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Creative Director

Creative Director

Creative Director

Houston Symphony Society
Houston, TX 77002

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Job Type



Job Title:
Creative Director

Department: Marketing & Communications

Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer

Status: Full-time, Exempt


This position leads the Symphonys graphic design and creative production, including print, digital, video, photography, and social media content.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Uphold a standard for Symphony content, and determine the most effective ways to create and utilize brand content
  • Create innovative work that conveys the concert going experience in fresh and relevant ways, and lead creative ideation meetings
  • Maintain the highest aesthetic standard for Symphony content through use of brand logos, fonts, colors, and designs to ensure all creative content reflects the brand image
  • Collaborate across departments to ensure communications are professional and engaging; serve as in-house consultant and designer for non-marketing needs including fundraising appeals, videos, and letters
  • Manage the monthly design and production of InTune Magazine, which serves as the in-hall program book
  • Supervise the Graphic Design Manager and Junior Designer positions responsible for all graphic design, including taking responsibility for quality and completion of projects as well as gaining necessary approvals; work with outsourced designers and agencies as needed
  • Supervise the Content Marketing Coordinator responsible for creation and implementation of social media content
  • Oversee the Symphonys social media content, including blogs and developing visual assets. Includes working with the Content Marketing Coordinator on a daily content calendar, upholding a voice and visual guidelines, and requesting and creating visual content such as videos and gifs
  • Create and execute plans for video and photography features to be used on the Symphony website, social media, PR, fundraising, and emails. Oversee logistics of both film and photo shoots. Serve as the primary liaison with video and photography contractors.
  • With marketing peers, review analytics across platforms, and use findings to inform content development strategies
  • Work in-person concert duty and attend off-hours photo/video shoots as needed (about two times per month, involving evening/weekend hours)


  • Bachelors degree required, with a focus on digital media, graphic design, or similar field of study
  • At least 8 years of experience within graphic design and/or marketing
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills are a must
  • Experience with overseeing multiple employees and project management
  • Years of experience creating cross-platform marketing campaigns from start to finish
  • Demonstrated experience in managing social media, email, and web platforms, including expertise in features of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Experience managing video projects and production; experience with Final Cut or other video editing preferred
  • Familiarity with a variety of programs including Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe, and Flash
  • Must demonstrate an ability to prioritize and work well under pressure, multi-task, remain highly organized, and exhibit attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and team-player approach
  • Experience in the arts preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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• Location: 29.758883:-95.36536

• Post ID: 21894385

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