The Director of Meyerson Operations will sell and book the Meyerson Symphony Center as a rental venue for musical performances, corporate events, concert promoters, graduations, weddings, and other appropriate events; develop and maintain a diverse portfolio of rental clients with an aggressive revenue goal; liaise with Marketing & PR Departments on Marketing strategy; develop and implement policies, plans and execution strategies, including those for emergency response and risk management; manage security staff, systems and policies for the organization; oversee processes to assure safety and protection of guests, volunteers, employees and DSO property; implement, evaluate, revise and enforce safety and emergency procedures; partner with appropriate local, state and regional agencies to ensure facilities are in compliance with all legal codes and standards; and coordinate event traffic needs with appropriate authorities as requested. Additionally, this position is responsible for preparing and managing the facility operating budget; researching and implementing cost-saving measures; managing financial purchase records and receipts, including coding of invoices; overseeing rental contracts, deposits, and insurance documentation; preparing payment requisitions; managing rental collections; maintaining records of invoice payments; overseeing, planning, and directing operation, engineering and maintenance of building systems; ensuring building conditions; and conducting pre-event inspections to prioritize and correct any problems as needed.
The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of five years prior event sales and rental experience with a demonstrated growth and success rate, supervisory and financial management experience as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: The Dallas Symphony offers a competitive compensation & benefit package.
About Dallas Symphony
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 230,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68 acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation.
The DSO will begin Management of the Meyerson Symphony Center on October 1. We are looking to build a great team to support this undertaking.
The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.