GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire is one of the world’s leading period-instrument baroque orchestras and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently in its 27th season, the ensemble is led by its founding Artistic Director, conductor-harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell.
Apollo’s Fire is one of the few American ensembles that maintains (a) a significant subscription series at home (30-34 subscription performances of 6-7 programs in multiple venues); (b) an active touring schedule averaging 12-18 engagements per year; (c) a significant CD recording and video presence (nearly 3 million views for YouTube videos, and 26 commercial recordings of which 8 have been Billboard Classical best-sellers); and (d) an extensive outreach/educational program including 14-20 events per year in Northeast Ohio.
Apollo’s Fire tours under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management. The orchestra has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms (London), the Royal Theatre of Madrid, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Aspen Music Festivals, the Boston Early Music Festival series, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), and many others. Apollo’s Fire is also a leader in innovative outreach, having brought in over 5000 new attendees in the past two years.
Apollo’s Fire has an annual budget of around $2 million, and a staff of approximately 5 full-time and 7 part-time employees. The office suite is located in the historic Rockefeller Building in Cleveland Heights.
Artistic Operations Manager
Apollo’s Fire seeks a 3/4-time, year-round Artistic Operations Manager (AOM) to assist with all day-to-day aspects of concert operations. The AOM works on all aspects of AF’s annual calendar, including the subscription season, local hired engagements, national and international touring, special events, and education/community outreach activities.
The AOM reports to the General Manager (GM) and is an integral member of AF’s office staff and will work closely with the Artistic Director (AD), General Manager, Production Manager and Production Assistant, as well as all AF musicians (2/3 of whom come from out of town for projects, and require housing and ground transportation arrangements).
Key areas of responsibility are:
Artistic Administration (Orchestra and Chorus):
Education and Outreach
AOM will be mentored by the GM in the following areas:
AOM will work 75% of local concerts, assisting box office and attending to musician/guest artist needs. There are about 7 local subscription concert-weeks per year, plus summer countryside concerts and tour send-off concerts. The AOM will work 3-4 concerts in each of those subscription concert weeks, plus 75% of the Countryside summer concerts and send-off concerts as scheduled. All staff members receive a half-day of comp time for each concert worked. Comp time (time off) may be taken during non-concert weeks.
Terms and Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance contribution (55% of premium paid by company) and optional 403B plan. Note: this is a salaried, ¾-time job, meaning an average of 30 hrs per week in the office. The AOM will receive 2 weeks of paid vacation (in addition to the week between Christmas and New Year’s when AF is closed). While a regular schedule is preferred, this job does have some flexibility for a musician who wants to perform or teach on a part-time basis. AF Concert weeks will be heavier than 30 hrs due to evening events, but some other weeks will be lighter when comp time is used.
The successful AOM candidate will be highly organized and self-motivated, and able to maintain a professional rapport with a variety of contacts including presenters, concert venues, artist managers, and AF musicians, staff, Board, patrons and volunteers.
Please send cover letter, resumé, and at least 3 references, via email to email@example.com. Please reference “Artistic Operations Manager” in the subject line.
This position is open until filled.
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