The Grant Park Orchestral Association in Chicago, Illinois seeks a full-time Artistic and Production Assistant at the Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF) for the 2013 Season. This position reports to the General Manager.
-- Assist in the coordination of rehearsal, performance and special event logistics
-- Assist in the arrangement of guest artist travel, transport, accommodations and hospitality
-- Coordinate access to backstage areas with security and front of house personnel
-- Assist with various guest artist, musician, and artistic leadership needs
-- $9.00/hour; this position is non-exempt. Nights and weekends are required.
-- Position Start Date: May 20, 2013
Each summer, the Grant Park Music Festival presents 10 weeks of concerts rich in both traditional classical fare and rarely heard orchestral and choral pieces, free to all of Chicago in Millennium Park’s exquisite Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Conceived in 1935 as a way to bolster Chicagoans during the Great Depression, GPMF now presents its classical music concert series to approximately 340,000 visitors annually. Another 1 million listeners enjoy the concerts via radio broadcast. The Grant Park Orchestral Association is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors and has a 2013 operating budget of $5.1 million.
For more information on the Grant Park Music Festival, please visit our website: gpmf.org.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
MINIMUM CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
-- Three years or more of college-level education completed and/or two years of professional experience in related field
-- Excellent communication skills; detail-oriented, with the ability to work professionally and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
-- Thorough knowledge of classical music repertoire; ability to read orchestral scores; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and basic computer tasks
-- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs; ability to work outdoors at times and possibly in inclement weather
-- Must be available mid-May through August