The Operations Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of production related to The Florida Orchestra performances and activities, working in close conjunction with the General Manager and Artistic Operations Staff. Reports to the General Manager. Basic functions of the job include managing the orchestra service calendar and venue relations; budget management; the first line of management during orchestra services; manages communication within the artistic operations department and with other departments; serves as The Florida Orchestra’s tour manager. For a complete job description, visit our website at http://www.floridaorchestra.org/about-tfo/employment-auditions/.
Qualified Candidates should have knowledge of the following areas:
increasing responsibility in the area of orchestra operations
Excellent knowledge of stage lighting, sound amplification, and recording techniques
Previous experience with contract negotiations and union relationships a plus
Knowledge of classical music and symphonic repertoire
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
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
Additional Salary Information: This is an exempt position, excellent benefits which include medical, dental, vision and a 403b Retirement Plan, evening and weekend hours required.
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, a 9 Pop concert series, a 13 Morning Coffee concert series and a 3 Rock concert series 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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