Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Cube Coordinator

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Posted On: July 10
Location: Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

The Organization

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists. The DSO offers a year-round performance schedule that includes classical, pops, jazz, young people’s concerts and festivals. The DSO makes its home in historic Orchestra Hall (within The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center), one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, and actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit www.dso.org.

The Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings Cube – known more commonly as The Cube – is the DSO’s black box performance space within The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. The Cube is defined for the curated, urban, boundless experiences it delivers to audiences. The venue is designed to not only be accessible, but relevant to communities the DSO serves and wishes to attract with consciously curated arts programs. Past and ongoing musical collaborations with all artistic genres have featured jazz, breakdancing, electronic, rock, salsa dance, chamber music, hip-hop, funk, and much more. For more information visit www.dso.org/cube.

Position Summary

The Cube Coordinator will provide primary administrative support for @ THE MAX programming in the areas of artist and events logistical needs, marketing, and strategic partnerships.

The Cube Coordinator will act as a liaison with guest artists, artist managements, partners and venues. This position requires a high level of professionalism, tact and integrity due to the frequency of internal/external contacts and exposure to confidential information.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages the logistical follow-up as it relates to visiting artists, including hotels, transportation, rehearsals, post-concert entertainment, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring contracts to assure that provisions of contract and contract riders are fulfilled
  • Enter event details for all CUBE and Sosnick Courtyard activity in EMS, the DSO’s Events Management System, and generate events sheets to be shared with production team.
  • Arranges catering for artists with internal or external vendors as needed
  • Build key partnerships with local restaurants/food trucks, artisans and beverage vendors to create a “happy hour” feel that encourages social interaction before and during concerts.
  • Support overall ticket campaign goals, including list development in Tessitura and brokerage for and emails; media placements; design coordination; and grassroots and digital campaigns.
  • Work closely with the stage and production staff to communicate all necessary information for planning and execution of programs.
  • Collaborates with the Communications team to maximize all public relations and marketing initiatives
  • Partners with Community Engagement and Learning team to plan workshops and masterclasses
  • Collaboratively researches ticketing prices and audience participation in similar markets to assist the Director with artistic planning
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

The Ideal Candidate

  • High School diploma. (required)
  • Strong computer skills–knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word; willingness to learn database software.
  • Creative, resourceful, and detail-oriented.
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial spirt
  • Must demonstrate initiative, strong organizational skills and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills–applied to working directly with vendors and key internal staff members.
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends.
  • Experience in marketing/sales experience (preferred)
  • Passionate about connecting people from all walks of life to live music experiences and visual arts, a plus!

Primary Reporting Responsibility:  Managing Director & Curator, @ THE MAX

Secondary Reporting Responsibility: Vice President and General Manager

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