Strathmore Children's Chrous, Production Manager

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Strathmore Children's Chrous, Production Manager


Organizational Overview

Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center outside Washington, DC with multiple venues, strong community partnerships and robust educational programming. Spotlighting world-class talent and serving as a launch pad for local artists, Strathmore presents nearly 400 accessible and affordable events and exhibitions each year in the Music CenterMansion, on our 16-acre campus, at AMP, and throughout the community.

Based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, we are a public/private partnership with Montgomery County Government and serve the entire Washington, DC region and the state of Maryland with exceptional artistic experiences and opportunities to learn and connect. Our programming is a vibrant reflection of the community that surrounds us. Strathmore believes the most compelling contemplations of our world are created by artists. Amplifying these creative voices is at the heart of our work.

We are also engaged in and committed to ongoing, institution-wide conversation, education, and thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission. This promise is made within the broad context of Strathmore’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) goals to expand access and diversity, promote inclusion, and build equity for all.  In this proactive way, Strathmore intends to become a fully anti-racist organization. You can read more about Strathmore on our website, including information about our mission and values.

Position Summary

Position Title:  – Strathmore Children’s Chorus, Production Manager

Reports to:  Lauren Campbell, Vice President, Community  & Education / Michael Wu, SCC Artistic Director

Position Type: Part Time, Salaried – 30 hrs/week

Location:  Music Center at Strathmore

The Production Manager supports the Artistic Director in the preparation and performance of all SCC Children’s Chorus events.  Experience in production of choral events and rehearsals, stage management and logistics is desirable. Evening and weekend hours are required.

*Note that this position is one half of a job-share with the SCC Administration Manager and is lead on all production elements. Over time, the specific division of duties may flex based on the candidates’ interests, qualifications and needs of the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

May include, but are not limited to the following:

Production 40%

  • Execute all advance planning and preparation for both in-house and outside events including performances, rehearsals, parent orientation, and others.
  • Support the Artistic Director in organizing/reserving spaces for auditions, performances and rehearsals.
  • Stage manage Concert Hall performances, dress rehearsals and other events.
  • Support Artistic Director in liaising with performance partners and Strathmore Production Team (stagehands.)
  • Complete paperwork for guest artists, including artist agreements, check requests, and logistical communication.
  • Order and maintain SCC Singers Shop (spirit wear and merch) as needed.
  • Book concert recordings with videographer/photographer and distribute all digital copies sold.

Ensemble Management 30%

The Production Manager manages Concert, Tenor Bass and Touring Chorus. Concert Chorus rehearses weekly on Mondays at 5:30pm, Tenor Bass Chorus meets weekly on Mondays at 6:45pm. Touring Chorus is a subset of Concert Chorus and meets a second time per week on Thursdays at 5:30pm and has additional performances.

  • Organize parent volunteers to be present at all ensemble rehearsals to assist directors with room set-up, nametags, attendance, extra music, etc.
  • Attend some weekly rehearsals as needed for ensemble communication
  • Create Seating Charts for each SCC ensemble per semester.
  • Email weekly Rehearsal Notes to Ensemble Groups
  • Distribute binders and music, create and distribute nametags, track rehearsal attendance
  • Email student evaluations – mid-year and end of semester
  • Respond to parent or community questions by email or phone
  • Touring Chorus
    • Arrange all productions including transportation/extra fees/contracts, etc.
    • All correspondence with parents.
    • Organize Touring Chorus uniforms for performances.
    • Collect and track all Touring Chorus payments or expenses not related to yearly tuition.
    • Coordinate any travel or out-of-town performances.

General 20%

  • Receive and route daily parent and community questions to the appropriate team member for a response, or respond directly as appropriate.
  • Help with annual “Welcome SCC Picnic” and one other SCC Social per year.
  • Attend once per month (first Saturday per month) SCC All-Staff Meeting from 9–11am. Attend bi-weekly (every other Tuesday) Strathmore All-Staff Meeting from 10-11am.

Other Duties As Assigned 10%


This is a part-time, non-exempt, salaried position compensated at an annual salary of $30,000.

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Education/Teaching
Position Type: Part Time
Salary Range (annual): $25,000-$50,000
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree