Employment & Auditions

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The Charlotte Symphony is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Different makes us better.


Open Positions

 

Development Coordinator - Stewardship & Events

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is searching for an experienced development professional who loves music and supports the CSO's vision that all children deserve access to quality music education. Reporting to the VP of Development, the Development Coordinator serves as the primary project manager of the CSO's donor and fundraising events and is a key contributor to donor stewardship and cultivation efforts.

As a key member of the development team, s/he is responsible for contributing to the overall success of the department and achievement of annual financial goals. S/he works independently and as a member of the Symphony's Development team, and coordinates his/her activities with those of other departments, as needed.  Concert and event attendance on nights and weekends is required.

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Patron Services Assistant Manager

The Patron Services Assistant Manager provides customer service, cash handling, and ticketing services for Charlotte Symphony's patrons. The Assistant Manager is a key front line staff member interacting daily with patrons and providing for their needs. This is a full-time position requiring day, evening and weekend hours.

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Director of Communications

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) seeks a talented, results-oriented Director of Communications to steward public relations, publications and strategic community partnerships that support the CSO's visibility and impact in the community. The Director of Communications is a critical member of the CSO team and is responsible for broad external and internal communications planning and execution. They work across departments to create and implement communications plans that support growth and the strategic goals of the institution. They will manage communication activities that promote, enhance and develop the CSO brand, telling the story of the CSO both onstage and off, with a particular emphasis on the Symphony's unique assets to address both challenges and opportunities in Charlotte.

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Director of Individual Giving

The Director of Individual Giving oversees the Symphony's annual fund campaigns, developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of new and renewing individual donors and is responsible for delivering $1.3 million annually through major gifts, direct mail and the annual gala.

The Director of Individual Giving reports to the Vice President of Development, working independently but collaboratively as a member of the Symphony's Development team, and coordinates activities with other departments, as needed.

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Patron Services Internship

The Patron Services Intern aids the Patron Services department in the implementation of the CSO marketing, ticketing and patron services strategy.
  • Customer Service and Ticket sales (subscription and single tickets) Answering phone calls and servicing needs of customers
  • Pricing Setup. Assist in implementing dynamic pricing.
  • Patron Inquiry Response. Reply to and organize patron inquiry and concert feedback emails.
  • Summer Pops Event Planning and Execution: Assist with overall Summer Pops execution including planning and organization, event set-up, day of show front of house operations.
  • General Administrative Support: Archive subscription orders, prepare summer season ticket mailing, other administrative duties as assigned

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. 


Auditions

 

Third/Associate Principal Trumpet

Auditions: February 3-4
Resumes due: December 1, 2019
Employment for this position is available starting in September 2020.
Third/Associate Principal Trumpet Repertoire

The 2020-2021 season is 37 weeks including an optional Summer Season (currently 3 weeks). The 20-21 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,295.12. Current benefits include three weeks' 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 to:

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager
128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC  28202
Or email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org. Please put "Third/Associate Principal Trumpet" in the subject of your email.


Principal Timpani

Auditions: March 8-10
Resumes due: December 1, 2019
Employment for this position is available starting in September 2020.
Principal Timpani audition repertoire coming soon.

The 2020-2021 season is 37 weeks including an optional Summer Season (currently 3 weeks). The 20-21 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,351.43. Current benefits include three weeks' 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 to:

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager
128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC  28202


Or email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org. Please put "Principal Timpani" in the subject of your email.

Assistant Principal Double Bass

Auditions: March 16-17
Resumes due: December 1, 2019
Employment for this position is available starting in September 2020.
Assistant Principal Double Bass repertoire.

The 2020-2021 season is 37 weeks including an optional Summer Season (currently 3 weeks). The 20-21 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,238.81. Current benefits include three weeks' 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 to:

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager
128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC  28202


Or email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org. Please put "Assistant Principal Double Bass" in the subject of your email.

 

Assistant Principal Viola

AP Viola Audition Repertoire
Auditions:
February 9-10
Applications for this position are now closed