Training Ensembles Recruitment & Operations Coordinator
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
February 1, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Position Summary: The Training Ensembles Recruitment & Operations Coordinator is a pivotal member of the Community & Learning team at the DSO. Reporting to the General Manager of Training Ensembles, the Training Ensembles Recruitment & Operations Coordinator works directly with students, families, teaching faculty, administrative staff, orchestra musicians, and community partners to implement music education and enrichment programs of the highest quality. These programs include the training ensembles of the Wu Family Academy, and community-based partnerships.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Works closely with the General Manager of Training Ensembles and other Community & Learning staff to manage the Training Ensembles of the Wu Family Academy • Responsible for supervision of various part-time staff • Prepares materials and oversees part-time staff and performs other duties as necessary to ensure a smooth running and high-impact musical experience for students by developing appropriate relationships with students, parents, and faculty and providing outstanding customer service to these constituents • Recruits, registers, tracks attendance, prepares materials, oversees part-time staff and performs other duties as necessary to ensure a smooth running and high-impact musical experience for students by developing appropriate relationships with students, parents, and faculty and providing outstanding customer service to these constituents while actively working to ensure that all training ensembles are diverse, accessible, and inclusive. • Actively works towards ensuring that all Training Ensembles are diverse, accessible, and inclusive • Schedule facilities for all training ensemble rehearsals, concerts and events • Manages databases, tracking documents, evaluation tools, calendars, and schedules for all training ensembles. • Responds to requests for information from both internal and external sources. • Manages ongoing phones and email communications with all constituents • Works as house manager for rehearsals and concerts • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Position Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required • Strong organization, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including musicians, staff, students, families, community members, and leaders in the field • Able to work Saturdays and other non-traditional working hours • Ability to operate in a PC network environment and proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs and Google online apps. Preferred Position Qualifications • Degree and/or experience in music, arts administration, music education, music business or a closely related field • Experience working in youth education or development • Experience working with diverse and underserved populations • Knowledge of the communities and schools of the Detroit metropolitan area
Personal Attributes and Competencies:
• Dynamic self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who can think strategically and with imagination • Passionate about improving people’s lives through music education and enrichment • Commitment to fostering a positive work environment • Action-oriented, decisive, quick study with proven ability to accurately analyze information and act • A positive attitude and the ability to provide superior customer service • Sensitive to the needs of individuals and utilizes strong interpersonal skills to pursue the best outcomes in all relationships • Responds to challenges with tenacity, integrity and patience • Strategist that is motivated by deadlines and measurable outcomes
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About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.