The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music invites applications for a Large Ensemble Manager. The position is full-time and reports to the Director of Operations and Production.Â The Large Ensemble Manager works directly with the Resident Conductor, Artistic Director, Guest Artists, Guest Conductors, Student Performers, Artist Faculty, Contracted Musicians, Orchestra Librarian, Assistant Director of Production, and Director of Operations & Production.Â
Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers students the opportunity to pursue a thorough music education in a real-world context. We offer students a full range of musical disciplines across a demanding innovative curriculum, and the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown.
The student body at USC is extraordinarily diverse: it is racially and ethnically a majority/minority population with a full range of expressions of gender, ability and sexual identities which we embrace as a source of institutional strength and community pride. The Universityâs commitment to building an academic environment hospitable to this wide range of diversity is full and complete. To that end, we are seeking to create as diverse a pool of candidates as possible; one which reflects the broad diversity of identities and experiences that comprise the country as well as Thornton generally.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports Resident Conductor, Artistic Director, Guest Artists, Guest Conductors and faculty in execution of ensemble operations and logistics
Manages and coordinates personnel assignments (including student workers, vendors and contractors) for orchestras, wind ensemble and woodwind/brass repertory ensemble rotation
Manages and coordinates logistical/production needs for academic rehearsals, performances, special events, tours and festivals as directed
Provides artist liaison services for conductors and guest artists including transportation and lodging.
Collaborates closely with Thornton Operations and Production, Business Office, Payroll, and Department Coordinators as needed to ensure thorough planning and execution of logistics and operational/administrative needs.
Coordinates Season repertoire for Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra and Symphony to prepare production and rotation information.Coordinates Woodwind and Brass repertoire reading ensembles.
Coordinates rehearsal setup, attendance and compliance of ensemble standards.
Provides support for rehearsals and performances in addition to assisting production and stage.
Manages and maintains Thornton Orchestra/Wind Ensemble library collection, inventory and cataloguing. Works closely with Music Library to ensure standardization of practices and standard operating procedures. Supervises part-time Music Librarian.
Coordinates and plans logistics for a variety of meetings and events including Large Ensemble Orientation Meetings, rehearsals, off-site performances and tours.
Manages program and special event/tour budgets, completes reconciliations and processes a variety of administrative transactions in support of the Large Ensembles programming and special events/tours.
Coordinates tour-related communications including schedules, bus rosters and orchestra hospitality and lodging needs.
Coordinates and provides support for load in/out and set up/tear down of Opera Orchestra in collaboration with the Opera Manager, Opera Director and Production Coordinator.
Serves on Thornton Orchestra Committee
Serves on Thornton Emergency Response Team
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess:
Exemplary customer service skills and professional demeanor
Adept verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated administrative or performance experience within an orchestra setting
Relevant production and logistics experience
Ability to read music and familiarity with music/performing arts curriculum objectives in higher education
Experience working within a classical music library and experience preparing music is preferred
Ability to thrive under pressure and be accepting of directions and requests from many stakeholders simultaneously
Ability to multi-task and prioritize as needed
Ability to be equally effective working alone or within a team
Effective time management, administrative, technical and organizational skills as well as strong analytical and problem-solving ability is required
Experience working within Kuali and/or Concur is highly desired
Experience working within a touring performance arts organization is highly desired
Preferred Education and Experience
A Masterâs degree or higher with 5-7 years of experience is preferred.
Hiring Range $25-$28 p/h
A Cover Letter and Resume is required. Applications without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.
Review of applications will commence as early as July 27, 2019.
We pride ourselves on being a GREAT PLACE TO WORK, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families, including:
Benefits: Health, dental, and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers, and up to $50,000 housing subsidy.Â Also, because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans.Â Please visit usc.edu for additional information.Â
Perks: Discounts to USC sporting events, USC Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations and local entertainment.
Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles, offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries.
The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity.
Job Profile SummaryMinimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.
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