Provides strategic direction and leads all aspects of the Peabody Institute’s concert activities. The Director of Concert Operations oversees all administrative functions of the Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory ensemble programs with the goal of providing students with top-tier ensemble training and professional-level performance experiences. These responsibilities include providing leadership to the employees of the ensemble, concert office, production and the Peabody Box Office; and managing all aspects of the school’s performance venues and various other performance and rehearsal spaces within the school. The Director interacts regularly with members of the general public, external donors and clients, and Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory faculty, staff and students. The position reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies at the Peabody Institute and is a member of the Senior Associate Dean’s administrative leadership team.
Oversee staff devoted to supporting the artistic and educational development of students which includes the management of the Ensembles Office, the Concert Office, the Box Office, and Production Services.
Coordinates in collaboration with conservatory and preparatory artistic staff the planning of all concerts and dance performances including concert and rehearsal scheduling, guest artist engagement/contracting, and programming.
Develops and manages budgets including, projected contributed revenue, special events and hall availability and all concert operations budgets.
Collaborates Peabody Marketing office to design and produce the season brochure, concert marketing campaigns and other publications as needed
Works closely with Artistic Director Ensembles and conducting faculty to administer conducting program and the Conductors Orchestra.
As the teacher of record, provides advisement, assesses performance, tracks ensemble assignments, and assigns grades for students enrolled in conservatory large ensembles
Liaises with other departments about cross-departmental collaborations, including regular opera and dance performances, as well as special events with Historical Performance, Jazz and other performance events.
Oversees and serves in rotation of staffing for all concert events
Acts as liaison with guest conductors and their management, communications office, and concert office
Engages with assistant and preparatory conductors for concert projects as needed
Executes special projects such as recordings or institute wide performances as needed
Direct reports: Ensemble Office, Concert Office, Box Office, Production Team
Bachelor’s Degree in music performance, history, education or related field required; advanced degree (M.M., M.A. or higher) preferred
10 years of orchestral administration and management or related experience required.
Extensive knowledge of orchestral, operatic, choral and/or dance repertoire
Experience in management and tracking of complex departmental budgets
Exceptional communication, organizational and management skills
Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Experience with Arts Vision is preferred.
Previous administrative or faculty experience at performing arts conservatory or university music program preferred
Previous experience in the management of orchestral programs at an educational institution preferred.
Please include a cover letter specific to this position, salary history and resume.
Role/Level/Range: L/4/LD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 5pm Employee subgroup: Exempt Location: Baltimore, MD Department name: Ensemble Operations Personnel area: Peabody Institute
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