Employment & Auditions

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Be part of a leading arts organization that strives to make our community a better place to live. 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


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.


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



Section 1st Violin
Section 2nd Violin (4th Chair)

Violin Audition Repertoire (available soon)
Auditions: April 26 - 27, 2020
Resumes due: February 15, 2020


Employment for the position(s) is available starting in September 2020.


The 2020-21 season is 37 weeks including an optional Summer Season (currently 3 weeks).

The minimum weekly salary for this position(s) is $1,126.19.  Benefits include three weeks' paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance with 90% employer premium contribution, Instrument Insurance, and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer's Pension plan.

If the position is won by a current orchestra member, the runner-up may be offered the resulting vacancy.


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 "Section Violin" in the subject of your email.


Third/Associate Principal Trumpet

Third/Associate Principal Trumpet Repertoire
Auditions: February 3-4
Applications for this position are now closed.

Assistant Principal Viola

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

Principal Timpani

Principal Timpani Audition Repertoire
Auditions: March 8-10
Applications for this position are now closed.

Assistant Principal Double Bass

Assistant Principal Double Bass Repertoire
Auditions: March 16-17
Applications for this position are now closed.