JOIN OUR TEAM: TMO Hires Marketing Specialist | Texas Music Bureau | Texas Governor’s Office

June 13, 2022 | News | Newsletter | Sensitization

The Texas Music Office is a small but mighty team. We are very grateful for the wonderful work done by our friend, Marc Fort, during his 16 year tenure at TMO. His contributions and hard work have been invaluable to the Texas Music Office and so many of its members. We hate to see him go, but we wish him well as he moves on to his next opportunity at the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. We know he will bring the same initiative and care that he brought every day during his time at TMO. Thank you for your service, Mark!
-Brendon Anthony, Director
Texas Music Bureau

The Texas Music Bureau looking to hire a marketing specialist. The TMO Marketing Specialist is assigned to the Office of the Governor of the Texas Music Office (TMO) within the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) and reports to the Director of the Texas Music Office. Job duties include: performing complex marketing work (at the journey level), coordinating and conducting general office operations, managing TMO’s social media, coordinating media requests with the OOG press office and special projects, as assigned.

Job number: 2022-103

  • TWC job number: 15332313
  • Opening date : 02/6/2022
  • Travel required: 5%
  • Monthly pay: $4,150.00 – $4,828.30 /month
  • Job location: Austin, TX
  • Group stage: B19
  • To classify: 1824

Veterans, reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor’s Office.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

Only interviewed candidates will receive notice of the final decision of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same compensation group, if selected, will be transferred laterally with a maximum salary increase of 3.4%.


  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • 401(k) and 457 accounts optional.
  • Medical Insurance – The state pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. The state pays 50% of the premium for eligible part-time employees and 25% for eligible dependents.
  • Optional benefits such as dental, vision and life insurance.
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month and 8 hours of vacation per month with the possibility of earning more with longevity. The hours of the part-time employee are proportional without longevity.
  • Telecommuting program – telecommuting opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternative working hours and telecommuting can be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.

General description

The TMO Marketing Specialist is assigned to the Office of the Governor of the Texas Music Office (TMO) within the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) and reports to the Director of the Texas Music Office. Performs complex marketing work (at the journey level). Coordinates and directs general office operations, TMO social media management, coordination of media requests with OOG press office and special projects as assigned. Demonstrates efficiency, superior customer focus and strong interpersonal effectiveness whether communicating with others over the phone, electronically or in person. Researches and responds to marketing questions from constituents, collaborates with other OOG marketing staff and various internal and external TMO/EDT business partners and stakeholders. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Core Tasks

  • Monitors incoming communications to TMO general email, TMO social media accounts and telephones during normal business hours, ensuring they are covered at all times and assigns communication accordingly.
  • Responds to a high volume of complex and routine information requests – written and oral.
  • Performs general office duties such as ordering supplies, keeping books and managing mail as needed.
  • Prepares and corrects advertising, communications and marketing reports as required.
  • Participates in the coordination and verification of Internet and interactive advertisements and promotions on social media.
  • Assist in writing, editing and/or distributing the division’s advertising plan and information and marketing materials as directed.
  • Handles sensitive documents/information and maintains data confidentiality at all times.
  • Represents the TMO at events, conferences, trade shows or other music industry events as required.
  • May represent the Tourism Division at meetings and events.
  • Provides administrative and technical assistance as directed, including managing files, contacts, and calendars as directed.
  • May assist in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Train others as needed.
  • Remains knowledgeable of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to various TMO initiatives, as directed, and helps maintain databases.
  • Compiles, writes and/or edits reports and briefing materials, as requested.
  • Maintains a regular work schedule. May work extended hours as required.
  • Performs any other related duties assigned.

Minimum qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; and
  • Three (3) years of experience in marketing and/or communications, office work, program support or a customer service related position.

Note: Experience and education can be substituted from year to year.

Preferred qualifications

  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Experience in the music industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the music industry, economic development and/or tourism.
  • Knowledge of training techniques and current marketing practices.
  • Competence in customer service.
  • Ability to gather and analyze accurate and relevant information.
  • Ability in written and verbal communication.
  • Competence in the use of standard office equipment, personal computers and software applications including the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Competence in inventory management, planning and general organization.
  • Organizational, record keeping and maintenance skills.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidence under stress.
  • Ability to implement administrative procedures and interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, devise solutions to administrative problems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and train others as needed.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to show initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment in making critical decisions.

Registration, certification or license

Valid Texas driver’s license.

Physical requirements and/or working conditions

This classification works in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 lbs. Ability to drive and travel as required. Will need to move around the office to access filing cabinets, office machines, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information by phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats including paper, electronic and multimedia formats. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Work with overlapping projects and deadlines. Work as a team member. Have direct contact with the customer. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

How to register

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires that all sections of the state application be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodations should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an equal opportunity employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of hire. The Governor’s Office participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with each new employee’s Form I-9 information to confirm the work permit. Male applicants between the ages of 18 and 25 must show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) before a job offer is extended. It is not necessary to file such proof with an application, but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For more information regarding Selective Service registration, you can visit View a copy of the Agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to applicants who may require reasonable accommodations during the interview process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG Reasonable Accommodations Program Manager or call the Human Resources Department at 512-463-5873. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to allow our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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