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Artist Liaison

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Detroit, Michigan, United States
3 days ago


Department: Artistic
Last Revision Date: July 7, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Description:
The Artist Liaison serves as the primary administrative support for the Director of Artistic
Planning and the Vice President and General Manager in the areas of artist care and
logistical needs, promoting positive artist relations.
The Artist Liaison will work with guest artists, artist managements, partners, and vendors
to ensure a seamless experience leading up to and through each concert week. This
position requires a high level of professionalism, tact and integrity due to the frequency of
internal/external contacts and exposure to confidential information.
Specific Responsibilities:
Handles logistics and travel arrangements for guest artists and conductors; provides
care and attendance to needs of guest artists as required across classical and nonclassical series, including scheduling of practice time.
Prepares and distributes artist schedules and itineraries for classical and nonclassical conductors and guest artists.
Coordinates scheduling and logistics for choirs performing with the DSO.
Assists in the stocking of artist hospitality supplies and ensures dressing
room/Ellington Loft maintenance.
Arranges catering for artists with internal or external vendors as needed.
Organizes transportation to and from hotel/venue/airport for guest artists, greets
guest artists arriving in Detroit, and schedules drivers.
Arranges catering for artists with internal or external vendors as needed.
Assists in monitoring contracts to assure that provisions of contract and contract
riders are fulfilled.
Works with Communications team on facilitating any guest artist interviews.
Assists in departmental expense tracking.
Assists with preparation and distribution of artist information.
Negotiates and maintains relationships with area hotels, caterers, and other

Researches and performs special projects as assigned depending on individual
Serves as concert duty assistant as assigned for classical and non-classical
Organizes transportation to and from hotel/venue/airport for guest artists,
greeting guest artists arriving in Detroit as needed.
Coordinates hiring and scheduling of staff drivers as well as payroll processing.
Oversees maintenance of DSO’s artist car.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:
Bachelor’s level College or Conservatory studies in Music, Arts Administration or the
Humanities is preferred. Must be able to read music. Must have a general familiarity with
Orchestral repertoire. Internship or other previous experience in the performing arts is
strongly preferred. Familiarity with other types of music (i.e.; Jazz, Pops, etc.) and artists
associated with these types of music is highly desirable. Must have excellent
communication skills, including writing skills, and excellent editing capability. Strong
organizational skills are required. Must demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and
flawless execution. Must use tact, discretion and diplomacy while maintaining
confidentiality. Experience with problem solving as well as the ability to work well under
stressful conditions is a necessity. Strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational
skills are also required. Must possess exceptional people skills to work with a vast array
of personalities, including the Music Director, Principal Pops Conductor, staff conductors,
DSO musicians, librarians, vendors, members of the public and members of the
administrative staff. Must be able to work days, evenings and weekends as required.
Ability to operate in a PC network environment and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
software required.
Primary Reporting Responsibility:
Director of Artistic Planning
Secondary Reporting Responsibility:
Vice President & General Manager
Senior Director of Jazz and @ THE MAX

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58729836
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Position Title: Artist Liaison
  • Company Name: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers a year-round performance schedule that includes classical, pops, jazz, young...

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