Artistic and Production Associate

The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Washington, DC
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Summary of Position:  Reporting to the Artistic Manager, this position supports the artistic operations and production needs to ensure successful production of all artistic projects and appearances.  This position also helps supports the administrative needs of the office through database maintenance, phone coverage, and fulfilling patron requests.  This position requires flexibility in scheduling outside regular office hours (10am – 6 pm, M-F) to provide coverage and support for rehearsals, events, and performances.


Duties and responsibilities include:


75% - Production and Artistic Department Support

  • Coordinate production needs for concerts: liaison with venues; develop chorus, orchestra and production schedules; facilitate guest artists and ensembles; develop stage plots in consultation with the artistic director; coordinate instrument and equipment rentals, etc.
  • Manage the Choral Arts Youth Chorus: develop rehearsal schedules; maintain roster and auditions; coordinate rehearsal logistics; liaise with outside performing groups; facilitate parent interactions, etc.
  • Coordinate production needs for guest appearances with outside organizations, including performance materials, rehearsal and production schedules, etc.
  • Organize and maintain choral and orchestral material library
  • Under the direction of, and in consultation with, the artistic director and artistic manager, ensure that the needs of the performing ensembles are met (rehearsal space, roster management, volunteer chorus management, performance materials, auditions, etc.)
  • File regular reports for royalties and permissions
  • Coordinate substitute accompanists when needed


25% - Office and Administrative Support

  • Answer phones and provide customer service to patrons
  • Maintain organizational performance archives (print/audio/video)
  • Compile and edit Playbill and non-Playbill programs
  • Serve as PatronManager lead and liaison for the artistic team
  • Provide administrative support to staff members upon request



Compensation and Benefits: 

Salary range: mid to upper $30s. Benefits package includes health insurance with prescription drug, dental and eye plans (substantially underwritten by Choral Arts); voluntary retirement plan with employer match; vacation, sick, and personal leave; short term and long-term disability and life insurance. 


Application Procedure: 

To apply, send a cover letter expressing interest, resume, and list of three professional references to:


The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Attn: Caryn Fraim

1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 525

Washington, DC 20009


Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

The Choral Arts Society of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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