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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 27, 2021
The Department of Music was officially established by the California State Legislature in 1905, with the initial courses - a symphony orchestra, the student chorus and classes in harmony and counterpoint - offered the next year. Today it comprises an instructional program with roughly 160 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students taught by 21 full-time faculty bolstered by a roster of distinguished Bay Area artists and scholars teaching courses and providing individual musical instruction.
Through its courses and concerts the department reaches out to hundreds of students from other departments, to its many alumni, and to the general public. The Department produces a free Wednesday Noon Concert Series, as well as a full roster of evening and weekend concerts by excellent student ensembles presented in Hertz Hall.
This position manages the Music Department performances, public events, lectures, rehearsals and classes in Hertz Hall, including both administrative and technical management. Oversees the use of equipment and the facilities. Hires, schedules and supervises part-time student staff. Serves as liaison for non-department users of the Hertz Hall facilities and equipment, ensuring compliance to the University and departmental policies and procedures.
Management of Schedule:
In consultation with Chair, faculty, staff and all outside users (including Cal Performances and Student Musical Activities), manages the schedule for Hertz Hall. Plans, coordinates and maintains an accurate schedule of events (concerts, symposia, classes, auditions) and all related rehearsals, and equipment/facilities in preparation for these events - number of total events is around 30-35 each semester (this includes all, not just public). Scope includes all communications (email, telephone, written correspondence) concerning Hertz Hall and events, and any subsequent follow-up with performers and general public as necessary. Scheduling also includes the very necessary step of making sure that the multiple events and their related rehearsals, set-up and break-down events coordinate with each other. Coordinates scheduling of instrument technicians for instrument maintenance and tuning.
Management of Events:
Communicates with ensemble leaders and individual performers to ensure that performance needs are addressed including stage plot and set up, provision of necessary equipment and instruments, lighting is appropriate, etc. Works with Cal Performances ticket office to manage advance ticket sales and also the day of the event. Works with department A/V Technician and Publicity Manager in meeting the needs of Hertz Hall events. Works with the Department Manager to develop a Hertz Hall budget and ensure that spending stays within budget constraints.
Works with the department's Facilities Specialist to maintain and ensure the security of the building and facilities including instruments, furniture and sometimes audio-visual equipment - organizes technicians for maintenance, tuning and repair. This includes compliance with ADA and OSHA requirements (in conjunction with the Department Safety Committee). Coordinates instrument, equipment and furniture moves by staff at appropriate times. With the help of student staff, ensures that proper safety equipment and procedures are in place. Recommends and requests necessary repairs and upgrades to the building via Facilities and Custodial Services. Ensures correct use and care of instruments and other equipment by staff and users of the facilities/equipment.
Supervision of student staff at Hertz Hall:
Supervises 10-15 part-time work-study student staff including hiring, development of work schedules, communications with staff, timesheet review and approval, supervision at events and rehearsals. Provides initial and ongoing training in safety, use of equipment and procedures for backstage, in-house and front-of-house activity. Resolves scheduling issues and personnel grievances when necessary.
Liaisons with greater on-campus and off-campus community:
Communicates and coordinates activities of all outside users of Hertz Hall (most importantly, Cal Performances and Student Musical Activities) and provides these groups with some administrative and stage management support as needed. Assists with inquiries, and in resolving Hertz Hall use policy issues as requested by/in consultation with the Chair and Department Manager.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event planning and public relations, including event design, organization and production
Thorough knowledge of, or can quickly learn, the campus, its vision, mission, programs, policies, achievements and infrastructure
Skill in effectively meeting budget and time constraints
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with clients to produce high quality events that meet client needs and appropriately represent the campus; ability to provide excellent donor stewardship at fundraising and other events
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen and social perceptiveness.
Highly developed judgment, decision-making and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills, including skill in determining those issues/problems that need to be brought to management's attention
Background and/or experience in Music - both in performance, stage managing and concert managing experience
Knowledge of the performing arts, music and arts administration are required (Music/Arts administration degrees preferred)
Knowledge of how to maintain a performance hall, including systems involved in performance production. Ability to troubleshoot problems, initiate repairs and recommend upgrades
Knowledge of proper handling of musical instruments and arts-related equipment
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Salary & Benefits
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience within the range of $62,300 to $76,500.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.