The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra seeks a full-time Operations Manager to join its team. Currently operating on a budget of $12 million, the Grammy Award-winning orchestra is led by Music Director JoAnn Falletta and has served Western New York since 1935. The BPO presents 130 concerts per year over a 38 weeks including Classics, Pops, Family, Holiday, Youth Concerts and outreach concerts throughout the community during the summer and manages multiple broadcast and recording projects. Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark Building, renowned for its acoustics has been the home of the BPO since 1940.
The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that the scheduling and production of concerts, rehearsals, tour, run-outs, and special events run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as the primary operations liaison for the BPO.
Advance BPO concerts, programs. Including all Classical, Pops, Rock and Education programming.
Act as primary “manager on duty” for all BPO rehearsals and performances. (In rotation with the Director of Artistic and Orchestra Operations).
Create stage plots.
Oversight and management of stage crew, including:
Generate and distribute production sheets and other paperwork for operations staff and stage crew.
Review crew schedule and process payroll.
Assist Director of Artistic and Orchestra Operations with development of annual production budgets, projections, and tracking of actuals throughout the year.
Schedule non-backline instrument rentals
Monitor and schedule maintenance and repair of all BPO-owned instruments.
Research and obtain props, wardrobe, costumes, or other related items as required for concert productions in conjunction with other team members.
Schedule bus transportation for the orchestra.
Participate in monthly department-wide BPO/KMH event operations review meetings, weekly Operations team, and meeting with Director of Artistic and Orchestra Operations.
Other duties as assigned
About Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
About the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Since its inception in 1935, the BPO has served as Buffalo’s cultural ambassador. With JoAnn Falletta serving as Music Director since 1999, the Grammy Award-winning orchestra presents more than 120 Classics, Pops, Rock, Kids, and Youth concerts each year. Under the musical direction of William Steinberg, Josef Krips, Lukas Foss, Michael Tilson Thomas, Julius Rudel, Semyon Bychkov, and Maximiano Valdes, the BPO has matured in stature. Such distinguished guest conductors as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Isaac Stern, Aaron Copland, Van Cliburn, and Yo-Yo Ma have graced the orchestra’s stage. Since 1940, the BPO’s permanent home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a national historic landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinan, considered to be one of the finest concert halls in the United States. The BPO’s administrative offices are in a former mansion, minutes away.