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Job Opportunities: Vice President of Artistic Operations

Job Profile

Artistic Administration - 25%

  • In coordination with the Music Director and Artistic Planning Consultant, ensure proper and timely planning and programming of concerts in alignment with TSO goals and budgets.
  • Serve as one of the primary contacts between TSO and Maestro Gomez’s management.
  • Ensure proper engagement/contracting of staff conductors and guest artists/guest conductors.
  • Oversee proper and timely communication/coordination with symphony chorus. 

Orchestra Management - 25%

  • Serve as the principal liaison to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Musician’s Organization (TSOMO). 
  • Ensure proper communication with orchestra personnel. 
  • Manage grievances and orchestra personnel issues. 
  • Ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and lead management’s negotiation team for successor agreements.

Operations/Production – 20%

    • Oversee and administer the scheduling and contracting of venues.
    • Ensure that concert production is properly executed to meet CBA requirements, artist contract requirements while creating the optimum audience experience. 
    • Plan and execute run-outs, contract/fee engagements and tours.

    Education and Community Engagement – 20%

    • Supervise Education and Community Engagement team.
    • Ensure Music Director’s input is included in educational direction.
    • Ensure adequate program execution, maintenance and expansion in alignment with institutional goals and budget parameters. 

    General Administrative Duties - 10%

    • Serve as a member of the leadership team.
    • Periodically speak publicly and meet with a variety of institutional constituents as needed. 
    • Develop multi-year, long-range calendars and planning budgets. 

    Team Oversight:

    • Director of Operations
    • Operations and Orchestra Manager
    • Music Librarian
    • Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager
    • Education Program Manager
    • Community Engagement Program Manager

    Reports to:

    • President and CEO


    Minimum five years experience in music/orchestra management required. Must have a thorough understanding of orchestral repertoire and significant experience developing successful performance productions in a variety of venues. Substantial experience in labor relations within the collective bargaining environment is necessary. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work productively with musicians, artists, administrative staff, board trustees, community leaders and patrons.  Requires excellent organizational skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and proven success as a team leader. 

    Bachelor’s Degree in music or arts administration or equivalent required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.  


    All applications will be treated as confidential. Electronic submissions are preferred. Deadline for resume and cover letter is May 12th. Submit cover letter and resume to:
    Christina Valverde
    Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
    2175 North Sixth Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85705-5606