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Manager of Concert Production and Education


JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Concert Production and Education is responsible for orchestra operations and the PSO’s BRAVO! education programs. S/he ensures that all orchestra events (concerts, rehearsal, education programs, etc.) are run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner. The Manager functions as a liaison between the musicians and the PSO management. S/he leads, coordinates, schedules, and promotes BRAVO! activities and serves as the point person for teachers, students, partnering organizations, musicians, and volunteers. The position reports directly to the Executive Director with “dotted line” responsibilities to the Music Director. Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits include health insurance and paid vacation.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Plan and administer all aspects of concert and event production, including equipment rental, stage requirements, contracts, licenses, permits, and other logistical arrangements.
-Secure dates and negotiate fees with venues for all concerts.
-Handle guest artist arrangements, including travel, accommodations, and hospitality.
-With Executive Director, develop, implement, and monitor budgets for all aspects of orchestra operations, including the preparation of artistic budgets for grant proposals.
-Ensure familiarity with in-force collective bargaining agreement and other relevant work rules.
-Supervise set-up and be on on-site to manage operations for all rehearsals and concerts.
-Review program notes for Classical and Chamber Series.

-Coordinate all aspects of the PSO’s BRAVO! education and outreach programs, including the scheduling of 80+ in-school performances.
-Curate the Listen Up! art and music series.
-Plan the PSO’s annual masterclass event.
-Plan, manage, and promote PSO’s annual Festival of Music and Art for families.
-Secure and administer BRAVO! events and opportunities in the community.
-Attend PTO meetings and community forums on arts education, and network within the cultural community in our region for purposes of advancing PSO BRAVO!
Experience working for a non-profit performing arts organization preferred.
-Demonstrated deep and broad knowledge of classical music and orchestral repertoire.
-Superb organizational skills, attention to detail, project management skills, and the ability to plan, prioritize, and handle multiple deadlines.
-Excellent interpersonal skills to work with a variety of constituents.
-Experience working with an American Federation of Musicians’ union preferred.
-Proven ability to handle sensitive matter and confidential information.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Excellent technology and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, website management, and audio editing software.
-Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required. An undergraduate or a graduate degree in Music or Arts Administration preferred.

OTHER: This is a full-time (exempt) position requiring regular evening and weekend work to cover PSO concerts and events.


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