The Personnel Manager will serve as the primary liaison between the musicians and administration of The Florida Orchestra and serve as a resource for orchestra musicians.
Reports to: General Manager
Act as primary liaison between musicians and administration
Ensure CBA compliance
Manage orchestra personnel
Coordinate orchestral auditions
Qualifications and Capabilities
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; music degree a plus
Working knowledge of classical music and symphonic repertoire, instrumentations, and related doublings
Strong knowledge of standard industry practice related to orchestra personnel operations
Previous experience with contract negotiations and union relationships a plus
Previous touring experience a plus
Excellent critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem solving skills with an enthusiasm for finding creative solutions to difficult challenges
Proven leadership & administrative skills
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and teams and to handle calmly and efficiently situations ranging from routine to emergency
Sensitivity to the needs of professional artists, including conductors, orchestral musicians and guest artists
Ability to implement projects proactively from conception to completion
Ability to represent the TFO professionally and effectively with a wide range of constituents including orchestra members, staff, board, guest artists, managers, contractors and patrons
Ability to forecast and monitor multi-faceted production budget with fiscal responsibility
High degree of candor and confidence dealing with sensitive interpersonal issues
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills
Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office with a fluid ability to manipulate spreadsheets and process financial data and willingness and aptitude to learn new software as required
The ability to multi-task effectively while simultaneously prioritizing tasks is a must.
This an exempt position, requiring evening and weekend hours without additional pay. The Personnel Manager is expected to be available during standard business hours and orchestra service times including nights and weekends. Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent and affordable health benefits including a 403b retirement plan with up to 3% match after six months of service. Visit our website at floridaorchestra.org for a detailed job description
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is the state’s largest performing arts organization and the premier music institution in Tampa Bay. TFO’s mission is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains, and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently ce...lebrates the human spirit. Each season people of all ages attended TFO’s annual concerts consisting of a 14 Masterworks concert series (9 of which are Matinees), a 9 Pop concert series, a 13 Morning Coffee concert series and Special concerts and free performances in parks and community healthcare facilities, all in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Through its extensive community programs, TFO extends additional opportunities for music enrichment and education to more than 80,000 children, youth, adults, and seniors.
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