General Manager

General Summary:
The General Manager oversees all administrative operations of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (HSO) of Johns Hopkins University. HSO is a university/community-based orchestra with approximately 200 members in 2 ensembles, comprised of JHU students, faculty, staff, and community members. The September to May season includes 8 concerts: 4 symphony orchestra; 3 concert orchestra; 1 family. General Manager collaborates and works with Music Director, Assistant Conductor, Director of Homewood Arts Programs, orchestra members, soloists, composers, guest lecturers, artists’ agents, advisory board, vendors, outside arts organizations and community groups. This position reports to the Director of Homewood Arts Programs. This benefitted position is year-round, 37.5 hours a week with night and weekend work required.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Essential Job Functions:
Concert Production, Operations and Personnel Management:
• Plan and produce all HSO concerts including but not limited to scheduling, personnel management, marketing, and house management.
• Schedule dates for all concerts and approximately 50 rehearsals/year.
• Organize and run annual auditions and bi-annual concerto competition.
• Coordinate with JHU departments including scheduling, facilities, parking, business office, custodial, and other relevant JHU offices.
• Hire, train, and supervise student stage managers, house managers, box office managers and marketing assistants.
• Manage roster of musicians, tracking participation and attendance.
• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, especially for concerts.
• Serve as music librarian and coordinate any music loans to outside organizations.
• Coordinate concert recordings.
• Coordinate and oversee all concert ticketing including online and paper tickets, and season subscriptions.
• Organize and lead three advisory board meetings annually.
• Maintain orchestra inventory, coordinate instrument and equipment maintenance, and rent/loan instruments to outside organizations.
• Coordinate guest artist details including scheduling, hospitality, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Financial Management and Oversight:
• Develop and oversee annual budgets.
• Responsible for all financial activities including purchases, invoice requests, deposits, and donor management.
• Prepare guest artist contracts.
• Write MD State Arts Council annual grant and reports.

Marketing:
• Manage website using WordPress platform.
• Plan and oversee social media and email marketing.
• Plan, write and design publicity. Write and design printer-ready marketing materials including season brochure, flyers, and program books using desk-top publisher programs.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in arts or arts management. Master’s degree in arts or arts management preferred.

Experience: Three years minimum experience in arts management. Work experience in higher education preferred.

Special Knowledge, Skill, or Abilities:
• Experience in concert production and stage/house management.
• Experience in grant writing, contract administration, and copyright policies.
• Experience in budget development, management, and oversight.
• Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with high accuracy, attention to details, and timeliness.
• Strong public speaking, marketing, and public relations skills.
• Ability to develop and implement short and long-range plans to meet program needs.
• Demonstrated ability to relate to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, student-oriented environment, with strong leadership and collaboration skills.
• Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Ability to complete multiple complex projects at the same time.

Classified Title:Symphony Orchestra Administrator
Working Title: General Manager
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 37.5 hours/week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10001417-Homewood Arts Program
Personnel area: University Student Services

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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