The Maryland Symphony Orchestra seeks a dynamic, detail oriented individual for the full-time position of Operations Manager/Education Coordinator.
Under the musical leadership of Elizabeth Schulze, the MSO serves a four-state region (MD, PA, WV, VA) with a full season of classical, pops, Holiday and runout concerts as well as presenting a variety of educational programs in partnership with the Washington County Public Schools system.
The Operations Manager/Education Coordinator will be responsible for all details related to the orchestra's performances and educational programs to ensure that they run professionally and in a fiscally sound manner. The successful candidate will develop the annual master plan for orchestra operations including rehearsal and concert schedules, musician, guest artist and vendor contracts, and all other aspects of operations. S/he will attend all rehearsals and performances to coordinate production logistics and respond to orchestra personnel concerns while ensuring that the MSO is in compliance with orchestra policies. S/he will work closely with the Music Director, Executive Director, Personnel Manager, Librarian and Production Assistant to ensure that the musician's working conditions are conducive to artistic excellence.
S/he will work in partnership with the Education Committee of the Board of Directors to set appropriate goals and oversee all aspects of the MSO's educational programming.
The successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Music, Arts Administration or similar field, a thorough knowledge of orchestral music and prior experience with an orchestra or similar performing arts group. The candidate should have an intense attention to detail and possess strong writing and verbal communication skills. An ability to work flexibly and effectively with the MSO staff is a must. Nights and weekends are required.
The MSO offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a benefits package including, health, dental and vision insurance paid in full by the orchestra. A traditional vacation/holidays package is also included.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and list of references to: email@example.com or by mail to Michael Jonnes, Executive Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, 30 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Application deadline is Friday, August 4.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional orchestra with the mission “to provide musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region.” The orchestra was founded in 1982 by a group of community leaders and music lovers in Washington County. For the first sixteen seasons, Horn virtuoso Ba...rry Tuckwell provided artistic leadership. Elizabeth Schulze has been Music Director since the 1999-2000 season. Musicians come from throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington metro area to form the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.The orchestra presents five pairs of classical concerts in a MasterWorks series at the 1270-seat historic Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The season also includes a MSO Pops! concert, two Home for the Holidays concerts, a family concert, three youth concerts and a free Salute to Independence concert at Antietam National Battlefield which draws an audience of over 25,000 annually. Each year over 14,000 young people participate in the MSO’s extensive education programs and concerts such as Ensembles in the Schools, Kinder Konzerts series and Symphony Saturdays.The Maryland Symphony has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and an endowment of $2.6 million. The orchestra is governed by a Board of 21 and has a staff of five full-time and three part-time employees.
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