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Senior Manager for Artistic Planning and Production

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San Francisco Performances
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 5 days ago

Job Summary

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

Artistic Planning

  • 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.

Production

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a resume and a personalized cover to: jobs@sfperformances.org (Include in the subject line: Senior Manager, Artistic Planning and Production).

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Job Summary

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA, USA

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