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We are a nationwide leader in the field of contemporary music. Just as we have the most talented musicians in the Bay Area, we also have the most talented staff and are proud to be an employer of choice. If you have a passion for contemporary music, value innovation, thrive in creative environments and want to be part of an exciting culture then we encourage you to apply for one of our openings.

 

MUSICIAN POSITIONS Sorry, there are no open musician positions at this time.

 

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS

ARTISTIC PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) seeks a part-time Artistic Production Director with a passion for contemporary music to oversee production and artistic personnel.

Artistic Production Director

  • Salaried Non-exempt. Part-time position.
  • Reports to the Executive Director. Dotted line report to the Artistic Director
  • Approximately 6 concerts and events per year that include live and webcast production
  • Approximately 8 hours per week for administration, meetings, planning, and 40 hours per week during event weeks
  • Supervise Production Crew and Production Associate(s)
  • This position allows for remote work and flexible hours (except at events in SF).

Requirements

Requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in a production management position for a professional performing arts ensemble or related management work. Requires exceptional attention to detail and strong interpersonal and communication skills in addition to self motivated time management and organization skills.  Preferences include experience working in contemporary music.

Responsibilities

Administration and Budget Oversight 15%

Responsibilities

  • Works in consultation with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to fulfill the strategic and artistic vision for the organization.
  • Serves as interface between the Executive Director and the Musicians for the purposes of hiring artistic personnel, producing concerts, events, and special projects.
  • Prepares and oversees the production budget and controls production expenses in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Provide consultation on rehearsal hours, programming narrative observations, concert program order, production efficiencies and possibilities, venues, dates, audience experience, etc.
  • Treats all stakeholders with the utmost respect. In coordination with the Executive and Artistic Directors, ensure rehearsals, concerts and events proceed smoothly with the highest production quality.

Personnel Management 20%

Responsibilities

  • Acts as artistic personnel manager.
  • Secures artistic personnel for all programs, concerts, and events in consultation with the Artistic Director and with approval from the Executive Director.
  • Creates contracts and schedule personnel; create and distribute letters of agreement for signature with Executive Director approval.
  • Creates payroll reports for artistic personnel and submits them to the Executive Director for approval.

Concert and Event Production 30%

Responsibilities

  • Directs production and oversees and manages internal and external production crew.
  • Oversees production associate(s) and delegates tasks by event and/or by season.
  • Supervises all production vendors/contractors including but not limited to electronics, lighting, audio and video engineer.
  • Secures rehearsal and event venues and manages contracts in consultation with the Artistic Director and approval from the Executive Director.
  • Coordinates walkthroughs with concert hall production staff.
  • Designs staging and lighting; oversee sound reinforcement for the concerts.
  • Acts as stage manager for all pre-concerts, concerts, education and community events.
  • Facilitates rehearsals and manages equipment and instruments needs.
  • Obtains and manages score, parts purchase and rentals and recordings.
  • Administers and fulfills score licensing requirements
  • Arranges and administers instrument rental.
  • Arranges and oversees transportation logistics with guest composers and guest artists.
  • Oversees the pick-up and drop off of production equipment for each event.

Online Content Creation and Production 15%

Responsibilities

  • Works in coordination with the Executive Director and Artistic Director on the video production schedule, storyboard, and creative output deliverables.
  • Manages the production crew for online webcasts.

Score Management, Library and Archival Management 15%

Responsibilities

  • Distributes score and parts to musicians.
  • Acts as ensemble librarian: Administer and perform library work as needed including but not limited to creating parts (printed double-sided, tape-bound, cut to 10’x14’ — standard orchestral part size) with the musicians’ page turns in-mind.
  • Administers Union paperwork as needed and oversees the administration and release of perusal recordings.

Other Activities 5%

  • Other tasks as requested

Additional Income-Generating Opportunities

Ensemble-for-hire projects. These are events outside of SFCMP’s normal season. A portion of the organization’s contracting fee will be equally allocated to the Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Artistic Production Director for these one-off projects.

Commitment This position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Artistic Production Director works remotely and can schedule work flexibly with the exception of meetings, concerts, and special events which require attendance at specific times. Note that night and weekend work is required as concerts and events typically take place at these times.

Compensation 

  • Salaried, non-exempt
  • 8 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week during event weeks (approximately 4-5 event weeks per year)
  • Compensation range: $20,000 – $23,750/year  
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment.

Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. How to apply Please send a cover letter and resume to director @ sfcmp.org. Successful first-round candidates should be prepared to submit contact information for two references. Applications accepted until the position is filled; interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

BUSINESS MANAGER

San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP) seeks a part-time Business Manager with a passion for contemporary music and community to oversee day-to-day business transactions of the organization.

The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players are a San Francisco-based chamber orchestra with a leading local and national presence. SFCMP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an Executive Director with an ensemble roster of twenty-two musicians led by an Artistic Director supported by a committed Board of Directors and additional part-time staff. This position includes accounting, marketing, development, ticketing, event management and community engagement support. The new position of Business Manager will play a vital role in helping the organization run smoothly and effectively in their daily operations. This position allows for remote work and flexible hours (except at events in SF). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Responsibilities of the Business Manager include the following:

General Operations

  • Manage day-to-day operations (including office administration, database maintenance, box office, general email and phone communications, etc.)
  • Meet weekly with the Executive Director

Finance and Accounting

  • Maintain the organization’s financial record-keeping and reporting
  • Process monthly payroll with the assistance of SFCMP’s bookkeeper and Executive Director
  • Keep current on state business license and filings, insurance payments, and other compliance filings

Development and Fundraising

  • Support the Executive Director to develop and execute fundraising strategies, including appeal letters, donor cultivation; regular fundraising reports
  • Log and acknowledge gifts using patron management database, Salesforce

Marketing and Box Office (onsite responsibilities may be negotiated)

  • Manage VBO (virtual box office), membership and ticket sales database
  • Coordinate email, social media, and postal mail correspondence to patrons
  • Oversee Box Office at live events. Take possession of, and bring to each concert/special event, necessary production materials (concert programs, cash box/credit card readers, and display signage)
  • Collect photos and publicity information and organize
  • Support MailChimp and social media distribution as needed
  • Manage archive of concert videos, historical concert programs, promotional photos, etc.

Other

  • Other duties as requested by the Executive Director

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is passionate about music and the arts
  • Has experience working in non-profit arts administration, or other relevant fields
  • Has exceptional communication and people skills; is able to establish and maintain positive relationships; maintains a calm and positive demeanor under pressure, especially when interacting with members of the public
  • Works independently and is self-motivated
  • Is flexible, open-minded, and thoughtful; can work well in a team
  • Is highly detail oriented and has strong time management skills
  • Is committed to diversity and equity and contributing to an inclusive environment
  • Is tech savvy and can master new software and databases quickly such as Salesforce, QuickBooks, MailChimp, VBO, Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and Adobe Products and WordPress
  • Has experience with data management and gift processing and is familiar with IRS guidelines relating to nonprofits and charitable donations

Commitment This position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Business Manager works remotely and can schedule work flexibly with the exception of meetings, concerts, and special events which require attendance at specific times. Note that night and weekend work is required as concerts and events typically take place at these times.

Compensation 

  • Salaried, non-exempt, $12,000/year ($1,000/mo.) approximately 7 hours per week which includes events.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment.

Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. Start date As soon as possible. How to apply Please send a cover letter and resume to director @ sfcmp.org. Successful first-round candidates should be prepared to submit contact information for two references. Applications accepted until the position is filled; interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.