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MSO Seeks Operations Manager and Education Coordinator

July 5, 2017

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Operations Manager and Education Coordinator-Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director                   Supervises: Personnel Manager, Production Manager, Librarian

Duties and Responsibilities: The Operations Manager and Education Coordinator will be responsible for all details related to the MSO’s performances and educational programs to ensure that productions are run smoothly and in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Develop the annual master plan for orchestra operations including rehearsal and performance schedules, hall rentals, musician contracts, guest artist travel and itineraries, production budgets and vendor contracts.
  • 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 and guest artist contracts.
  • Work with the Production Manager and Maryland Theatre technical to oversee logistics of venues, instruments and equipment for rehearsals and performances.
  • Work closely with the Music Director, Personnel Manager, Production Manager and Librarian to ensure that the musician’s working conditions create an environment conducive to artistic excellence.
  • Plan and coordinate all Educational activities.
  • Work with the Education Committee of the Board of Directors, to set appropriate goals, hire necessary musicians and oversee all aspects of educational programming.

Requirements: Prefer a candidate with degree in Music or Arts Administration and thorough knowledge of orchestral music. Proven ability to develop and monitor production budgets. Strong organizational skills, time management skills, problem solving skills and an intense attention to detail. Successful candidates will posses excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as a willingness to be a team player in a highly collaborative environment. Nights and weekend work are required with the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Compensation/Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The MSO offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, voluntary 403(b), vacation, 10 holidays and paid parking.

Organization Description: Founded in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze. For its first sixteen seasons, horn virtuoso Barry Tuckwell provided artistic leadership. Musicians come from throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington metro area to perform with the MSO.

The orchestra presents five pairs of classical concerts in a MasterWorks series at the 1,270-seat historic Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The season also includes two MSO Pops! concerts, two Home for the Holidays concerts, four Linked-Up youth concerts, a Student Masterworks concert and a free Salute to Independence concert at Antietam National Battlefield which draws an audience of 25-30,000 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, Symphony Saturdays, a String Instruction Program and Masterclasses.

The Maryland Symphony has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and an endowment of $2.7 million. The orchestra is governed by a Board of 21 and has a staff of five full-time and four part-time employees.

Hagerstown is located in western Maryland, 70 miles from Washington, DC, and 75 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. The area is well-known for historic sites such as the Antietam National Battlefield, and has extensive park areas for hiking, skiing, biking, white-water rafting, and other outdoor activities. 

Location: Hagerstown, MD                                                      Web Site: www.marylandsymphony.org

Application deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017                          Date to remove: August 5, 2017

Application procedure:

Interested and qualified applicants please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to mjonnes@marylandsymphony.org or by mail to:

Michael Jonnes
Executive Director
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
30 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-4000