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.


Open Positions


Development Coordinator

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.

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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Major Gifts Officer

Charlotte Symphony is searching for an experienced major gifts office who loves music and supports the CSO's vision that all children deserve access to quality music education.

The Major Gifts Officer is charged with securing funds for the Charlotte Symphony by managing a group of qualified donors and prospects, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors and are upgraded in their giving and involvement with the CSO. Ongoing responsibilities include qualifying prospects through face-to-face meetings; creating and managing individual solicitation and stewardship plans for a portfolio of 80-100 donors and prospects; monitoring and reporting on progress toward Key Performance Indicators; and engaging senior staff, board members and other volunteers in the solicitation and stewardship process.

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Personnel Manager

The Orchestra Personnel Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient management and administration of all orchestra personnel activities, and for maintaining a healthy and respectful day-to-day relationship between the members of the orchestra and the administration of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

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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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Assistant Principal Double Bass

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:         May 12-14, 2019

Resumes due:   February 1, 2019

The 2019-20 season is 37 weeks, which includes a 4-week optional Summer Season. The current minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,220.51. 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. No telephone calls, please.

Please put "Assistant Principal Double Bass" in the subject of your email.

Charlotte Symphony Assistant Principal Bass Audition Required Repertoire