The Manager of Ensemble Operations will work closely with the Associate Dean of Artistic Operations and SFCM Music Director Edwin Outwater, as well as ensemble directors, and students and faculty to provide administrative coordination and supervision of all Large Ensemble activities. Large Ensembles include the SFCM Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Baroque Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and Chorus. The position will oversee the areas of personnel management, scheduling, ensemble library and large ensemble program planning, and will also supervise the position of Assistant Ensemble Manager & Librarian and the responsibilities held by that position.
Bachelor’s degree in music required
Experience working with faculty and students in higher education or other related settings.
Demonstrated capacity to lead artistic projects effectively and creatively.
Extraordinary attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills as well as dynamic interpersonal skills, including nuanced management skills, capacity to steward institutional relationships, and ability to solve programs in a highly demanding and face-paced environment.
Ability to maintain procedures and policies combined with good judgment in weighing exceptions.
Comprehensive working knowledge of performance practices, musical terminology, orchestration, transposition, and repertoire.
Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends.
Familiarity with music publishing, licensing, and copyright laws.
Prior music library and/or ensemble management experience required, as well as a clear understanding of ensemble skill needs of 21st Century musicians.
Relevant budgetary skills.
Knowledge of Sibelius and/or Finale software is preferred.
About San Francisco Conservatory of Music
At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, we give students the framework and foundation to succeed throughout their studies and careers, creating a path of lifelong learning. More than any other world-class conservatory, we focus on educating the whole person, with an interconnected curriculum that breaks down barriers between the intellectual, artistic, professional, and individual. Our faculty, facilities, and position at the heart of the San Francisco Music Scene have helped SFCM seize a leading role in preparing – and defining – the 21st century musician.