Employment & Auditions

Charlotte Symphony

First Citizens Bank Plaza | 128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 350 | Charlotte, NC 28202
Administration: 704.972.2003 | Ticket Office: 704.972.2000 | Fax: 704.972.2011


Office Assistant

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is seeking a part-time office assistant to provide clerical and administrative support. Priority is given to candidates who love music and support the CSO's vision that all children deserve access to quality music education.

For full details, including information about how to apply, click here.

Personnel Manager

The Personnel Manager is an integral part of the CSO's Artistic/Operations team and oversees the professional execution of duties related to hiring and caring for contract, substitute and extra musicians. You will oversee the application of the Master Agreement, scheduling contract musicians, hiring substitutes and extras, and preparing all aspects of payroll. You develop and manage all budgets related to orchestra personnel, issues individual musician contracts, manages season calendar and weekly orchestra schedule and rehearsal orders. The Personnel Manager serves as the primary liaison between the musicians, the Music Director and the administration.

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Staff Accountant

As a Staff Accountant, this position processes payables and disbursements, creates journal entries in the general ledger, performs reconciliations and period closing entries, processes payroll and related benefits for orchestra and staff, all while using initiative and good judgment in problem solving.  S/he will also work closely with the Director of Finance to report sales tax to the state of North Carolina, develop the budget and forecasts for the organization and prepare financial reports and statements.  The role requires extensive data entry including AP and payroll entry.

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Visual Communications Manager

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is searching for an experienced graphic designer who loves music and supports the CSO's vision of building community through a shared music experience.
The position
Reporting to the VP of Marketing and Patron Experience, the Visual Communications Manager converts written and verbal strategic direction into a broad assortment of creative deliverables, including web, digital, print, video and out-of-home. S/he will work as part of a collaborative marketing team focused increasing concert attendance, as well as provides graphic services across the organization. Concert and event duty on nights and weekends is required.
Candidate profile
The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years' experience in agency or in-house creative department; at least two of those must demonstrate significant responsibility in helping to integrate design concepts into overall branding and marketing programs. Candidate will have: an intimate understanding of how marketing and communications campaigns work, especially in the performing arts and/or live entertainment sectors; a stellar portfolio showcasing a variety work in both print and digital, a solid sense of design, layout, color, and typography; experience designing a wide variety of collateral including: publications/catalogs, direct mail, web and email, print and digital ads, video, flyers, forms, banners and signage; and knowledge printing and prepress standards and mailing requirements. College degree is required. Fluency in Microsoft Office, experience/expert knowledge of using the Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop is required. Video editing software experience a plus.
Salary range $38-42,000, depending on experience. Interested candidates should forward a resume to employment@charlottesymphony.org with Visual Communications Manager in the subject line, along with a short cover note telling us why you want to work for the CSO. Applications accepted via email only, no phone calls please.

General Manager

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra seeks a talented, results-oriented General Manager to help shape the future of the CSO.  Working with Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, President and CEO Mary Deissler, and members of the Senior Team you will:

  • oversee artistic plans and production
  • develop and manage budgets
  • design innovative, balanced programs
  • identify and work with artists and collaborative partners for productive relationships with the CSO 
Additional responsibilities include oversight of the programming calendar, managing the development of rehearsal, performance and venue schedules within the guidelines outlined in the master agreement, overseeing our community engagement work, and serving as staff liaison to the Board for artistic matters.

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Subscription Sales Associate

As a Subscription Sales Associate you will represent the Charlotte Symphony and its mission to deliver exceptional musical experiences to our community. You will be responsible for generating new season ticket holders by contacting recent, qualified prospects as well as renewing existing patrons, by phone. Ideal candidates are goal driven, well spoken, dependable and energetic arts enthusiasts. Experience with sales (inside/outside sales, fundraising, business development, stock brokerage work, real estate, and telemarketing) is preferred. However, if you are customer service focused and have the will to succeed and contribute, we will train you.

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Planned Giving Officer

The Charlotte Symphony seeks a dynamic professional to fill the role of Planned Giving Officer on a part-time basis.  Working with a committee of volunteers who have made provisions for the CSO in their own estate plans, the Planned Giving Officer will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the CSO's planned giving initiative, including marketing, prospect research and face-to-face solicitation.  The ideal candidate will have experience as a financial advisor, planned giving officer or major gifts officer and have successfully secured or facilitated a significant number of planned gifts.  The Charlotte Symphony is the grateful recipient of the support of a loyal patron base.  This planned giving initiative will serve both the CSO and its patrons, ensuring the future of the institution for generations to come.  

For complete information, including how to apply, please click here.  


Principal Clarinet

One full-time, permanent position is avaialble, with employment starting February 1, 2019. If the position is won by a current member of the orchestra, the runner-up may be offered the resulting vacancy.

Auditions: October 14-15, 2018 (Preliminaries only)
October 16, 2018 (Semi-finals and Finals only)
Resumes due:   The resume deadline for this audition has passed.

The 2018-2019 season is 37 weeks, which includes a 4-week optional Summer Season. The current minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,311.78. Benefits of employment include paid vacation, employee Medical/Dental/Life Insurance (with payroll deduction equivalent to 10% of total plan individual monthly premium), Instrument Insurance, and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer's Pension plan.

Highly qualified applicants please send a one-page resume (PDF or Word format) to auditions@charlottesymphony.org or fax to 704-972-2012. Please add "Principal Clarinet" to the subject line of your email.

For the list of required audition repertoire, please click here.