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Employment & Auditions

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


Operations Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Operations Coordinator is a key member of the CSO Artistic/Operations team and manages the logistical needs of the Orchestra and associated venues. >> Learn more 

Annual Fund Manager

The Annual Fund Manager is a key member on the CSO's Development team who is responsible for the planning and execution of annual giving strategies for donors at the $1-$4,999 level. A special focus of this position's work is growing the Annual Fund program, which requires high-touch stewardship for 1,000+ households. With the CSO's Director of Donor Engagement, the Annual Fund Manager will carry out a significant stewardship and acquisition campaign of personalized cultivation touchpoints. >> Learn more

Upcoming Auditions


 (One full-time, tenure track position available)

September 25 - 27, 2022  

Resumes due: August 22, 2022


 (One full-time, tenure track position available)
October 2 & 3, 2022
Resumes due: August 29, 2022

Highly qualified applicants please send a one-page resume to:
Please type "AP Cello" or "Principal Bassoon" in the subject of your email.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager
128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC  28202

Employment for these positions is available starting in September 2023.


The 2023-24 season is 37 weeks including an optional 4-week Summer Season.*

The minimum weekly salary for the Assistant Principal Cello position is $1,263.59.*

The minimum weekly salary for the Principal Bassoon position is $1,378.46.*

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.*

*All provisions of the CSO Master Agreement are subject to renegotiation for the 2022-23 season.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minorities are encouraged to apply.