Carnegie Hall invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Director, Artistic Planning.
Since it opened in 1891, New York’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. Carnegie Hall today presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best artists performing jazz, popular music, and music representing a range of traditions from around the globe. Many concerts each season are heard by listeners worldwide via the Carnegie Hall Live radio and digital broadcast series, produced in partnership with WQXR, and select concerts are webcast on medici.tv.
Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 600,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, with programs taking place in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing, in schools, and a variety of community settings. These programs play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.
The Senior Director, Artistic Planning is a member of Carnegie Hall’s Senior Staff and a member of the Artistic Planning team, which shapes artistic programming at Carnegie Hall. The Director helps to develop compelling concerts, thematic and festival programming, and the overall artistic through-line of each season. S/he cultivates artist relationships, and serves as an artistic collaborator and resource for soloists and ensembles. S/he recommends artists and ensembles for engagement at Carnegie Hall including Perspective artists and Composer chair, which reflect a broad range of voices.
The Senior Director, Artistic Planning oversees Carnegie Hall’s extensive commissioning program. S/he also develops adult audience engagement programs including pre-concert lectures, symposia, public interviews, and special events related to each concert season, and serves as a public speaker at development events when needed.
Providing expert knowledge, scholarly background, and research, the Senior Director, Artistic Planning serves as a resource for other departments throughout the institution. S/he works with Marketing and Public Relations in reviewing and editing artistic programming-related printed materials, engages with the Digital team to advise on content capture, and works with the Weill Music Institute (Carnegie Hall’s education and social impact arm) in developing collaborative programs.
The Senior Director, Artistic Planning reports to the General Manager and supervises the Artistic Administrator, Associate Artistic Administrator, Associate Manager, Artistic Programs, and the Coordinator who reports jointly to the Senior Director, Artistic Planning and the General Manager.
The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a deep knowledge of classical music history, artists, and repertoire. S/he will combine a keen understanding of the classical music industry and landscape with a strong interest in, and curiosity about, all musical genres. The successful candidate will have established relationships with leading international artists and the demonstrated ability to recognize and cultivate young talent.
The successful candidate will have artistic management experience in a major musical organization. S/he will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. S/he will be a team player with a collaborative approach to planning.
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. S/he will be adept at public speaking before audiences of various sizes, interests, and backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to accept a work schedule that includes evening and weekend performances and events on a regular basis throughout the season.
Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
Carnegie Hall is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in all facets of the organization. We seek to develop a diverse candidate pool and welcome nominations and applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or national origin.
Applicants are asked to prepare a cover letter that describes your interest in the position and outlines your specific qualifications. Please submit with a resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Electronic submissions are requested. All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement.
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Additional Salary Information: Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
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