The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking an individual with in-depth knowledge of early and classical music to join us as the Consort Manager. The Consort Manager administers and manages Folger Consort program, the resident music ensemble, in its approximately 30 concerts per year and associated activities, in consultation with Folger Consort artistic directors and in conjunction with the wider Folger plans. Duties include: serving as the liaison for Consort members and other musicians; developing season planning and marketing agendas, working with the marketing team to promote programs, developing contracts and managing artist payments, managing the Consort budget, coordinating technical aspects of programs with production teams, and managing logistics for rehearsals and performances. The Consort Manager will also assist in fundraising activities for the Consort and in capture of recordings and archiving. This position is full time with a generous benefits package. Frequent evenings and weekends are required, as dictated by season schedule.
About the Consort Folger Consort is the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Founding artistic directors Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall, who established the ensemble in 1977, create programs that offer opportunities to discover and enjoy music from the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods. Whether in the Folger’s Elizabethan-styled theater, or in the grand space of Washington National Cathedral, Folger Consort and its internationally noted guest artists present historically informed, exquisitely performed concerts of early music. To learn more about the Consort, please visit our website at http://www.folger.edu/about-folger-consort
The ideal candidate will possess a B.A. in a relevant field, equivalent professional experience, in addition to at least three years experience in arts management with a preference for experience managing an ensemble. Experience with stage work or stage management is helpful, but not required. Applicants must have superior communication skills, fluency in stage and musical terms, and a strong attention to detail. Must have a demonstrated ability to prepare program proposals and budgets, as well as the ability to speak or present in public forums. Additional required proficiencies include, but are not limited to; superior writing and proofreading ability, ability to prioritize multiple tasks with regular interruption, accuracy and follow-through, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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