Auditions & Opportunities

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.

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

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, available in the Fall of 2019.

Now in its 27th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) has the mission to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music. With a broad offering of classical symphonic and pops concerts, educational programs, free outdoor concerts, and special events, the OPO presents more than 170 live performances and reaches more than 70,000 young people and families annually. Eric Jacobsen leads the Orchestra in his fifth season as Music Director.

In the 2019-20 Season, the Orlando Philharmonic strives to bring people together with diverse and cultural inclusivity through the lens of the American Virtuoso. The Season includes five concerts on the FAIRWINDS Classics Series, and a new concert titled Inside the Score: Symphonie Fantastique, in which Music Director Eric Jacobsen will lead the audience on an exploration of Hector Berlioz’s best known work. The Pops Series includes five programs of two concerts each, and each offers unique experiences designed to excite audiences and break expectations. All performances take place at the Bob Carr Theater. The Focus Series includes five concerts at The Plaza Live Theater.

New to the OPO in the 2019-20 Season is RESONATE at The Plaza Live, a multi-venue concert experience featuring new works by visionary composers of today alongside the music of Mozart. And Composer-in-Residence Gabriel Kahane will bring his work emergency shelter intake form to the Bob Carr Theater stage featuring a choir of members from the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

The OPO is a resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center (DPC) for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2014 in downtown Orlando. The Orchestra currently performs at the DPC’s Bob Carr Theater. The third and final theatre of the DPC, Steinmetz Hall, will open in 2020. The 1,700-seat acoustic multiform theatre has been designed for the Orlando Philharmonic and fellow resident company, the Orlando Ballet. The OPO also owns and operates The Plaza Live Orlando, one of Orlando’s oldest venues. Originally a cinema, The Plaza Live has been transformed to a theatre space for local pop shows and events as well as larger, national acts.

The Orlando Philharmonic is governed by a 31-member Board of Directors, nine of whom are musician members of the orchestra. Additional support is provided by the Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic. The annual operating budget is $4.5 million and the Orchestra has a $5 million endowment. The OPO has an administrative staff of 16. David Hyslop is serving as Interim Executive Director.

The City

The diverse and dynamic Orlando metropolitan area consists of four counties comprising more than 2.5 million people. With many tax incentives and no state income tax, the Orlando business environment attracts many burgeoning high-tech industries. The area is headquarters to Advent Health, American Automobile Association (AAA), Darden Restaurants, Marriott Vacations, and Tupperware Brands. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, a major research center and one of the nation’s largest universities, regularly cited for innovation, quality, access, and value.

Orlando hosts more than 70 million travelers annually, many of whom are visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. The city has three major professional sports teams in the Orlando Magic (NBA), Orlando City Soccer (MLS), and Orlando Pride (NWSL).

In addition to the Orlando Philharmonic, the city’s vibrant arts community includes professional ballet and opera companies, theatres, and major museums.

The Position

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Orlando Philharmonic and reports to the Board of Directors through the Board President. In partnership with the Board of Directors and the executive management team, the ED provides vision, leadership, strategic direction, and management to enable the OPO to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals for programmatic excellence, community engagement, and financial success.

The Executive Director manages the human and financial resources of the OPO. The ED is responsible for all aspects of the OPO’s administration and operations, including: strategic planning; fund raising and patron development; budgeting and financial management; marketing and audience development; artistic administration; concert production; collective bargaining negotiations; educational activities; facilities; and community engagement.

With the President, the Executive Director provides impetus and support to the work of the Board and its committees. The ED takes a leadership role in fundraising, including donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The ED guides, motivates, and supervises the OPO staff, and provides guidance and support to those who serve the OPO as volunteers.

The Executive Director works in close partnership with the Music Director to achieve the OPO’s artistic goals. S/he fosters an environment that allows conductors, orchestra musicians, and guest artists to do their best work. Through creative programming and marketing initiatives, s/he builds audience size, diversity, and demand. S/he develops community partnerships and maintains positive working relationships between the OPO and its venues. The ED is the visible representative, spokesperson, and advocate for the OPO in Orlando and throughout the Central Florida community.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will be an experienced executive with at least five years’ progressive leadership experience in orchestra or performing arts management. S/he will combine a passion for music with a highly developed knowledge of symphony orchestras, artistic administration, and orchestra operations.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with the ability to inspire and align OPO stakeholders around an exciting vision for the OPO’s growth and development. S/he will have the demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic plan, and to set, achieve, and exceed goals for earned and contributed income, audience development, and program excellence.

The successful candidate will be willing to devote a substantial amount of time and energy to fundraising across all community groups. S/he will have the ability to foster and maintain relationships with individual and institutional donors. S/he will have a track record of success with major gift fundraising and experience with endowment campaigns.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to work effectively with creative artists to achieve artistic goals. S/he will have the ability to negotiate and work effectively and collaboratively with professional musicians and stage personnel in a collective bargaining environment. Experience managing a performing arts venue and/or relationships with various concert venues will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, curious, and persistent. S/he will be a superb listener with the willingness to consider options and the ability to make decisions. S/he will be able to manage multiple agendas and competing priorities with skill and good humor. S/he will be a person of integrity and high ethical standards with a strong commitment to transparency. The successful candidate will be able to speak and write persuasively about the OPO. S/he will welcome the opportunity to become an active part of the greater Orlando community.

Compensation

Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications

The Orlando Philharmonic is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of the organization, and seeks to develop a diverse candidate pool.

Please send a cover letter outlining your specific interest and qualifications for this position. Include a resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be called without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement.

The position will remain open until filled. The Search Committee will begin to review credentials in late August.

Please send materials to:

Orlando Philharmonic – Executive Director
c/o Catherine French Group
2500 Q Street NW, Suite 623
Washington, DC 20007
applications@catherinefrenchgroup.com

MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments only

Title: Patron Services Associate
Reports to: Manager of Sales & Patron Services
Status: Full-time, non-exempt

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 Manager of Sales & Patron Services, and will provide support to the Education & Community Engagement Manager. Additional duties may include general administrative support, and concert duties. The Patron Services Associate must be able to work flexible hours, with some nights and weekends required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Complete day-to-day box office tasks for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO)
• Sell tickets and provide excellent customer service to Orlando Philharmonic patrons by phone, in-person, or by email
• Work directly with the Manager of Sales & Patron Services to achieve department goals
• Manage OPO Educational ticket sales and work with student groups by working with the Education & Community Engagement Manager
• This position will have direct impact on season subscription sales, renewals process, and patron move to new facility
• Identify key opportunities to increase subscriber loyalty and retention
• Attend and participate in weekly Sales/Marketing meetings
• Assist with Will Call for night of show Box Office for the OPO, including education events
• Identify and attend appropriate tabling opportunities for OPO in the Central Florida community
• Maintain partnerships with area restaurants
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Previous professional arts organization work is desired.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-talk, and adapt to changing priorities.
• Experience with use of computer programs, with experience in Tessitura CRM strongly preferred.
• Deep knowledge of the Central Florida community is strongly preferred.
• 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 is preferred.
• Must have transportation to travel throughout the Central Florida community.

Compensation and Benefits
The Patron Services Associate is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. Salary is $13/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra offers a comprehensive benefits package; 100% paid medical, vision, and long-term disability and life insurance, paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave.

Application Instructions
Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations by Friday, November 1, 2019 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.

Title: Ticket Agent
Reports to: Manager of Sales & Patron Services
Status: Part-time, non-exempt

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Complete day-to-day box office tasks for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO)
• Sell tickets and provide excellent customer service to Orlando Philharmonic patrons by phone, in-person, or by email
• Work directly with the Manager of Sales & Patron Services to achieve department goals
• Identify key opportunities to increase subscriber loyalty and retention
• Attend and participate in weekly Sales/Marketing meetings
• Assist with Will Call for night of show Box Office for the OPO, including education events
• All other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Previous professional arts organization work is desired.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-talk, and adapt to changing priorities.
• Experience with use of computer programs, with experience in Tessitura CRM strongly preferred.
• Deep knowledge of the Central Florida community is strongly preferred.
• 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.
• Must have transportation to travel throughout the Central Florida community.

Compensation and Benefits
The Ticket Agent is a part-time, non-exempt position. Salary is $12/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra offers personal leave for staff members working 20 hours or more per week.

Application Instructions
Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations by Friday, November 1, 2019 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.

Title: Marketing Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Sales
Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Position Summary
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for supporting the marketing, communications, and public relations efforts for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Responsibilities include email, social media, copywriting, select design work, and supporting day-to-day marketing efforts for multiple departments. The position will also perform administrative duties for the marketing department, concert attendance and some weekend work is required, and a high attention to detail and someone who is a self-starter is a must.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Write, edit, and deploy email messaging for all sales, development, and education department
• Manage creation of social media content, paid social media advertising, and institutional marketing
• Update and maintain Orlando Philharmonic website
• Write press and media releases
• Maintain media list and press contacts
• Write key communications for key Philharmonic constituents via email or social media keeping consistent in brand voice
• Liaison with other departments on required marketing support
• Maintain traffic flow and content calendar for marketing and sales team
• Submit concerts and performances on event sites and local event calendars
• Coordinate with internal departments and outside vendors on collateral (ex. Business cards, envelopes, mailings, name tags)
• Assist with marketing department administrative tasks
• Coordinate with volunteers
• Complete timely tasks for marketing department
• Update marketing lists and maintain patron data in CRM system
• Attend concerts and events for Philharmonic and POC at marketing table for patrons
• Assist with post-concert and other department surveys

Qualifications
• Previous professional arts organization work is desired
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications is preferred, or minimum 1-2 years equivalent experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail and ability to edit copy
• Basic graphic design work is desired
• Previous experience with copy writing, social media management, and working with media
• Deep knowledge and understanding of social media, email management, WordPress, and Google Analytics is desired
• Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities.
• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, with experience in Tessitura CRM preferred.
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift/carry 20+ pounds, as needed for marketing table.

Compensation and Benefits
The Marketing Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. Salary range is $35-38K, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra offers a comprehensive benefits package; 100% paid medical, vision, and long-term disability and life insurance, paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave.

Application Instructions
Send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations by Friday, November 1, 2019 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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