We’re Hiring!

Job Title:

Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator


Friday, May 14 2016 at 5pm

Organization Description:

EMV has a long-standing reputation for the presentation and study of Western classical repertoires in an historical context. It offers one of the most ambitious programs of its type in North America, presenting an average of 25-30 concerts per year featuring internationally renowned local and guest artists. It has a main season that runs through the fall, winter, and spring, and an annual three-week-long summer festival and educational programme at U.B.C. It is one of the most active non-profit presenting organisations in the Lower Mainland.

Our current team is small (only 4 FTEs), extremely collegial, fun loving, and positive, while also being hard-working. We are seeking to fill this position with someone who works well as part of a group while also being self-directed. Please consult our website to get a fuller sense of who we are and what we do. A genuine interest in classical music is preferred.

Job Description:

The Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator is responsible to the Executive and Artistic Director for the general administration of all aspects of the marketing and fundraising programs in accordance with the annual plans and budgets of EMV. A full job description is available on our website. The Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator works closely with and under the direction of the Business Manager and the Director of Marketing & Communications – currently a contracted service (Laura Murray Public Relations -LMPR)

This position includes a diverse array of responsibilities, and is perfect for someone who is passionate about arts administration, outgoing, motivated, autonomous, and enjoys variety in their daily tasks.

For a more detailed job description, click here


Website and Social Marketing:

  • Maintaining the EMV and PBO websites
  • Planning and executing e-mail campaigns (e-blast via Constant Contact)
  • Building and maintaining EMV’s online/social marketing presence (Facebook and other appropriate media) by regular posting of relevant materials
  • Supporting online advertising initiatives (Facebook ad campaigns; Google ad campaigns) in coordination with current outside service provider, LMPR
  • Providing administrative support to LMPR for all media relations and online advertising campaigns
  • Maintaining and providing all required “press kit” materials for media – photos, bios, videos, concert program info, etc.

Box Office / Front of House / Customer Relations

  • Serving as primary office contact for customer service and customer relations
  • Building and maintaining service relationships with existing and potential customers of EMV (defined as: ticket buyers, concert attendees, event attendees, donors, granters, supporters of any kind).
  • Managing relationship and coordinating front-of-house concert presentation issues with Venue staff
  • Managing comp ticket lists for each concert / event, including seat allocations, trouble seats, etc.
  • Maintaining the databases of ticket buyer information by concert / event, including:
    • Updating of Constant Contact database with new ticket buyer e-mail addresses
    • Updating of Filemaker Database with concert ticket purchase information*
    • Managing EMV VIP table at concerts for distribution of will call comps and other customer issues around the concert*

*often with the help of volunteers

  • Building and maintaining relationships with existing and potential supporters of EMV (ticket buyers, concert attendees, event attendees, donors, granters, supporters of any kind)
  • Serving as the main contact for EMV service to our supporters to respond and take care to their needs/issues.


  • Providing general administrative support for all fundraising programs as defined by EMV’s fundraising Plan
  • Organizing lunches between the Artistic Director and specific donors once a year
  • Participating in Fundraising Committee meetings
  • Serving as primary contact for donor relations

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Recruiting, training, and directing volunteers to work “Front of House” at concerts and events*
  • Recruiting, training, and directing volunteers to assist in execution/delivery of fundraising programs, including campaigns and special events*

*with the assistance of the Volunteer Coordinator


  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and public relations skills
  • Significant experience in customer service and personnel management
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • A passion for classical music and an understanding of the company’s mission and mandate
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, Word Press, Squarespace
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and self-manage while working well with a small, tight-knit team
  • Understanding of social media

Significant Assets:

  • Proficiency with Adobe design software
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to Matthew White at matthew@earlymusic.bc.ca. Please make sure to indicate in your cover letter why you want to work at Early Music Vancouver specifically referencing our mission.


Full-time position – salary negotiable for the right candidate. Range between $35-$40,000 per annum.

2016/2017 Season Announced!

Early Music Vancouver Announces Vancouver Bach Festival & Resplendent 2016/17 Season

Lineup of Prestigious Artists & Timeless Masterworks Offers Classic Concert Hall Experiences & New Artistic Adventures

Vancouver, BC – Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/2017 Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver.
This year, concert-goers are invited to revel in the genius of Bach, discover a brilliant but disregarded composer who surmounted adversity (Le Mozart Noir), and enjoy an up-close-and- personal encounter with one of the world’s greatest choral ensembles – Stile Antico. EMV’ s programming offers an opportunity to travel back through time and hear masterpieces illuminated by an in-depth knowledge of the specific musical culture, instruments and style in which they were written.

A major highlight of the upcoming season, the first ever Vancouver Bach Festival will welcome acclaimed musicians to perform J.S. Bach’s greatest works in the heart of the city at Christ Church Cathedral in August. Combining magnificent architecture and acoustic splendour, Vancouver’s oldest church offers an embracing and uplifting space in which to enjoy the sounds of EMV artists & ensembles performing on period instruments.

“As EMV’s audience grows, we continue to seek out fresh, engaging ways to present musical treasures that have withstood the test of centuries,” explains Matthew White, Executive and Artistic Director of EMV. “The upcoming season boasts some of the world’s top talent performing iconic works that have shaped Western music as we know it. We are honoured and proud to host such an incredible line up of distinguished artists throughout the season in Vancouver and to build on our reputation as a hub for early music in North America.”

The Vancouver Bach Festival, August 2 through August 12, offers local enthusiasts a veritable ‘Best of’ collection of the German composer’s masterworks, from exquisite chamber music to monumental orchestral undertakings. Headlining the programme will be Bach’s crowning achievement – the Mass in B Minor. Led by esteemed conductor Alexander Weimann, this performance will feature Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra and eight internationally – renowned Bach specialists as soloists. Among intimate recital offerings, innovative Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer will find the common ground between Baroque and Jazz with his New York Times praised Goldberg Variations/Variations, Beiliang Zhu, who recently won the International Bach competition in Leipzig, will perform the famed Cello Suites, and Davitt Moroney will play the Art of the Fugue.

Commencing in September with a brilliant Handel Arias recital starring Soprano Amanda Forsythe and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the 2016/2017 season also offers a number of unconventional, and intriguing collaborations. Breathtaking, will feature Czechoslovakian soprano Hana Blazikova with the world’s leading cornetto player, Bruce Dickey, in a programme demonstrating the close relationship between the human voice and the cornetto. Toque of the Town is a theatrical celebration and tantalizing tribute to the history of French gastronomy. Boasting an on-stage chef, two singers, an instrumental ensemble, and a wonderfully convivial tasting menu at the end of the performance, this is a unique event to suit all lovers of food, wine, and theatre.

A February must-see spotlights one of the early classical era’s most fascinating figures:
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George (Le Mozart Noir). In this eye-opening evening, GRAMMY nominated violinist Monica Hugget and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra share symphonies from the little known, yet extraordinary composer of African ancestry alongside works by Mozart and Haydn. The season will culminate with Canada’s superstar soprano, Karina Gauvin, singing works by Henry Purcell with accompaniment by Les Boréades de Montréal.

EMV Masterworks at the Chan Centre features EMV’s largest scale events. This season, in addition to a performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass, a beloved Vancouver Christmas tradition, Festive Cantatas, will return with Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, A special spring highlight will be The Choir of Kings College Cambridge, celebrated worldwide and best-known for their annual BBC Christmas Eve broadcast.

Early Music Vancouver is proud to offer a flexible subscription model allowing patrons to purchase any three concerts and attend a fourth free. All subscription packages including more than four concerts also enjoy a 25% discount. For more information, click here.

The full Vancouver Bach Festival and 2016/17 Season includes:


Common Grounds: June 30, 2016 at 7:30pm (A Co-production with the Vancouver Independent Music Centre and Vancouver Coastal Jazz), at Christ Church Cathedral


Goldberg Variations/Variations – a collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Jazz: August 2, 2016 at 7:30pm
Schübler Chorales: August 3, 2016 at 1pm
The Art of the Fugue: August 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sonatas for violin and harpsichord: August 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
J.S. Bach – Mass in B Minor at the Chan Centre*: August 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
Anna Magdalena Songbook with Ellen Hargis: August 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
The Musical Offering: August 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sonatas and Partitas: August 10, 2016 at 1pm
Cello Suites: August 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince with Monica Huggett: August 12, 2016 at 7:30pm

All concerts at Christ Church Cathedral at 7:30pm unless noted otherwise


J.S. Bach – Mass in B Minor*: August 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
Festive Cantatas – J.S. Bach Magnificat*: December 18, 2016 at 3pm
The Choir of Kings College Cambridge*: March 26, 2017 at 2pm


Handel and his Rivals – Amanda Forsythe, soprano: September 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Fretwork – The Cries of London: October 21, 2016 at 7:30pm
Breathtaking – A Voice and a Cornetto Entwined: November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Tibia ex tempore: November 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Ensemble Fuoco e Cenere – Toque of the Town: November 25, 2016 at 7:30pm
Ensemble La Galinia – Yo Soy la Locura: January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
New Music for Old Instruments I: January 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
New Music for Old Instruments II: January 28, 2017 at 7:30pm (A Co-presentation with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival)
Le Mozart Noir (Film Screening & Concert at Vancouver Playhouse): February 4, 2017 at 7:30pm
Stile Antico – In a Strange Land – Elizabethan Composers in Exile: March 5, 2017 at 2:00pm
Karina Gauvin with Les Boréades – Works of Henry Purcell: April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

All concerts in the Main Series at Christ Church Cathedral unless noted otherwise