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Marketing & Advertising Associate


Title: Marketing & Advertising Associate
Reports to: Director of Marketing
Employment Classification: Exempt, full-time, benefitted
Job Description (PDF)

Exemplary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Compile targeted/segmented data extractions for direct mail and e-mail appeals as needed.
  • Compile and share analytics reports, maintain ongoing summary of deployed emails, noting final analytics.
  • Ability to craft marketing communications in the artistic voice of the company.
  • Assist/prepare reports for Marketing Department as needed.
  • Working with the Director of Marketing, strategize and place ads with advertising partners, monitor and update advertising tracking worksheet and budget.
  • Sell and contract advertising in all opera publications. Work with business office for collecting all payments.
  • Maintain ongoing and procure new business relationships, including preferred hotel partnerships, opening nights sponsor and other marketing sponsorship opportunities.
  • Prepare and track purchase orders for all departmental purchases.
  • Monitor departmental budget and review regularly with the Director of Marketing.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to manage creation all collaterals and ad placements for the Community Engagement Department.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preference will be given to those with studies business administration and/or marketing, opera, performing arts, arts administration, or similar education).
  • Ability to work under deadlines, and to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work well with people in a variety of positions, including colleagues, management, Board members and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently, knowing when to ask for guidance but working with initiative.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, along with the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks in a busy office, and ability to accurately track contracts.
  • Computer literacy with microsoft office and other windows based programs.
  • Excellent ability to effectively develop and utilize complex data segmentation.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work in a changing, artistic, high paced environment.
  • Clear communication, both verbal and written, with diverse audience.

Physical Standards

  • This position involves light work with lifting or moving of up to 15 pounds occasionally.
  • Ongoing phone, e-mail and personal contact are required.
  • The ability to drive to call upon outside vendors, advertisers and sponsors.
  • This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.
  • Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The fundamental job requirements are included, and these are the essential job functions. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The Santa Fe Opera has an industry-wide reputation as an excellent employer, providing rewarding opportunities amid a setting of great natural beauty. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Santa Fe Opera celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Santa Fe Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees/interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company or have been approved for an accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster.

Application Process

Submit a completed employment application form, your resume, cover letter and e-mail to Human Resources or by mail to:

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

Application Form (PDF)