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At the TFO, we are excited to offer several new opportunities for employment!  Below, you will find descriptions of open positions and work duties.  All employees will be provided compensation in addition to the same housing a food with which we provide our musicians.  For more information about Daily Life at TFO, please click here.  Applicants should submit a cover letter expressing interest in a specific internship and a curriculum vitae to the General Director, Larkin Sanders, at taneycomofestivalorchestra@gmail.com.

Hospitality Manager - VACANT for the 2020 Season

Total Payment: $1000

 

The Hospitality Manager (HM) is responsible for arranging housing and meals for musicians for the duration of the Festival (previously the responsibility of the Development Director). The Hospitality Manager will be provided with a database of previous years’ host families and meal donors from which they can continue to build TFO’s network of in-kind support.

 

Pre-Festival Duties

  • Work with the DD to establish connections with the TFO’s host families and meal providers. 

  • Recruit enough host families to provide the orchestra with an ideal number of beds for approximately 75 orchestra members 

    • Must be sensitive to any particular concerns of the musicians and the hosts

  • Recruit at least 8 dinner providers and 8 lunch providers, and make any necessary arrangements with the meal providers and the orchestra 

    • Must be sensitive to the dietary needs of musicians and communicating with meal providers 

  • Work with DD and E-AD to determine catered lunch needs and make necessary arrangements 

 

Festival Duties

  • Prepare the cafeteria at the rehearsal space for lunches 

  • Ensure the delivery/arrival of meals to the appropriate locations as needed 

  • Aid the MD and DD in coordinating volunteers at concerts 

 

Other Desirable Skills

  • Must have a vehicle at the Festival

  • Must be a member of the Springfield-Branson community 

  • Proficiency in Google Drive 

  • Excellent and prompt written and oral communication skills 

  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations 

Orchestra Manager Job Description - FILLED for the 2017 Season

Total payment: $2,000

 

The Orchestra Manager (OM) reports to the Executive-Artistic Director (E-AD) and also works with the orchestra conductors, section coordinators, and jazz orchestra leader. The OM is expected to begin work on April 25, 2017 and complete work by July 1, 2017. Work prior to the Festival may be completed remotely, but the OM is expected to report in Branson, Missouri for the Festival by June 16, 2017 to prepare for events.  Housing and meals are also provided during the Festival in addition to monetary compensation.

 

Pre-Festival Duties

  • Work with the E-AD to understand programming and personnel needs for the Festival

  • Maintain a comprehensive database of orchestra members and their contact information

  • Use IMSLP to build the TFO’s library

  • Distribute and collect musician contracts

  • Create and learn the master schedule of rehearsals, performances, meals, and other events in the form of an Excel spreadsheet and Google Calendar

  • Work with section coordinators to ensure that specific instrumental needs are met and coordinated (i.e., percussion moves, communicating auxiliary needs to E-AD)

  • Create custom-made binders for each member of the orchestra containing the TFO handbook, contract, staff addendum, bylaws, member database spreadsheet, master schedule, and appropriate orchestral parts (musicians are responsible for obtaining chamber music parts).

 

Festival Duties

  • Supervise Production Manager in regards to equipment needs (chairs, stands, percussion, etc.)

  • Provide orchestra members with reminders of daily events such as dinner and concert locations/times

  • Aid musicians in scheduling issues and adjust the schedule as need be

  • Be able to assist musicians in understanding organizational documents, procedures, and aspects of daily life

  • Be available during orchestra rehearsals to locate missing orchestra members, solve library problems (i.e., print parts when old ones are lost), and assist conductors

 

Other Desirable Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and iWorks

  • Ability to stay calm in high-stress situations

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-motivated with a strong intuition

  • Excellent musical skills (orchestral background preferred) 

Marketing Director Job Description - FILLED for the 2017 Season

Total payment: $1,500

 

The Marketing Director (MD) reports to the Executive-Artistic Director (E-AD) and Development Director (DD), and works directly with the Graphic Designer, Steven Smith.  The MD is expected to begin work in the Branson region on March 1, 2017 and is required to be present during the Festival in Branson from June 18-July 1, 2017.  S/he may also begin communicating with the Graphic Designer as early as desired to create the best possible marketing materials.  Housing and meals are also provided during the Festival in addition to monetary compensation.

 

Pre-Festival Duties 

  • Create and implement a marketing strategy to promote the TFO’s 2017 concert season across Branson and the surrounding region.

  • Work directly with Steven Smith to create marketing materials such as posters, brochures, signs, the website, social media flyers, merchandise, and more

  • Write articles and press releases to be distributed to regional news sources

  • Distribute marketing materials both in person and digitally through appropriate channels (i.e., newspapers, magazines, television, radio, community calendars, etc.) to ensure maximum coverage 

  • Maintain a strong social media presence on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, and more

  • Manage a $1,200 budget for marketing expenses

 

Festival Duties

  • Work with Development Director to create a merchandise and raffle display for concerts

  • Manage merchandising at all events

  • Collect funds raised from merchandising 

  • Collect audience satisfaction surveys distributed in program books

  • Maintain a strong social media presence on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, and more

 

Other Desirable Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, iWorks, and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-motivated with a strong intuition

  • Excellent musical skills (orchestral background preferred) 

Production Manager Job Description - FILLED for 2017 Season

Total payment: $500

 

The Production Manager (PM) will report to the Orchestra Manager (OM) and Executive-Artistic Director (E-AD) and work directly with the recording orchestra conductors, section (particularly percussion) coordinators, and other ensemble leaders to ensure that all rehearsals and events are properly equipped.  S/he is expected to report for work only for the duration of the Festival (June 18-July 1, 2017).  Housing and meals are also provided during the Festival in addition to monetary compensation.

 

Festival Duties

  • Keep stage and rehearsal areas tidy and properly equipped for performances and rehearsals

  • Transport necessary stands and chairs to outreach concerts and events

  • Schedule and drive a U-Haul or other rental truck as need be

  • Aid in coordinating percussion moves and be available to move equipment at all times

  • Be available during orchestra rehearsals to set the stage between pieces

  • Work with the OM and conductors to understand all personnel equipment needs and obtain/create/implement stage plots as need be

  • Work with the recording engineer to ensure that s/he is properly equipped and set up for events

  • Plan, broadcast, and supervise Facebook Live events during rehearsals.

  • Aid the Graphic Designer and Marketing Director with extra social media concerns and needs

 

Other Desirable Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, iWorks, recording software, and basic stage management techniques

  • Familiarity and enjoyment of social media

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-motivated with a strong intuition

  • Excellent musical skills (orchestral background preferred)