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Project Manager

“The Sound of Jerusalem” Exhibition


Application Deadline: June 25, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Type of Employment: Contract

Duration of Employment: 6 Months

Total Compensation: 15,000€, paid in instalments

Email address for applications: 

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO) is looking for a Project Manager for one of our new exciting initiatives – “The Sound of Jerusalem” Exhibition, a joint Israeli-German venture, which will be launched in Germany in September 2021 as part of the “1700 Jahre jüdisches Leben” celebrations.


The Project Manager will work closely with the JSO team, and JSO’s partners, venues, contractors, technicians, production teams, local authorities, as well as various internal and external stakeholders.



  • Oversee the entire creation of the exhibition: from production to launch, as well as presentation at 10 locations across Germany.

  • Oversee the logistics of venues, personnel, and equipment for all events related to the production process and post-launch exhibitions.

  • Develop and monitor budgets for all project activities, ensuring appropriate cost controls while maintaining artistic integrity, and ensuring that all aspects of project activities are in compliance with the collective bargaining agreements and local laws.

  • Plan and administer all exhibition production activities including coordinating the work process that involves the main project partners, PR and fundraising events, facility and equipment rental, staging requirements, technical plans, and other logistical arrangements.

  • Communicate and coordinate production details to all stakeholders, including staff, producers, designers, film crew, musicians, venues, funders, and community partners.

  • Schedule and coordinate production meetings.

  • Supervise all filming, production, rehearsals, recordings, receptions, press-conferences, and other events, ensuring everything is executed properly, including load-in, set-up, and load out.

  • Make arrangements with film crews and recording engineers.

  • Function as a liaison between the Jerusalem Foundation in Deutschland, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, 1700 Jahre jüdisches Leben in Deutschland, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and all other organizations associated with the project.

  • Determine feasibility of all project plans based on time, budget, and personnel available.

  • Coordinate with and book all necessary facilities and maintain a safe working environment for staff and contractors.

  • Coordinate, document, and communicate the itineraries and riders for all project-related travel activities.

  • Organize and host weekly (pre-launch) and daily (post-launch) staff meetings. 

  • Manage procurement and inventory of supplies, licenses, equipment, and services for program operations.

  • Coordinate logistical arrangements for special events and projects.

  • Coordinate project-related activities of Development, Marketing, and Public Relations staff and contractors.

  • Prepare all interim and final reports on the project to the project funders.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO.



  • At least 10 years of senior arts management and production experience with knowledge (a combination of experience in both performing and visual arts would be highly desirable).

  • Fluent knowledge of Hebrew, German, and English languages.

  • Experience managing budgets.

  • Experience hiring staff and contractors.

  • Experience managing projects funded by public bodies.

  • Experience negotiating contracts with venues, contractors, and staff.

  • Technical expertise in live events and digital production.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Able to set priorities and multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, including during tough negotiations.

  • Ability to thrive as part of a team with diverse experience, expertise, skills and objectives.


Qualified candidates are invited to send their Cover Letter and Resume to: Deadline for applications is 25 June 2021.

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