Orchestra Personnel Manager

Dates of Employment: June 13 - August 9, 2022
Reports To: ​​Vice President & Chief Artistic Officer
Supports: Artistic Director, Conductors, Library Staff, Operations Staff, Musicians

Summary

The Orchestra Personnel Manager reports to the Vice President & Chief Artistic Officer and will work closely with the Instruction & Performance Department, acting as the primary liaison between the Orchestra Musicians, Conductors, and Administrative Staff. This position is responsible for the effective and efficient management and administration of personnel activities of all Brevard Music Center ensembles.

The Orchestra Personnel Manager is a seasonal position with hours and days of work that may vary widely depending on the time needed to fulfill the responsibilities. This will include nights and weekends coinciding with the services of the orchestra. 

Duties

  • Oversee all personnel related activities at rehearsals and performances for the Brevard Music Center Orchestra (Flagship Orchestra), Brevard Sinfonia (College Division Orchestra), Chamber Orchestra, and Opera Orchestra, including: creation and maintenance of weekly seating assignments, documenting attendance, serving as the time keeper, and addressing with discretion any personnel issues that may arise. 
  • Make daily announcements before rehearsals and during break, including upcoming special events, rehearsal changes, or other pertinent information. 
  • Obtain the rehearsal order from the conductor at the end of each rehearsal and distribute to musicians via bulletin boards, email blasts, and other institutional communication platforms.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.
  • Liaise with the Orchestra Operations Manager regarding any musicians’ special needs or requests.
  • Liaise with the Artist Liaisons regarding any conductor and guest artist needs and requests.
  • In conjunction with the Vice President & Chief Artistic Officer, manage the Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager (High School Ensembles) and interact on a daily basis, providing training in all areas of responsibility pertaining to the orchestra. 
  • Attend meetings, including staff, production, and any other meetings involving musicians.
  • Assume other projects and duties that may be assigned by the Vice President & Chief Artistic Officer.
     

Qualifications

  • 1-3 year minimum experience in orchestra personnel management.
  • Outstanding communications skills with the ability to balance institutional and individual considerations while committing to artistic excellence. 
  • Experience with stage protocol in an orchestral environment.
  • Should be able to collaborate with various personalities in a calm and compassionate manner with a positive attitude and sense of humor, including under pressure. 
  • Extensive knowledge of orchestral repertoire, instrumentation, and ability to read music.
  • Preference given to candidates who have spent time in an orchestra, whether as a musician or member of the administrative team. 
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
     

Requirements

  • complete satisfactory background check
  • must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record
  • A college degree in music or extensive knowledge of classical music.

Compensation: includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing.

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to:

Jenny Snyder Kozoroz
Program Director
Brevard Music Center
(828) 862-2164
jkozoroz@brevardmusic.org


Please note: A vaccine mandate policy is in place for all students, faculty, summer staff, and residents for the 2022 season. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. Brevard Music Center acts in accordance with applicable state and federal labor laws based on the most current workplace health safety guidance from local, state, and federal health and labor agencies. Brevard Music Center follows CDC and OSHA guidelines for what is considered fully vaccinated, which in the future may include booster shots.


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Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.