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Grants Manager

DEPARTMENT: Advancement and Patron Communications

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Advancement and Patron Communications

Job Summary

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra is searching for a part-time Grants Manager to be responsible for grant writing for existing grant sources and soliciting new funders to help meet operational needs. This position is part-time/contract depending on the candidate

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Research and writing of grant applications
  • Seeking out additional grant programs
  • Prepare renewal grants as applicable with local, state and federal government agencies
  • Edit draft applications for accuracy and completeness in accordance with grant requirements
  • Manage the tracking of existing grants; help develop/maintain internal reporting/tracking system
  • Provide leadership and staff with timely information on potential funding opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement staff to implement funding strategies
  • Prepare reports as required by grant agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability to execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals. Candidates must also possess a commitment to excellence and have the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with limited resources.

Additional Skills include:

  • Knowledge of grant application process and procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Critical and creative thinking to develop multi-year grant strategies for foundation prospects
  • Strong project/time management skills
  • Knowledge of research techniques for prospect grant writing
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Proven track record in writing grants for non-profit organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree required

 

Environment

  • Position will have work space in the Richmond Symphony office.
  • Work is performed in a fast paced office environment.
  • Attendance and participation at concerts, events and activities could be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends.
  • The Richmond Symphony strives to create an environment that practices shared values inclusive of the following: Mutual Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Trust, Insistence on Excellence, Hunger for Success, Passion, Creativity and Fun.
  • Parking is provided

 

 

 

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Scott Dodson, Director of Advancement and Patron Communications at sdodson@richmondsymphony.com. Phone inquiries will not be accepted.

Associate Conductor

On behalf of the search committee for the Associate Conductor position with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, we would like to thank you for your time and interest. Due to the high volume of applications we have received, we are extending the notification date for final candidacy to Friday, March 14. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Personnel Manager

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Director of Orchestral Operations (DOO)

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability to foster positive relationships with conducting staff, musicians, guest artists, and outside personnel. The ability to work effectively, and with composure, under pressure and the ability to improvise and respond to unusual circumstances and requests with an attitude of service and flexibility are a MUST. A college bachelorís degree or equivalent is required. Preference will be given to candidates with professional orchestral experience and/or experience in orchestra personnel administration and/or knowledge of classical music and understanding of orchestral instrumentation. Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software systems are required. The ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with limited resources is crucial to performance of the positionís requirements. Immediate response to musician needs and requests is crucial to success. Additionally, this employee should be proactive in delivering excellent service to musicians and guest artists by anticipating requests as much as possible.

SALARY RANGE: $26,000 Ė 35,000.

Job Summary

The Personnel Manager manages all personnel functions of the orchestra on and off stage, and serves as a liaison between management, musicians and the musicians’ union.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Hires all regular musicians, extra players and substitutes for rehearsals and concerts in consultation with the Music Director (and principal musicians where appropriate) and based on published instrumentation needs. 
  • Handles all requests for absences, personal leave and sick leave.  Accrues all sick and personal leave. Observes and handles payroll deductions for lateness.  Advises Music Director of any absences or lateness.
  • Coordinates personnel needs at rehearsals and concerts, including proper safety of musicians and equipment, re-seating due to absence, resolution of conflicts between musicians, announcements and introductions.  Serves as official time-keeper at all services. 
  • Maintains effective communication between musicians, management and conductors. 
  • Enforces contractual obligations of musicians as provided in the Master Agreement.  Documents and enforces personnel policies and procedures. 
  • Administers payroll for core, per-service, and substitute musicians, including input to payroll system, tabulation of service counts, tracking service guarantees, and distribution of paychecks.  Reports musician payroll costs by concert to DOO.
  • Arranges bus transportation, meal arrangements, accompanies orchestra on all out-of-town runout bus trips.   Represents RSO management in absence of other appropriate staff.
  • Co-administers, with Finance Director, health, dental and life insurance for orchestra.  Co-administers enrollment, changes and reporting of musician retirement and pension plans.  Communicates and administers Drug Act policy requirements.  Co-administers any other employment-related benefit plans or laws for musicians (i.e., COBRA, etc.).
  • Administers and processes musician unemployment compensation claims and inquiries.
  • Arranges all auditions and related matters including vacancy approval by the union, audition dates, advertisement, auditionee processing, compiling audition repertoire and overseeing audition procedures, and participation of the audition committee as provided in the Master Agreement.
  • Provides string seating assignments and rosters/updates to the Librarian for music assignments; Operations assistant for hotels; Box Office for comp tickets; Others as needed.
  • Maintains current addresses and phone numbers of orchestra personnel.  Provides administrative staff with changes.
  • Maintains orchestra bulletin board.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the DOO.

Environment

  • Work is performed in a fast paced environment.
  • Work space to be provided in the Richmond Symphony offices.
  • Attendance and participation at all rehearsals, concerts, events and activities will be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends.
  • The Richmond Symphony strives to create an environment that practices shared values inclusive of the following: Mutual Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Trust, Insistence on Excellence, Hunger for Success, Passion, Creativity and Fun.

Benefits

Employer contributed Medical, Life, 403B.  Employee funded Dental, Flex-spend, short and long term disability.

Apply by sending written resume and cover letter to: Laura Adams, Director of Orchestral Operations ladams@richmondsymphony.com 612 E. Grace Street Suite 401 Richmond, VA 23219 No phone calls accepted! Posting will close by EOB on Friday, March 7, 2014.