BYSO serves qualified student musicians in grades K-12 and believes that an exceptional classical music experience can be life changing. At BYSO, students experience a transformative music education through participation in our nationally-renowned orchestras and outreach programs. To support these efforts, BYSO is seeking a full-time Operations Manager to assist in effective implementation of all activities for the BYSO including: weekly rehearsals (Sundays), concerts, special events, annual auditions, 2-week summer camp in Maine, and tours. The Operations Manager reports to the Director of Operations and will oversee a crew of work-study students.
Manage backstage/onstage operations for rehearsals, performances, camp, and auditions
Disseminate logistical info regarding rehearsals and performances to students, parents, and staff
Provide logistical support to Intensive Community Program (ICP) rehearsals and concerts
Supervise work study crew for set-up/break-down for Sunday rehearsals, hold annual orientation/training
Communicate regularly with students and parents via email, telephone, and in person
Monitor attendance at rehearsals and concerts
Prepare and maintain rosters
Assist with processing incoming registration forms and contracts into new personnel lists
Assist with tour planning and logistics as needed
Relocate to Maine for BYSO camp weeks
Develop and send comprehensive camp information to students and parents
Assist with the organization of bus lists, medical forms, cabin assignments, and seating assignments
Assist with copying, distribution, collection and return of music to the BYSO office
Provide technical support to Parents Committee as needed
Coordinate volunteer help for office tasks as needed
Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a minimum of 2 years of production and management experience required in a professional orchestra, music school, or music presenting organization
Proven effectiveness and desire to work with student musicians
Proven ability to effectively manage a staff and a rigorous schedule
Demonstrated skill in prioritizing and addressing a very broad range of tasks in a fast-paced environment with meticulous attention to detail
Proven experience in effectively managing the needs and expectations of a wide range of constituents
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
History of effective interpersonal skills with ability to mitigate sensitive and/or challenging issues
Experience with standard business software and information technology
Candidate must have significant experience in independent work and must be independently motivated
A sense of humor is a must.
Additional Qualities and Traits:
A congenial nature with the ability to communicate effectively and thoroughly
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to diversity and inclusion as business and workplace values
Successful experience working with people from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds is desirable
Additional Requirements: Frequent evenings and weekends required. Must be available on Sundays during the school year. BYSO’s weekly rehearsals occur each Sunday between September and June. Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Application procedure: Please send cover letter, resume, and references (PDF documents only) to Gabriel Cobas, Director of Operations email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Application deadline: Posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received prior to October 6, 2017 will be given preference.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate to experience
The mission of BYSO is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to
qualified musicians, grades K-12, and to make its programs accessible to
underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.
Since its inception in 1958, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYS...O) continues to achieve the highest artistic standards, and remains committed to musical excellence. Today the BYSO is widely regarded as one of the country's finest youth orchestras and is recognized nationally as
a model music and arts education organization.