Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner

Friday, December 16, 8:00pm · 10:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner  

Associate Artistic Manager

Job Description

The Associate Artistic Manager will, under the leadership of Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Randall Kline, be one of a team responsible for the artistic planning, budgeting, managing and scheduling of all of the SFJAZZ concerts happening each fiscal year in both halls within the Center. The season includes the main season (September to June), The San Francisco Jazz Festival (11 days, mid-June), SFJAZZ Summer Sessions (July – August).

In January 2013, SFJAZZ opened the SFJAZZ Center, the first freestanding building in the United States designed specifically for jazz presentation and education. Recognized as an international leader in jazz creation, presentation and education, SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz, from the music’s origins in the African American community to its diverse present–day expressions around the world.

This Associate Artistic manager position will be principally responsible for assisting in booking the 300+ shows presented and produced by SFJAZZ. This position will be responsible for booking shows for the Joe Henderson Lab and our off site concert series at Stanford Shopping Center and Levi’s Plaza. He/she is in change of managing said shows and for handling and tracking all contracts and performance fees for the Artistic Department. This position will also be responsible for producing events such as the American Book Awards, the New Year’s Eve concert and others as assigned.

The Associate Artistic Manager position reports to the Artistic Producer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES to comprise specific scope of work include the following:

  • Assist the Artistic Producer in sending offers for all shows in every hall 
  • Work with the agents and managers to book and negotiate artists for
    concerts in the Joe Henderson Lab and two offsite summer concert series, Stanford Shopping Center and Levi’s Plaza 
  • Manage and develop budgets for the Joe Henderson Lab & offsite summer shows 
  • Generate offers for contracts for all SFJAZZ concerts 
  • Manage and track all contracts for the Artistic department 
  • SFJAZZ is a dynamic organization that has been rapidly growing. Therefore the
    successful candidate for this position should have the ability to be flexible and have the ability to take on new tasks as they present themselves. 

Logistics and Administrative 

  • Oversee the logistics surrounding artist’s booking as assigned; coordinate with the Travel Coordinator on airlines, hotels and ground transportation, as assigned. 
  • Manage scheduling for the Artistic department via the organizational calendar in Artifax Event; populate the calendar with booking details for each performance. 
  • Manage the visa process (when needed) of international artists.  
  • Prepare and follow-through on performance fees for all SFJAZZ concerts 
  • Prepare and manage artist guest lists for all SFJAZZ concerts 
  • Coordinate artist meet & greet requests and any other artist requests with managers, as assigned. 
  • Any other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree, ideally with an emphasis in music, or music administration;  
  • Over 5-10 years of direct experience with one or more of the following: venue talent buyer, talent agency, recording industry, music publishing, or artist management company. 
 
  • High-level jazz and music business contacts and knowledge of programming trends in the National and International musical community 
  • Ability to appropriately handle contracts and budget processes; strong awareness of how to maintain artist and/or artists’ management expectations balanced with the financial needs of SFJAZZ. 
  • Project management; multi-tasking; problem solving abilities.  
  • Detail oriented person with high level of accuracy and thoroughness; attention to detail coupled with thoughtfulness and grace.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse array of constituents across multiple departments. 
  • High level Computer skills including facility with databases and excel spreadsheets 

Working Conditions: The work schedule varies from customary office hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods. This job requires occasional work during evenings and weekends, as well as conference travel.

Salary: Will be based upon professional and academic experience.

To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the email address: jobs [at] sfjazz [dot] org. Mention “Associate Artistic Producer” in the subject line. Resumes without salary requirements or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.


***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.

Junior Designer

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Junior Designer is responsible for brand management for SFJAZZ, design, production of advertising (online, print, digital and broadcast), collateral development, and graphics. This is a hands-on position requiring a positive attitude, organizational and communication skills, clear understanding of and experience in branding, the ability to work in a collaborative team environment, the talent to create compelling and appropriate design solutions, and the discipline to manage multiple large projects responsibly. This person works collaboratively with another Graphic Designer within the Marketing Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design materials associated with SFJAZZ and SFJAZZ Center events and programs, including but not limited to, advertising (digital, print, broadcast, outdoor), sales catalogs, program books, brochures, postcards, website, posters, invitations, venue signage, press materials and merchandise. 
  • Meets with various SFJAZZ departments to discuss project objectives and requirements; develops and presents appropriate design solutions. 
  • Selects and edits photography. 
  • Obtains required approvals for all phases of a project, works well under pressure and responsibly meets deadlines.
    • Any other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Skills & Qualifications  

  • 2 - 5 years graphic design experience. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of branding principles and imperatives required. 
  • Work experience with a preference for arts/entertainment organizations.  
  • Expertise with industry-standard graphic design and digital art production tools for print and web media is essential with strong skills required in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), as well as Acrobat and Keynote.  
  • In-depth knowledge of production processes in both print and digital media required.  
  • Must have strong project management skills, ability to think strategically and manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, anticipate demands, coordinate stringent deadlines, and be agile in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Capable of graciously synthesizing and incorporating feedback from a variety of sources. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to sell your design concepts to the management team. 
  • Adobe Premiere and Photography skills a plus! 
  • Strong interest in the performing arts and jazz music. 

Working Conditions
The work schedule varies from customary office hours to unpredictable hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods. This job requires occasional work during evenings and weekends. 


To Apply

Please send your resume in .doc or .pdf format, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio that includes work samples in all of the following areas: magazine, direct mail, advertising and digital.

Submit to jobs@sfjazz.org with Junior Designer in the Subject line. Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO phone calls please.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 


SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace.

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

 

Burt Bacharach

Wednesday, June 7, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

 
The Hitmaker Series: Burt Bacharach at Davies Symphony Hall  

Lisa Hilton / Solo Piano / Day & Night

Friday, March 10, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Lisa Hilton  

Student Membership Intern

Job Description

SUMMARY

A part-time position in that reports to SFJAZZ’s Marketing Department, to research and develop a Student Membership program, a trackable “student rush” ticket system, as well as foster and maintain relationships with educators, music programs, organizations and student groups in the Bay Area.

ABOUT SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million Center launched in 2013 and the 34-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2016-17 Season is more than $16 million with more than half coming from ticket revenues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build a network of contacts in music education at the high school through college level in the Bay Area 
  • Research student discount and membership models used by other organizations 
  • Visit schools and organizations to talk with students and educators about student membership and rush tickets 
  • Assist in creating a database for student members 
  • Assist in marketing student membership via physical and digital collateral (i.e. flyers, e-cards, email, social) 
  • Collect feedback from students and educators to help optimize the student membership program 
  • Research education and school events SFJAZZ might participate in to build its presence among students 

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Knows the music, how to speak to educators and HS-college- age students, both music majors and non-majors who are music fans. Has a bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program. 
  • 12-15 hours/week. Flexible schedule. 20 hours/week max. Salary negotiable. 3 month initial commitment.

Taylor McFerrin

Taylor McFerrin

 

Taylor McFerrin

w/ Marcus Gilmore

Sunday, March 26, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Electronic Beat Jazz Series: Get Outta Your Seat!  
Taylor McFerrin

Taylor McFerrin

 

Taylor McFerrin

w/ Marcus Gilmore

Saturday, March 25, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Electronic Beat Jazz Series: Get Outta Your Seat!  
FORQ

FORQ

 

FORQ

feat. members of Snarky Puppy

Friday, March 24, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Sonic Grooves Series: Get Outta Your Seat!  
FORQ

FORQ

 

FORQ

feat. members of Snarky Puppy

Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Sonic Grooves Series: Get Outta Your Seat!