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Orchestra Manager

The West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) is a thriving and growing community arts non-profit organization seeking a new Orchestra Manager. The ideal candidate for this part-time position would be able to assume the responsibility for the
general operations of a multi-group, 230+ member, board-run organization.

 

Including but not limited to the following tasks:

  • Overall responsibility for planning and execution of programs of the organization

  • Communication and coordination between board, conductors, coaches, and members

  • Lead and coordinate support staff, music librarian, and volunteers

  • Coordinate weekly rehearsals, concerts, and special events

  • Attend weekly Tuesday rehearsals, quarterly concerts, and special events as scheduled

  • Attend monthly meetings of WSCO's Board of Directors; provide input to the work of key
    committees such as budgeting and staffing

 

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication and people skills

  • Highly organized and self-directed

  • Reliable access to a computer with internet

  • Experience with Google G Suite

  • Basic knowledge of music and experience playing in an orchestra

 

Preferred skills:

  • 1-3 years experience in arts administration

  • Basic website skills for updates/minor formatting

  • Experience managing a team of staff or volunteers

 

Hours will vary depending on the time of year but will average about 10 hours per week, with roughly 50% of the job performed remotely and 50% in person. Hours and duties may also fluctuate based on the current COVID-19 related risks. Compensation and responsibilities will be commensurate with the successful candidate's abilities, experience, and ambition. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a vibrant organization in our community. If interested in the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@wscorchestras.org.
 

WSCO is a unique institution among community orchestras because of its strong educational mission and programs. We seek to engage and embody a lifelong love of music making, especially inspiring this joy in our younger players, but for people of all ages as well. To this end, we actively cultivate an environment that is inclusive, cooperative, and fun. We provide an array of ensembles for varied abilities and instrumentation, ranging from our Beginning Strings classes to our Symphony Orchestra. Ensembles include musicians of all ages and are designed to encourage a culture of mentoring, supported by professional coaches. 

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