JOB TITLE: Director of Artistic Operations, Orchestra Personnel, Education & Orchestra Librarian REPORTS TO: Executive Director SUPERVISES: Library Assistant
JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Artistic Operations works very closely with the Music Director in the planning and implementation of concerts. This includes being responsible for ensuring that the scheduling and production of all orchestra events (concerts, rehearsals, tours, run-outs, special events, education concerts) run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner. The Director serves as a liaison between the conducting staff and musicians; the administrative staff and musicians; and the management and musicians' union.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and administer all concert production activities of the orchestra, including facility and equipment rental, staging requirements, and other logistical arrangements.
Prepare the orchestra's master schedule by working with the Executive Director and Music Director to achieve artistic goals while maximizing services for financial benefit and upholding the requirements of the master agreement.
Works in conjunction with Executive Director in negotiating Guest Artist Contracts. Once the contracts are negotiated, fully executes Guest Artist Contracts.
Organize and produce all orchestra tours and run-out concerts.
Serve as a member of management's negotiating team for collective bargaining agreements.
Meet with the Orchestra Committee to share information and discuss issues of concern; respond to orchestra member requests for information on scheduling and working conditions.
Ensure that staff musicians and extra and substitute players receive timely and accurate compensation; track payroll variations including doubling, extra services, overtime, extra and substitute players, and small ensemble payments
Develop budgets for each program; monitor the progress of each, and adjust plans as necessary.
Manage procurement of supplies, licenses, equipment, and services for operational purposes.
Provide program listings, instrumentation requirements, and other information to staff on request; proofread program book.
Maintain accurate orchestra performance records.
Report to all appropriate performance licensing organizations (ASCAP, BMI) all music performed on all concert series.
During budgeting process, provide projected expense figures for planned repertoire.
Arrange for the purchase or rental of materials to meet the program needs for the orchestra.
Assist in all aspects of music preparation, including but not limited to editing, proofreading, distribution, and marking string parts.
Maintain, catalog and file the orchestra’s collection of scores and parts; repair and maintain music and folders.
Manage all facets of ECI programs
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The BRSO is committed to equity, inclusion, and non-discrimination, and it is our policy and goal to promote the inclusion and engagement of the residents of greater Baton Rouge across all protected classes of people, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, cultural background and experiences, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, and religion in all aspects of employment.
Undergraduate degree required; Minimum five years’ experience in orchestra operations management or other relevant experience. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. General knowledge of classical music is required.
About Baton Rouge Symphony
The mission of the Baton Rouge Symphony is to enhance the quality of life in our community through music.
Baton Rouge Symphony’s vision is to ensure the long-term future of classical music in the greater Baton Rouge region and neighboring communities by:
Performing quality orchestral and chamber concerts selected from a diverse range of repertoire and genres
Providing music-related educational programs and services for all people, young and old
Actively supporting the programs of volunteer performing and service organizations who share our mission
Acting in a fiscally responsible manner through the implementation of cost-effective programming, and progressive marketing and fundraising strategies