SFJAZZ Center is Now Open!

Receives Rave Reviews!!!

"...a glimpse of the future...This long-awaited enterprise is off to a bang-up start." — The New York Times
"…celebratory and often jaw-dropping collaborations." — San Francisco Chronicle
"…a feeling that this indeed may approximate what jazz looks like in 2013." — Los Angeles Times
"They built it, and now it is time for people who take their jazz listening seriously to come." — SF Examiner
"(SFJAZZ) has set a very high bar for preserving the jazz genre." — SF Weekly

Read the Reviews:
As Open as the Genre It Celebrates by The New York Times
SFJAZZ Center Opens as Temple of Jazz in California by The New York Times
San Francisco turns up the sound on jazz by LA Times
SFJAZZ Center Makes a Splash on Opening Night by LA Times
SFJAZZ Concert Hall - Upbeat Opening by SFGate.com
West Coast gets swing at San Francisco jazz center by San Jose Mercury News
The first week of concerts at the new SFJAZZ Center by SF Examiner
SFJAZZ Center's Opening Night Concert by SF Weekly
A New Cultural Hub For San Francisco by Dwell Magazine

Following directly on the heels of Opening Week, Week 2 of Grand Opening is devoted to local artists who have helped make San Francisco a rich and diverse hotspot for jazz creation. These musicians have established themselves as truly world-class performers, and we’re honored to have them grace the stage at the SFJAZZ Center.

Opening Week 2: Jazz in the City Shows

Box Office Retail & Group Sales Assistant Manager

Job Description

Assume responsibility for the store's profitability; work with the finance department to ensure that all sales and reports are appropriately logged and reported in a timely manner. Manage inventory and strategize on merchandise line development an ordering. Perform inventory audits. Fulfill website orders and respond to customers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Exhibit excellent floor presence and train the box office team on customer service, sales techniques and merchandising.
  • Achieve a functional processing system to ensure that merchandise is placed promptly when delivered and the sales area is fully stocked, organized and clean; ensure that carts for intermission sales are properly stocked and ready for sales.
  • Sell tickets and provide general information to the public at the Box Office; build and process data from Tessitura ticketing system.
  • Manage part-time box office staff.
  • Build group sales program targeted at adult and student group visitors and tour operators including development of policies, staff, and marketing collateral.
  • Manage SFJAZZ shows and events as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 to 7 years retail and/or box office experience.
  • Tessitura or other ticketing software experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Prior management experience

SALARY:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience. Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Box Office Retail and Group Sales Assistant Manager” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Digital Resources Coordinator

Job Description

The Digital Resources Coordinator assists the Education Department with aspects of video and audio content asset management and supervises students in the Digital Lab program of the SFJAZZ Center. This person will report to the Director of Education and is responsible for overseeing, managing and processing all archival photographic, audio and video footage for the Education Department for use on its website as well as social media platforms. In addition, this position entails on-site assistance and troubleshooting in the Center’s Digital Lab room, supervising students and helping maintain smooth functionality of all workstations and regularly updating software as well as managing hardware needs. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of digital music platforms, social media tools and audio/video editing skills as well as a strong attention to detail.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Archive digital assets for the Education Department in a clear, organized manner
  • Coordinate with photographers, videographers and recording engineers to ensure the Education Dept has quality and relevant digital assets of existing and new programs
  • When appropriate, photograph, video or audio record programs for the Education Dept
  • Assist Digital Lab students with music software and hardware issues and questions
  • Ensure that the Digital Lab runs smoothly
  • Ensure all lab equipment is working properly and is regularly maintained
  • Ensure that all lab software is updated regularly
  • Maintain the Education Dept website and post updated content to program pages as well as social media sites, including management of future Dept blog

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

STATUS AND SCOPE:

  • Highly detail oriented; ability to meet deadlines and effective problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Comfort with a flexible and changing work environment and schedule
  • Strong knowledge and experience with digital music software including (but not limited to) ProTools, Sibelius, Logic Studio and other current DAW platforms
  • Experience and confidence in audio and video editing a plus
  • Facility with social media tools including YouTube, Facebook and blogging platforms
  • Knowledge of music workstation environments and hardware set-up as well as software integration and upkeep
  • Experience with CMS and other web-based platforms
  • Knowledge of photo editing software such as Photoshop a plus

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate or graduate work in digital music or equivalent professional experience required
  • Minimum one year administrative/office experience required
  • Experience working in the music industry a plus
  • Experience with CMS and web-based platforms a plus
  • Experience with audio and video content management required

SALARY:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience. Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org. Mention “Digital Resources Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Resumes will be accepted until position filled.

***SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace. We extend our thanks and appreciation to all applicants for their expressed interest in working at SFJAZZ and will contact those selected for an interview.

Prominent San Francisco Chef Charles Phan Partners with SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ Center Grand Opening & Season 1 Announced

Exciting educational programs designed for teens and adults, aspiring musicians and experienced singers and instrumentalists.

SFJAZZ Girls Day
Free Workshop for Female Musicians

Saturday, March 28, 12-5pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join celebrated women jazz faculty in this very special workshop for female jazz musicians ages 13-18. Essential skills including ensemble techniques, theory and musicianship will be the focus of this special program.

Vocal Master Class w/ Kitty Margolis

Saturday, May 30, 12-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab
In this master class, critically acclaimed vocalist/educator and recording artist Kitty Margolis will offer her unique insight into the secrets of vocal jazz from the nuts and bolts to the heart and soul.

The Music of Paco De Lucia

Wednesday, Jul 15, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Join renowned flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire and members of the Emmy Award-winning Caminos Flamencos ensemble as they honor the extraordinary music and career of one of Spain’s most innovative and iconic artists, legendary guitarist Paco de Lucia.

Big Band Jazz
in the Modern Era

Wednesday, Jul 29, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Emmy and Grammy-winning pianist, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Gordon Goodwin shares his insights and inspiration on running one of the world’s most successful jazz big bands working today.

Rhythms and Melodies of Brazil

Wednesday, Aug 5, 7-9pm • Joe Henderson LabVocalist and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Villela’s captivating artistry and profound love of her roots highlight this in-depth look at the musical diversity of Brazil.

This Summer — Digital Lab Bootcamps

Members $250 / Public $300
Learn music and audio production in our state-of-the-art Digital Lab! We offer dynamic programs for older teens and adults in songwriting, arranging, production, recording, mixing, music theory and more. Our low student-teacher ratio and the latest in gear and software make our Bootcamps the summer destination for digital music!

Maximum 8 students per class; those wishing to use their personal computer are required to have the most recent version of the specific software installed.

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