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

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Want to be part of a leading arts organization that strives to make our community a better place to live? Here at the Symphony, we believe in the power of music to connect and strengthen our community, and we do just that through exceptional musical experiences, on and off the stage.

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


School and Community Programs Manager

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is seeking a professional with a background in music education for a full-time position within the Education Department. The School and Community Programs Manager handles the day-to-day operations of the CSO's extensive education and community engagement programs. They are responsible for the scheduling, implementation, and evaluation of each program on an ongoing basis. The ideal candidate will be proficient in music education pedagogy and standards, has experience teaching, working with diverse populations, and possesses outstanding communication, organizational, and project management skills.

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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.  

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Third/Associate Principal Trumpet

One full-time, tenure track position is available, with employment starting in September 2019. If the position is won by a current member of the orchestra, the runner-up may be offered the resulting vacancy.

Auditions: July 1-3, 2019
Resumes due: April 1, 2019

The 2019-2020 season is 37 weeks including an optional 3-week Summer Season. The 19-20 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,275.98. 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
auditions@charlottesymphony.org
Please include Third/Associate Principal Trumpet in the subject line of your email.

Charlotte Symphony Third/Associate Principal Trumpet Audition Required Repertoire


Assistant Principal Double Bass

Charlotte Symphony Assistant Principal Bass Audition Required Repertoire
This audition is now closed and no longer accepting applications.