Associate Administrative Assistant

Job Description

Assist with the artistic planning and booking process for presenting programs at the SFJAZZ Center: the main season (September – June), the San Francisco Jazz Festival (2 weeks in mid-June) and the Summer Sessions (July and August) Manage the SFJAZZ Collective, a resident and touring ensemble that composes, arranges and performs original music and the music of a modern jazz master.

SEASONS:

  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Artistic Director and Artistic Administrator to complete booking of about 200 shows annually.
  • Manage season calendaring and booking process in Event Booking program.
  • Research artists and assess availability and viability for presenting at SFJAZZ
  • Prepare show budgets and offers
  • Work with department to meet marketing deadlines, providing full complement of marketing materials and hooks.
  • Assist with season budget projections and budget tracking
  • Understand requirements for international artists: taxes, visas, CWAs
  • Ancillary event coordination: pre-concert talks, special events; receptions and salons, artist meet-and-greets
  • Oversee season logistics planning, executed by Artist Liaison

SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE:

  • Maintain band hold calendar, consult with Opus 3, holds 2 years out
  • Issue artist memos, contracts, calendars, payment statements and checks
  • Create and manage budget, with regular forecasts
  • Coordinate interdepartmental support of Collective: residency (devo, production, education), marketing materials and tour support (marketing), CD reporting (finance, marketing)
  • Engage support personnel: tour manager, music copyist, CD engineering
  • Presenter contact before tours (Me - residency, recording, Marshall - PR support, Paul - tour mgr advance)
  • Manage music scores and music library (deadlines, files)
  • Plan/execute SF residency (rehearsal venue, workshop sites, hotel, transportation, swag, welcome dinner, photo shoot, etc.)
  • Coordinate CD artistic production (selections, engineering schedule, rights, CD credit information)

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org. 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 Improvisation

Saturdays, October 5 - November 23, 11AM-1PM (8-week course)
SFJAZZ Center Digital Lab
SFJAZZ Members: $320 full course; Non-Members: $400 full course
Maximum 8 students
David White, Instructor

For intermediate-level musicians, this course weaves digital audio production concepts with creating music and improvising as a primary objective. We will explore these using Logic Pro 9, iMacs and MIDI keyboards as our tools.

 

Gypsy Jazz Jam w/ Dorado Schmitt

 

Master Class
Gypsy Jazz Jam
with Dorado Schmitt

Saturday, October 26, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Dorado Schmitt

Jazz in the Hip-Hop Nation w/ Robert Glasper

 

Master Class
Jazz in the Hip-Hop Nation
with Robert Glasper

Saturday, October 19, 12:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Robert Glasper

Vocal Master Class w/ Raz Kennedy

 

Master Class
Vocal Master Class
with Raz Kennedy

Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Raz Kennedy

Complete Jazz Theory in Two Hours w/ Mark Levine

 

Master Class
Complete Jazz Theory
in Two Hours
with Mark Levine

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Acclaimed pianist, composer and author Mark Levine

Ensemble Coordinator

Job Description

The SFJAZZ Ensemble Coordinator manages all aspects of the Education Department’s three primary ensemble programs: the High School All-Stars Orchestra and Combo, and the Monday Night Band. The Ensemble Coordinator schedules all auditions, rehearsals and performances, communicates regularly with ensemble directors and participants as well as parents of our high school musicians, and coordinates clinician visits throughout Bay Area high schools. Must be able to multi-task, be thoroughly organized, energetic, detailed and deadline driven. Excellent communication and computer skills needed; must be able to work independently and with limited input during flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Coordinate the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Program
  • Schedule and manage the audition process
  • Track enrollment and payment of participants
  • Manage the All-Stars rehearsal and performance calendar including booking all events
  • Organize and staff All-Stars performances as needed (both large and small ensembles)
  • Book guest clinicians and performers to work with the ensembles
  • Coordinate and oversee all program recording projects, including festival auditions, annual album recording sessions and double CD project
  • Maintain regular communication with program participants and parents
  • Track and report data and statistics for both ensembles
  • Work with the ensemble directors to support their administrative needs
  • Oversee and grow the auxiliary Mentorship and Alumni programs
  • Update and manage All-Stars’ web page and social media in conjunction with Marketing Dept
  • Manage Education sheet music library, including organization and assessment
  • Book photographers and videographers as needed for documentation and promotion
  • Oversee all other aspects of the program
Coordinate the Monday Night Band Program
  • Schedule and manage the audition process
  • Manage the MNB rehearsal and performance calendar including booking
  • final performance at the SFJAZZ Center
  • Staff MNB performances as needed
  • Communicate with program participants as needed
  • Track and report data on ensemble successes and statistics
  • Work with the ensemble director to support administrative needs
  • Update and manage web page and social media in conjunction with Marketing Dept
  • Oversee all other aspects of the program
Coordinate Summer Outreach Workshops for High School Students
  • Schedule, staff and promote the Summer Outreach Workshops
  • Hire clinicians, manage enrollment and coordinate catering for the workshops
  • Coordinate venue and equipment rental for off-site workshops
Other
  • Work with the Education Team in all Department planning and strategizing initiatives
  • Work with the Education Team in any relevant marketing and development initiatives
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be changed or added as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 1 year of administrative experience in a non-profit or educational institution
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interest in arts administration, especially as it relates to jazz music
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience communicating and working with teens and parents
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs
  • Experience with Tessitura a plus
  • Ability to read music a plus
  • A willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to lift heavy instrumental equipment
  • Ability to provide own transportation to off-site venues

SALARY:

The salary will be based upon professional and academic experience.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@sfjazz.org.

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.