The site of a renowned legacy of musical performance as well as a unique purpose-built concert hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is seeking an Artistic Administrator to manage the operations of its concerts and performing arts program, to analyze and advise on program implementation and audience building, and to ensure the overall success of the Gardner’s performing arts activities. The successful candidate will coordinate and execute a variety of administrative, operational, and programmatic activities related to performances in the hall as well as the historic galleries of the original building. Working closely with curatorial and program staff in Music, Education, Collections, Contemporary, Marketing, and Development departments to implement ticketed and non-ticketed performance events, this is an exciting position in a stimulating and independent work environment.
Schedule, attend, and manage the operations of performance events including Sunday Concert Series, Thursday evening music series, and other special performances at the Gardner
Manage production and development of content of printed programs
Project management of special programs and visiting curators and their performances
Works with wide range of global artists and writers, publishers and composers to drive performance production
Act as primary liaison with artists and artist managers regarding contracts, concert arrangements, and operational requirements
Schedule performance hall and green room use for rehearsals and performances, coordinating with appropriate departments within the Museum
Hire and manage concert support staff as needed, including page turners, house managers, and volunteer program greeters.
Interact with concert audiences, including welcoming, conflict resolution, and assistance with special needs, in collaboration with Box Office personnel
Analyze sales, track profit/loss margins, and work with Marketing on ads or press relations to facilitate the visibility of programs
Collaborate with Box Office for ticketing details, including providing concert details and artist complimentary ticket requests
Work with Membership, Development and Marketing departments on concert-related services for their constituents, including seasonal brochure, ticket sale schedule, donor recognition, and events; includes overseeing the execution of Calderwood Hall concerts, scheduling and managing aspects of the exhibition openings, the annual Gala, and other high-profile events for members and donors
Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of administration or management experience
Detail-oriented with high level of organizational skills
Demonstrated interest or background in classical music and/or performing arts
Excellent writing and proofreading skills
Excellent customer service skills; prior experience working with performers a plus
Ability to work under pressure and interact gracefully with varied constituencies
Track record of successful collaboration and teamwork
Must be able to work weekends (primarily Sundays) and some evenings and occasional Saturdays
Must be able to easily be active for extended periods of time, and lift up to 30 lbs
About Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an art museum in Boston, Massachusetts, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Its collection includes paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts. It is originally the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, whose will called for her art collection be permanently exhibited "for the education and enjoyment of the public forever".