Employment & Auditions

Charlotte Symphony

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Employment

 

Position: Major Gifts Officer


Who We Are:
The Charlotte Symphony (CSO) has brought music to millions of concertgoers and generations of schoolchildren for more than eight decades, boasting a longer legacy than any orchestra in the region.  As the largest professional performing arts organization in the central Carolinas, the CSO has grown into a premier musical institution that now delivers more than 70 concerts and directly touches more than 130,000 people each year. 
 
Why You Should Work for Us:
Music comes to life here.  With more than 62 full-time musicians and a staff of more than 30, the CSO is home to our region's most passionate advocates for live orchestral music.  Beyond the concert hall, we endeavor to ignite a passion for music in people across our community through education programs, free concerts and partnership with organizations ranging from Community School of the Arts to UNC Charlotte.
 
Position Summary:
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support form a portfolio of donor prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts of $10,000+ and will be responsible for delivering $500,000 - $750,000 in revenue annually.

 For complete information, including how to apply, please click here. 
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Position: Executive Assistant to the President and CEO


Position Summary: 
Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the
President. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and oversees special projects.
 
The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

 For complete information, including how to apply, please click here

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Position: Assistant Stage Manager

Position Summary:
The Assistant Stage Manager works with the Stage Manager in implementing all of the day-to-day physical operation requirements of the Charlotte Symphony including stage set-ups and strikes and the moving, acquisition, storage and maintenance of orchestra equipment. In the absence of the Stage Manager, he/she will be available to manage the stage during rehearsals and performances, including calling of the show as required.  Assists in the execution of projects and special events as determined by the Stage Manager and/or the Director of Operations. This is a part-time, seasonal, non-union position.

 For complete information, including how to apply, please click here

Auditions


The Charlotte Symphony announces auditons for the following orchestral vacancies:

Section First Violin (to include Section Second Violin when needed)

Auditions:          September 26 & 27, 2016
Resumes due:   Resumes are no longer being accepted.


For the list of required audition repertoire, please click here.

One full-time, permanent position is available. Employment is available at the winning candidate's earliest availabililty, subject to the Charlotte Symphony's schedule.

The 2016-2017 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,071.61.  The 2016-2017 season is 37 weeks, which includes an optional 4-week Summer Season.

Benefits of employment 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 the AFM/Employer's Pension Plan.
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Section Cello

Auditions:          October 31, 2016 & November 1, 2016 (November 1 if needed)
Resumes due:   August 15, 2016


For the list of required audition repertoire, please cick here.

One full-time, permanent position is available. Employment is available at the winning candidate's earliest availbililty, subject to the Charlotte Symphony's schedule.

The 2016-2017 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,071.61.  The 2016-2017 season is 37 weeks, which includes an optional 4-week Summer Season.

Benefits of employment 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 the AFM/Employer's Pension Plan.
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Section & E-Flat Clarinet

Auditions:           November 6-7, 2016
Resumes due:   September 15, 2016


The list of required audition repertoire will be posted here shortly; please check back.

One full-time, permanent position is available.  Employment is available at the winning candidate's earliest availability, subject to the Charlotte Symphony's schedule.

The 2016-2017 season is 37 weeks, which includes a 4-week optional Summer Season. The 2016-2017 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,071.61. Doubling for E-flat clarinet is compensated at an additional 30% per each service doubled.

Benefits of employment 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.
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Second Trumpet

Auditions:          November 13-14, 2016
Resumes due:   September 15, 2016

The list of required audition repertoire will be posted here shortly; please check back.

One full-time, permanent position is available. Employment is available at the winning candidate's earliest availability after January 1, 2017.

The 2016-2017 season is 37 weeks, which includes a 4-week optional Summer Season. The 2016-2017 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,071.61.

Benefits of employment 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. 
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Principal Percussion

Auditions:          February 5, 6 & 7, 2017
Resumes due:   November 1, 2016

The list of required audition repertoire will be posted here shortly; please check back.

One full-time, permanent position is available.  Employment is available starting in September 2017.  

The 2016-2017 minimum weekly salary for this position is $1,285.93.  The 2016-2017 season is 37 weeks, which includes an optional 4-week Summer Season.  

Benefits of employment 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 the AFM/Employer's Pension Plan.  All provisions of the CSO Master Agreement are subject to renegotiation for the 2017-2018 season, which is the first season for which employment in this position is available.
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To Apply for Orchestra Auditions:

Highly qualified candidates please send a one-page resume (MSWord or PDF format only) by the required deadline to auditions@charlottesymphony.org. Please put the position name that you are applying for (e.g., "Section First Violin") in the subject line of your email. 


Updated July 5, 2016

 

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