Administration
Job Title: Director of Music Operations
Job Sub Title: Full-time, Exempt
Job Description:
PURPOSE:  To plan season master schedules and oversee the non-soloist artists of San Francisco Opera 

REQUIREMENTS:
§ Bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited college or university;
    advanced degree preferred
§ Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a performing arts
    organization, preferably operatic or symphonic
§ Supervision of staff and union personnel required
§ Thorough knowledge of music, especially opera repertoire
§ Experience with budgeting and forecasting
§ Experience in scheduling a repertory opera season
§ Experience in managing or oversight of professional orchestras,
    choruses and dance groups preferred
§ Experience interpreting and applying collective bargaining
    agreements
§ Experience with negotiations, grievances and arbitrations
    preferred
§ Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with Word and
    Excel skills essential; database skills desirable
§ Ability to work independently; prioritize tasks; and exercise good
    judgment and initiative
§ Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully
§ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
§ Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with
    all staff in a professional, confidential and tactful manner
§ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and
    in writing
§ Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner
§ Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the
    opera season

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
§ Oversees staff and union employees in the areas of orchestra,
    chorus and dance
§ Manages the Orchestra Manager and Chorus/Dance Manager
    overseeing assignments, schedules, payroll process, auditions,
    etc.
§ Oversees $16-20M in budget centers, working with orchestra
    and chorus managers on budgeting, forecasting and scenario
    modeling
§ Manages personnel issues in the orchestra, chorus and corps
    de ballet, overseeing the hiring, ongoing work, and discipline,
    in the areas supervised
§ Manages the Orchestra Librarian. Works with the Music
    Planning Manager to ensure a smooth working relationship
    between the Orchestra Library and Music Library
§ Participates in union negotiations for AGMA and AFM. Interacts with
    union leadership and shop stewards and perpetuates positive
    working relationships with AGMA and AFM
§ Oversees future opera season master scheduling over a 4-5 year
    horizon in consultation with leadership colleagues in the areas of
    artistic/music/production; manages the intersection of numerous
    union work rules and subscription requirements; works to achieve
    the most artistically beneficial and financially efficient season plan
§ Works closely with the Rehearsal Department and Production
    Department to ensure a seamless scheduling process between
    annual schedules and weekly/daily schedules, and to simplify the
    manual process currently required to transfer information between
    different schedules
§ Oversees out-year scheduling for the new Wilsey Center for Opera
    at the Veterans Building, working closely with colleagues in
    artistic/music/production areas
§ Coordinates backstage/offstage orchestra and chorus
    requirements, working closely with the Music Planning Manager
§ Oversees rehearsal activities for orchestra and chorus, working
    on-site with orchestra and chorus managers and shop stewards
    to ensure work rules are adhered to and that rehearsals run
    smoothly and productively
§ Oversees rental/royalty negotiations for orchestra and chorus
    music materials and works closely with the Media department
    on publisher clearances for media distribution
§ Oversees the capital plan, purchase and rental of orchestral
    musical instruments as needed 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
§ Approves master and bi-weekly schedules for orchestra, chorus
    and corps de ballet
§ With assistance of Music Planning Manager, coordinates licensing
    agreements for audio clips to be used on website and other
    marketing materials
§ Represents the company at the Joint Committee meetings with
    AGMA and the orchestra committee meetings with AFM
§ Performs other job-related duties as assigned


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
E-mail required cover letter and résumé with salary requirements directly to employment@sfopera.com or fax to
(415) 551-6297.  No phone calls please.  San Francisco Opera only retains résumés that are sent in response to specific, posted job openings.
 
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY OF STAFF 

Posted 05/14