Mansfield Symphony Personnel Manager
The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra seeks a Personnel Manager.
The ideal candidate will be an organized, highly-motivated self-starter with an interest in the arts and a functional understanding of symphony operations. The MSO Personnel Manager position supports the Music Director of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and MSO Operations Manager in ensuring that an appropriate complement of musicians is hired for all scheduled services, acting as the communication liaison between the musicians and key symphony staff, and ensuring all logistical needs are met for the success of the MSO concert season. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Work with MSO Operations Manager to prepare annual contracts and any correspondence between the MSO Personnel Manager and the musicians (availability sheets, etc.).
- Collaborate with principal players and Music Director to maintain an accurate list of acceptable players in accordance with the RPA/AFM 159 Master Agreement.
- Ensure appropriate complement of musicians is available and contracted for all scheduled services, including replacements and extra musicians acceptable to the Music Director as needed.
- Communicate logistical needs for musicians, stage layout, and equipment before and after each scheduled rehearsal or performance, on a per concert basis, to the MSO Operations Manager, MSO Librarian, and Technical Director.
- Attend all orchestra services in full to relay necessary information to the orchestra, troubleshoot logistical issues as they arise, and communicate with the MSO Operations Manager, MSO Librarian, and Union Steward, ensuring that RPA remains in compliance at all times with its CBA with AFM Local 159 (see section 3c.
- Serve as liaison between RPA staff, Music Director, and orchestra musicians. Keep musicians informed of all pertinent information in relation to each concert and the season in its entirety.
- Ensure RPA and musicians adhere to provisions of the RPA Master Agreement with AFM Local 159. Act as timekeeper for all services; i.e., start of rehearsal, break, end of rehearsal. Advise conductor and musicians as needed.
- Maintain accurate personnel records of attendance, excused absences, tardiness, overtimes, and doubling. Distribute and collect new hire/change of address/other paperwork as necessary.
- Coordinate recruitment and auditions for orchestra vacancies with Music Director.
- Organize all aspects of auditions including but not limited to; collecting resumes, scheduling, and communicating with auditionees, audition committee, Music Director, and MSO Operations Manager.
- Other duties as assigned by MSO Operations Manager and Music Director.
Skills and Abilities Required
- Attention to detail and deadlines
- Positive, professional attitude
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word and ease in learning new software
Bachelor’s degree and knowledge/experience in not-for-profit organizations and symphony administration required, or equivalent combination of experience and education. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent management, organizational, interpersonal communication skills, and individual initiative; the candidate will have the ability to take direction, but work independently on multiple projects, and must be a team player.
Not to exceed $1,925 annually, to be paid in (7) installments of $275.00 following each concert series.
The MSO Personnel Manager position is a part-time position with evening and weekend hours required. To apply, please send a resume and letter of intent to Maddie Penwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1980 and established in the grand historic Renaissance Theatre, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association is a not-for-profit arts presenter in Mansfield, Ohio, serving 35,000 performance patrons annually and over 15,000 additional North Central Ohio residents through education and outreach in multiple performance facilities. The Renaissance exists to engage, educate, and inspire our community by creating memorable experiences.
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