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About Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Founded in 1974, Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of New York City’s largest independent orchestras and is celebrated for its peerless interpretations of the classical music canon, the versatility its musicians, and for its agile business model in the evolving classical music field. 

The Orchestra performs over 80 concerts each year, provides a diverse array of music education experiences to thousands of New York City students and young musicians, and provides free concert and family programs throughout the city. The Orchestra operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, a 20,000 square-foot rehearsal, recording, performance, and education complex in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen that provides service to hundreds of artists and ensembles each year. 

Orchestra of St. Luke’s administrative staff numbers approximately 18 and has offices at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Artistic Personnel Manager

Reports to: Director of Operations, General Manager

Position: Full time

The Artistic Personnel Manager’s purpose is to hire, and communicate information to, OSL musicians for every service the orchestra is rehearsing or performing according to our CBA with the Musicians Union and according to the rules set out by musician committees.

In addition, the Personnel Manager is responsible for facilitating all chamber music schedules and the Mentorship Series.  The Personnel Manager attends all services by the orchestra and works as a member of the Production Department in the logistical needs of running all services.

Duties and resposibilities:

  • Hire and schedule orchestra personnel for each service in an efficient, timely, and effective manner according to the OSL CBA and the guidelines of the musician committees
  • Act in a human resources capacity for orchestra personnel and be a liaison between musicians and management at all times
  • Create and maintain personnel records and reports and accurate and timely payroll administration for all musicians as well as issue contracts to soloists and conductors for OSL produced engagements
  • Stay up to date with most recent CBA agreements, in addition to orchestra policies and procedures, and immediately bring any conflicts to the attention of management
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in musician relationships; serve as primary resource for musicians on day-to-day issues
  • Supervise and attend all services, including rehearsals, performances, and education events; ensure proper breaks and service start and end times
  • Coordinate and maintain an open and communicative environment among musicians, and between musicians, management and the Committees
  • Update ArtsVision database with personnel information on a daily basis, as well as coordinate with database administrators on any needed improvements or adjustments
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with musicians, conductors, and artists
  • Artist Oversee transportation of musicians as needed 
  • Participate in the set up and breakdown of rehearsals, including hospitality, rehearsal equipment, and other ephemera as requested by the Director of Operations

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Music or Arts Administration
  • 3-4 years experience, preferably working with a professional orchestra
  • Knowledge of orchestral music and the current music scene
  • Strong organization skills and a close attention to detail 
  • Dedication, diplomacy and discretion
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team

Working Conditions:

  • Office can be noisy; there is often interrupted work time while at desk
  • Rehearsals can be loud
  • Work needs to be done prior to services or while in a remote location
  • Weekend and evening hours required

Physical requirements:

  • Use a computer and a phone
  • Able to lift and move chairs, stands and other production equipment

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Angela DeGregoria, Director of Operations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Please contact by email only.  Subject line should read:  Personnel Manager position

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