The Artistic Programming Coordinator (APC) reports to the Director of Programming. The APC acts as an artist liaison between guest soloists, conductors, and LPO staff, and executes all requests and needs of guest artists and conductors. The APC provides general support to the programming department, Artistic Leadership Committee, and Artistic Planning Committee as requested by the Director of Programming.
As the only full-time musician-governed and collaboratively operated orchestra in the United States, the LPO’s unique structure fosters a close relationship between the musicians, artistic and administrative staff, Music Director, and other constituents. The APC nurtures positive relationships with these groups, creating a workplace environment conducive to the highest quality musicianship.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as primary contact for all guest artists (soloists, guest conductors, choirs, etc.) after contracts are fully executed.
Arrange flights, lodging, airport ground transportation, and hospitality requests for all LPO guest artists.
Maintain ongoing communication with guest artist managers and artists about schedules, rehearsals, travel, accommodations and production requirements.
Implement all approved artist requests on contracts and riders.
Prepare and manage itineraries for guest artists and conductors.
Provide and/or secure approved ground transportation between artist lodging and concert/rehearsal venues during the entire stay of guest artists. (Owning a vehicle seating up to five people is preferred. Mileage for ground transportation shall be reimbursed with submission of proper documentation.)
Be present at all rehearsals, events, and concerts involving guest artists to assist them as needed.
Coordinate with stage crew to ensure dressing rooms are prepared for guest artists and all conductors, and execute needs according to contracts and riders.
Support Education and Community Engagement activities that involve guest artists, such as master classes.
Provide administrative support to and serve as a non-voting member of the LPO Artistic Planning Committee and LPO Artistic Leadership Committee.
Manage the routing process for all artist contracts.
Obtain O-1B visas for guest artists and conductors as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Programming.
Bachelor’s Degree required, emphasis in music strongly preferred. Professional orchestra performance experience preferred.
Minimum of two years of arts management experience in an organization of similar or larger size, or equivalent experience in a related field.
Successful experience working with orchestral musicians and conductors.
Ability to work with and maintain confidential data.
Ability to apply troubleshooting and problem-solving skills as issues arise.
Ability to promote a positive and passionate work atmosphere by behaving and communicating with internal and external contacts in a manner using considerable professionalism, tact and enthusiasm. Ability to interact with others in a manner that inspires trust and confidence.
Must have passion for excellence along with professionalism, dedication and commitment.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Additional Salary Information: BENEFITS:
Health Insurance: 100% of premium paid by employer for employee Dependents: Employee funded
Dental Insurance: Employee funded
Term Life and Long Term Disability Insurance: 100% of premium
paid by employer for employee
403(b) Plan: Employees eligible to participate (employer does not presently
provide matching contribution)
13 days paid holiday leave
12 days paid personal leave plus accrual of 0.5 additional day for each year of continuous service up to a maximum of 19.5 days
12 days paid health and wellness leave
About Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (lpomusic.com)
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) transforms people and communities through music by performing ambitious, inspiring concerts; educating young people and adults; engaging with diverse regions, neighborhoods, and audiences; connecting through various mediums and venues; and contributing to the cultural richness of our home.
Formed in 1991, the LPO is the only full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States and the only full-time professional orchestra in the state of Louisiana. The LPO is dedicated to maintaining live orchestral music and a full-scale symphonic orchestra as an integral part of the culture and educational life of the New Orleans area, the state of Louisiana, and the entire Gulf South region. The orchestra is committed to creativity and innovation toward a fine artistic product; extraordinary audience experiences; unique governance shared between musicians and community stakeholders; responsible financial decision-making; and recognition and rewards that attract and retain high-quality talent.
The LPO offers a full season with more than 100 performa...nces, including classics, light classics, pops, education, family, park, and community engagement concerts in New Orleans and across a multi-parish area. In addition, the LPO provides orchestral support for other cultural and performing arts organizations, including New Orleans Opera Association and Delta Festival Ballet. The LPO’s education and community engagement work encompasses partnerships with K-12 education institutions, Louisiana universities, and communities in the twelve-parish area. Community Engagement programs include Soul Strings, a music therapy program, and Music for Life, an instrumental music education program for low-income and underserved students.
Now in its 31th season, the LPO is a Group 3 orchestra with an ordinary budget of $5 million serving an annual audience of approximately 60,000 in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the nation.
In his 16th season as LPO Music Director and Principal Conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto is an exciting and insightful communicator renowned for his charismatic presence on the conductor’s podium and his versatile command of various composers and styles.
The LPO is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising 38 members (12 musicians and 26 community members) elected by the musicians, and has an administrative staff of 17.