Operations Manager

Summary Description:

Details relating to concert hall facility and orchestra personnel are carried out by the operations manager, ensuring that concerts are smoothly produced. Working with the director of operations, this position maintains schedules, manages tours and run-outs, and oversees compliance with vendor and union contracts. Interacts with stage crew, artistic administration, orchestra librarian, and musicians. Position calls for project coordination experience in a performing arts environment, familiarity with labor agreements, and ability to work with both internal staff and external vendors.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Plan and administer all concert production activities of the symphony, including facility and equipment rental/booking, staging requirements, and other logistical arrangements.

  2. Serve as primary front of house, security, venue and parking liaison with all venues.

  3. Coordinate Guest Artist hospitality and transportation as needed.

  4. Manage procurement of onsite concert/even hospitality, supplies, licenses, equipment and services for operational purposes.

  5. Coordinate activities for fundraising and other special events.

  6. Supervise the part-time Music Librarian to ensure timely provision of music to Music Director and musicians.

  7. Supervise the Box Office and Donor Services Manager and part-time Box Office Assistant to ensure a high-quality customer experience and donor management.

  8. Coordinate production requirements, timings, and special needs for all tapings, broadcasts, and recordings.

  9. Assist the Director of Finance and Accounting in developing and managing production and event budgets.

  10. Other duties as assigned in support of the Executive Director and Director of Finance and Accounting.



Health insurance, 2 weeks of paid time off.



Commensurate with experience
Skills & Qualifications: 

Job Requirements:

Education:  Minimum four year degree.  Degree in Music or Arts Management preferred.

Professional Background:  At least three (3) year’s work experience, or the equivalent, in a position with organizing events an.  Symphony or theater management experience preferred.

Professional Knowledge and Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.  Experience with contract negotiations, ticketing/donor management systems a plus.

Personal Qualities:  Excellent customer service skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently, balance multiple projects, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively.


Working Conditions:

Office environment with direct customer service interaction; some evening and weekend hours required.

To Apply: 

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to info@lakeforestsymphony.org.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Timothy Corpus
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