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Oklahoma City Philharmonic

JOB TITLE:  General Manager

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

SUPERVISES:  Operations Associate, Education Coordinator, Stage Manager, Librarian, and Personnel Manager

JOB SUMMARY:  The General Manager is responsible for ensuring that the scheduling and production of all orchestra events (concerts, rehearsals, runouts, special events, etc.) run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner.  The General Manager functions as a liaison between the orchestra and the rest of the organization and is responsible for carrying out the provisions of the Master Agreement.  The position is also responsible for oversight of all education and community engagement related planning and activity.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Concert Production

  • Plan and administer all concert production activities of the orchestra.
  • Engage and negotiate contracts for guest artists and conductors.
  • Coordinate operations and production activities with appropriate staff.
  • Supervise orchestra setup for rehearsals and concerts.
  • Supervise and manage all rehearsals and concerts in coordination with guest artist contracts, venue technical staff, operations staff, contract labor, and conductor.
  • Confirm arrangements with recording engineer for any recording of concert, in consultation with appropriate staff.
  • Supervise the arrangements for guest artist travel, accommodations, and hospitality.
  • Create, coordinate and distribute all production schedules and stage plots in a timely manner.
  • Organize and produce all orchestra fee engagements, runout concerts, and special projects.
  • Serve as liaison to venues for organization’s logistical and production needs.
  • Complete and submit all stage crew semi-monthly payroll in coordination with Stage Manager and Finance Director.

Scheduling & Planning

  • Prepare the orchestra’s master schedule by working with the Executive Director and Music Director to achieve artistic goals, while maximizing services for financial benefit and upholding the requirements of the Master Agreement.
  • Participate in the season planning process, in collaboration with Music Director and Executive Director; research potential programs, artists, conductors, and partnership opportunities, as necessary.  
  • Determine feasible schedules and budgets for special events such as runouts, recordings, and community engagement programs.
  • Book all necessary facilities.

Master Agreements/Contracts

  • Serve as a member of management’s negotiating team for collective bargaining agreements; research specific issues as requested by the negotiating team; determine financial impact of proposed changes.
  • Monitor, identify and propose changes and develop strategies to achieve optimal results, on an ongoing basis.
  • Interpret, implement and uphold terms of the Master Agreement.

Orchestra Personnel

  • Maintain open communication with orchestra committee and respond to issues in a timely manner in consultation with appropriate staff.
  • Promote a positive relationship between the orchestra, administration, and Board.
  • Ensure best possible physical working conditions for the orchestra in all situations.

Administrative

  • Develop and monitor budgets for all production activities.
  • Supervise education activities and approve the education department’s annual budget.
  • Maintain appropriate cost controls while maintaining artistic integrity and upholding the Master Agreement.
  • Manage procurement of supplies, licenses, equipment and services for operational purposes.
  • Serve as part of senior management team to assist the Executive Director in setting and implementing administrative and artistic policies established by the Board.
  • Complete annual ASCAP/BMI reporting.
  • Maintain inventory of all orchestra owned equipment (musical and non-musical) and coordinate updated inventory with Finance Director for insurance purposes.

Other

  • Coordinate activities of Development, Marketing and Communications departments for special projects involving the use of the theatre, stage crew, and/or orchestra musicians.
  • Serve on Board committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in music or arts administration required (master’s degree preferred) with 5+ years of experience in administration and operations of a professional orchestra.

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to okcphilemployment@gmail.com.  No phone calls please.  Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019.


Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

Associate Director

The Associate Director manages marketing, the design of print materials, high-level programs, and the

website for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and is a key team member of the staff. The position is

full-time and year-round with required evening and weekend activities. Considerable in-state travel is

required. This position reports to Executive Director as required ensuring the success of OVAC’s

marketing and community relation efforts and is a team member for all of OVAC’s activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership

• Assist the Executive Director in managing on-going operation, improvement, and growth of the

Organization

• Play a leadership role in nurturing new partnerships and managing on-going relationships between

OVAC and community organizations, businesses, and educational institutions

• Provide responsive and noble leadership to ensure programs align with strategic priorities

• Act as an ambassador for OVAC at community arts events

Marketing

• Manage and implement social media and marketing plan that aligns with strategic goals

• Create and post content for all social media platforms

• Create and disseminate press releases for all events and programs

• Actively work to increase OVAC’s visibility and awareness

• Monitor marketing analytics and produce reports for the Board

• Manage and update the website daily

• Work with graphic designers to create all print materials and coordinate printing and distribution

• Create graphics for social media and other minimal graphics as needed

Programs

• Manage and coordinate OVAC’s high-level programs, currently including Art 365, Concept, and

Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship

• Assist the Executive Director in the regular evaluation of programs ensuring all programs are

mission-driven and align with strategic priorities

• Assist the Executive Director in editing and planning for Art Focus Oklahoma

Teamwork

• Be a true team player and work closely to support other OVAC staff members as needed

• Be a key participant in supporting a culture that prioritizes teamwork

Required Skills:

▪ Bachelor’s degree in art/design, marketing/PR, art history, nonprofit administration, or related

degree; Master’s degree preferred

▪ Collaborative disposition skilled in working as part of productive teams

▪ Acute detail orientation and excellent organizational skills

▪ Performs superiority customer service with high expectations for quality

▪ Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think creatively, and problem-solve

▪ Self-aware of own strengths and weaknesses and how those fit within a team dynamic

▪ Good verbal and written communications

▪ Excellent time management skills

▪ Aptitude in learning new technology quickly

▪ Proficiency in word processing, email, social media, databases, and some skill in Adobe Creative

Suite preferred

▪ Love for the arts!

Physical Requirements:

▪ Ability to lift 50 lbs

▪ Ability to sit and work at a computer majority of the work day

▪ Ability to assist with installing artwork, moving walls and pedestals, and other physical labor as

needed

▪ Ability to drive with reliable transportation

Compensation:

Salary starts at $37,500. Benefits include three weeks paid vacation, sick leave, matching retirement

program, and health insurance. Employee will receive training as needed.

About OVAC:

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), founded in 1988, is a statewide nonprofit that supports

Oklahoma’s visual arts and artists and their power to enrich communities. OVAC is an equal opportunity

employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national

origin, age, disability or genetic information. For more information, visit ovac-ok.org.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references:

For priority consideration, apply by September 30th. Position will remain open until filled.

Krystle Brewer, Executive Director, employment@ovac-ok.org.