About the Organization

Austin Classical Guitar’s mission is to inspire individuals in the communities we serve through musical experiences of deep personal significance.

Founded in 1990, Austin Classical Guitar is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to classical guitar in the United States. ACG’s award-winning Artistic Programming ranges from concerts by the some of the world’s greatest guitarists to original productions inspired by our community and our time. Over the past twenty years, ACG Education has transformed school-based guitar education in communities across the US and beyond through curriculum development, teacher training, systems building, and direct services. ACG Music & Healing, a new and rapidly-growing service area, pairs ACG artists with individuals in crisis to use music as a pathway for reflection and personal expression. ACG also promotes Lifelong Learning through guitar classes and community ensembles, including the highly-acclaimed ACG Youth Orchestra. 

You can find more information about ACG here.

The Opportunity

The Artistic & Production Assistant Manager advances the artistic vision and concert presentation of Austin Classical Guitar. The position is unique, as they provide administrative support to both the ACG Artistic and Production Teams. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordination of artist itineraries and travel logistics, concert day artist care, and aiding with venue management. 

We are committed to maintaining a workforce that is diverse across many lines of difference. We strongly encourage people of color, indigenous people, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply for positions at ACG. Additionally, this is an entry level position. We also encourage new professionals to apply.

  1. Artistic Coordination and Support
    1. Aids in artist contracts and communications with artist, artist management, etc.
    2. Handles logistics (as outlined in artist rider) and lodging for guest artists and conductors; provides care and attendance to needs of guest artists, including scheduling of practice time. 
    3. Prepares and distributes artist schedules and itineraries for guest artists. This includes communication with ACG Artistic and Production team.
    4. Assists in the stocking of artist hospitality supplies and ensures dressing room maintenance/upkeep at the Rosette.
    5. Arranges catering for artists with internal or external vendors as needed.  
    6. Handles reservations for all artists dinners.
    7. Organizes transportation to and from hotel/venue/airport for guest artists, greets guest artists arriving in Austin, and schedules drivers.  
    8. In charge of artist transportation when other drivers are NOT available.
    9. Assists in monitoring contracts to assure that provisions of contract and contract riders are fulfilled.
    10. Negotiates and maintains relationships with area hotels, caterers, and other vendors.
    11. Works with the Communications and Education team on facilitating guest artist interviews, masterclasses, outreach, etc.
  2.  Concert  and Venue Support
    1. Helps the Production Director with venue maintenance and management. This includes, but is not limited to: equipment inventory, cleaning schedules, scheduling concerts, interfacing with ACG partners and other entities using the space, contracting crew as appropriate, paperwork, etc.
    2. Serves as Production Assistant during concert days. This includes: acting as a stagehand, making sure artists make it to stage ontime, and other duties as assigned. 
    3. If coordinator can not be onsite for a concert, they must schedule fill in/substitute for concert duties. 
    4. Serve as acting Stage Manager if the Production Director is not onsight during concerts. 
    5. Aids with sound check if the Artistic Director is not onsight during concerts. 
  3. Internal Department Support
    1. Attend weekly All-Staff and Production meetings. 
    2. Helps with upcoming season planning.
    3. Other duties as assigned.
Specific Conditions of Work

The Artistic and Production Assistant Manager is a full-time, exempt position with daytime REMOTE office hours and regular evening and weekend in person work. This position is required to have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. This position will also be required to lift items up to 50 lbs on an occasional basis. While conditions may alter the amount of time spent in any one area, the time spent on position responsibilities can be expected to be as follows:

Artistic Support 45%

Concert and Venue Support 45%

Internal Department Support 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

Effective at interpersonal relations at all levels of an organization

Ability to remain calm and troubleshoot under pressure.

Computer Literacy (GSuite is preferred)

Bachelor’s Degree or comparable professional experience in any field

Familiarity with Classical Music or Art – especially classical guitar repertoire – is a plus


$42,000 to $45,000 based on experience. Full benefits. Tech Stipend is available for remote work and professional development opportunities available.

**Application Deadlines and Additional Information**

Applications for ACG’s Artistic and Production Assistant Manager are open until March 1st. Reviews start March 2022 with interviews starting in late-March 2022. The start for this position is June 2022 (with exact date being flexible). 

Please email your resume, cover letter, and any questions to ACG’s Production Director, Jess Griggs ([email protected]). No calls will be accepted.