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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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Production

  •  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

Facilities

  •  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

Other

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

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  •  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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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.

To apply for this job email your details to jmallow@orchestraiowa.org

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