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Director of Marketing, Sales, and Licensing

Job Code: 20160801-1202
Position Title: Director of Marketing, Sales, and Licensing
Post Date: Aug 1, 2016

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is seeking an experienced, creative, resourceful, and collegial person to join the team as Director of Marketing, Sales, and Licensing. Established in 1948, Folkways is dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among people through the documentation, preservation, production, and dissemination of sound. It is part of Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, which promotes culture of, by, and for the people. The Director of Marketing, Sales, and Licensing will perform a wide range of functions to promote the brand of Folkways and effectively market its full range of products. With a primary focus on marketing, this position also oversees sales and licensing operations. It reports to the Director. This is a full-time permanent (non-federal) appointment at IS-1010-12 level ($77,490 to $100,736 per year plus benefits). MAJOR DUTIES include: • Implements Marketing and Communications Strategies • Develops and executes Publicity, Promotions and Sales Campaigns • Supervises Marketing, Sales, and Licensing team • Creates and manages Budgets • Report and evaluates Performance QUALIFICATIONS • Extensive experience and knowledge of the contemporary music industry in the US and beyond • Skill at analyzing marketplace trends and market performance. • Leadership potential in developing and leading effective marketing campaigns • Demonstrable past success in marketing music, particularly to niche audiences • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with groups HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of interest and a resume before COB on 8 September 2016. A complete position description may be found here at For applications and enquiries, contact Keisha Martin:; phone 202-633-6447.