Auditions & Employment

OPEN POSITIONS

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

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AUDITIONS

PRINCIPAL BASSOON

2023-2024 Season Audition to be held April 12, 2023
Employment to begin September 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE – Friday March 24, 2023 Audition Dates Are Subject to Change

Musicians of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) are employed according to the terms of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between OPO and Local 389 AFM.

*Per the terms of the current CBA (expires June 2023)
Principal Bassoon – guaranteed 140 services (Services Rate – $182.96)
Pension Contribution – 4.796% of all wages earned under the CBA
Instrument Insurance – up to $40,000 coverage for Core Members

Please note, Orlando Philharmonic does not offer travel compensation, reimbursement, or accommodations under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Audition Repertoire

Audition Application

Audition Venue
The auditions will take place at The Plaza Live which are the offices of the Orlando Philharmonic.
The Plaza Live
425 North Bumby Avenue Orlando, FL 32803
Office 407.896.6700 orlandophil.org

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions, please email auditioncoordinator@orlandophil.org 

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL VIOLA

2023-2024 Season Audition to be held April 11, 2023
Employment to begin September 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE – Friday March 24, 2023 Audition Dates Are Subject to Change

Musicians of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) are employed according to the terms of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between OPO and Local 389 AFM.

*Per the terms of the current CBA (expires June 2023)
Assistant Principal Viola – guaranteed 140 services (Services Rate – $161.01)
Pension Contribution – 4.796% of all wages earned under the CBA
Instrument Insurance – up to $40,000 coverage for Core Members

Please note, Orlando Philharmonic does not offer travel compensation, reimbursement, or accommodations under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Audition Repertoire

Audition Application

Audition Venue
The auditions will take place at The Plaza Live which are the offices of the Orlando Philharmonic.
The Plaza Live
425 North Bumby Avenue Orlando, FL 32803
Office 407.896.6700 orlandophil.org

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions, please email auditioncoordinator@orlandophil.org 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Desired Start Date: January 4, 2023
Position: Assistant Music Librarian
Reports to: Principal Music Librarian
Supervises: N/A
Status: Part Time, Non- Exempt
Salary: $17/hour
Benefits: N/A

Job Summary

The Assistant Music 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Music Procurement & Preparation

  • Shelves new scores and recordings and periodically checks existing materials
  • Catalogs and shelves music and other documents as required
  • Works directly with the Principal Librarian in preparing folders and scores for concerts and rehearsals
  • Understands and is able to complete bowings as required and prepare scores for soloists and conductors

Concert/Rehearsal Duties

  • For rehearsals and performances arrive 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
  • Communicates with the Principal Librarian regarding conductor and musician requests after every service for possiblechanges and edits to parts and bowings
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required

Orchestra Library Maintenance

  • Catalogue and file music purchased for the orchestra library to ensure an accurate archive
  • Maintain membership for the library in the Major Orchestra Library Association

Administrative

  • Ability to make quick decisions regarding instrumentation and personnel needs
  • Understanding of standard orchestral set up and CBA requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

Skills

  • 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

Experience and Education

  • Orchestral musical knowledge is required
  • Degree in music or current enrollment in a collegiate music program

To Apply

Please send a one-page resume and cover letter to:

Jamie Erpenbach, Director of Artistic Operations at jerpenbach@orlandophil.org

Desired Start Date: February 1, 2023
Position: Production Coordinator
Reports to: Production Manager
Supervises: N/A
Status: Full-time, Non Exempt
Salary: $17-$20/hour
Benefits: Available after 60-day waiting period

Job Summary

The Production Coordinator 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. This position is responsible for stage production logistics and implementation under the direction of the Production Manager. The ideal candidate for this position will possess problem solving capabilities and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges. This person must demonstrate an understanding of the artistic process. Candidate will have strong communication skills and exhibit diplomacy in a high-stress environment. This position reports to the Production Manager.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison between the OPO Production Department and venue Production.
  • Work within budgets set by department director
  • Work with the Artistic Operations Coordinator to ensure that production schedules are up to date in OPAS.
  • Attend services and production meetings as assigned
  • Acts as stage manager for all performances or assists contracted stage managers according to schedule
  • Work with the Production Manager to staff stage crew positions required for a performance.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize working on various projects simultaneously
  • Organize and manage OPO instruments, chairs, stands and other equipment
  • Maintain safe and clean rehearsal and performance spaces.
  • Provide support and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in a music-related field is preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Professional experience as a stage manager for theater, music, or dance.
  •  Three years related experience in Orchestra, Opera or Ballet.
  • Ability to read music

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years’ professional production related experience in Orchestra, Opera or Ballet.
  • Advanced knowledge of the day-to-day workings of managing a stage production.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work long hours and nontraditional shifts, evenings, and weekends due to performance schedule.
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience with OPAS

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to walk, stand, climb for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

To Apply

Please send a one-page resume and cover letter to:

Jamie Erpenbach, Director of Artistic Operations
jerpenbach@orlandophil.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is in need of volunteers to support our upcoming 2022-2023 Season! When you volunteer with the Philharmonic, there are a variety of different roles you can fill at concerts– including greeters, ushers, way-finders, and more.

Without the help of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to keep the music playing throughout the Season. Each role plays a huge part in making every concert run as smoothly as possible. This is also a great way to earn community service hours, give back to the Philharmonic, and hear the music without buying a concert ticket!

Interested in being a volunteer? Click the button below to sign up and be added to our pool of volunteers in the community. (Upon clicking the button, you will be redirected to SignUpGenius.com)

Sign Up to Volunteer