JOB DESCRIPTION Training Ensembles Operations Coordinator The Organization The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known internationally for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep commitment to serving our community. Making its home in historic Orchestra Hall at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO actively pursues its vision to be an inclusive and culturally relevant community where all people can experience their world through music. The DSO is a complex organization. Operating 365 days per year, we are a performing arts institution, an educational facility, and a community center. We are governed by an independent Board of Directors and employ both union and non-union employees as musicians, stage crew, and administrative staff. Creating a unified culture throughout the institution is an organizational imperative. The DSO offers a unique working environment and an excellent compensation package. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position Summary The Training Ensembles Operations Coordinator is a pivotal member of the Community & Learning team at the DSO. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Training Ensembles Operations Coordinator works directly with students, families, teaching faculty, administrative staff, orchestra musicians, and community partners to implement music education and enrichment programs of the highest quality. These programs include the training ensembles of the Wu Family Academy, and community-based partnerships. Specific Duties and Responsibilities • Work closely with the Director of Education, the Training Ensembles Recruitment and Communications Coordinator, Training Ensembles Student Development Coordinator and other Community and Learning staff to manage the artistic and event operations of the Training Ensembles of the Wu Family Academy • Communicate and confirm schedules, event details and logistical needs to staff, faculty, instructors and mentors. • Ensure a smooth-running and high-impact musical experience for students by developing appropriate relationships with students, parents, and faculty and providing outstanding customer service to these constituents. • Logistical planning for all training ensemble rehearsals, concerts, special events, touring, recordings, and auditions, • Manage databases, all learning platforms, and calendars. • Record and manage financial information including general ledger, accounts payable, receivables and tuition. • Work as Manager on Duty for rehearsals and concerts. • Track attendance of students, faculty, mentors and staff. • Perform other duties as assigned. Required Position Qualifications • Strong organization, communication, and problem-solving skills. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including musicians, staff, students, families, community members, and leaders in the field. • Able to work Saturdays and other non-traditional working hours. • Ability to operate in a PC network environment and proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs and Google online apps. Preferred Position Qualifications • Professional experience (including internships) in arts administration, communications, or music education. Personal Attributes and Competencies • A self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who can think strategically and with imagination. • Passionate about improving people’s lives through music education and enrichment. • Commitment to fostering a positive work environment. • Action-oriented and decisive with proven ability to accurately analyze information and act. • A positive attitude and the ability to provide superior customer service. • Sensitive to the needs of individuals and utilizes strong interpersonal skills to pursue the best outcomes in all relationships. • Responds to challenges with integrity, and patience. • Strategist that is motivated by deadlines and measurable outcomes. Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Education Works closely with: Community & Learning, Artistic Operations, Advancement, Stage Crew, Audience Development, Communications, and community partners Qualified candidates should submit resume and letter to email@example.com
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.