Oversees all artistic and stage operations for the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, and chamber music series throughout San Diego County as well as at the Balboa Theatre. Assists with production needs of all other chamber and in-home concerts. Works directly with MM Administration, Conductors, MM support Staff, venue contacts, city vendors. This is a year-round, full-time position.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Prior to the start of the Festival, participate in planning meetings with the Executive Director, Finance, Marketing, and Development staff.
2. Lead stage crew budgeting for all associated concerts. Interface with IATSE crew members at Balboa Theatre.
3. Negotiate venue contracts. Make site visits as appropriate for each venue and secure needed dates for upcoming concert seasons.
4. Assign, schedule, and supervise part-time production personnel, ensuring that staff effectively fulfill all assigned duties for Festival Orchestra, Spotlight Series, and other events as needed.
5. Attend all staff and production meetings as directed, assigning additional production support staff as needed.
6. Create event sheets to serve as a tool to communicate production requirements to support staff.
7. Attend all orchestra services and assume manager-on-duty responsibilities including acting as orchestra personnel manager, fulfilling guest artist hospitality, conductor assistance, concert calls, lighting calls, sound calls, and timings, as well as oversee all other production requirements.
8. Oversee stage crew for lights and sound for Festival Orchestra rehearsals and performances when needed.
9. Arrange for piano tunings and page-turners, coordinating with venue staff or homeowners for in-home concerts as appropriate.
10. Coordinate all necessary equipment for rehearsals and performances and assist in transportation of all production equipment, including orchestral music provided by the part-time volunteer Librarian.
11. Monitor equipment and instrument inventory and acxquisitions to ensure proper handling and care.
12. Assist Music Director in production-related needs of guest artists for Festival Orchestra.
13. Maintain Artist Bios for Festival Orchestra members.
14. Arrange transportation as necessary for soloists, festival orchestra, or Music Director.
15. Maintain appropriate records, including time sheets, injury reports, etc.
16. Enforce and adhere to all OSHA Standards and safety outlines implemented by the appropriate venue.
17. Assist with beginning of season and end of season set-up and breakdown, including transport of storage equipment, displays, etc.
18. Responsible for always wearing appropriate attire, professional appearance at all performances, fund-raising events and for all other times clean and professional attire.
19. Responsible for working the required number of hours to successfully complete all duties.
Previous stage management experience a must. Must be able to handle direction and requests from many people. Must be able to handle rush periods and work well under pressure. Must be a team player. Valid Driver’s License required. Previous experience with sound and lighting is desired.
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About Mainly Mozart
About Mainly Mozart:
For thirty years, Mainly Mozart has been a mission-driven organization with one guiding inspiration: Mozart. His music, his mastery, and all that he embodied as a multi-faceted man inspires our mission and vision—and is what sets us apart. Mozart personifies much more than classical music. He exemplifies prodigy, composer, genius, innovator, collaborator—and Mainly Mozart is driven to express these qualities in everything we produce.
The mission of Mainly Mozart is to enrich the lives of today’s and tomorrow’s passionate music lovers by connecting them to the genius and innovation of Mozart and the Masters, to world-class musicians and music-making, and to each other.
Mainly Mozart Festival: 2019: The Mainly Mozart Festival is the core of the organization, which draws international attention to San Diego through its concerts at the Balboa Theatre by the world-class Festival Orchestra, chamber music, Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (MMYO) performances, and community outreach efforts. The festival typically begins in the last week of May through the last weekend of June.
Spotlight Chamber Music: In addition to the annual festival, Mainly Mozart produces and offers the “Spotlight Chamber Music” series, which showcases artists in 3 different communities throughout San Diego County (Carlsbad, La Jolla, and Rancho Santa Fe), and takes place from January – May each season.
Mozart & The Mind: For Mainly Mozart, “Mozart” is the expression of multiple intelligences, the boundless Genius manifesting in various forms throughout the continuum of human ability. This year, Mainly Mozart launches “Mozart And The Mind”, an 8-day mini-festival that celebrates the importance of discovering the “Mozart” in every Mind. We open with “Finding Mozart: Neurodiversity Leading The Way”, a series of inspiring presentations by internationally acclaimed Neurodiverse speakers and advocates, breathtaking performances by Neurodiverse artists, and thought-provoking discussions with Neurodiverse individuals, innovative scientists, educators, authors, and advocates. Partners of this festival include the Autism Society of San Diego, TERI, Inc., the Music Therapy Center of California and Art of Autism, among many others.
Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra: The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra (MMYO) serves 200 youth ages 3-23 of all skill levels, with six ensembles and four instructors. The MMYO reflects Mainly Mozart’s commitment to the genius in us all, with programs dedicated to children with learning differences including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.
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