JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the President & CEO, the Operations Manager/Director is responsible for ensuring that the scheduling and production of all Association events (concerts, rehearsals, special events) run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner. The Operations Manager administers the planning, contracting and management of guest artists, production elements, and repertoire within budget parameters. The Operations Manager/Director also functions as a liaison between the orchestra and the rest of the Association and is responsible for carrying out many provisions in the (CBA) master agreement.
SUPERVISES: Orchestra Personnel Manager, Music Librarian, Stage and Production Crew
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, administer and supervise all concert production activities of the MSOA, including facility and equipment rental, load-in and load-out, staging requirements, and other logistical arrangements.
Coordinate artistic and operational activities with appropriate personnel.
Supervise orchestra setup for all rehearsals and concerts.
Supervise and manage all orchestra services in coordination with Music Director, additional artistic staff, guest artists, operations staff and venue.
Arrange artistic staff and guest artist hospitality.
Prepare the orchestra's master schedule by working with the President & CEO and Music Director to achieve artistic goals while maximizing services for financial benefit and upholding the requirements of the master agreement (CBA).
Work with the Music Director and President & CEO in the season planning process; research potential programs, guest artists and logistics as needed.
Determine schedules and feasibility for special events involving artistic staff and musicians, such as fundraisers, recordings, and outreach programs.
Book any necessary facilities.
Serve as a member of management's negotiating team for collective bargaining agreement.
Research specific issues as requested by the negotiating team; determine financial impact of proposed changes.
Propose changes to agreements and strategies for achieving and implementing those changes.
Interpret, implement, and uphold terms of the master agreement and other collective bargaining agreements; research background and precedent where discrepancies in interpretation occur.
Incorporate new terms of agreements in all scheduling and logistical planning; monitor compliance.
Orchestra & Artistic Personnel
Serve as liaison with MSOA artistic personnel, Orchestra Players Committee, and MSO Chorus, maintaining a positive working relationship and follow up on all questions in a timely manner.
Help promote positive relations between the orchestra and the Association.
Ensure best possible physical working conditions for the orchestra in all situations.
Develop Artistic & Production budgets with President & CEO and manage expenses with the aim of meeting budget goals while maintaining artistic integrity and upholding the master agreement (CBA).
Hire, train, manage, and evaluate performance of all production staff.
Manage procurement of supplies, licenses, equipment, and services for operational purposes.
Maintain inventories of property and supplies.
Work closely with President & CEO and other designated staff in long-range planning for the Association; prepare budget projections as needed.
Issue and retain contracts for artistic staff including Personal Service Agreements for all tenured musicians.
Other duties as assigned.
Four-year degree in music or related field required; advanced degree or equivalent work experience preferred. At least 4 years working in similar role for a symphony orchestra preferred.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, written and verbal skills.
Strong interpersonal skills including tact and diplomacy.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable, and work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time; some moderate lifting required.
Creative problem solver with a sense of humor.
Knowledge of symphonic repertoire, current trends in orchestral music industry and ability to read music necessary.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com No phone inquiries, please.
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
About Modesto Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating its 91st Season, the Modesto Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra and performs five classics concerts and three pops concerts in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, at the Gallo Center for the Arts each year. Additionally, MSO holds community concerts that include an outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops at the E. & J. Gallo Winery, and the Holiday Candlelight Concert at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Modesto. The MSO also engages the community through a 100+ volunteer adult chorus and has a strong history of supporting music education which reaches 5,000 students each season through the Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Modesto Symphony Youth Chorus, Education Concerts, Master Classes and Open Rehearsals. The vision of MSO is to strive to enrich lives and enhance our community’s vitality and quality of life through music with a mission to produce and present music of the highest artistic caliber and foster lifelong music education and appreciation. MSOA is guided by values of creativity, excellence, integrity, collaboration and welcoming all segments of the community.