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JOB TITLE:                   General Manager

REPORTS TO:                  President & CEO

CLASSIFICATION:              Exempt

SUMMARY: The General Manager is a member of the Senior Staff and has overall responsibility for
management of orchestra and artistic objectives, facilities management, and educational/community
relations. The General Manager leads initiatives and collaborates with departments and people
throughout the institution in order to fulfill the position responsibilities and achieve identified goals.
Success is achieved when the results in all areas of responsibility are consistent with The Phoenix
Symphony‘s Institutional Vision.

Major Job Functions:

Plans and supervises Orchestra operations and personnel.
    • Manages individual contracts with a goal of balancing institutional artistic needs with fiscal
        control
    • Negotiates union agreement.
    • Manages grievances.
    • Leads communication with the Orchestra committee and Musicians’ Union in matters relating to
        the labor agreement and general musician matters on a regular basis.
    • Collaborates with Orchestra Personnel Manager on resolution of grievances, problems, and
        conflicts.

Works with Music Director to define programming, guest conductors and artists.
   • Supervises budget preparation.
   • Negotiates guest artist contracts.
   • Supervises guest artists’ schedules.
   • Supervises Artistic Planning department.

Supervises operations/production of Orchestra concerts.
   • Supervises Operations department.
   • Oversight and management of venues used for Symphony performances per the contract.
   • Works with CEO to manage contract with Symphony Hall ensuring standards of service are
       maintained.
   • Supervises budget preparation.
   • Supervises scheduling and coordination of orchestra services.
Supervises library, education and community relations
   • Supervises budget preparation.
   • Plans musical repertoire and library needs with Music Director.
   • Oversees Education and Community outreach program and relations.

Interdepartmental Relationships.
    • Works closely with Marketing, Public Relations, and Finance to plan and produce programs and
        initiatives that further artistic and revenue objectives of the Phoenix Symphony
    • Extensive contact with Board members, contributes to Board leadership development through
        participation with Board and Board committees.

Assists President in representing Association at public ceremonies, meetings.
   • Speaks at receptions.
   • Gives radio interviews.
   • Speaks at pre- and post-concert talks.

Assists in special fundraising projects.
   • Plans artistic/Orchestra projects with Development Department.
   • Provides necessary budgets.
   • Meets with prospective donors.

Qualifications:

    •   Possess strong strategic/analytical skills
    •   Demonstrated leadership skills
    •   Problem solver with excellent communication and organization skills
    •   Excellent management skills able to lead a team in a manner that allows and encourages growth.
    •   Experience in labor relations, finance, development, marketing, education and public relations
    •   Thorough musical knowledge, especially of orchestral repertoire with minimum of 5 years
        experience in music/orchestra management. Prefer master’s degree along with experience or
        bachelor’s plus experience.


Please send resume and letter of interest to acheney@phoenixsymphony.org. No phone calls
please.




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