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Operations Manager | Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Position: Operations Manager

Department: General Manager

Status: Salaried, Exempt

Reports to: Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations


Manage day-to-day operations of the orchestra with presence at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD, and the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. Ensure that all concerts/events transition seamlessly from rehearsals at JMSH to Strathmore


  • Act as the primary operations liaison between BSO staff and the Music Center at Strathmore, including approximately one day per week working at Strathmore
  • Advance BSO concerts, programs and events as assigned
  • Act as primary “manager on duty” for BSO performances at Strathmore, as well as at JMSH as assigned
  • Create stage plots
  • Generate and distribute production sheets and other paperwork for operations staff and stage crew at JMSH and Strathmore for all BSO orchestra concerts and presentations
  • Assist Director with development of annual production budgets, projections, and tracking of actuals throughout the year
  • Schedule non-backline instrument rentals
  • Monitor and schedule maintenance and repair of all BSO-owned instruments with particular attention to piano tuning
  • Research and obtain props, wardrobe, costumes, or other related items as required for concert productions in conjunction with other team members
  • Schedule bus transportation for the orchestra, choruses, and other large groups
  • Participate in monthly department-wide JMSH event operations review meetings, weekly Operations team, and General Manager team meetings
  • Participate in monthly meetings with BSO staff at Strathmore and the Strathmore operations staff, creating agendas as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of two (2) years increasingly responsible orchestra operations experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to exercise sound judgment
  • Requires strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and maintain high quality and high safety standards
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated experience with labor union practices and labor relations required
  • Must demonstrate a flexible and collaborative work style and have the ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of constituents
  • Knowledge of classical music and symphonic repertoire


  • Competitive salary negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • A benefits package that includes
  • Health insurance, at low cost to the employee
  • Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability Insurance, paid entirely by the BSO
  • Generous paid time off, including annual, personal, and sick leave
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program



Interested candidates should submit inquiries to [email protected].


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally-recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the BSO has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland through innovative education and community outreach initiatives.

Organized in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is the only major American orchestra originally established as a branch of the municipal government. Reorganized as a private institution in 1942, it maintains close relationships with the governments and communities of the city and surrounding counties, as well as with the State of Maryland.

The BSO made musical history in September 2007, when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts as the Orchestra’s 12th music director, making her the first woman to head a major American orchestra. With her highly praised artistic vision, her dynamic musicianship and her commitment to accessibility in classical music, Maestra Alsop’s directorship has ushered in a new era for the BSO and its audiences.

More information about the BSO can be found at our website:

Salary Range
$30,000 - $40,000
Employer Name:
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc
Job Title:
Operations Manager
Employer Website:
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Interested candidates should submit inquiries to [email protected]
Benefit Package
• Competitive salary negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience • A benefits package that includes o Health insurance, at low cost to the employee o Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability Insurance, paid entirely by the BSO o Generous paid time off, including annual, personal, and sick leave o 403(b) Plan o Flexible Spending Accounts o Employee Assistance Program

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