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50th Anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme

Curated by saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, this weeklong, SFJAZZ exclusive event celebrates the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's masterpiece A Love Supreme.

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Help future generations explore the full spectrum of jazz. We are grateful to those who remember SFJAZZ in their legacy plans. Many supporters have included us in their wills or through other types of legacy gifts. Their foresight, and yours should you choose to join them, strengthens and helps ensure the future of SFJAZZ.

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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job Description

SFJAZZ is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Technician. This position is key to ensuring certain facilities projects are completed on time and within budget. The Facilities Maintenance Technician creatively completes a wide variety of tasks around both reactive and preventative maintenance as well as proactively planning for projects that provide solutions for improving the performance of the department and building as a whole. Performs a variety of highly complicated tasks with finesse, grace, tact, and goodwill. Able to find solutions that work within the architectural and sound design requirements and limitations of the SFJAZZ Center and within the budgetary constraints of a non-profit performing arts facility.

Reports to: Facility Operations Manager
Department: Operations

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is LEED Gold certified and a perfect stage for artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of Jazz. The sixty-four million dollar center launched in 2013 and the 32-year old non- profit organization now crafts distinguished Programming and Education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district.

Building Operations and Maintenance:

  • Test, monitor and evaluate performance of structures, equipment and building systems for SFJAZZ Center
  • Schedule, perform, and coordinate preventative and corrective maintenance for building equipment, systems, permanent interior elements, HVAC, MEP systems, grounds and exterior elements
  • Test, monitor and evaluate performance of building systems
  • Be trained in and assist with monitoring all computer-based building systems including HVAC, security, lighting and access control
  • Work with FOH, Operations, and Technical staff to identify repair needs
  • Coordinate and monitor work of vendors; assess work of the vendor, billing, work quality and timeliness of the completed vendor projects; deep knowledge of vendors and a vendor selection process; able to assess vendors capability to complete specialty tasks

Facility Function:

  • Highly attuned to the safety needs of audience, patrons, staff and vendors accessing and utilizing the facility; identify areas that need attention and find appropriate solutions
  • Is trained in and acts as a facilities department representative to the Emergency Response Team
  • Work to maintain the safe use of all facility systems; able to train other staff on safe and appropriate use
  • Reports, recommends and provides solutions for any unsafe conditions within or around the facility
  • Coordinates and uses the computer-based work-order system for initiation, prioritization and satisfactory resolution of facilities help desk tickets
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and enforcement of Facilities procedures, protocols and guidelines pertaining to safety, security and emergency planning
  • Assist with the documentation of all facilities record keeping systems including remediation projects for future reference and use
  • Any other duties as assigned

Other Skills and Attributes:

  • Creative problem solver with ability to adapt solutions to many different problems or needs
  • Ability to communicate complicated tasks to non-technical people
  • Ability to document the conditions and standards required to maintain all building systems and assets
  • Ability to accurately create timelines and deadlines for completion of projects - prioritizes and knows when to delegate tasks to a specialist
  • Proficient at budgeting projects and sticking to those budgets
  • Customer service oriented - able to work with and through a wide-variety of people across the organization to accomplish tasks
  • Familiar with researching and implementing best practices
  • Maintains appropriate tools and equipment on-site and make recommendations on needed additions for specialized tasks
  • Establishes and maintains working inventory of basic parts required for facility; maintains facilities specific assets and tools inventory
  • Maintains and establishes vendor relationships - assists in evaluating their Service Level Agreements and monitors their billing.

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a high school diploma and at least 10 years of experience in the field
  • Familiarity with the fields of plumbing, electricity, carpentry, painting, plastering, and machine servicing
  • Knowledge of the procedures and safety measures in area(s) of speciality
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds unassisted and 50 pounds assisted and maneuver in and out of tight spaces, Climb stairs, ladders or go underneath the building. May be exposed to weather conditions. Some exposure to hazardous chemicals (protection provided). Some exposure to loud noises (protection provided)
  • Familiarity and willingness to conform to safety PPE requirements
  • Facility with hand tools and other building equipment including handcarts and moving equipment
  • To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must be accompanied by a proper cover letter to be considered. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

    SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

Facility Operations Manager

Job Description

SFJAZZ is seeking an experienced and dynamic Facility Operations Manager. As a management position, the venue professional will lead a team of staff and vendors to execute facility programing, projects and work delivery systems, and provide facilities support to other departments and major events. This position will manage SFJAZZ Center's automated Building Management Systems and processes, and further define the physical plant standard operational and maintenance procedures to ensure the day-to-day immaculate functioning of the Center.

Reports to: Director of Operations
Department: Operations

About SFJAZZ: SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is LEED Gold certified and a perfect stage for artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of Jazz. The sixty-four million dollar center launched in 2013 and the 32-year old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished Programming and Education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures full technological and mechanical functioning of the SFJAZZ Center physical plant. Develops strategic direction and programing for BIM/ CAFM management processes and software. Ensures that BMS and mechanical/electrical systems are fully functioning as per specifications. Continues to further develop and tone building systems performance and refine BMS programing.
  • Continues to develop LEED centered O&M and service delivery systems including, work orders, preventive maintenance programing, capital project direction, and management of craft building service providers including HVAC, sanitation, security, pest control and fire/life safety services.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Operations, develops and implements standards and performance metrics for all building work and service contractor performance. Conducts efficiency studies and recommends procedures and practices to improve operational efficiency. Serves as lead for liaison between SFJAZZ facilities and the various governmental code enforcement entities.
  • Continues post-construction work including warranty correction work and taking the lead to resolve problematic systems corrections.
  • Prepares and leads implementation of facilities standard operation policies. Teaming up with the Technical Director of Production and the House Manager, develops a performance venue safety plan.
  • Budget management: Working with the Director of Operations, generates and manages facilities operating budget. Tracks budget performance, discrepancies, forecasts performance issues such as unforeseen expenditures and cost avoidances, and responds proactively with corrective measures. Manages facilities procurement and inventory control system. Authorizes facilities expenditures and makes recommendations to Director of Operations for new expenditures and projects.
  • LEED and Energy Efficiency: Provides proactive leadership in environmental sustainability for the SFJAZZ physical plant. Actively maintains SFJAZZ Center LEED Gold certification and develops a “whole building” efficiency improvement plan and activities. Conducts and commissions building energy and utilities assessments as needed. Fully implements SFJAZZ Green Housekeeping Policy and SFJAZZ Waste Stream Policy. Leverages external resources and program opportunities to maintain and improve efficiency work.
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in facilities management, construction management, engineering, architecture, or a related field. IFMA or similar facilities management certifications helpful. Experience directing facilities at performance arts venues or cultural institutions facilities preferred.
  • Advanced skills in facilities management including a strong background in building technology and LEED Centered O&M planning and programing. Experience in working in prominent LEED certified public facilities in a management capacity.
  • Advanced skills in developing facilities departments including knowledge of facilities operations concepts, strategic planning, budget development and management, composing facilities policy and procedure and site plans. Advanced writing and verbal skills.
  • Advanced project management skills, able to manage sizable projects and work load concurrently.
  • Ability to navigate complex processes, organizational and action pathways. Resilient management skills, ability to operate in a developing dynamic organization. Temperament for working in a performance art venue with multiple stakeholders with an emphasis on delivering consistently high levels of internal and external customer service.
  • Demonstrates understanding and application of management approaches for work direction, motivation, performance management, and disciplinary action. Skilled at relationship building and ensuring stakeholder communication and buy-in. Promotes a culture of teamwork, accountability and team results.
  • An understanding of and ability to communicate with a diverse staff and client base.
  • Ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) with building management staff and tenants.
  • California driver's license and clean DMV record required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work without an elevator, ability to climb a ladder, ability to climb and troubleshoot building systems such as HVAC duct work. Able to respond 24/7 for building emergencies.

Salary: The salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must be accompanied by a proper cover letter to be considered. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

Leaders Circle Manager

Job Description

As a member of SFJAZZ's Development staff, the Leaders Circle Manager plays a critical role in increasing individual donor support. He/she is responsible for overseeing the solicitation of annual Leaders Circle gifts between $1,200 and $5,000, annual gifts earmarked to SFJAZZ Education, capital campaign gifts, and SFJAZZ annual gala packages. The Leaders Circle Manager reports to the Individual Giving Director and provides direct support for all individual giving initiatives.

Reports to: Individual Giving Director
Department: Development

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 32-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 2014/2015 Season is more than $12 million with about half coming from ticket revenues.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a mid-level annual fund donor program of up to 400 Leaders Circle Members under the direction of the Individual Giving Director.
  • Manage and meet aggressive contributed revenue goals.
  • With the Donor Services Coordinator, Donor Services Assistants, and key Marketing staff, manage all Leaders Circle Member marketing communications and gift administration.
  • Work with the Individual Giving Director, Development team, Events Assistant, and other key SFJAZZ Artistic, Operations, and Production staff to produce development-led regular and special events such as receptions at concerts, salons, meet and greets, and the annual gala.
  • Track and document all Leaders Circle cultivation and stewardship activities in the SFJAZZ Tessitura database and other tools.
  • Strategically leverage face-to-face engagements with Leaders Circle Members at concerts, events, and cultivation/solicitation/stewardship visits.
  • Develop individual moves management plans for a select portfolio of approximately 50 high capacity Leaders Circle Members and new prospects with an emphasis on securing a significant number of increased Leaders Circle gifts effectively populating the major and planned gift pipeline.
  • Assist SFJAZZ trustees and other volunteers in the cultivation and stewardship of their prospect lists and other fundraising activities as assigned.
  • Collaborate with Leaders Circle Ticket Concierge to ensure premium level customer service for all Leaders Circle Members in regards to all Box Office related items such as ticket purchases, returns, and related show experience.
  • Work with House Manager and Box Office Manager on-duty to guarantee the best Front of House experience for all Leaders Circle Members at SFJAZZ events.
  • Assist in team goal setting and budget management.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

STATUS AND SCOPE:

  • 2-3 years fundraising experience with a focus on individual donors.
  • Available to work weeknights and weekends, often multiple times per week.
  • Strong desire to serve in a strategic, front-line annual gifts fundraising position.
  • Ability to personally identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high-net worth individuals.
  • Ability to nimbly navigate the demands of both an annual direct response program and a high-touch major gifts program.
  • Desire to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment that often includes working evenings and weekends.
  • Collaborative work style and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish, consistently tracking and reporting on progress toward goals.
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Energetic, emotionally intelligent, and motivated to serve at a performing arts organization. Demonstrated success in using a donor database; Tessitura experience a plus.

Working Conditions: The work schedule varies from customary office hours to evenings and weekends, with peak periods of long hours during critical periods such as key fundraising months, VIP presentations, and special events.

Salary: The salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@sfjazz.org. All applications must be accompanied by a proper cover letter to be considered. Resumes will be accepted until position filled. Please no phone calls or faxes.

SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to create a diverse and harmonious workplace.

SFJAZZ Doodle

2014-15 Season Giveaway

To kick off the 2014-15 Season, we invite you to create a "doodle" of your favorite artist coming to the SFJAZZ Center, and share it with the world! It can be a simple sketch, a detailed portrait, done by hand or computer. Or, think outside the box, and use your own artistic medium. Three winners will be selected, each receiving a pair of tickets to the artist they doodled. We'll also give out SFJAZZ merch to three runner-ups. Don't forget, you can submit as many doodles as you like!

To Enter

  • Explore the SFJAZZ 2014-15 Season Lineup
  • Create a doodle, or two (or three)
  • Post your doodle on SFJAZZ's Facebook (comment on the post pinned to the top), or to Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #SFJAZZdoodle
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 16 (right after Opening Week feat. Eliane Elias and Paula West)
  • Most importantly: have fun and be creative!

Note: Sold-out performances are not eligible for this giveaway.

SFJAZZ Summerfest · Levi's Plaza

FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS!

Between Battery & Bay Street, Off the Embarcadero · Wednesdays, Sept 3—Oct 8 · 12pm to 1:30pm

Sept 3: Mo'Fone
Sept 10: Klaxon Mutant Allstars
Sept 17: Le Jazz Hot
Sept 24: Terry Disley
Oct 1: Ron Thompson and the Resistors
Oct 8: Beso Negro

Partnering with SFJAZZ positions your brand with a highly visible, one-of-a kind cultural institution. Engage your customers in a unique social setting that encourages networking and peer-to-peer interaction throughout our 35,000 square feet Center that features a main performance space, a glass enclosed urban stage, a tier-one restaurant, two bars and wi-fi throughout. A corporate partnership with SFJAZZ integrates a one-on-one marketing platform with the nation’s largest presenter of jazz music.

“ ...the most perfect performance space ever.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Sponsorship Benefits

Showcase your brand with on-site presence at live events to reach new audiences
  • Display information or products in the SFJAZZ Center lobby - create a social media experience
  • Distribute material and engage the SFJAZZ audience with electronic lobby signage or displays
  • Extend and integrate your reach through SFJAZZ E-blasts sent to over 75,000+ opt-in recipients
  • Amplify messaging through social media opportunities
Reward existing clients
  • Entertain your most valued clients at VIP events in a world-class jazz venue
  • Mingle with artists, SFJAZZ leadership and trustees, VIPs, and community leaders
  • Surprise and delight with SFJAZZ concert ticket packages
Support brand positioning
  • Position your brand as a leading corporate citizen by aligning with a one-of-a-kind cultural institution
  • Increase your visibility in front of our educated and diverse audience and other members of the business community

Joe Henderson Hotplate Festival · Aug 14-17

Jazz legend Joe Henderson had a long and memorable history with SFJAZZ, performing over a dozen times in various settings including a duet with tabla great Zakir Hussain at Grace Cathedral, a salute to Antônio Carlos Jobim with Herbie Hancock, and a 1993 tribute night entitled “We Love Joe” featuring his quintet with John Scofield, Charlie Haden and Al Foster, his Big Band, and the Kronos Quartet.

We formally dedicate the Joe Henderson Lab, named for the iconic saxophonist, with a week of performances that pay tribute to four of his greatest recorded moments.

The official Dedication Ceremony will take place Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm and will feature remarks by SFJAZZ co-founder Randall Kline, as well as Joe Henderson's two sons Malcolm Daniel and Kim Vasquez.

Patrons that hold tickets to that evenings 7pm show are invited to show up early for this special event.

Joe Henderson Lab | Two Sets Per Night | 7PM & 8:30PM | $25 | Members Save 25%
Dedication Ceremony: Thursday, August 14 at 6:30PM

SFJAZZ Collective perform the music of Joe Henderson!
2014-15 Season · Thursday-Sunday, October 23-26 · Miner Auditorium