The Dallas Symphony Orchestra seeks an exceptionally talented and experienced artistic operations professional for the role of Vice President of Artistic Operations. This vital position is responsible for finalizing the planning and programming of Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert programs, as well as for providing managerial oversight of concert production, artistic administration, and orchestra tours; handling the negotiation and final contracting of all guest artist engagements; and fostering artistic relationships in the worldwide orchestra community. The position oversees scheduling of the orchestra’s annual calendar and the management of operations, artistic and education staff members. The Vice President of Artistic Operations works closely at all times with the Music Director and the President & CEO. This position oversees an annual production budget of approximately $7.5 million.
More specifically, the Vice President’s responsibilities include finalizing concert programming, including scheduling of the orchestra service calendar, observing at all times the master agreements, and providing management oversight of concert production; negotiating the engagement and contracting of classical and overseeing same for pops guest artist engagements; reviewing and signing all guest artist contracts; managing domestic and international tours to include budgeting and scheduling of concert halls, accommodations, and travel in collaboration with the Director of Operations; negotiating musician’s individual solo (concerto) engagements for the DSO; overseeing Artistic Operations staff, Principal Librarian, Chorus Director, and Assistant Conductor; and overseeing the audition, hiring, and contracting of staff conductors.
Additionally, the Vice President will oversee the negotiation, with the Director of Operations and Vice President of Communications, of all recording and broadcast agreements; assist communications and marketing staff by reviewing press releases and concert program book content; prepare and monitor Artistic Operations departmental budgets and oversee the preparation of concert production budgets, in collaboration with the Director of Operations; oversee the scheduling and confirmation of dates and calendar entries at the Meyerson Symphony Center and other venues for all orchestra services; negotiate and finalize all new music commissioning contracts; and manage other related projects as they arise.
The Dallas Symphony provides excellent benefits, free parking, and tickets when available. Please submit your resume with salary requirements to email@example.com.
The Dallas Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The DSO values diversity in our workplace. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation, or national origin is prohibited.
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The selected candidate will have a minimum of eight years of previous experience in a high-level performing arts organization or venue; extensive knowledge of orchestral repertoire and of international classical music artists; exceptional attention to detail with the ability to think strategically and work quickly at a high level of accuracy; excellent management and administrative skills; solid experience in preparing, forecasting, and analyzing artistic costs; and excellent organizational communication skills, both verbal and written.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra operates on a $40 million budget, 52 weeks per year. Our selected candidate will come to us with top-level experience and industry knowledge of the highest caliber.
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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.