Employment & Auditions

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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.

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


Office Assistant

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra seeks a part-time office assistant to provide clerical and administrative support. Priority is given to candidates who love music and support the CSO's vision that all children deserve access to quality music education.

The Office Assistant processes incoming mail, manages office supply orders, provides clerical and data management support, and assists with coordination of donor events. This position will report to the Executive Assistant.


Director of Individual Giving

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra seeks an experienced development professional who loves music and supports our vision that music, accessible to all and experienced in many forms, unifies and enriches our community.

Reporting to the VP of Development, the Director of Individual Giving is responsible fo the CSO's direct mail strategy and management and for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of individual donors giving $1,000 - $5,000 annually. Additional responsibilities include management of the CSO's annual gala.

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.


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

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.


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.  



Extra String Musicians

Auditions: September 22 - 23, 2019 at Booth Playhouse
Resume due: September 1, 2019

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 "Extra String Audition" in the subject of your email. Please note that Extra Musicians are hired as needed. Being placed on the Extra list is not a guarantee of employment.

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Principal French Horn - applications now closed

September 30 - October 2, 2019
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