The Senior Manager for Artistic Planning and Production reports to the President, and serves as the liaison with artists on the SFP series as well as with SFP’s artists-in-residence, their management agencies, and the staff and crew at each performance venue. The ideal candidate excels at managing multiple details and timelines, is a calm and flexible problem solver, has a deep interest in and knowledge of classical music, and several years of experience in performing arts administration.
Areas of Responsibility
- Works in close collaboration with President to secure venue holds, confirm dates and general artist inquiries.
- Oversees artist contracting and fulfillment of contract riders for each performance, including artist fee/payment schedules and taxes.
- Assists in preparing international visa letters/applications as needed.
- Primary contact for artist managers leading up to performances and residencies.
- Communicates with artist managements to finalize travel, lodging, and scheduling details.
- Creates artist itineraries and day of show schedules leading up to each performance.
- Serves as backstage artist liaison for most performances. Schedules staff for backstage concert duty rotation.
- Manages artist complimentary ticket requests for every performance.
- Finds page turners, as needed.
- Finds/determines program timings for performances.
- Arranges pre- and post-concert activities involving the artist (e.g. meet and greets, receptions, signings).
- Processes artist-related invoices, submits and tracks check requests, and oversees reporting to BMI/ASCAP.
- Books dates at all performance venues, servicing rental contracts and acting as primary staff contact and liaison with venue staff and crews.
- Coordinates rehearsal schedules and technical needs with venue crews.
- Negotiates piano and other equipment rentals with vendors each season.
- Orders pianos/instruments and schedules delivery and tunings for performances.
- Schedules sound amplification and other tech for performances as needed.
- Manages hospitality budget. Purchases and sets up green room hospitality.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred. A degree in music or arts management is preferred.
- A minimum of three years of work experience in a related field
- Thorough knowledge of classical music
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- High level of organization, attention to detail, and problem solving skills
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to work at performances is required, including nights and weekends.
- Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
To apply, please email a resume and a personalized cover to: email@example.com (Include in the subject line: Senior Manager, Artistic Planning and Production).
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.