Website Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra
An instrumental voice for the LGBTQ community in Minnesota
Hours: Part-time, 15-20 hours weekly, seasonally variable hours
Location: Minneapolis, MN
– Cover letter
The MPO is hiring a part-time Operations Manager to lead our operations and management. This role requires strong project management skills, collaboration with the Board, creative problem-solving abilities, and a commitment to the MPO’s mission and vision as America’s first LGBTQIA+ orchestra. Hours vary seasonally based on concert cycle, which includes concerts in November, March, May, and June.
Management and Leadership
– Collaborate with the Board and Artistic Director to execute on strategic vision for the organization and develop annual operational plan to achieve that vision.
– Monitor organization expenses, cash flow, and budget; report to the Board and accountant on organization income and expenses.
– Manage annual report to audience and work with Board and Artistic Director to deliver report to donors and members.
– Manage and oversee organizational calendar.
Operations and Production
– Paying bills, deposit donations, track expenses, work with accountant and Board on financial reporting.
– Manage concert venue reservations for 3 concerts annually, contracts, equipment rentals, concert recording, and other aspects of concert production.
– Manage 10 rehearsals per concert including venue reservations, rehearsal setup, and music distribution in collaboration with Librarian.
– Manage concert reservations for 1 free children’s concert and up to 2 summer concerts.
Marketing and Communications
– Manage and oversee content calendars for eblasts, social media, public relations, and concert program materials, etc.
– Manage the MPO’s social media channels and collaborate with the Board on posting regularly; creating and managing Facebook events; and responding to messages
– Create and send regular emails to engage the MPO audience and promote the orchestra’s concerts and events
– Manage design and production of visual materials including postcards, programs, ads, and digital graphics.
– Manage internal member communications
Development and Fundraising
– Manage design and production of two fundraising letters annually
– Collect mail from the MPO office, process donations through Neon CRM and accounting software, and manage deposits with the bank
– Create and send donation acknowledgment letters in a timely manner
– Manage the MPO’s GiveMN presence for Give To The Max Day and promote fundraising for the organization
– Manage grant application submission with support from the MPO board
An Operations Manager will be a new, but essential, role for the MPO. Historically, these tasks have been completed by volunteers, often playing musicians of the MPO and Board members. Over the past several years, we have grown our revenue to support a permanent position to help us manage the organization and improve the experience for our musicians and audience. We are seeking candidates interested in leading the MPO into the next stage of organizational development, with the guidance and support of the Board of Directors.
The core responsibilities for this position will be serving as the overall operational leader and project manager for the MPO, ensuring that tasks necessary to our operations are completed. The MPO hosts 3 ticketed concerts each year and up to 3 free additional community concerts, which include a children’s concert and summer concerts. For the 10 weeks prior to each concert, musicians rehearse Tuesday evenings. In addition to these core responsibilities, the Executive Director and Operations Manager will oversee our operations and production, marketing and communications, and development and fundraising.
About the MPO
Founded in 1993, the MPO is America’s first LGBTQIA+ orchestra and, for over 30 years, has fostered community for orchestral musicians and audiences in the Twin Cities region. Our mission is to provide diverse arts entertainment of the highest quality, resulting in increased visibility for the musical talents of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our vision is to provide membership with opportunities to serve our local community through: (1) musical performances of the highest quality, which feature works b underrepresented composers, including LGBTQIA+ artists, women, and people of color; (2) informing and educating our audience about the relevance of the music we perform; (3) affirming and showcasing the talents and capabilities of the LGBTQIA+ community; (4) supporting the efforts of other LGBTQIA+ organizations; and (5) creating healthy social opportunities for people to be themselves safely, openly, and honestly. The MPO is a member-driven organization, managed by a Board of Directors elected by the musician-members of the orchestra.
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