The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a unique and exciting opportunity for Manager of Orchestra Personnel. The primary responsibility of the Manager of Orchestra Personnel is to act as the liaison between symphony management and the orchestra’s musicians, handling logistical and organizational responsibilities to ensure the highest quality of performance for the musicians and for our patrons.
Specific duties include enforcing work rules and terms of the collective bargaining agreement, planning and coordinating all auditions, fielding complaints and requests from the musicians, contracting extra and substitute musicians, and managing payroll for the orchestra musicians. The Manager of Orchestra Personnel will also be the liaison between the Music Director and the musicians, and will work closely with the Artistic Operations department, orchestra library and stage crew. This position is also responsible for communicating schedules, rehearsal orders, stage diagrams and seating charts to the orchestra’s musicians, assisting DSO staff with information and communication with members of the orchestra; and handling other duties as needed.
Qualifications for this vital role include a minimum of three years’ of prior experience in a personnel manager or supervisory position in an orchestra environment. Additionally, the preferred candidate should be a musician by training who has played in an orchestra and is capable of reading music. Experience and knowledge with Orchestra Planning Administration System (OPAS) is helpful. The Manager of Orchestra Personnel will be required to resolve unpredictable issues and sudden situations that may occur within the orchestra. Decisions must be made on short notice and in a clear and decisive manner. Professionalism, moral integrity, discretion and fairness are attributes that are required for this position.
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About Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 230,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68 acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.