Administrative Support, Human Resources, Operations/Project Management
The Grant Park Music Festival (the Festival) in Chicago, Illinois seeks a part-time Orchestra Personnel Manager. This position reports to the General Manager. The Orchestra Personnel Manager is responsible for key administrative tasks related to the successful management of the personnel of the Grant Park Orchestra.
Ensure daily compliance with stipulations of orchestra collective bargaining agreement
Manage orchestra audition processes, personnel contracting procedures and the hiring of substitute and extra musicians
Assist with the development of budget projections for orchestra personnel expenses
Assist with the development of the audition, rehearsal and performance calendar for GPMF
Accurately calculate and report bi-weekly payrolls for members of the orchestra
Attend all orchestra rehearsals and performances; maintain accurate personnel, attendance, payroll and other necessary records
Participate as a management representative in the collective bargaining process
COMPENSATION/SCHEDULE This part-time position pays $22.00-26.00/hour, commensurate with experience. Position to begin in April 2018. Typical weekly hours are as follows:
June – August
September – January
February – March
15-30, depending on orchestra vacancies and audition schedule
April – May
Important note: The Orchestra Personnel Manager must be present for all scheduled Orchestra services, including nights and weekends. Time off from mid-June through mid-August is not a possibility with this position. Due to the demands of this position, including necessary administrative tasks during rehearsals and performances, the most successful candidate will likely not be a member of the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra or Chorus.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago's summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in the city's most spectacular setting, the Festival continues to be the summer gathering place for all of Chicago. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is the official home of the Grant Park Music Festival, with free seats available for every concert.
The Festival is led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar, along with Grant Park Chorus Director Christopher Bell, Grant Park Orchestral Association President and CEO Paul Winberg, and Board Chair Stephen Smith.
For more information on the Grant Park Music Festival, please visit our website: gpmf.org.
MINIMUM CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
Three years of experience in professional orchestra/chorus personnel administration preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of orchestral repertoire and instrumentation with an ability to read musical scores
Strong computer skills with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Ability to work professionally and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
Demonstrated discretion in handling confidential personnel matters with prudence
Displays an obsessive attention to detail
Ability to work with diverse personalities while maintaining diplomacy and a calm demeanor under pressure
Ability to resourcefully solve problems
About Grant Park Music Festival
The Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer music sensation for over 80 years. The Festival demonstrates that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus, can have a transformative impact on the city. Showcased in one of the city’s most spectacular settings, the Festival continues to be a summer gathering place for all of Chicago, where people from every neighborhood, from all walks of life, and from around the world, are connected through the power of music. The Festival is operated by the Grant Park Orchestral Association, which is governed by a 30-member Board of Directors and has a 2018 operating budget of $6.28 million.