The Thirteen, Operations Manager (Part Time)

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

Position Summary: The Thirteen, a young, all-star professional choir, seeks an organized, self-starter to serve as Operations Manager. This is a new, part-time position of approximately 10-15 hours per week. The individual will efficiently manage the day-day running of the organization. The Thirteen’s 4-5 concert season generally goes from late September to April with summer months available for long-range planning and projects. The Operations Manager reports to The Thirteen’s founder and Artistic Director with the additional support of a hands-on board of directors, Director of Artist Management (External Bookings), and graphic designer. This position is an excellent growth opportunity for an individual interested in arts administration and the success of a critically acclaimed choir.

Operations Manager Responsibilities:

 Serves as initial point of contact with the public, manage flow of communications with staff and board

 Executes contracts with musicians, self-presented concert venues

 Liaison and production manager for self-presented concerts including: Insurance, contracts; Schedules, Artists’ contracts, travel and accommodations; Instrument and equipment rental.

 Collaborates with other staff regarding production needs for touring appearances

 Coordinates volunteers, vendors and service providers as needed

 Implements efficient box office procedures, advance, on-line and on- site ticket sales

 Assists with content and distribution of concert programs, marketing materials, email marketing campaigns, web site and social media content and expansion

 Working with the treasurer, enters financial data, prepares and tracks budgets, generates reports

 Manage data bases of ticket sales and donations

 Provides support to the board of directors, fundraising and other task forces.

Position Requirements:

 Self-starter, goal oriented

 Attention to detail, ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines

 Availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

 Experience and skill with the Microsoft Office Suite, Mailchimp, Tix, Wix.

 Music and/or arts management background

 Perform most work from home

 Ability to travel, if needed, with The Thirteen’s concert tours

 Residence in the Washington Metropolitan, DC area


$12,000 per annum, with potential to grow as the organization grows.

4 weeks leave per annum, most of which is expected to be taken in the summer.

Application Procedures:

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references by July 10, 2017 to Please address your materials to the Operations Manager Search Committee.

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2017.

The Thirteen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

About The Thirteen:

The Thirteen is an all-star, critically acclaimed professional choir. Founded in 2012, the Choir brings exciting performances to audiences throughout the United States from the Renaissance to contemporary repertoire, including world premieres. The Thirteen’s singers are among the finest artists in the world today. The Choir served in residence at universities around the country, including: Yale, Bowling Green State, the Universities at Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Central Oklahoma, Virginia Wesleyan, St. Ambrose, and Guilford College. For additional information about The Thirteen, go to: