Phillips Concerts Manager

The Phillips Collection, opened to the public in 1921 in Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O’Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The Collection continues to develop with new selective acquisitons, many by contemporary artists.

Join The Phillips Collection’s creative, passionate team to help spread the “joy-giving, life-enhancing” power of art. The Phillips Collection is committed to serving our current and future audiences, cultivating diverse artists and art managers, and incubating creativity and creation. The Phillips strives to enrich our community and beyond with bold, transformative ideas, and seeks talented individuals that possess a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interest and come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds to be part of America’s first museum of modern art.



Manages the logistics of all Phillips Music concerts (accommodation, travel, rehearsals, stage preparations, etc.). Manages music licensing, volunteer schedules, and visa applications. Assists in the production of season brochure, website, and other print materials (content, editing and proofing) Coordinates all music related payments.



  • Manage rehearsals and logistics for all Phillips music concerts including booking accommodation, rehearsals, stage preparations, and UMD/Phillips Music major initiatives.
  • Act as primary contact for all future logistics communication with artist managers
  • Work proactively with Phillips security personnel to ensure the safety of the art, the artists, and visitors during concerts and rehearsals.
  • Manage the process and collation of all artist materials (contracts, bios, programs, images) necessary for production of season brochure, website, and printed programs.
  • Generate Artist contracts using institutional template working with the Director of Music. Manage contract terms with Artist Managers or representatives to ensure compliance.
  • Assist with VISA applications for non-US performers.
  • Assist with content/editing/proofing for Phillips Music season brochure.
  • Generate all web pages in preparation for the concert season, working across departments (Admissions, Marketing and Communications) to ensure adherence to institutional style guide.
  • Proactively manage the TPC website music content, keeping materials current and accurate.
  • Carry out research using the institutional and external resources/internet in order to prepare program annotations and written content for concerts.
  • Manage volunteer liaison including all concert volunteer shifts via Volgistics online platform.
  • Manage Season Sponsors, Phillips Chamber Society, and VIP reservations in coordination with Admissions.
  • Lead on aspects of Season Sponsor and Phillips Chamber Society membership benefits including: production of season highlights CD, post-concert receptions, dinners, and other benefits as required.
  • Manage music licensing compliance for Sunday Concerts program, creating up to date materials and generating reports for ASCAP, BMI, and other licensing platforms as required.
  • Attend all Sunday and Thursday concerts and manage ticketing, handling of CD sales, and CD signings.
  • Prepare payment requisitions for all music-related payments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music performance, production, musicology, arts administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with public programs in an art museum or music performance space
  • Must possess a broad knowledge of classical and post-classical music
  • Highly effective as team member and collaborator with strong interpersonal and
    communication skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and handle numerous assignments concurrently
  • Can work some evening and weekend hours
  • Ability to travel


The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.