Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities will be posted on this webpage, no phone calls, please. Thank you.

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


 

Director of Programming

Department: Programming
Reports to: President and CEO

Description

The Director of Programming is the direct contact for all programming at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. This position will seek, budget, coordinate, contract, and liaison with all agents, managers, partners, consultants, and orchestras to create a successful season at the Mann.  It will manage and book all artistic visioning with President, Artistic Advisors, and interface with select Board of Director Committee Members. This position will ensure that all programming is presented to and approved by both the General Manager and President.  The Director will schedule and manage special curatorial projects including commissions, festival concerts, and anniversary seasons.  It will also seek, book and strategically grow all third-party rentals and aggressively secure graduations and corporate/private events to book-end the Mann Center season.  This candidate will coordinate programming details, including schedules, payments, hotel and travel requirements, and related tasks with all necessary departments.


Implementation: 55%
Planning, Analysis, Research: 30%
Administrative: 15%

Essential Functions:

  • Act as liaison between AEG, orchestras, and any promoters seeking to rent the venue;
  • Forecast and budget potential performances at the Mann in collaboration with the VP/General Manager;
  • Budget the entire orchestral season in collaboration with VP/General Manager and comptroller for yearly budgeting;
  • Manage an up-to-date list of confirmed shows, outstanding offers, offers under consideration, and passed offers, ensuring that the senior team receives this list weekly;
  • Interface with the Mann’s Artistic Advisors, Mann Festival Curatorial Planners, and select Board Committee Members regarding artistic visioning;
  • Serve as main point of contact for all agents and artists' managements on Mann Presents and rental performances;
  • Review, mark up, and ensure compliance of all contracts for both Mann Presents and rentals, as well as all contracts marked up by AEG on behalf of the Mann;
  • Keep Mann staff informed of all ticket on sale schedules and all programming information, including approved marketing materials;
  • Ensure that Mann box office has all appropriate information to build shows in a timely manner and that all hold and presale conditions are met;
  • Oversee completion and ultimate distribution of internal ticket reports;
  • Process all hotel and travel needs, as requested, and coordinate through the Mann’s Travel Agent;
  • Coordinate with Finance and the VP/General Manager the paying of all Mann presents and orchestral performances deposits and final balance of guaranteed payments inclusive of any buyouts;
  • Interface with the VP/General Manager in artist settlement by delivering materials exclusive of production invoices no later than the morning of the performance;
  • Assist with Development grant applications, as needed.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of arts programming experience

Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of 3-5 years of proven arts marketing and advertising experience. Direct experience with a symphony orchestra and/or performing arts presenter highly preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of arts and entertainment programming;
  • Knowledge of and experience in orchestra industry and performing arts field;
  • Proven team player with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Success in creating artist offers and risk/loss projections based on industry research;
  • Experience in creating and red lining artists' contracts;
  • Knowledge of ticketing systems;
  • Excellent organizational skills and efficient time management;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present effectively, both internally and externally;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Employee must be available to perform essential functions of the job on nights and weekends. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50 percent of the time, and be able to remain standing and walk throughout the campus.

 

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Scott Loeffler at Sloeffler@manncenter.org with “Director of Programming Application” in the subject line.  Please include your salary requirements with your submission.   

 


 

Director of Foundation and Government Relations

Description: As a key member of the Mann’s development team, this key position will be responsible for developing, writing, submitting, tracking and reporting on proposals for funding from both foundations and government agencies. This individual will often participate in programming meetings, both internal and external, in order to fully develop proposals for submission to potential funders.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for maintaining relationships with existing foundation and government funders, and researching and forging new relationships with prospective foundation funders. The Director also works in concert with the Mann's leadership team to develop effective strategies for reaching overall foundation and government goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Developing and writing foundation and government agency (NEA, PCA and PCF) grant proposals for existing funders to maintain a solid base of funding each year. This will include gathering input from Mann staff including the President & CEO, Executive Vice President, Vice Presidents of Operations and Development, the Director of Education and Community Engagement, and consultants working on various projects for the Mann.
  • Researching, developing and writing grant proposals to submit to new foundation funders.
  • Developing and writing reports for foundation and government agency grants. This will include gathering data from Mann staff as part of the report, including actual financial results against budget, etc.
  • Work closely with Mann financial personnel to obtain annual and project budgets, obtain copies of audits and 990s for submission with grants, and complete PA Cultural Data Project reports annually to be used with grant applications.
  • As a member of the Development Department, this individual work closely with other members of the team on day-to-day activities and development events both during the season on site at the Mann, and off season during cultivation events.  

Qualifications 

First and foremost, the successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communications skills. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible development experience, including at least four years of working with foundations on proposals of $100,000 and above required. Experience and knowledge of Philadelphia’s foundation and government community is critically important. Candidates for this position must be extremely organized, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be detail-oriented and have superb interpersonal skills. Must be goal oriented with a focus on strategies to achieve budget. Candidate must be a self-starter yet a team player. Experience with Word, Excel and Raiser's Edge is essential. An interest and relevant experience in the performing arts is helpful.

Education Level: Bachelor's Required, Master’s Preferred

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Heather Goldsmith, Director of Development Operations.

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to  Heather Goldsmith at hgoldsmith@manncenter.org.


PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

2015 Mann Center for the Performing Arts Job Fair

When: Friday, May 1   Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday, May 2 Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: the Mann Center for the Performing Arts venue. 5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Registration will take place at the Press Gate (staff parking lot).

Who will be represented: Best Beverage Catering (Concessions)
Standard Parking (Parking)
National Event Services (Security)

What to bring: A resume if available. Applications for each company will be available on site.

Please direct any questions regarding part-time opportunities to Sam Yurow at syurow@manncenter.org