Title Operations Director – Community Orchestra
Organization Austin Civic Orchestra
Closing Date
Location Austin, TX

The board of the Austin Civic Orchestra is seeking to fill the position of Operations Director. This contract role will oversee and maintain the day-to-day business of the ACO. The Operations Director will report to the Board of Directors through the Board President, and will work closely with the Music Director and other contracted staff members to carry out the mission of the orchestra. The orchestra rehearses once a week from late August to early June and performs 6-8 concerts per season. The number of hours worked each week varies with more duties (up to 15) when the orchestra has a concert and much fewer on the weeks in-between (as low as 1-2 hours).

The Austin Civic Orchestra (ACO) is a non-profit civic organization that has been around since 1977. The ACO is devoted to bringing high quality music to the community and providing a musical outlet for professional and non-professional musicians alike. The ACO performs six to eight concerts each season, all of which offer programming to suit a wide variety of musical tastes, from traditional classics to pops and most everything in between. Presented at assorted convenient locations in the Austin area, the relaxed atmosphere and affordable cost have proven appealing to this community. http://austincivicorchestra.org.

Apply by email your cover letter and resume to acomgr@austincivicorchestra.org.

Operations Manager Areas of Responsibility:

Concert and Rehearsal Manager
-Arrange and manage rehearsal venues, attend part of rehearsal as needed
-Negotiate & execute concert venue rental.
-Provide a plan to the venue manager & serve as the orchestra’s contact for each concert
-Make arrangements for all equipment needed for a concert
-Contract sound and recording engineers for each concert
-Arrange for volunteers to staff ticket table & usher each concert
-Work with the business manager for ticket sales
-Work with volunteers and staff on the season program and concert inserts
-Work with the treasurer to get insurance riders for each space.
-Be present at the concert venue for each concert
-Other duties as needed for a successful concert.

-Maintain the orchestra membership list with contact information
-Work with the treasurer to track orchestra membership dues payments
-Keep the orchestra’s Google group membership up-to-date
-Send announcements before each rehearsal and communicate with the orchestra membership on upcoming events
-Work closely with the staff in the contract positions to be sure the orchestra operates as planned and within budget: Business and PR Manager, Development Director, Equipment Manager, Music Director, Assistant Conductor
-Other administrative duties as needed

The Operations Director is a contract position with the Austin Civic Orchestra. Compensation is $6,500 per year.

Ideal Characteristics
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-Reliable to meet required timelines and fully complete tasks
-Good communication and people skills
-Forward thinking: Looks for new & better ways to support & carry out the mission of the ACO
-Able to collaborate with volunteers, staff, board members, and orchestra members

Desired Qualifications
-Experience managing a performing arts group, or familiarity with managing a performing arts event
-Arts Management education or degree
-Former or current member of a performing arts organization
-Experience supervising other staff members

Website http://austincivicorchestra.org