Full-Time Job Operations Manager
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) seeks an Operations Manager to join with the Board, Staff, Musicians, and Music Director in advancing our mission: to increase the impact and value of orchestral music for our audiences through high quality, affordable performances and educational programming. The Operation Manager oversees all logistics and details pertaining to the orchestra’s concerts and education activities.
The Operations Manager will assist the Chief Executive Officer in setting and implementing policies and actively participate in strategy sessions to assess proposed programs. S/he will act as the Orchestra’s booking agent with artists and venues and serve as principal liaison to co-presenters of partnership concerts.
The Operations Manager will manage and implement all activities necessary to assuring smooth day-to-day operations and especially the professional presentations of all concerts and programs. S/he will assist the Controller in creating budgets and maintain appropriate cost controls while upholding artistic integrity.
S/he will uphold the requirements of the musicians’ Collective Bargaining Agreement and serve as principal liaison to all musicians and stage crew members. S/he will lead meetings to plan and execute the coordination of all concert production activities. S/he will assure that the NHSO provides a positive and productive work environment to all of its employees, especially the musicians and crew. The Operations Manager will prepare all artistic contracts, facilitate guest artist relations, and recruit volunteers as needed.
The successful candidate is expected to:
• Possess a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in production, performance, music education, arts administration, or other relevant field.
• Be highly organized and able to handle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrate capacity to work collaboratively with staff colleagues, musicians, and crew.
• Have strong interpersonal skills and a flexible, can-do attitude.
• Be able to manage multiple programs, priorities, and deadlines effectively.
• Physically transport equipment, boxes, and bins that are required at performances and events. Hang banners and display signage at venues.
• Be a self-starter with the energy, organization, and resilience to assure excellence at all NHSO performances.
Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with experience. A flexible schedule is possible; this position requires attending weekend and evening concerts.
Please submit a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position and examples of previous productions you have supervised. Send with a resume, the names of several professional references, and salary history or requirements. All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s knowledge. Electronic submissions are preferred.
Please send to: Operations Manager Search
About the New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 124th year of continuous operation, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra continues to fulfill its mission of serving those in the region with a broad array of musical offerings, played to the highest standards. We performed for 37,264 listeners last season, of whom 17,801 were children.
The mission of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is to increase the impact and value of orchestral music for our audiences through high quality, affordable performances and educational programming. Our musicians aspire to inspire, delight, challenge, and unite larger and more diverse communities.
The NHSO’s Strategic Plan aspires to make more music in more places; expand performances of new work, especially American music; provide impactful services in partnership with diverse communities; and enhance music education throughout Connecticut with a comprehensive curriculum and meaningful programs of live music.
William Boughton became the tenth Music Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Under his leadership and that of Chief Executive Officer Elaine Carroll, programs have expanded both geographically and musically, with concerts being performed in new venues, and new partnerships offering opportunities to share the NHSO’s high musical standards with audiences throughout Connecticut. Outreach programs and Community Partnerships with other arts organizations have expanded the reach of the orchestra throughout the region.
The NHSO’s recent successes have been celebrated with national awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fromm Foundation, the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, New Music USA, and ASCAP’s Award for the Programming of American Music. This month we were awarded the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Sunspot Innovation Award.
|• Job Title:||Operations Manager|
|• Job Type:||Full-Time Job|
|• Employer:||New Haven Symphony Orchestra|
|• Location:||New Haven, Connecticut, United States|