Provide the administrative and operational leadership of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) including managing annual strategic planning; developing and implementing program curriculums and standards; implementation and evaluation of all TMC programs and initiatives in collaboration with the Vice President of Tanglewood Music Center and Learning. As a member of BSO senior management, the Director demonstrates the expected qualities of an organizational leader – highly organized, an excellent communicator, flexible and adaptive.
Provide administrative leadership of TMC, working closely with VP of TMC and Learning, exercising appropriate authority and responsibility. The Director is accountable for outcomes and results.
Collaborate with VP of TMC and Learning, et al, to unify the programmatic content of all TMC and Learning initiatives.
Develop, implement, and evaluate TMC strategic plans, proposing new initiatives relevant to logistics, operations, residence life (fellows) and the contracting of independent seasonal faculty, summer staff, and interns.
Develop and manage the TMC annual budget, providing monthly reviews and quarterly forecasts the VP, the CFO, and the Finance Department. Make-well researched budget recommendations for enhancements to the TMC program budget in a timely manner for consideration by the VP and the BSO’s executive team.
Schedule TMC summer programs including special events (summer and winter) in collaboration with the Tanglewood Learning Institute, BSO Artistic Classical and other departments as appropriate in consultation with VP and TMC faculty.
Oversee the contracting, housing, scheduling and TLC of visiting artists, composers, guest faculty and other notable personalities that they fulfill their summer curriculum and contractual terms.
Oversee the writing, design, and production of all TMC printed materials in consultation with VP of TMC, Learning.
Serve as liaison with TMC faculty and staff, ensuring that effective communication and teamwork exists within and between all disciplines.
Maintain on-going working relationships with audition faculty, BSO players, and BSO Symphony Hall and Tanglewood staff.
Oversee all administrative systems that related to students and faculty.
Develop, implement, and manage on-going priority of EDI in all aspects of TMC recruitment, application processes, admissions, and acceptance. Work with and maintain excellent relations with national organizations like Sphinx, Chicago Sinfonietta, New World Symphony and YOLA to build TMC awareness and opportunities and to identify under-represented candidates to participate in the audition process.
Make certain recruitment processes exist and are managed effectively and in timely fashion. Oversee the admissions and acceptance process to ensure equitable admission standards and EDI community representation.
Promote the recruitment of a diversity of TMC faculty that are representative of the music industry.
Ensure effective scheduling systems are developed and managed with various faculty committees, of all instrumental, vocal, conducting auditions live or recorded. Oversee the solicitation of composers’ scores.
Develop, implement, and manage on-going evaluation of TMC programs and initiatives, targeting components such as auditions, enrollment, feedback, mechanisms, faculty and faculty-student communications.
Evaluate the effectiveness of all fellowship programs (instrumental, vocal, piano, composition, conducting, library)
Participate with VP of TMC and Development department relevant to strategic fund raising for TMC programs. Participate with the Development personnel in all TMC fundraising events, attend as speaker when required. Facilitate donor relations.
The Director, TMC is expected to work in person in Tanglewood during the summer season and a reasonable amount of remote work is available in the previous months with prior arrangement and agreement of VP of TMC, Learning.
The Director, TMC supervises a team of full time and seasonal staff.
MBA or MA Arts Administration is preferred, or an advanced degree in Music, Music Performance, and/or Music Education.
10-15 years music education administrative/management experience within a music school, conservatory, or orchestra environment.
Experience in dealing with faculty, students, patrons, donors required as well as educational program design, development, evaluation, and administration.
Experience with budget management within a fast paced, multi-faceted organization.
Knowledge and experience with community outreach efforts.
Working knowledge of OPAS, project management and scheduling software, and other technology as needed.
About Boston Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 141st season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, and has continued to uphold the vision of its founder, the businessman, philanthropist, Civil War veteran, and amateur musician Henry Lee Higginson, for well over a century. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China; in addition, it reaches audiences numbering in the millions through its performances on radio, television, and recordings. It plays an active role in commissioning new works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is regarded as one of the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop the audience of the future through BSO Youth Concerts and through a variety of outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it sponsors the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. Today the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., presents more than 250 concerts annually. It is an ensemble that has richly fulfilled Henry Lee Higginson's vision of a great and permanent orchestra in Boston.