Artistic Operations Manager, WNO

Employer
The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 11, 2021
Closes
Sep 27, 2021
Ref
112364636
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
About The Kennedy Center "I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." - President John F. Kennedy The Kennedy Center is the nation's cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC, the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.Mission Statement:As the nation's performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts. Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion The Kennedy Center is a welcoming and inclusive culture where everyone benefits - we do it in a way that honors everyone's humanity. We are able to advance our mission because of committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. Through honest discussion, our focus on DEI, and the creation of aD&I council, we are committed to always being the best versions of ourselves.Job DescriptionThe Artistic Operations Manager for Washington National Opera, affiliate of the Kennedy Center, works closely with the Director of Artistic and Production Operations to carry out objectives for the Artistic Operations department. Under the oversight of the Director of Artistic and Production Operations, the Artistic Operations Manager serves as the point person for the WNO Production Staff (Production Stage Manager, Stage Management and Assistant Directors) and WNO Music Staff (WNO Chorus Master, WNO Head of Music Staff, WNO Music Administrator, and the WNO Orchestra Librarian). This includes contract negotiation, timesheet collection, payroll processing, and day to day needs. The Artistic Operations Manager also supervises the Artistic Operations Coordinator. The Artistic Operations Manager serves as a member of artisitc planning sessions to facilitate achieving financial goals in current and future seasons. In collaboration with the General Director, Artistic Director, Director of Artistic and Production Operations, and Director of Artistic Planning, this position is also responsible for negotiation of production rental contracts, co-production agreements, grand rights agreements, contracting for commissioning and re-orchestration of compositions, and all WNO director and designer contract negotiations. The Artistic Operations Manager manages the Artistic Budget in collaboration with the Directors of Artistic and Production Operations and Artistic Planning, and under the oversight of the Director of Artistic and Production Operations. This position coordinates with the Finance Manager to develop budget strategies for the integrated WNO Company budget. Duties &Responsibilities50% Manage personnel/operations/administration. The Artistic Operations Manager will have direct oversight of and responsibility for the work of the WNO Artistic Operations Coordinator, who is responsible for drafting, executing, tracking and processing payment for all WNO artistic contracts. The Artistic Operations Manager will also serve as the point person for contracts and payroll for the WNO Music Staff and WNO Production Staff, under the oversight of the Director of Artistic and Production Operations. 25% Contract negotiations (union, rental, co-production, Grand Rights, etc). In coordination with Director of Artistic and Production Operations, negotiate contract packages with directors, designers, and other members of the creative teams for upcoming Washington National Opera productions. This includes finalizing financial terms and also involves the rights to use designs in future rentals, revivals and sales, crediting, copyright protections, travel and housing arrangements, payment schedules, etc. 20% Budget planning. Responsible for the maintenance of the current season's Artistic budget, as well as creating drafts of future season budgets in collaboration with the Directors of Artistic and Production Operations and Artistic Planning. 5% Other duties as assigned. N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner. N/A Adheres to all employer policies and procedures. KeyQualifications3 - 5 years of experience in production/administration within a performing arts organization, with budgeting and contract negotiation experience encouraged. Work experience and interest/knowledge in opera, classical music, or performing arts encouraged. Experience with union contracts a strong plus. Expertise in Microsoft Excel for budgeting. Bachelor's degree. Skills & KnowledgeQualificationsExcellent verbal and written communication skills along with discretion, maturity, and composure, especially under pressure. Must exercise good judgment, show initiative, handle sensitive data in a trustworthy manner. Ability to establish priorities. Multitask. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. High standards and sense of responsibility. Interest in positive interpersonal interaction, openness to diverse work situations, and sense of humor strongly encouraged. Knowledge of computerized information systems and their application, including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, knowledge of ArtsVision a strong plus. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is consistent with an opera environment including frequent exposure to elevated levels of sound from instrumentalists and vocalists. Must have the ability to work flexible hours, including extended hours, evenings and weekends.BenefitsWe offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and a matching 403(b) Retirement Plan (employees are eligible for organization match after 1 year of employment). PDN-944212a8-1fb2-4495-a615-84b0d761e3b4SDL2017

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