Operations Manager for the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Music/Art/Theater

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Operations Manager for the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings


Robert McDuffie Center for Strings


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Macon, GA

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The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings seeks a full-time professional to serve as our Operations Manager. This person will administer the Center’s daily activities, operations, concerts and event planning.

The mission of the McDuffie Center is to provide its students an intensive, conservatory experience with the practicality of a specific business-oriented curriculum. Founded as a special institute within Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, the McDuffie Center for Strings’ enrollment is limited to 27 students: twelve violinists, six violists, six cellists and three double bassists. Students accepted to the Center receive a full-tuition University scholarship.

The McDuffie Center also strengthens the arts community by providing quality performances and educational programs to the Macon and broader area. We are located at the Bell House 315 College Street, Macon, GA 31207, part of the School of Music at Mercer University.

As the operations manager, you will serve as a vital member of a small, hardworking team, reporting to the Director. We are a string program within the larger school of music but mainly autonomous. Our goal is to create an inspirational learning environment for our 27 students, 13 Distinguished Artists, and 20 plus Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musical mentors. We put on multiple concerts and events every year, including 4 full symphony concerts, 6 Fabian Chamber Music Concerts, 6 Young Artist Concerts and 2 young artist chamber music marathon concerts, plus several additional special events. We have partnerships with multiple organizations. You will have the opportunity to help shepherd the McDuffie Center into its next exciting phase, as we further develop our community events and expand our international reach.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required along with one year prior related experience which must include event planning. Candidates with a public relations and/or event planning background; media and/or social media experience; music knowledge; and/or previous higher education experience are highly desirable.

  • Because the Director is often on tour, the Operations Manager must be able to assimilate important issues and in consultation with the Dean of the Townsend School of Music, disseminate information to students in the absence of the Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings.
  • Experience in dealing with the public—ability to serve as liaison between Center and public, School of Music, and University at large
  • Office management—ability to maintain filing system for students and faculty (to NASM standards); delegate workflow and priorities; manage work-study and/or graduate/AD students
  • Knows accounting procedures to process payments and reconcile budgets on a regular basis
  • Must be able to roll with the challenges, adapt to new situations, and shift priorities rapidly
  • Ability to make independent decisions and build consensus as needed
  • Outstanding writing and verbal skills
  • Proven capacity to work independently and as a team member
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Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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