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


SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All of the Mann’s Internships are geared towards current college students seeking college credit.  As such, they are unpaid positions.  The intern is responsible for ensuring they receive credit from a university; the Mann is happy to provide necessary documentation to the intern.

Please note that these are all full-time positions.

All Internships require the applicant to have reliable transportation, personal computer/internet access, and be enrolled in college. Any requests for time off or scheduling conflicts will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The internship carries a minimum 3-month commitment.

To apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to the specific departmental representative listed in the Internship description. No phone calls please.

 

 CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE INTERN (1 position)

The Customer Experience Intern will work directly with the Manager of Customer Experience Operations to identify and provide solutions to real time customer experience opportunities. The intern will also be tasked with the creation and distribution of customer feedback surveys through the SurveyMonkey platform. From these surveys, the intern will develop in-depth reports from the results and will be charged with finding trends by show as well as throughout the season. The desired candidate will not only have strong customer relations skills, but will also have a history of going to concerts (orchestra, rock, pop, r&b, country, etc.) and a familiarity with the Mann performance schedule.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

·      Management of the SurveyMonkey database

·      Survey reports for every show

·      Customer experience observation and enhancement during concerts

·      Attendance at all concerts *unless previously discussed with supervisor

Requirements:

·      Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

·      Strong communication skills, both oral and written

·      Demonstrated ability to talk with patrons directly to identify issues and advocate solutions real time, or other equivalent "first line" customer contact experience

·      Good analytical skills; proficient in the use of MS software including Excel, Word, Publisher and Power Point

·      MS Access and SurveyMonkey experience a plus

 

To Apply

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Sam Yurow, Manager of Customer Experience Operations at syurow@manncenter.org with ‘Customer Experience Intern’ as the subject line.

 

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN (3 Positions)

These positions reports directly to the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement. The Education and Community Engagement Department annually coordinates the Mann Center’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.  These include The Young People’s Concert Series, an outdoor 5-concert series presenting high quality global performances in music, theater, and dance throughout the summer; The Connecting Arts-N-Schools Series, a performing arts outreach initiative in citywide schools during the formal school year; and Judith Gitlin ArtsTeach at the Mann, the Mann Center’s series of workshops and performances held at partner venues in the city or in the on-site Field Education Center.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

·      Assist in development and distribution of programs and study guides for Young People’s Concert Series, Connecting Arts-N-Schools, and ArtsTeach Programs

·      Assist with taking, confirming and tracking performance reservations

·      Assist with coordinating transportation for sponsored schools to education, community engagement, and Philadelphia Freedom Festival programs

·      Assist with scheduling schools and artists for Connecting Arts-N-Schools and Judith Gitlin ArtsTeach at the Mann programs

·      Attend all scheduled education, community engagement, and also Mann main stage performances when required

·      Other duties as assigned

 Requirements:

·      excellent interpersonal, problem solving, organizational skills

·      ability to multi-task under tight deadlines

·      enjoys working with young people

·      possesses strong telephone and communication skills

·      proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·      good eye for detail

·      able to work independently

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Rhoda Blount, Vice President, Education and Community Engagement at rblount@manncenter.org with ‘Education Intern’ as the subject line.

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN (3 Positions)

This position reports directly to the Development Directors per assignment. The Development Department of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has seven full-time employees and is responsible for fundraising for the Center.  Our constituents include Board members, elected government officials, individual donors, corporations and foundations. 

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

·      prospect research (on the internet)

·      assisting with the planning and execution of special events

·      assisting with the management of volunteers

·      writing thank you and solicitation letters

·      General office work includes preparing mailings, maintaining excel spreadsheets, filing, copying, scanning, and answering phones

·      making calls on behalf of development staff to donors, volunteers, board members and other VIPs

·      attendance at select Mann performances, greet and guide Mann patrons and VIP guests

Requirements:

·      must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills

·      must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times

·      have strong writing skills

·      must be available in the evening hours to work at select Mann performances

·      ability to multi-task efficiently

·      experience using Excel and Microsoft Word

·      previous experience in a fundraising environment (preferred)

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Heather Goldsmith, Director of Development Operations at hgoldsmith@manncenter.org with ‘Development Intern’ as the subject line.  Please note there is a 30-hr/week minimum commitment for Development Internships.

 

DIGITAL MARKETING INTERN (1 Position)

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a motivated and skilled intern who is interested in digital marketing and the performing arts. This position reports directly to the Digital Marketing Manager and will assist in the development of the Mann’s digital presence across multiple channels but also includes other responsibilities. This position requires a strong understanding of digital marketing concepts and excellent technical abilities. Being a member of the marketing team also includes duties outside of digital marketing. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn about non-profits, performing arts, and digital marketing. Please note that this is an unpaid internship for academic credit. 

This intern will be expected to work 5 days a week and should also have access to a laptop and transportation to both the Mann’s administrative offices as well as the Mann venue.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

·      Support Digital Marketing Manager with Data Analysis including:

o   Google Analytics reports for web

o   Social Media tracking

o   TRG Arts List Exchange list management and reports

o   Effectiveness of email campaigns, advertising, and direct mail efforts

·      Research upcoming performer news items, trivia, album & live performance reviews, etc. for use in social media.

·      Maintain and update pages across digital marketing channels

·      Assist in planning, coordinating, and staffing pre-show promotional events.

·      Adhere to brand guidelines & policies 

Other Responsibilities (but are not limited to):

·      Marketing and PR recordkeeping including

o   Staff all concerts to oversee media and photographers on-site; be equipped with copies of appropriate press releases and/or media advisories at each concert in order to provide to any press in attendance

o   Event-specific marketing plans

o   Monitor media coverage of the Mann and its concerts; maintain daily log of all media clips

o   Create, monitor and log calendar listings and other cross-promotional online efforts

o   Photo logs / scan & archive historical materials

o   Maintain newsroom pages on manncenter.org and auxiliary sites

o   Display and consistently update press clippings board at the venue

·      Assist marketing staff and PR firm in promoting the Mann during its 2015 season

·      Arrange for media/reviewer tickets and coordinate with photographers

·      Staff concerts to oversee media on-site

·      General office tasks such as filing, copying, updating contacts, spreadsheets, etc., and other administrative assignments as needed

·      Light graphic design

*A number of these responsibilities may be shared with the Production / Marketing Intern

** There will be some additional supervision by the Mann’s PR firm Devine and Partners

Requirements:

·      Strong MS Office familiarity

·      Excellent writing skills

·      Strong visual presentation skills

·      Proficient in Photoshop and additional Adobe Creative Suite design software.

·      Familiarity with Drupal and html preferred

·      Photography and/or videography experience a plus

·      Interest in arts administration and PR/marketing for arts organizations

·      Experience in arts industry a plus

·     Experience in PR or marketing a plus

·      The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills

·      Previous work experience required; students with marketing, public relations, social media, and/or music industry-related experience are encouraged. Rising junior/senior student intern preferred. 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to James Washkau, Digital Marketing Manager at JWashkau@manncenter.org with ‘Digital Marketing Intern’ as the subject line.

 

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATION INTERN (1 Position)

This position reports to the Festival Artistic Director and the Festival Project Manager

This internship is project-based and is intended to correspond with the timeline of a large multi-level music festival. As such, candidates are required to work on this project from February – August with the potential for an extension. Hours are very flexible and negotiable. Some event attendance will be required.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

General administrative duties, online research and data entry.

  • Support on handling of final details for Liberty: Unplugged! Citywide Poetry Contest
  • Assisting with the planning of the Liberty: Unplugged! Town Hall event
  • Create, monitor and log calendar listings within project management software
  • Serving as additional support on distribution of festival curriculum to select schools.
  • Partner with the social media intern for Liberty: Unplugged for omni-channel alignment.
  • Attendance at all Liberty: Unplugged! events when required
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, organizational skills
  • Excellent calendar management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of team.
  • Event planning or music industry-related experience are encouraged, but not required.

This is an unpaid internship, however college credit is offered.  This intern will receive invaluable experience in the fast paced music industry and have access to attend concert events hosted at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts free of charge. 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Maggie Bond, at mbond@manncenter.org with ‘Festival Intern’ as the subject.