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Beethoven String Quartet Cycle Project/Program Manager
Chamber Music Tulsa

Posted 02/08/2016

Chamber Music Tulsa seeks to contract an experienced Program Manager who will take on the management of the “Beethoven Cycle” with the goal of delivering on time, within budget and within scope. The “Beethoven Cycle” project is the performance by the Miró String Quartet of all 16 string quartets composed by Beethoven. There will be six ticketed concerts over a ten-day period in February 2017, with additional related community outreach and social events. The contract will begin March 1, 2016 and conclude March 1, 2017.

The Beethoven string quartets are considered one of the greatest achievements of Western culture, alongside ancient Greek drama, the plays of Shakespeare, and the art of Michelangelo. Hearing them all together over a short span of time is like hiking the Appalachian Trail, seeing the entire Wagner “Ring” cycle of operas, reading the Lord of the Rings (or all of Harry Potter, even!). They speak to us about the power of the human spirit, and immeasurably enrich and change our lives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Program management
    • Working with the Executive Director, Board, and appropriate committees:
      • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives
      • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
      • Ensure that all tasks are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
      • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
      • Recommend vendors, service providers, and resources to elevate project
      • Report and escalate to Executive Director as needed
      • Successfully manage the relationship with Board, volunteers, vendors, musicians and others
      • Represent CMT in our community with tact, diplomacy and poise
  • Marketing and P/R
    • Working with CMT staff, the marketing committee, and an outside P/R contractor
      • Develop comprehensive marketing and P/R plan
      • Execute plan in tandem with CMT staff
      • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors
  • Outreach and Education
    • Working with CMT staff and education committee
      • Facilitate meetings with community partners, volunteers, and board members
      • Manage logistics for outreach and education events during the Beethoven Cycle
      • Assist in program documentation, including debrief of processes and outcomes after the conclusion

Requirements

  • Proven working experience in program management in the non-profit or commercial community
  • Demonstrated success in managing special events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to schedule, monitor, and correct timelines as needed
  • Experience with arts/music and or cultural organization(s) is an asset
  • Provide references

Estimated time commitment:

  • February – April 2016 – 15 hours each month
  • May – July 2016 – 5 hours each month
  • August – September 2016  – 10 hours each month
  • October – December 2016  – 15 hours each month
  • January 2017 – 30 hours
  • February 2017 – 40 hours

During the writing of the plan, a better estimate of hours will be developed.

Please email letter of interest and resume to:

Bruce Sorrell, executivedirector@chambermusictulsa.org