An integral member of the operations staff, the personnel manager is responsible for hiring and communicating information to the musicians for every service of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in accordance with the SDSO Master Agreement, Music Director, and SDSO administrative staff.
The position reports to the Director of Artistic Operations and works closely with the Music Director, section leaders, and SDSO operations staff.
Serve as liaison between orchestra musicians and SDSO staff.
Work to uphold the practices and policies of the SDSO master agreement, contribute to a positive and proactive working environment
Hire and schedule musicians for each season concert cycle.
Hire substitute musicians in consultation of the Music Director and section leaders.
Track instrumentation needs and player availability, create personnel rosters for each program.
Attend all SDSO rehearsals and concerts. Take attendance and notate tardiness, doubling, overtime, and cartage.
With operations team, call rehearsal breaks and ensure all services end at the scheduled time.
Communicate information from operations staff, Music Director, and section leaders to musicians as needed.
Maintain personnel files including tenure status, contact information, and substitute lists.
Communicate the questions and concerns of musicians appropriately.
Create and submit payroll for each concert including per-service pay, mileage, cartage, overtime, and doubling.
Work with Director of Operations to schedule section and substitute auditions, serve as audition proctor when needed.
Extensive experience in music and/or arts administration required, knowledge of orchestral procedures and repertoire strongly desired
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail
Ability to demonstrate diplomacy, discretion, and work efficiently under pressure
Ability to work independently
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel
About South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a vibrant and growing community serving a 125-mile region that touches 5 states. Known for innovative programming and state-wide outreach, the SDSO has a strong heritage upon which to build an even stronger future. SDSO was the 2016 winner of the Bush Prize for Community Innovation. The SDSO is the region’s premiere performing arts organization with the Washington Pavilion as its home. Artistically, the SDSO is led by Maestro Delta David Gier who has guided the orchestra to new musical heights. The core of the SDSO is comprised of 9 full-time professional musicians that make up the Dakota String Quartet and the Dakota Wind Quintet. Musically, the SDSO performs well above its $2.4 million budget. To learn more about the SDSO, visit sdsymphony.org.