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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 Staff Positions


Director of Individual Giving 

The Director of Individual Giving will be responsible for building, enhancing, and creating pipelines for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's individual donor program including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, and special events. Director of Individual Giving will have primary responsibility for leading the organization's major gifts and annual giving efforts, setting strategy and executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of $5K-$100K annual donors, the size of individual donations, and the conversion of annual donors to future Campaign donors. >> Learn more

Upcoming Auditions


Section First Violin

(Two full-time, tenure track positions available)
*Advertisement originally issued as 1 vacancy, but 2 vacancies may be filled from this audition*
Auditions: June 5 & 6
Applications Due: May 6
Required Repertoire

Employment for the Section First Violin positions are available starting in September 2023. The 2023-24 season is 38 weeks, including an optional 4-week Summer Season. The minimum weekly salary for both positions is $1,206.88. Benefits include three weeks' paid vacation, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance with 90% employer premium contribution, Instrument Insurance, $360 Electronic Media Guarantee and 8.72% employer contribution to AFM/Employer's Pension plan.

Highly qualified applicants should express an interest in auditioning to:

(Please type "Section First Violin" in the subject line)
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager
128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28202