This position is the primary manager for all BPO and BPYO production needs. This includes maintaining
communications with the various rehearsal and performance venues, arranging
rental of instruments, scheduling piano tunings and cartage for instruments and
equipment as needed, ensuring that venues are set up for all rehearsals and
performances in a timely fashion, and stage management during rehearsals and
The hours for this position vary
depending on the rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals and concerts generally
take place during evening and weekend hours (a schedule for the season is
available for reference).
Additional hours and duties may
Serve as liaison
between the BPO, BPYO, and all performance and rehearsal venues
distribute stage plots and production itineraries
submit production requirement forms as requested by each venue
dress rehearsal, pre-concert lecture, and performance schedules with venue
load in/load out schedules with venue administrators
necessary, collaborate with staff at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
(BFIT) in moving gear in and out of the auditorium
necessary, make arrangements with alternative venues when BFIT is unavailable
transportation for all instruments and auxiliary equipment between BFIT and any
off-site performance or rehearsal locations.
with cartage company in coordinating load in/load out schedules in accordance
with venue needs
point person for all load ins/load outs
share cartage inventories for each move with cartage company
invoices from cartage company and ensure that payments are made in a timely
set-up of chairs, stands, and related equipment in advance of all BPO and BPYO events.
Strike and store all equipment following each event.
with BPO/BPYO personnel managers to create appropriate stage plots based on
Set up and
strike Benjamin Zander’s keyboard for all pre-concert lectures
and oversee all stage changes, collaborating with venue staff when necessary.
“door duty” throughout each performance, assisting with the entrances/exits of conductor
house lighting for concerts at Sanders Theatre
Instruments and Equipment - Rentals and
necessary instruments based on repertoire demands. Ensure maintenance of all
equipment in possession of the BPO.
drop off/pick up logistics for all rentals
all rental payments are processed in a timely fashion
the piano at BFIT is being properly cared for
Other duties as assigned.
About this Organization:
Founded by Benjamin Zander in 1979, the BPO features professional,
student and amateur musicians and is one of Boston's premier orchestras. Maestro
Zander’s intense belief in the transformative power of music along with his
warmth and welcoming spirit are why our audiences describe the Boston
Philharmonic as "passionate," "inspiring,"
"unique," and – perhaps our favorite descriptor –
"un-stuffy." We present
top-notch music in a manner that both music aficionados and the casual listener
can enjoy. We also have the newly launched and extremely successful Boston
Philharmonic Youth Orchestra that includes 115 talented musicians between the
ages of 12 and 21 who receive their musical training and Maestro Zander’s
leadership tuition free. And we are especially proud of our expansive outreach
program ‘Crescendo!’ that engages and
mentors students in the Boston public and charter schools throughout the year.