College Artistic Manager

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA 94102




Jun 01, 2022


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Artistic Operations, the College Artistic Manager will be primarily responsible for coordinating and supporting artistic projects and programs in the College, including, but not limited to, guest artist activities and residencies, special performance opportunities and partnerships, and items related to event production. The position requires excellent communication and collaboration with various departments, including Concert Operations, Marketing and Communications, and Advancement, and will also serve as an integral liaison with institutional partners, including Opus 3 Artists and the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet. The position will assist with the scheduling and organization of the Artistic Administration office, and ensure that projects and tasks are completed in a timely manner and at the highest levels. The ideal candidate for the position is also passionate about working with musicians and supporting their artistic goals and projects.

Job Duties

  • Serve as primary liaison with guest artists and/or artist management for activities and residencies and create contracts for guest artist visit
  • Maintain constant communication with the Advancement and Marketing & Communications departments in promoting guest artist visits and special performances to SFCM donors and concert patrons
  • Manage performance calendar for the school year with the Associate Dean of Artistic Administration and schedule performances with Large Ensemble and Concert -Operations departments
  • Work closely with the Concert Operations, Production and Recording staff in ensuring that all logistics and production elements for major events and concerts are executed at the highest levels
  • Assist with and coordinate activities related to SFCM’s Emerging Black Composers Project
  • Serve as a primary liaison with Opus 3 Artists in managing its guest artist visits and projects
  • Assist with artistic planning and coordination of special institutional performance activities including donor and partnership events
  • Support SFCM’s efforts in presenting a diverse representation of guest artists and projects to the SFCM community
  • Supervise student workers serving as Artist Liaisons
  • Monitor budgets related to guest artist activities
  • Maintain project management timelines and ensure that deadlines are met
  • Performing other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Music is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in arts administration
  • Thorough knowledge of the professional field, repertoire, and arts management firms a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with various constituencies of the SFCM community and institutional partners
  • Successful project management experience and ability to problem solve
  • Strong organizational skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Flexible hours; ability to work frequent nights/weekends for concerts/events

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications through our website. This position will be open until filled.

About Us

SFCM’s mission is to transform our students: artistically, intellectually, professionally and individually. Through the study of music at the highest level, our students learn to seek achievement in every endeavor, to convert challenges into opportunities, to understand the nature of excellence, and to pursue their dreams with vigor and determination. We believe that inspiring the imagination, cultivating the artist, honing the intellect, and developing the professional are the keys to launching innovative graduates who excel in any field. SFCM is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields.

Equal Opportunity Employer

SFCM is a fully committed equal employment opportunity institution and welcomes applications from all qualified persons, including those who consider themselves to be of a race, national origin or ancestry that is not fully represented in musical arts programs in the United States. Personnel decisions regarding applicants for employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran, age, citizenship, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.






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