Auditions & Employment

OPEN POSITIONS

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

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AUDITIONS

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THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES AN OPEN CORE POSITION PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION

Audition to be held JUNE 3, 2024

 

Employment to begin September 2024 

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – Monday, May 13, 2024

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

Principal Percussion – guaranteed 120 services

(Services Rate – $201.71)

 

Pension Contribution – 5% 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 to any substitute or core musician.

Audition Repertoire

The application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications at this time.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Organization Summary

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. As Central Florida’s premiere professional orchestra, it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth, and families annually. The mission of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is to provide excellence and innovation in orchestral music performance and education that serves and engages the community.

Position Summary

The Patron Services Associate is responsible for maintaining excellent customer service for patrons of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office. This position will report to the Patron Services Manager. Additional duties will include general administrative support. The Patron Services Associate must be able to work flexible hours, with some nights and weekends required. An ideal candidate is someone who can be self-directed, creative, and able to adapt to changing priorities while keeping a positive and upbeat attitude.

Essential Job Functions

  • Complete day-to-day Box Office tasks for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) including but not limited to printing Will Call, managing clearing Box Office voicemails, setting up away-from-office messages, mailing tickets, and gift certificates
  • Sell tickets and provide excellent customer service to Orlando Philharmonic patrons by phone, in person, or by email
  • Work directly with the Patron Services Manager to achieve department goals
  • Attend and participate in weekly Sales/Marketing meetings
  • Managing Box Office & Will Call for night of performance operations, including education performances
  • First line of contact for patrons contacting the Box Office
  • Fulfill ticket donation requests or any other ticketing requests directed under supervision of Patron Services Manager
  • Independently work during scheduled Box Office hours, both in office during operational hours and at Will Call for concert days as instructed by the Patron Services Manager
  • Assist with concert set up at various venues
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Competencies

  • Flexible and the ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to work in person at the office or during concerts. This is not a remote position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to problem-solve and adapt to changing priorities with a positive attitude
  • Deep knowledge of the Central Florida community is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Passion for the arts and dedication to supporting the mission of the OPO with experience in a nonprofit environment
  • Available to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Knowledge and interest in classical music preferred
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel throughout the Central Florida community

Education and Experience Required

  • Previous professional arts organization work is desired
  • High School Diploma and working towards a higher degree, or equivalent work experience required
  • Experience in customer service and/or ticket office sales
  • Professional demeanor, able to deescalate conversations, provide a positive attitude, and present themselves professionally at all times
  • Intermediate proficiency with the use of computer programs, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook 
  • Experience in Tessitura CRM preferred

Compensation

This is a non-exempt, part-time position, paying $16/hr working approximately 20 hours per week. This position is required to be in person. Evenings and weekends and some holidays may be required. The hours may exceed 20 hours per week during the orchestral season.

This position qualifies for paid time off in accordance with the OPO employee handbook.

Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter to Kasey Phillips at kphillips@orlandophil.org 

No phone calls, please. 

All applicants who are offered employment with the OPO will be subject to a background investigation. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation as well as reference check. 

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.

Organization Summary

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. As Central Florida’s premiere professional orchestra, it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth, and families annually. The mission of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is to provide excellence and innovation in orchestral music performance and education that serves and engages the community.

Position Summary

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is accepting applications for a Grants and Impact Manager! The Grants and Impact Manager is responsible for writing/managing grants from corporate, foundation, and government funders. The Grants & Impact Manager will be responsible for preparing grant proposals, tracking outcomes/outputs, communicating impact, developing institutional marketing communications, managing/preparing reports, and identifying new sources of revenue to maximize support in alignment with organization priorities. To accomplish this, the selected candidate must have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, and superior oral and written communication, research, writing, and project management skills.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage, maintain, and grow funding opportunities to support the financial needs of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Work closely with the Director of Philanthropy to establish fundraising goals, monitor progress and track reporting and relationship development with government and private foundation representatives.
  • Collaborate with artistic, education, marketing and administrative leadership to strategize on concept development for proposals as well as to develop strong implementation strategies that maximize data collection, impact storytelling and promotion of return on investment and social impact of grant awards.
  • Proactively manage the complete grant proves, including letters of inquiry, proposals, tracking/measuring outcomes/outputs/impact, reports, disbursements, and stewardship.
  • Focus on securing support for institutional priorities, including annual operations, concert and education programming, special projects, and capital needs.
  • Work directly with internal departments to identify funding needs, build the case for support for each program, and provide exceptional stewardship to funders.
  • Propose, coordinate, develop, write, and edit content for all grant proposals.
  • Track and fulfill application and report deadlines.
  • Perform ongoing research to identify and qualify new grant prospects.
  • Work with different departments to create project budgets, track expense, and fulfill financial reporting requirements.
  • Arrange and prepare for site visits and other meetings with funders as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records and report regularly on progress.
  • Track contact information, correspondence, needs, and deadlines of grantors and work closely with the Philanthropy Coordinator to track in Tessitura.
  • Track, organize, and communicate program outcomes/outputs/impact.
  • Assist the Director of Philanthropy with development of corporate or institutional marketing communications as needed.
  • Prepare reports for Board and Committee meetings as requested.
  • Attend concerts and support events as needed.
  • Serve as an ambassador within the community.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Competencies

  • 2-5 years of grant management experience with demonstrated record of success
    • Experience with arts and culture related grant writing is preferred
  • Communicates clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated competency in tracking and reporting financials and impact
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Education and Experience Preferences

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Tessitura or other CRM Software experience preferred
  • Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred

Compensation

The Grants and Impact Manager is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position. Annual salary is $50-$55k commensurate with experience and qualifications. Evenings and weekends and some holidays may be required. The hours may exceed a standard 40-hour week during the orchestral season. This position reports to the Director of Philanthropy.

This position qualifies for benefits from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, sick days, and an optional 401(k) plan.

Application Instructions and Additional Information

Send cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to employment@orlandophil.org. Writing sample can be a previously submitted grant application or new sample, but must be in a grant submission style of writing. The application deadline is June 1, 2024, however submissions shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please.

All applicants who are offered employment with the OPO will be subject to a background investigation. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation as well as reference check.

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.

INTERNSHIPS

Organization Summary

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. As Central Florida’s premiere professional orchestra, it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth, and families annually. The mission of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is to provide excellence and innovation in orchestral music performance and education that serves and engages the community.

Position Summary

We are thrilled to announce we are accepting applications for a Marketing Intern for Summer 2024 from June 3 – August 15 (approx.). This is a great opportunity to work with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to grow the content and social media along with the marketing team. The Marketing Intern will work directly under the supervision of the Director of Marketing & Sales to assist with department goals. The primary role of this intern is copywriting and content creation for social media and the OPO website. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, detail-oriented, and passionate about a career in Arts Administration. This is a semester-long unpaid position, with the option for a stipend at the completion of a successful internship.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work to plan, design, and curate content for social media.
  • Create and outline templates for monthly blog posts.
  • Create and outline templates for marketing email automations.
  • Write and edit blog posts, including design and creative layout.
  • Research industry trends and best practices.
  • Attend concerts and events for the Philharmonic, as needed.
  • Submit concerts and performances on Facebook, event sites, and local event calendars.

Required Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with high attention to detail.
  • A basic understanding of classical music is desired.
  • The following skills are preferred, but not required: experience with copywriting, social media management, graphic design, and working with media.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Google Drive.
  • Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift/carry 20+ pounds, as needed.

Education and Experience Required

  • Currently works towards a degree in marketing, public relations, communications, music, arts administration, or other related field.
  • Experience using Facebook, Instagram, and/or TikTok. Must have active accounts on Facebook and Instagram. 

Compensation

This is a non-paid, stipend-eligible ($1,000) part-time position. The position is required to be in-person, based on class and/or work schedule. Evenings, weekends, and some holidays may be required. The hours may be 15-20 hours per week.

Application Instructions

Send cover letter and resume to Cristina Venturini, Director of Marketing & Sales, at cventurini@orlandophil.org. The application deadline is May 24, 2024 with an ideal start date of June 3, 2024, however submissions shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please.

All applicants who are offered employment with the OPO will be subject to a background investigation. Offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation as well as reference check.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is in need of volunteers! 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)

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