The Associate Artistic Manager is a vital member of the Artistic Department managing the SFJAZZ Collective and assisting the Artistic Producer with the artistic content and programming of SFJAZZ, including live presentations, video and audio recording and broadcasts.
Reports to: Artistic Producer
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 dollar Center launched in 2013 and the 33-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 2015-16 season is more that $14 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.
Primary Responsibility: SFJAZZ Collective Management
Creating and overseeing Collective budgets; day-to-day communication; managing and maintaining a master calendar; overseeing the booking and management of tours; coordinating with SFJAZZ marketing, publicity, development, finance and education staff; managing agreements with Collective members; planning and managing SFJAZZ residency period; managing the Collective's music library; CD project management and digital distribution; legal, publishing and rights clearances; and digital content development, management and distribution.
Assisting the Artistic Producer in the year-round programming of SFJAZZ performances including the booking of shows. The Artistic Manager will contribute to the development of the digital media program including negotiating contractual rights with the artists surrounding licenses, and recording rights.
Bachelors or Masters Degree, ideally with an emphasis in business, music, or arts administration
5-10 years of direct experience with one or more of the following areas: venue talent buyer, talent agent, recording, digital content distribution, music publishing, or artist management.
High-level jazz and music knowledge, with an interest in emerging artists.
Music business contacts and knowledge of industry trends.
Contract and budget expertise.
Project management; multi-tasking; problem solving abilities.
Detail oriented 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 spreadsheets.
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 and some travel.
Salary: Will be commensurate with professional and academic experience.
To Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Associate Artistic Manager” 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 seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.