- Prior experience in a leadership role that required a deep knowledge base of principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and prior experience working with these principles in a professional environment
- Prior experience with organizational culture shift work; ability to work collaboratively to shape and steward organizational culture.
- Experience setting and managing toward equity and inclusion priorities
- Deep knowledge of DEI language, terminology, best practices, and processes, including strong proficiency with engaging on issues of racial equity and systemic racism
- Demonstrated ability to develop strategies, build alignment, and lead implementation in multi-stakeholder organizations
- Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills
- Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines across different areas and departments at one time
- Strong attention to details
- Willingness and ability to both operate at a higher strategic level and to roll up sleeves to make things happen
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive and respectful relationships with internal and external constituents
- Track record of success serving and navigating internal relationships and influencing positive outcomes
- Strong situational awareness; ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
- Ability to handle stressful situations with calm and composure, and to maintain momentum in the face of challenges
- Ability to prioritize and change course in a fast-moving environment
- Familiarity with the orchestral world a plus
- Strong awareness of current events and social trends
- Proficiency with the MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S. Under the artistic direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra is a leading presence among the American orchestras at home and around the world, celebrated for its artistic excellence, creative performance concepts, active touring, award-winning recording, and standard-setting education programs. Esa-Pekka joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2020 along with a group of eight Collaborative Partners from a variety of cultural realms who collectively form a new artistic leadership model.
The San Francisco Symphony presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 450,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall and through its active national and international touring. A Cornerstone of the organizations mission, the San Francisco Symphonys education programs are the most extensive offered by any American orchestra today, providing free comprehensive music education to every first- through fifth-grade student in the San Francisco public schools, and serving more than 75,000 children, students, educators, and families annually.
The SFS has won such recording awards as Frances Grand Prix du Disque and Britains Gramophone Award, as well as 15 Grammy Awards.
In 2004, the SFS launched the multimedia Keeping Score on PBS-TV and the web. In 2014, the SFS inaugurated SoundBox, a new experimental performance venue and music series located backstage at Davies Symphony Hall. SFS radio broadcasts, the first in the nation to feature symphonic music when they began in 1926, today carry the Orchestras concerts across the country. In 2021, SFS+, a digital streaming platform, was launched to subscribers all over the world.
The facilities at the San Francisco Symphony are fully accessible and ADA compliant.
The San Francisco Symphony is committed to cultivating an environment of inclusion, equity, and diversity for our staff, musicians, patrons, and community. As leaders and innovators of our inherited tradition of orchestral music, we acknowledge our responsibility to identify and dismantle the oppressive barriers that we have historically maintained. We resolve to hold ourselves accountable, devote resources, and embrace change by centering racial equity and listening to and learning from marginalized voices.
We recognize that this is an ongoing, sometimes uncomfortable practice, and continue to learn and evolve. We welcome applicants who are enthusiastic to join us on this journey.
To apply, please visit www.sfsymphony.org/careers. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at !email@example.com or you may call us at 415-503-5334.
In alignment with the values statement above, the San Francisco Symphony celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Pursuant tothe San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the San Francisco Symphony will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.