Auditions & Opportunities

Open Positions

Join our team to help support the Orlando Philharmonic in our mission enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music.

Current Openings: Librarian, Director of Finance & Administration, Group Sales Manager, and Manager of Education & Community Engagement.

See below for Administrative Staff openings, and upcoming Orchestra Auditions.

Librarian

Reports to: Principal Librarian
Status: Seasonal, part-time, up to 20 hours a week
Desired Start Date: September 2019

Job Summary
The Librarian is part of the Artistic Operations department and works closely with the other team members to ensure success in all performances in accordance with the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Principal Librarian in the preparation of scores and parts for all Orlando Philharmonic Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Music Preparation & Concert/Rehearsal Duties

  • Responsible for all aspects of music preparation, including but not limited to: editing, proofreading, correcting errata, facilitating the bowing process, placing conductor/guest artist markings into the parts, ensuring that rehearsal letter/numbers match between scores/parts, repairing damaged materials, etc.
  • For rehearsals and performances, arrive a minimum of one hour early to execute any changes in bowings, to ensure all musicians have music, and to collect all music at the conclusion of a performance unit
  • Assist Music Director, Conductors, Musicians, and Staff with needs related to the printed music
  • Follow up with conductors and musicians after every service for possible changes and edits to parts and bowings
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required

Orchestra Library Maintenance

  • Maintain and repair the orchestra’s collection of scores, parts, and folders
  • Catalogue and file music purchased for the orchestra library to ensure an accurate archive
  • Process musician/staff requests; tracks all items borrowed from the library and ensure their timely return

Administrative

  • Supervise part-time/volunteer workers when the Principal Librarian is not present
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Degree in music or equivalent musical knowledge is required
  • Experience as an orchestral librarian. 1-year minimum preferred. (Ideally with a professional and/or MOLA-member Orchestra. Strong background in orchestral pops programming is a plus).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of orchestral repertoire, music theory, foreign terms, musical terms/signs, transposition and notation
  • Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft office and music notation software (Finale preferred); Experience using OPAS is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Attention to detail and a sense of humor is a must
  • Ability to lift boxes of music weighing up to 50 pounds

The Librarian is a part-time position, up to 20 hours per week, from September 1st, 2019 – May 31st, 2020 with the option to renew the following season. Scheduling is flexible, but some evenings and weekend hours are required.

To Apply

Please send a one-page resume and cover letter to: employment@orlandophil.org

We kindly request no phone calls regarding applications for employment.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Manager, Education and Community Engagement

Reports to: Director, Artistic Operations
Category: Regular, full-time, Exempt
Desired Start Date: July 2019

The Manager of Education and Community Engagement is responsible for the administration, implementation, planning, evaluation, and artistic oversight of the Orlando Phil’s education and community engagement programs. S/he will work with the Artistic Operations Department, the Education Committee, and other community members to establish and advance the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.  In addition, building a wide range of arts, education, and civic partnerships to leverage the service and relevance of the Philharmonic throughout Central Florida is expected.

Education and Community Engagement is a major way in which the Orlando Phil serves the Central Florida community.  Each year nearly 65,000 third, fourth, and fifth grade students participate in our annual Young People’s Concert. In addition, approximately 40 uniquely designed programs for people of all ages are delivered in our home, The Plaza Live, as well as in schools, hospitals and other community settings. The Orchestra enjoys strong educational partnerships with arts and community groups throughout Central Florida.  Many capable and much appreciated volunteers support the Education and Community Engagement programs of the Orlando Phil.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build on existing programs to deepen and enhance existing relationships to extend the community impact of the Orlando Phil.  Actively support and integrate the Orchestra’s diversity and inclusion goals into all offerings.
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Operations Department as well as the Music Director, the Board’s Education Committee, and other partners to lead future innovations that continue to serve the community in meaningful ways.
  • Represent the Orlando Phil as its principal Education and Community Engagement contact for all related public and private educational events and programs.
  • Work with the musicians and Artistic Operations to enhance the scope and quality of offerings.
  • Develop, maintain and communicate the master calendar, including deadlines, for all education and community-based offerings. Work in collaboration with the Director of Artistic Operations team, volunteers, and others to advance details ahead of concerts and events. Communicate schedule and deadlines to Director of Artistic Operations, Personnel Manager, volunteers, and administrative staff to advance details in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain systems for evaluating effectiveness and impact of education and community programs. Establish benchmarks and metrics for measuring the effectiveness of all programs.  Share results in a timely manner.
  • Work with other cultural and social services organizations in Central Florida to explore shared educational and community programming opportunities, both in schools and throughout the greater community.
  • Develop, oversee, and manage budgets for education and community programs.

Program Operations

  • In collaboration with Artistic Operations Department, serve as liaison for Music Director, Musicians, Visiting Composers, volunteers and related others with schools, school groups, youth organizations, and community groups.
  • Work with Artistic Operations Department regarding venue and production elements for education and community engagement programs.
  • Ensure appropriately prepared staff or volunteer presence at all education and community engagement programs.
  • Collaborate with Development team to support individual giving and corporate sponsorships related to educational programming.  Contribute to progress and final reports related to education and community engagement grants and other gifts.
  • Provide program information including sponsorship dollars and other support contacts to the Education Committee and Executive Director for additional meaningful contact.

Communications and Advocacy

  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications department to maximize internal and external communications about education and community engagement programs and achievements, including ensuring photo and video capture of all relevant programs.
  • Serve as organization’s primary liaison with education and community partner organizations. Maximize Orlando Philharmonic presence at key education and community events and forums.

Qualifications

  • Previous professional arts organization work in education is desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Competence in budget development and analysis, and management of grant-funded programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a timely manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work as part of an effective team, and to inspire and lead through example utilizing the skills, abilities, and passions of a diverse set of stakeholders to build relationships and advance the organization’s mission.
  • Available to work nights and weekends, as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years relevant progressive experience in music, music education or arts administration is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range for this position is $40,000 – $45,000; additionally, the Orlando Philharmonic offers a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: employment@orlandophil.org

We kindly request no phone calls regarding applications for employment.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Director, Finance and Administration

Reports to: Executive Director
Category: Regular, full-time, Exempt

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking an exceptional and accomplished professional for the administrative leadership position of Director of Finance and Administration. The selected candidate will be a key member of the staff leadership team, reporting to and serving as a strategic partner to the Executive Director.

Position Summary:

Working closely with a dynamic and collaborative Administrative and Artistic Staff, Board of Directors, and Volunteer Association, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the financial, information technology, human resources, and risk management functions of the organization, including the development of financial strategies, monitoring of control systems, reporting of results, and forecasting of projections.
This unique opportunity is for a select candidate who has a proven track record of sound fiscal management, comprehensive administrative oversight, integrity, and an impeccable customer service orientation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the development of the organization’s plans, programs, and strategic initiatives; develops performance measures that support strategic directions; evaluates and advises on the organization’s short and long-term success.
  • Leads the preparation of the annual budget; provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, forecasts, cash flow projections, and trends; prepares for the independent annual audit; maintains banking relationships and performs reconciliations; monitors revenue and expense projections; prepares investment and monthly reports for the Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and Plaza Foundation Board.
  • Oversees day-to-day financial, information technology, and human resources operations with responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and benefits, insurance and taxes, purchasing, and computer software and hardware systems; assures that appropriate safeguards are in place and that ledgers and reporting systems comply with GAAP standards; supervises assigned staff and provides assistance to the Executive Director and other staff as required.
  • Serves as a representative of OPO Administration at meetings of the Board of Directors, Plaza Foundation Board, and the Finance, Investment, and Human Resources Committees; keeps Board and Staff up-to-date on the financial and operational status of the organization; represents the organization in public, including at concerts and events.
  • Fulfills human resource role for the organization through maintaining position descriptions and managing openings, conducts new hire orientation, facilitates performance review process, maintains employee benefits programs and conducts ongoing benefit education for the staff.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree and preferably an MBA or related advanced degree with 5+ years relevant progressive experience. Previous financial management experience with a non-profit organization strongly preferred. CPA certification a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience as part of a senior management team
  • Highly developed organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Integrity in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (advanced Excel skills) and Exchange, QuickBooks, payroll and accounting systems; familiarity with Tessitura or similar CRM database systems preferred
  • Able to work as part of a high-functioning team, inspire and lead through example utilizing the skills, abilities, and passions of a diverse set of stakeholders to build relationships and advance the organization’s mission

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000; additionally, the Orlando Philharmonic offers a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: employment@orlandophil.org

We kindly request no phone calls regarding applications for employment.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

Manager, Group Sales

Reports to: Manager, Sales and Patron Services
Category: Regular, full-time, Exempt
Desired Start Date: July 2019

Position Summary

The Group Sales Manager is responsible for maintaining excellent customer service for patrons of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Plaza Live Box Offices. This position will report to the Sales and Patron Services Manager. Additional duties may include general administrative support, and concert duties. The Group Sales Manager must be able to work flexible hours, with some nights and weekends required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage day-to-day group sales for the OPO
  • Work directly with the Manager, Sales and Patron Services to accomplish group sales goals
  • Develop lead sheets, touchpoints, and contact plans for group sales
  • Manage OPO Educational ticket sales
    • Serve as contact for school group sales to Symphony Storytime concerts
    • Work with Education Director to input ticket orders
    • Provide Box Office support for Education events
  • Provide weekly reports to the Manager, Sales and Patron Services, which will include:
    • Contacts with potential group sales
    • All completed group sales contracts
    • All payments received
    • Active group sales proposals
  • Identify and attend appropriate tabling opportunities for OPO Group Sales
  • Manage all group sales accounts, leads, and plans in Tessitura CRM
  • Provide assistance with day-to-day Box Office needs for the Orlando Philharmonic and The Plaza Live
  • Provide assistance with Will Call for night of show Box Office (OPO only)
  • Assist with subscription renewal and acquisition efforts
  • All other duties as assigned

Other Skills and Abilities

This position requires facility in the use of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google, Slack, AXS Ticketing, and Tessitura CRM. Experience with Tessitura is preferred. An understanding of and belief in the mission of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and a strong appreciation for live orchestral music is essential. Deep knowledge of the Central Florida Community is preferred.

Compensation

The Group Sales Manager is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position. Annual salary is $30,000-$35,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the Group Sales Manager will collect a commission of 6% for all group sales, excluding education concerts. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra offers 100% paid medical, vision, and long-term disability and life insurance, paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: employment@orlandophil.org

We kindly request no phone calls regarding applications for employment.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

Auditions

At this time, we do not have any audition opportunities scheduled. We encourage you to check this page frequently for first notice of any audition opportunities.

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