Spokane Symphony Orchestra & Personnel Manager

Spokane Symphony

Spokane, WA

Work Location: In-office


Website Spokane Symphony

The Operations & Personnel Manager (OPM) is the primary point of contact between the members of the Orchestra and the administration of the Spokane Symphony. The position consists of balancing high-priority deliverables, nurturing and maintaining relationships amongst orchestra, staff, and external constituents, exercising decision-making skills requiring extensive knowledge of the orchestra working dynamic, and ability to thrive under intense pressure. The successful candidate will seamlessly meld an advanced knowledge of orchestra operations, an authentic warmth and love of the orchestra world and the people in it, and an insatiable drive to deliver outstanding results to others. This position epitomizes the concept of servant leadership.

The OPM is responsible for the day‐to‐day management of orchestra activities and related functions in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The OPM serves as a liaison between the musicians and administration of the Spokane 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 General Manager, Artistic and Executive Directors.

The OPM reports to the General Manager of the Symphony and works closely with the other members of the Operations Department, the Music Director, and across departments, especially Finance. The OPM demonstrates a continuous improvement approach supporting collaboration and growth across the institution. This OPM is expected to possess subject matter expertise of the highest caliber in the related field, as well expertise and passion for orchestral music, a curiosity for learning and an indefatigable drive to succeed.

To apply for this job please visit spokanesymphony.org.