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Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival 

Associate Director Job Description

June 2022

 

Overview

The Willamette Valley Chamber Festival is a dynamic festival of classical music concerts in Oregon wine country blending vibrant new works with the established chamber music canon – alongside the Willamette Valley’s world-class wine. 

 

WVCMF's mission is to celebrate, educate and enrich the lives of Oregon communities through access to diverse musical performances, musicians and composers. The Festival’s activities include its annual summer festival of chamber music concerts in Oregon wineries, free family concerts, educational activities, and community engagement. 

 

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, WVCMF was formed in 2015 and has been delighting consistently sold out audiences since. Attracting world-renowned composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Joan Tower, Jessie Montgomery, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Gabriela Lena Frank and Kenji Bunch, the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival has quickly established itself as one of the most compelling artistic projects in the region.

 

Job Description

In its seventh year, the Festival is entering a period of strategic growth and looking for a part-time assistant director to work closely with the executive and artistic directors in both strategic and operational areas. Primary responsibilities will be managing daily operations, with a focus on enhancing productivity, streamlining processes and supporting the staff and musicians to support extraordinary performances. This includes development of Festival project timelines, managing multiple project details and overseeing performance logistics. 

 

As part of a small and growing organization, the position offers significant growth prospects for candidates looking to build career experience, including development of marketing, social media and PR calendars and materials, investigating strategic growth and development opportunities and playing an increasingly significant role in the organization’s long-term strategy.

 

The position centers on the Festival’s summer season, but includes more limited work year-round.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the executive and artistic directors to coordinate and supervise daily operations

  • Assist in developing and implementing season plans and goals 

  • Develop season project plan and calendar, and track progress and deadlines

  • Oversee performance details and logistics, including coordinating onsite staff and volunteers

  • Support budgeting and expense tracking

  • Maintain scheduling of events and represent the company when needed

  • Create reports and submit them to the director or other executives

  • Fulfill duties as assigned by the directors

 

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience in a role managing multiple projects and priorities

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Outstanding communications and writing skills

  • Proactive problem-solving approach and aptitude

  • Proficient in MS Office and OS 

  • Experience in web/graphic design a plus

  • Background/interest in performance/music a plus

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: music@WVchambermusic.org