The Manager of Ensemble Operations will work closely with the Associate Dean of Artistic Operations and SFCM Music Director Edwin Outwater, as well as ensemble directors, and students and faculty to provide administrative coordination and supervision of all Large Ensemble activities. Large Ensembles include the SFCM Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Baroque Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and Chorus. The position will oversee the areas of personnel management, scheduling, ensemble library and large ensemble program planning, and will also supervise the position of Assistant Manager of Large Ensembles & Librarian and the responsibilities held by that position.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee and manage all large ensemble activities, including auditions, rehearsals, and performances.
- In conjunction with the Dean, Music Director, and faculty, help to craft, implement and maintain a comprehensive approach to the student ensemble experience in both large and small settings
- Coordinate technical details and performance calendars with ensemble directors, ensemble personnel, communications office, concert office, stage crew, and others, as necessary
- Work closely with the faculty to manage ensemble personnel including rosters, assignments, and attendance
- Oversee management of the SFCM Ensemble Library services, including the acquisition of rental and permanent parts; procurement of grand rights, mechanical licenses, and permissions for performances, web-streaming, broadcasts, and recordings; and supervise the production of parts, bowings, audition-excerpt preparation, music distribution, cataloging, and storage with the Assistant Ensemble Manager & Librarian
- Coordinate the Annual Concerto Competition and engage judges for all areas of competition
- Oversee the lending of orchestral instruments to students, and manage and track repairs and maintenance to SFCM's inventory of orchestral instruments
- Manage and update outward-facing ensemble information for students and faculty
- Supervises the Assistant Ensemble Manager & Librarian (full-time) and 2 graduate assistants
- Hires, trains, and oversees all student workers with the Assistant Ensemble Manager
- Coordinates with the Production and Facilities departments with regard to concert setups, lighting, and other performance needs
- Oversee the departmental budgets
- Performs other duties as required
- Bachelor’s degree in music required
- Experience working with faculty and students in higher education or other related settings.
- Demonstrated capacity to lead artistic projects effectively and creatively.
- Extraordinary attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
- Excellent communication skills as well as dynamic interpersonal skills, including nuanced management skills, capacity to steward institutional relationships, and ability to solve programs in a highly demanding and face-paced environment.
- Ability to maintain procedures and policies combined with good judgment in weighing exceptions.
- Comprehensive working knowledge of performance practices, musical terminology, orchestration, transposition, and repertoire.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends.
- Familiarity with music publishing, licensing, and copyright laws.
- Prior music library and/or ensemble management experience required, as well as a clear understanding of ensemble skill needs of 21st Century musicians.
- Relevant budgetary skills.
- Knowledge of Sibelius and/or Finale software is preferred.
How to Apply
We prefer to receive applications through our website. This position will be posted until filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer
SFCM is a fully committed equal employment opportunity institution and welcomes applications from all qualified persons, including those who consider themselves to be of a race, national origin or ancestry that is not fully represented in musical arts programs in the United States. Personnel decisions regarding applicants for employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran, age, citizenship, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.