Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
490 Riverside Drive, 11th floor
New York, NY 10027-5788

(212) 896 1700

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Tour Manager

Tour Manager

Orpheus is seeking a freelance Tour Manager to advance and execute its Winter/Spring 2023 orchestral concerts and tours, with the potential for ongoing work in future seasons.  

Duties include: 

  • Serve as primary contact to concert presenters and venues regarding advance and execution of logistical arrangements and contract rider requirements.  
  • Arrange tour travel, including flights (through travel agent), buses/trains, as well as hotel accommodations and catering. Serve as primary contact to vendors. 
  • Manage instrument rental and transportation to/from venues, hotels, airports, etc. 
  • Coordinate logistical arrangements for guest soloists in conjunction with artist managers and Director of Artistic Planning.  
  • Coordinate with education staff regarding residency activities on tour to arrange logistics and be present for activities as needed.  
  • Create stage plots and adjust as needed during rehearsal period. Communicate all stage needs to venue and presenter contacts in advance and at Audio/Visual Adjustment (AVA) and concert. 
  • Act as liaison between technical crews and the orchestra, keeping abreast of all production elements. Serve as stage manager as required based on venue capabilities.  
  • Manage orchestra library on tour. Be responsible for transporting music and placement on stage prior to each rehearsal and concert.  
  • Communicate closely with other staff regarding updates and issues related to production, travel, personnel, and presenters.  
  • Create and distribute itineraries to musicians and communicate changes in a timely manner. Update ArtsVision database with changes to tour information. 
  • Maintain an understanding of Collective Bargaining Agreement tour rules and plan travel and logistics accordingly. 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of tour budgets and communicate possible changes, overtime, etc. to General Manager promptly. 
  • Submit invoices and receipts in a timely manner. Expenses outside of budget must be pre-approved by General Manager. Provide information for tour and concert financial reconciliations as requested. 
  • Manage and assist with other tasks that can be reasonably expected of a Tour Manager. 
  • Maintain a valid passport 

Must be detail-oriented, proactive, and diplomatic, with excellent verbal/written communication skills and the ability to remain calm and problem-solve under pressure. Experience with classical music concert production and managing group travel required. 
This is a freelance position paying $500/tour day including advance work. Current tour/concert dates for 2023 winter/spring season: Feb 21-Mar 2, Apr 14, May 4, May 20. Additional dates may be offered throughout the season. Will consider candidates not available for all dates. 
Orpheus is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. 

Please submit cover letter and resume to info@orpheusnyc.org with “Tour Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. 


About Orpheus

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus performs music at the highest level, challenges artistic boundaries, inspires the public to think and work with new perspectives, and builds a broad audience in NYC and worldwide. The Orchestra believes in empowering the unique voice of all people to make a valuable contribution to music, the arts, and the community.       

Founded in 1972, Orpheus is a Grammy Award-winning ensemble that performs without a conductor. Working together as a collective of leaders, members explore each other’s musical ideas using their signature collaborative method, the Orpheus Process®. The musicians interpret, develop, and play music as an equal collective and without a conductor. For the past 49 years, the centerpiece of each season has been its celebrated concert series at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Committed to illuminating works of art, both old and new, the Orchestra has collaborated with many great solo artists of our time in a profoundly unique manner. The Orpheus recording legacy consists of nearly 70 albums, several of which have received Grammy® nominations.       

Orpheus is committed to sharing its collaborative process with communities worldwide through engagement programs that promote equity and access to classical music for all ages and demographics. Orpheus aims to bring its unique approach to interpreting and performing music to students and listeners of all ages through its worldwide education and community engagement programs: Access Orpheus, Orpheus Music Academy, and Orpheus Reflections.

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