Thank you for your interest in joining the NJSO team!
The Artistic Administrator, a senior staff position reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the Music Director and President & CEO, maintains overall administrative responsibility for all areas of artistic planning. S/he oversees the identification, selection and negotiation of contracts for guest artists and other creative collaborators as well as the integration of classical, pops, education and special presentation activity into the NJSO’s total artistic plan.
The Artistic Administrator facilitates and manages programming meetings with the Music Director and a team of staff and musicians to design interesting and engaging programs that uphold the artistic integrity and excellence of the NJSO and have strong audience appeal, while meeting the revenue goals of the organization and operating within budget parameters. Advises the organization on use of technology and new media to engage, enhance and position the NJSO brand. Makes recommendations for stimulating new music and commissioning opportunities. Continues the NJSO’s commitment to community and to community organizations through existing partnerships and cultivation of new partners. Oversees Classical Conversations program as well as other audience engagement programs surrounding performances.
Minimum BA or BS, preferably with substantial studies in music and deep knowledge of symphonic repertoire and artists. Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
Strong contacts with artist managers and within orchestra industry.
Confident administrator who exudes passion for symphonic music, contagious enthusiasm for live orchestral performances, and understanding of the importance of community engagement.
Poised and well spoken; high degree of comfort in public speaking in a variety of settings and operating easily with a wide variety of personalities and communities.
High degree of initiative and ability to establish and work within deadlines, while maintaining budgets and addressing challenges in a creative manner.
Collaborator who thrives in a team environment and experienced manager who leads and develops staff.
Superior written communication skills and strong organizational skills combined with the ability to handle multiple tasks with agility, thoroughness, and good humor.
Please send a letter of interest and resume in PDF format to Susan Stucker, Chief Operating Officer, to the following email address by March 14 at 5 pm.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.
The NJSO is an equal opportunity employer.