Employment & Auditions

Charlotte Symphony

First Citizens Bank Plaza128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 350 | Charlotte, NC 28202
Administration: 704.972.2003 | Ticket Office: 704.972.2000 | Fax: 704.972.2011

Work With Us

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

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
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Customer Service/ Ticket Sales - Summer Pops

The Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops concert series at Symphony Park in South Park is a highly anticipated summer event that is routinely voted "Charlotte's Best Outdoor Concert Series" by Charlotte Magazine.
The Charlotte Symphony is looking for 12 individuals to fill a variety of customer service and ticket selling roles for the Summer Pops series. Those hired must be available to work all three events listed below, from approx. 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm, as well as a mandatory two hour training session before the first concert on June 16.
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 (Father's Day) Star Wars: The Music
  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Best of Broadway
  • Sunday, July 3, 2019 - Celebrate America! With Fireworks

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Vice President of External Affairs

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra seeks a talented, results-oriented Vice President of External Affairs to oversee public relations and publications and well as to steward the CSO's work in education and the community.

The VP of External Affairs is a critical member of the CSO's leadership team responsible for setting the strategic direction of the institution. S/he oversees the Symphony's publications and public relations, youth education programs, community partnerships and engagement efforts.

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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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Principal French Horn

Auditions: September 30 - October 2, 2019
Resumes due: June 1, 2019
Employment for this position is available starting in January 2020

Highly qualified applicants, please send a one-page resume to:

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

Or email: auditions@charlottesymphony.org
Please include "Principal French Horn" in the subject of your email.

Third/Associate Principal Trumpet

Charlotte Symphony Third/Associate Principal Trumpet Audition Required Repertoire

This audition is now closed and no longer accepting applications. 

Assistant Principal Double Bass

Charlotte Symphony Assistant Principal Bass Audition Required Repertoire

This audition is now closed and no longer accepting applications.