The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is seeking a full time Food and Beverage Manager to join the front of house team. The Food and Beverage Manager oversees the bar and concession operation and manages relationships with our preferred caterers. Responsibilities include managing all food and beverage part-time personnel, accounting, purchasing, pricing, inventory control, sales, and scheduling functions of the food and beverage operation.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Prepares, plans and manages bar and concession operation for all concerts and special events at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. •Supervises staff by hiring and training bar tenders and other F&B service employees, ensuring quality service to patrons, responding to and resolving issues, scheduling, and preparing payroll. •Responds to inquiries and requests from ISO team members, rental clients and patrons. •Purchases inventory for bar and concession operation by ordering appropriately based on type of event. •Accountable for complete and accurate inventory management. •Prepares annual budget and provides accounting of bar and concession operation. •Manage point of sale system for bar and concession transactions. •Participates in developing long and short term plans for revenue growth and cost control measures •Oversees event count-outs for all bar and concession events. •Ensures all staff serves in compliance with Indiana ATC laws and health codes. •Performs other duties as assigned. LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS:
•Alcohol awareness certifications and liquor license is required
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Hospitality, Arts Administration or related field, with three (3) to five (5) years of venue/live entertainment experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Successful manager must have great attention to detail, maintain accurate and organized files and must be self motivated.
Experience with point of sale systems (including Appetize) preferred. Must be at least an intermediate user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Must have the confidence and technical acuity to learn additional software and programs as needed.
Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces in the Hilbert Circle Theatre and at Conner Prairie for Symphony on the Prairie with or without accommodation. Must be able to lift/carry display products up to 50 pounds without assistance. Requires visual and hearing acuity to sit at a computer for several hours at a time and speak on the phone.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930 by German conductor and local violin teacher Ferdinand Schaefer. At first comprised of volunteer musicians who split the revenue from ticket sales, the ISO became a professional orchestra with salaried musicians in 1937. That same year, Fabien Sevitzky – a Russian-born conductor and nephew of famed conductor Serge Koussevitsky – became Music ...Director of the ISO. Sevitzky’s appointment was highlighted in an April 5, 1937 article in Time Magazine, which began, “Of Midwestern orchestras, none has risen so rapidly or so recently as the Indianapolis Symphony.”
The mission of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, entertain, educate and challenge through innovative programs and symphonic music performed at the highest artistic level.
Soon after, the ISO blossomed into one of the nation’s most renowned orchestras. Sevitzky worked to promote the ISO through a variety of national radio broadcasts, and his successor, Izler Solomon, ensured the creation of the Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University as a venue meant specifically for the ISO (until then, the ISO had been performing at the Murat Theater). Throughout the 1950s and 60s, the ISO traveled around the world to perform “Salute” concerts in countries such as Finland, Korea, Japan, Formosa, Portugal, The Netherlands, Israel, Mexico, Austria, Venezuela, Thailand, Greece and Chile – earning the Orchestra a Citation from the Voice of America and the United States Information Agency as well as a letter of commendation from President John F. Kennedy – the first ever such commendation to a symphony orchestra.
Solomon’s successor, John Nelson (1976-1987), is associated with the Orchestra's appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, plus a debut European tour in 1987. In the summer of 1982, a 14-year-old violinist named Joshua Bell was the first performer for the ISO's Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series, and in 1984, the ISO moved downtown to its new home at the restored movie palace -- the Circle Theatre.
In 1987, internationally renowned performer, conductor and composer, Raymond Leppard (1987-2001) was selected as the Orchestra's fifth Music Director. During his tenure, several key accomplishments took place: a return to regular recording with a series of CDs on the Koss Classics and Decca labels; performances on NPR's "Performance Today"; nationally-syndicated radio broadcasts of ISO concerts; acclaimed tours on the East Coast and two tours of Europe; and a performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the venue's centennial season.
Following Maestro Leppard's retirement, Mario Venzago was appointed Music Director (2002-2009) and led the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in a deeper commitment to repertoire of the mid-19th century -- specifically works by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann -- the Second Viennese School, contemporary scores and new commissions, including Jennifer Higdon's Violin Concerto with world renowned violinist Hilary Hahn in 2008.
In the fall of 2007, Zachary De Pue was named Concertmaster for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Alexander Kerr was appointed Principal Guest Concertmaster, a position utilized by only a handful of orchestras throughout the world. In October 2009, string trio Time for Three became the first artists-in-residence for the ISO.
In September 2011, Krzysztof Urba?ski began his tenure as the seventh Music Director of the ISO, and upon his appointment, was the youngest Music Director of any major American orchestra. Today, Maestro Urbanski is one of the most acclaimed and respected young conductors in the world.