The Operations Manager and Education Coordinator will be responsible for all details related to the MSO’s performances and educational programs to ensure that productions are run smoothly and in a fiscally responsible manner.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop the annual master plan for orchestra operations including rehearsal and performance schedules, hall rents, musician contracts, guest artist travel and itineraries, production budgets, and vendor contracts
Attend all rehearsals and performances to coordinate production logistics and respond to orchestra personnel concerns while ensuring that the MSO is in compliance with orchestra policies and guest artist contracts
Work with the Production Manager and Maryland Theatre technical to oversee logistics of venues, instruments, and equipment for rehearsals and performances
Works with the Music Director, Personnel Manager, Production Manager, and Librarian to ensure that the musician’s working conditions create an environment conducive to artistic excellence
Plan and coordinate all Educational activities
Work with the Education Committee of the Board of Directors to set appropriate goals, hire necessary musicians, and oversee all aspects of educational programming
Work with Executive Director and Education Committee to identify additional opportunities for the MSO to serve the educational needs of the community
Love of the arts
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Flexible, creative, and well organized
Thorough knowledge of, and ability to read, orchestral music
Proven ability to develop and monitor production budgets
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to maintain collaborative and positive interoffice relationships
Ability to speak effectively with, and respond to questions from, patrons, vendors, partners, and the general public
Able to prioritize and manage multiple activities, and meet multiple deadlines
Sound professional and personal characteristics, including integrity, confidence, enthusiasm, analytical ability, the capacity to lead, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
Ability to handle stressful situations with a pleasant demeanor
Excellent computer skills and comfort with technology, including understanding of spreadsheets, word processing, mail merge, and cloud-based solutions
Ability to work in evenings and on weekends, as needed
Must possess valid driver’s license and access to a reliable automobile with appropriate insurance coverage
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The MSO offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, voluntary 403(b), vacation, 10 holidays, and paid parking.
About Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze. For its first sixteen seasons, horn virtuoso Barry Tuckwell provided artistic leadership. Musicians come from throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington metro area to perform with the MSO. The orchestra presents five pairs of classical concerts in a MasterWorks series at the 1,270-seat historic Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. A typical season also includes two MSO Pops! concerts, two Home for the Holidays concerts, four Linked-Up youth concerts, a Student Masterworks concert and a free Salute to Independence concert at Antietam National Battlefield which draws an audience of 25-30,000 annually. Each year over 14,000 young people participate in the MSO’s extensive education programs and concerts such as Ensembles in the Schools, Kinder Konzerts series, Symphony Saturdays, a String Instruction Program and Masterclasses. The Maryland Symphony has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and an endowment of $4.1 million. The orchestra is governed by a Board of 25 and has a staff of five full-time and four part-time employees. Hagerstown is loca...ted in western Maryland, 70 miles from Washington, DC, and 75 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. The area is well-known for historic sites such as the Antietam National Battlefield, and has extensive park areas for hiking, skiing, biking, white-water rafting, and other outdoor activities.