JOB SUMMARY The primary function of the Assistant to the Music Director & Artistic Coordinator is to provide administrative support to the Music Director. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside one of today’s most dynamic, forward-looking music directors, within an environment of innovation and creativity. As Artistic Operations Coordinator, the position works to ensure smooth operations, clear communication, and timely management of administrative responsibilities leading to the effective realization of the organization’s artistic vision. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, highly motivated, demonstrate initiative and be willing to work flexible hours including weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistant to the Music Director • Update and maintain Music Director’s calendar in coordination with Music Director’s domestic and international management. • Organize and respond to all Music Director correspondence, phone calls and meeting requests in a timely manner. • Serve as Music Director’s liaison to all departments within the BSO (staff, musicians, volunteers, etc.). • Coordinate philanthropy, communications, marketing and education/community engagement requests with appropriate staff. • Serve in artistic concert and rehearsal duty rotation and be available to provide personal support for all Music Director activities including rehearsals, concerts, and other times as required. • Other duties as assigned by the Music Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Artistic Coordinator • Arrange transportation, hotel, travel, and hospitality for all guest artists/conductors. • Create and distribute itineraries for guest artists/conductors. • Manage artist ground transportation and create weekly driving schedules. • Negotiate vendor rates for area vendors including hotels, caterers, rental car agencies, car services, etc. • Create guest artist welcome packets (including itineraries, maps, restaurant recommendations) for distribution to all guest artists. • Manage all green room and backstage guests, as well as complimentary ticket requests from guest artists. • Maintain artist supply closet, artist travel trunk, and artistic files. • Regularly serve on artistic concert and rehearsal duty. • Manage backstage list for access and artist badges. • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Artistic Planning.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES:
• Superior written and verbal communication skills. • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations with maturity, poise and discretion. • Effective organizational and clerical skills with the ability to meet deadlines consistently. • Ability to represent the BSO professionally and effectively with a wide range of constituents including orchestra members, staff, board, guest artists, patrons, and others. • Appreciation for, understanding of, and sensitivity to the needs of professional artists, including orchestral musicians, guest artists, and conductors. • Flexible schedule with availability on nights and weekends during Music Director’s BSO conducting weeks and administrative periods. • Excellent computer skills including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office essential. • Must be able to read music and be familiar with music terminology. • Knowledge of symphony orchestra structure and practices, symphonic repertoire preferred. • Bachelor’s Degree in music or arts administration or professional experience in an arts organization with a symphony orchestra is highly desirable.
About Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
For over a century, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has been recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural institutions. Under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop, the orchestra is internationally renowned and locally admired for its innovation, performances, recordings and educational outreach initiatives including OrchKids.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs annually for more than 350,000 people throughout the State of Maryland. Since 1982, the BSO has performed at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, and since 2005, with the opening of The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, the BSO became the nation’s first orchestra performing its full season of classical and pops concerts in two metropolitan areas. More information about the BSO can be found at BSOmusic.org.