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 

§ 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
§ Experience with negotiations, grievances and arbitrations
§ 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

§ 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,
§ Oversees $16-20M in budget centers, working with orchestra
    and chorus managers on budgeting, forecasting and scenario
§ 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 

§ 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

E-mail required cover letter and résumé with salary requirements directly to 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.

Posted 05/14