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.
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.
Manages the logistical follow-up as it relates to visiting artists, including hotels, transportation, rehearsals, post-concert entertainment,
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
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
Support overall ticket campaign goals, including list development in Tessitura and brokerage for and emails; media placements; design coordination; and grassroots and digital
Work closely with the stage and production staff to communicate all necessary information for planning and execution of
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
The Ideal Candidate
High School diploma. (required)
Strong computer skills–knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word; willingness to learn database
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
Strong interpersonal and communications skills–applied to working directly with vendors and key internal staff
Willingness to work non-traditional hours including nights and
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
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.