to increase engagement while producing content on those platforms to promote the Festival. Curated content features upcoming events, guest artists, alumni, and faculty members, and showcases the fellow Summer Festival experience during performances, masterclasses, audience interactions, rehearsals, and extracurricular activities.


Position Responsibilities


  • Utilize the ArtsVision scheduling application and work in Adobe Acrobat
  • Template and draft concert programs, editing content for accuracy and to meet all Brand and Style guidelines
  • Communicate with multiple departments, routing programmatic and sponsorship content to receive final approvals
  • Manage the printing, including quantities, printer templates, archiving, and timely delivery of each program


  • Follow schedule to capture targeted events/rehearsal snippets per week
  • Monitor Academy accounts regularly for reshares and fellow updates
  • Work with artistic team to determine best musical excerpts and video clips
  • Utilize approved imagery and media for aligned marketing outreach
  • Edit video, audio, and imagery to create engaging reels/stories/recruitment tools


Candidate Profile

The Music Academy of the West seeks to hire candidates who thrive in a collaborative, highly communicative workplace. Our administration collectively informs and agrees upon the organization’s expectations for teamwork, including a positive, goal-oriented environment that positions every employee for success.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate some, if not all, of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or degree in progress) in Music, Marketing, Digital Media, or related field
  • An interest in the performing arts; a background in classical music is a plus, but not required
  • A background in and passion for posting on social media platforms, utilizing video editing tools to engage followers
  • Experience using technology to produce hi-quality video/audio content in both Windows and Mac environments: working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and/or Apple Final Cut Pro preferred
  • Superb writing ability
  • Strong social and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with minimal supervision and adapt to changing work priorities and schedules
  • All administration, faculty, and fellows must provide proof of COVID vaccination

Compensation and Benefits

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, full-time position. Compensation is $18 per hour, commensurate with skills and experience. Seasonal employees are not eligible for Music Academy benefits. Housing and meals are included during the employment period.


Application Process

Please email a letter of interest and current resume to, using the subject header Program Editor. PDF format only. No phone calls, please.


The Music Academy of the West is an equal opportunity employer. A background screening will be performed as a condition of employment.


Music Academy of the West

Music Academy of the West is a performance-based training center and incubator that empowers musicians to positively impact society. The Academy welcomes everyone from across all generations, cultures, and backgrounds to experience the transformative power of music. Based in Santa Barbara, California, the Academy presents the preeminent full- scholarship Summer School and Festival for classically trained fellows ages 18 to 34. They study and perform with more than 50 exceptional faculty and teaching artists, while forging close connections with the community. The Academy’s commitment to long-term collaborations and exchanges with leading orchestras and opera companies results in unparalleled mentorship and career-advancing prospects. The Innovation Institute spearheads entrepreneurial training and ventures through seminars, residencies, and the Alumni Enterprise Awards, substantial grants given annually for a wide range of creative projects. Launched in 2018, Sing!, a free, after- school choral program for local elementary students inspires personal growth and

expression. For more information, please visit

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