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Administrative Manager
San Francisco Early Music Society

San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Early Music Society ( is a community-based organization dedicated to historically informed performance of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music composed before 1750. Since its founding in 1975, SFEMS has provided an increasingly extended audience of professional 'early music' musicians who perform in our concerts and music festivals, amateur and semi-professional musicians, concert goers, and education programs for both children and adults.

We emphasize three areas of activity:

  • Services to the community:
    SFEMS serves as fiscal sponsor for 32 Affiliate ensembles, presenters, and educational organizations. We also maintain an online newsletter and events calendar, which serve as comprehensive sources of early music news in the Bay Area.
  • High-quality concert presentations of early music performed on historical instruments:  
    Each season, SFEMS presents 24 concerts featuring professional soloists and ensembles in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. We also serve as primary producer of the biennial, internationally renowned Berkeley Festival & Exhibition of Early Music.
  • Education programs for all ages: 
    SFEMS produces six one-week summer Workshops—five for adults of all levels and one for youth ages 7-18—as well as diverse workshops and lectures throughout the year.

Position Summary 

  • Time: 30 (approx.) hours/week: Pay: salaried
  • The SFEMS Administrator has a many-faceted role, serving as the society's public face and providing essential inner administrative support as a key member of a four-person remote office. The Administrator is the society's point of contact for the musicians who perform in our concert series and Berkeley Festival, and for the directors and faculties of SFEMS' six week-long summer Workshops for children and adults held throughout the Bay Area, coordinating operations and artist hospitality.  The Administrator also coordinates and supports development efforts, marketing and publicity initiatives, database and web site updating and maintenance.


Contact:Harvey Malloy

Deadline: 10-16-2015

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