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Senior Director - Artistic Planning

Artistic Planning
Reports To:
General Manager, Artistic Planning & Operations
Full Time
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The Senior Director, Artistic Advisor is a member of Carnegie Hall’s Senior Staff and a member of the Artistic Planning team, which shapes artistic programming at Carnegie Hall.  The Director helps to develop compelling concerts, thematic and festival programming, and the overall artistic through-line of each season.  S/he cultivates artist relationships, and serves as an artistic collaborator and resource for soloists and ensembles.  S/he recommends artists and ensembles for engagement at Carnegie Hall including Perspective artists and Composer chair, which reflect a broad range of voices.


The Senior Director, Artistic Advisor oversees Carnegie Hall’s extensive commissioning program.   S/he also develops adult audience engagement programs including pre-concert lectures, symposia, public interviews, and special events related to each concert season, and serves as a public speaker at development events when needed.


Providing expert knowledge, scholarly background, and research, the Senior Director, Artistic Advisor serves as a resource for other departments throughout the institution.  S/he works with Marketing and Public Relations in reviewing and editing artistic programming-related printed materials, engages with the Digital team to advise on content capture, and works with the Weill Music Institute (Carnegie Hall’s education and social impact arm) in developing collaborative programs. 


The Senior Director, Artistic Advisor reports to the General Manager and supervises the Artistic Administrator, Associate Artistic Administrator, Associate Manager, Artistic Programs, and the Coordinator who reports jointly to the Senior Director, Artistic Advisor and the General Manager.


The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a deep knowledge of classical music history, artists, and repertoire.  S/he will combine a keen understanding of the classical music industry and landscape with a strong interest in, and curiosity about, all musical genres.  The successful candidate will have established relationships with leading international artists and the demonstrated ability to recognize and cultivate young talent. 


The successful candidate will have artistic management experience in a major musical organization.   S/he will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  S/he will be a team player with a collaborative approach to planning.


The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills.  S/he will be adept at public speaking before audiences of various sizes, interests, and backgrounds.  The successful candidate will be able to accept a work schedule that includes evening and weekend performances and events on a regular basis throughout the season.

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