The Artistic Personnel Manager’s purpose is to hire, and communicate information to, OSL musicians for every service the orchestra is rehearsing or performing according to our CBA with the Musicians Union and according to the rules set out by musician committees.
In addition, the Personnel Manager is responsible for facilitating all chamber music schedules and the Mentorship Series. The Personnel Manager attends all services by the orchestra and works as a member of the Production Department in the logistical needs of running all services.
Duties and responsibilities
Hire and schedule orchestra personnel for each service in an efficient, timely, and effective manner according to the OSL CBA and the guidelines of the musician committees.
Act in a human resources capacity for orchestra personnel and be a liaison between musicians and management at all times
Create and maintain personnel records and reports and accurate and timely payroll administration for all musicians as well as issue contracts to soloists and conductors for OSL produced engagements
Stay up to date with most recent CBA agreements, in addition to orchestra policies and procedures, and immediately bring any conflicts to the attention of management
Maintain confidentiality and discretion in musician relationships; serve as primary resource for musicians on day-to-day issues
Supervise and attend all services, including rehearsals, performances, and education events; ensure proper breaks and service start and end times.
Coordinate and maintain an open and communicative environment among musicians, and between musicians, management and the Committees
Update ArtsVision database with personnel information on a daily basis, as well as coordinate with database administrators on any needed improvements or adjustments
Develop and maintain positive relationships with musicians, conductors, and artists
Artist Oversee transportation of musicians as needed
Participate in the set up and breakdown of rehearsals, including hospitality, rehearsal equipment, and other ephemera as requested by the Director of Operations
Office can be noisy; there is often interrupted work time while at desk
Rehearsals can be loud
Work needs to be done prior to services or while in a remote location
Weekend and evening hours required
Please send cover letter, resume and three references to Angela DeGregoria, Director of Operations. Contact by email only. Subject line should read: Personnel Manager position.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Music or Arts Administration
3-4 years experience, preferably working with a professional orchestra
Knowledge of orchestral music and the current music scene
Strong organization skills and a close attention to detail
Dedication, diplomacy and discretion
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work independently with minimal direction and as part of a team
Use a computer and a phone
Able to lift and move chairs, stands and other production equipment
Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of America’s most versatile and distinguished orchestras, collaborating with the world’s greatest artists and performing approximately 80 concerts each year—including its Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series, Chamber Music Series at The Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, and summer residency at Caramoor Music Festival. In its 41-year history, OSL has commissione...d more than 50 new works, has given more than 175 world, U.S., and New York City premieres; and has appeared on more than 100 recordings, including four Grammy Award winners and seven releases on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection. Pablo Heras-Casado is OSL’s principal conductor and the orchestra’s fourth titled conductor; previous music directors and principal conductors are Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Donald Runnicles.
OSL grew out of a chamber ensemble that began giving concerts at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village in 1974. Today, the 21 virtuoso artists of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble make up OSL’s artistic core.
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
OSL owns and operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Midtown Manhattan, where it shares a building with the Baryshnikov Arts Center. The DiMenna Center is New York City’s premier venue for rehearsal, recording, and learning, having quickly gained a reputation for its superb acoustics, state-of-the-art facilities, and affordability. Since opening in 2011, The DiMenna Center has welcomed more than 100,000 visitors, including more than 400 ensembles and artists such as Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, James Taylor, and Sting. OSL hosts hundreds of neighbors, families, and school children at its home each year for free community events.
Education & Community Programs
Through its Education & Community programs, OSL has introduced audiences across New York City to live classical music. OSL brings free chamber concerts to the five boroughs; offers free interactive music programs at The DiMenna Center; provides chamber music coaching for adult amateurs; and engages 10,000 public school students each year through its Free School Concerts. In 2013, OSL launched Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (YOSL), an intensive after-school instrumental coaching program emphasizing musical excellence and social development, in partnership with community organizations and public schools in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.