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Operations Manager

Orchestra Iowa

The Operations Manager is responsible for coordinating production, artistic, education and facility services for Orchestra Iowa, the Paramount Theatre and the Opus Concert Café.



  •  Assist with Orchestra Iowa, Paramount Theatre and Opus Concert Café production needs
  •  Maintain and communicate the master production calendar, Symphony Organizer and artist schedules; coordinate events with the Paramount Theatre calendar and staff
  •  Coordinate production logistics with venues and vendors; verify technical rider requirements and secure needed items
  •  Create and operate PowerPoint presentations for program support, recognition and supertitles
  •  Staff rehearsals, performances, auditions and events
  •  Assist with production budgeting, reporting and payroll
  •  Compile and proofread program/brochure information such as rosters, repertoire, bios and text/translations
  •  Prepare and maintain artist and venue contracts
  •  Coordinate guest artist travel, lodging and hospitality; chauffeur guest artists as needed

Engagement and Outreach

  •  Coordinate educational and outreach services for Orchestra Iowa ensembles, including Music in the Schools, Pied Piper concerts and residencies; explore growth opportunities for each
  •  Coordinate the Fifth Grade Fiddles program and the Orchestra’s role in Metro Orchestra Fest
  •  Coordinate Orchestra Iowa Youth Concert productions; create and operate educational PowerPoint presentations; work with the school district on curriculum guides
  •  Coordinate guest artist master classes
  •  Help to strengthen the tie between Orchestra Iowa and the Orchestra Iowa School through activities outlined in the Strategic Plan


  •  Maintain the schedule for the Opus Concert Café; coordinate internal use and external rentals, seeking to maximize its revenue potential; manage stage and seating requirements; draft use agreements and process invoices
  •  Coordinate building needs; maintain and distribute keys and security passes; ensure contracted cleaning vendors are meeting expectations; repair small items (i.e. light bulbs) and coordinate more significant maintenance issues with outside contractors
  •  Serve as the primary liaison to food and beverage vendors
  •  Assist in keeping the building clean of clutter and trash


  •  Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO or COO


  •  Bachelors degree or equivalent with one to three years related experience
  •  Must be extremely courteous, positive and a team player
  •  Ability to manage multiple projects and succeed within fast-paced work environment
  •  Must be responsible, reliable, able to work weekends and evenings
  •  Must have diplomacy in handling sensitive and confidential information
  •  Must have excellent communication skills
  •  Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs, unassisted
  •  Must have a valid drivers license and own/operate a vehicle
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
  •  Must have a passion for the performing arts and desire to bring them to Iowa audiences


Starting salary range for this position is in the mid to upper $20Ks. Orchestra Iowa provides medical, dental, vision, short/long-term disability insurance, life insurance, parking downtown and access to world-class performing arts in Eastern Iowa.

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