The General Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administrative and programmatic functions of Sarasa Ensemble’s regular five classical concert series, including performances held in Cambridge and Lexington, MA.Duties include:
- Coordinate all email, social media, and snail mail correspondence to constituents, and manage all marketing and PR initiatives for Sarasa. This includes a monthly email newsletter and regular email and social media updates, traditional & social media advertising, online calendars, posters/postcards/brochures and other print media, program books, etc.
- Oversee Box Office for the five yearly concert cycles, including subscriptions, advance, and day-of sales. Take possession of, and bring to each concert, production materials including a display board, small monitor, cash box/credit card readers, and reception materials box
- Prior to each concert set, purchase supplies for post-concert receptions
- Be in attendance at all Sarasa concert sets in Cambridge and Lexington; process will-call orders, day-of sales (cash/credit), and help direct patrons to the performance venue. Should arrive 90 minutes prior to each performance.
- During the concert, set up post-concert reception, and remain on hand following the concert to assist with restocking or clean-up as needed
- Coordinate all development initiatives for Sarasa, including an annual appeal letter, online fundraisers, and assist with grant research and grant writing
- Update the Sarasa website and social media channels as necessary
- Maintain the ensemble’s financial record-keeping using Quickbooks, submit records to accountant yearly for processing
Time Requirement: Approximately 15 hours per week, some nights and weekends required
- Familiarity with Microsoft word, excel, google suite, and other basic computer functions
- Familiarity with Quickbooks preferred, but not required
- Ability to work independently, sometimes under pressure, especially during concerts
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for purchasing supplies and moving
- Ability to lift up to 30-40 pounds
- 21-22 Season Dates: September 18/19 2021, November 19/21 2021, January 15/16
2022, March 5/6 2022, May 14/15 2022; Candidate should ideally be available for all dates listed
- Familiarity with online ticketing platforms such as Eventbrite, brownpapertickets, etc. a plus
- Background in classical music, and/or experience in ushering/house management a plus, but not a requirement
How To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 15th 2021.
April 15, 2021
$15,000 - $18,000
About this Organization:
THE SARASA ENSEMBLE has received critical acclaim for its "informed and impassioned music-making" and is hailed for its "great clarity" and "irresistible energy." Drawing on a pool of more than one hundred musicians from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, the ensemble varies in size according to the particular type of program with repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
The ensemble produces the Sarasa Chamber Series in Cambridge and Lexington, Massachusetts and has toured throughout New England performing at the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library, the 92nd Street Y, the Boston Early Music Festival Series, Brattleboro Music Center, and the University of Vermont Lane Series. Performing for and working with teens in lock-up facilities throughout the state of Massachusetts, Sarasa was unanimously awarded the Department of Youth Services Commissioner’s Community Partner Award for service to the community in September 2018. Sarasa was also featured on WHRB’s The Artery about their work in the DYS facilities.In 2007, Sarasa won the 'outstanding achievement award' from Early Music America in recognition of its invaluable work with incarcerated teens in the Greater Boston area.
"Sarasa" is named after Saraswathi Natarajan, a South Indian educational activist who founded the Bapagrama Educational Center in Bangalore, India. Sarasa visited and performed at this free, inter-caste, co-educational, secular school for the rural poor in 1999. “Sarasa" is also the diminutive of Saraswathi, the divine power deity of the full essence of the Artistic.