The Woodruff Arts Center  
Alliance Theatre Atlanta Symphony Orchestra High Museum of Art

Manager, Talent Development Program (TDP) (Regular/Full-time)

Job Division: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Department: Education and Community Engagement
Reports To: Director of Education and Community Engagement
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

The Manager of the Talent Development Program is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program. The position serves as the primary liaison between the institution and teachers, volunteers, families and students. The Manager will work with ASO staff, musicians and volunteers to successfully plan and execute all Talent Development Program initiatives throughout the season.

• Standard office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• Since this position is responsible for the direct implementation of multiple student programs, evening and weekend work is also required, allowing for flexibility in work the schedule as needed.

The Talent Development Program is a full-time, exempt position with office hours from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and with additional duties at events evenings and weekends. While changing conditions may alter the amount of time spent on any area, the following is a general breakdown of responsibilities:
Student and Family Relations 40%
Volunteer Coordination 35%
Event Logistics 20%
Departmental Responsibilities 5%

I. Work with key ASO administrative team and orchestra members to develop a sustainable and powerful structure for the program
a. Participate in the review and delineation of roles and responsibilities for staff and volunteers
b. Assist in the development of by-laws and program policies and procedures
c. Ensure the strategic vision and execution of the program is implemented at the highest level
d. Engage key stakeholders to elevate and execute the program
e. Continually improve process and procedure through annual evaluation by key stakeholders

II. Work with key ASO administrative team and orchestra members to oversee and implement core TDP Talent Development Program initiatives
a. Ensure the smooth and successful execution of all TDP check points, including, but not limited to: juries, advisements, auditions, Musicale, recitals, master classes and social events
b. Coordinate student registration, auditions, scheduling and program communication
c. Create and send weekly communication to TDP students, families and volunteers
d. Maintain data for all students, including attendance and other program requirements
e. Manage calendar needs and changes for all student musician programs
f. Secure and coordinate use of Woodruff Arts Center and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra venues for all student musician programs
g. Host and/or report TDP updates to key constituencies, including, but not limited to TDP volunteers, education committee, executive committee and ASO Board
h. Work with the ASO marketing and communications, development and the artistic and operations team to enlist support for the program as needed
i. Serve as spokesperson and ambassador for the program as needed

III. Other duties as assigned.
• Key TDP stakeholders indicate the program has a strong vision and is effectively managed
• Atlanta Symphony Orchestra staff and musicians indicate the TDP activities are well organized, effectively communicated and produce quality results
• TDP meets or exceeds annual goals for attendance and qualitative results

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelors’ degree in arts or education required
• At least two years of experience working with students in an educational setting
• Demonstrated ability to manage programs and projects to successful outcomes
• Instrumental music background preferred
• Understanding of pedagogy and current trends and developments in music education

Skills and Abilities:
• Strong organization and communication skills
• Professional, independent worker
• Energetic, resourceful team player
• Event management skills

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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