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Senior Vice President & General Manager

Job Type: Arts and Culture

Organization: San Antonio Symphony

Application Closing Date: 10/31/2013

Job Description:

JOB TITLE:  Senior Vice President and General Manager  

DATE: August 13, 2013

REPORTS TO: President/CEO          

STATUS: Exempt

SUPERVISES: VP of Operations & oversees all artistic operations.


JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Vice President and General Manager is responsible for the planning, supervision and coordination of the long-term and day-to-day concert and artistic activities of the San Antonio Symphony.  This includes artistic planning, goal setting, research, budgeting, and implementation of all concert products and department administrative expenses.  Supervises the artistic, operational and educational staff members and acts as a liaison with the orchestra members.  Represents the orchestra in the community and develops and implements collaborations with other organizations within San Antonio and our surrounding communities.




§         BA in Music or related field

§         A minimum of  five years experience working in orchestras or music related fields

§         Excellent communication and motivational skills

§         Ability to regularly seek and define areas for improvement and develop creative solutions in a quick changing environment.

§         Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail

§         Knowledge of orchestra operations and classical music repertoire and artists active throughout the industry

§         Must be able to work flexible hours to cover office duties and attend orchestra services

§         Ability to think entrepreneurially and assess opportunities to expand delivery on our mission while mitigating risk.







§         Recruit, supervise, and assess the performance of artistic operations team.

§         Supervise the preparation of and maintain season and concert budgets, in conjunction with the VP of Operations, monitor expenses in an ongoing manner.  Research concert activities and processes with other institutions to determine solutions that will further the efforts of the San Antonio Symphony

§         Principal liaison with committees created within the orchestra





Concert Production and Orchestra Management


§         Build the best performance environment possible so that the orchestra members can perform at their best and focus their energies on making music.

§         Instill a team desire to continually search for quality in presentation—better, more exciting ways to present our music

§         Ensure the institution complies with contractual bargaining agreement and individual contracts.

§         Develop and manage the operational plan for the orchestra season.  Including the maintenance of the bargaining agreement, use of orchestra services, maximization of hall resources, and creative program development to present concerts in a variety of formats of the highest level possible.

§         Continually seek new ways to improve the quality and presentation of the concert product.  Work to build ‘events,’ not simply ‘concerts.’

§         Seek and obtain new opportunities for performances by the orchestra and its ensembles to maximize artistic, community and revenue potential.

§         Negotiate individual contracts with the members of the orchestra

§         Review concert hall leases negotiated by the VP of Operations

§         Ensure that rehearsals and concerts are properly staffed, and successfully executed.




§         Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the institution’s artistic objectives.

§         Work closely with the Music Director, CEO and marketing team in the selection of guest conductors and artists and programs to support the orchestra’s artistic objectives.

§         Monitor the negotiation of guest artist contracts; and ensure all details of the negotiation, their travel and experience with the symphony are managed and communicated as appropriate.

§         Supervise the educational activities of the Symphony to ensure the programs meet high artistic and educational standards, create and retain interest in the Symphony and meet the needs of our community within the parameters of the Symphony’s role in the community.

Location: 130 E. Travis #550
San Antonio, TX 78205


Contact Information

Name:Christina Ramirez

Phone Number:210-554-1084

Fax Number:210-554-1008


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