The Orchestra Personnel Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of orchestra activities and related functions in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The Orchestra Personnel Manager serves as a liaison between the musicians and administration of the San Diego Symphony, supporting institutional goals and acting as a resource and counsel for orchestra musicians.
Responsibilities include being present at orchestral rehearsals and performances, preparing orchestra rosters and seating assignments, maintaining attendance records, preparing orchestra payroll, managing the audition process, ensuring timely and accurate communication to musicians, and addressing confidential personnel matters in partnership with the Director of Orchestra Operations.
The Orchestra Personnel Manager reports to the Director of Orchestra Operations and works closely with the Assistant Orchestra Personnel manager in addition to colleagues across Human Resources, Production, and Artistic teams as well as the Orchestral Librarians. The Orchestra Personnel Manager demonstrates a continuous improvement approach supporting collaboration and growth across the institution.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Music, Music Business, or Arts Administration
• 3-5 years experience as an Orchestra Personnel Manager
• Experience and knowledge of the Performing Arts is essential to the success of this position
• Candidates with experience as a musician or member of the administrative team of orchestras preferred
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About San Diego Symphony Orchestra
The San Diego Symphony, through unquestionable commitment to the highest levels of artistic achievement, seeks to elevate human potential by providing a shared sense of pride and belonging to something bigger than any of us can achieve alone. We offer audiences the wonder of live music and transformative learning experiences that develop and understanding and passion for the arts. To ensure we are an enduring force in the region we commit to fiscal responsibility. We serve and shape the culture of the region, by being for all and with all, the musical heart of San Diego.