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


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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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.  

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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.

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