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The California Symphony is proud of the caliber of our employees, from the best musicians on stage to the most qualified and effective staff working to redefine what a 21st-century orchestra looks like.

 

the most forward-looking music organization around.”

— Mercury News

Open Positions

Executive Director

The California Symphony Orchestra seeks a colleague able to build upon our organization’s recent growth as an industry leader and to help craft new ways to sustain our goals. The Executive Director will be responsible for the management of all human and financial resources needed for our continued success. This executive will serve as the chief operating officer and report to the Board of Directors through the Board President. The Executive Director must establish a close working relationship with the Music Director, to support his or her artistic activities related to the CSO. Management of budgetary and fundraising activities that support the financial stability and sustainability of the organization will be a key responsibility.

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Grant Writer (Six-Month Contract with Potential Extension)
Remote Work Opportunity

This contract position will manage a growing portfolio of institutional funders across foundations, corporations, and government support. Over the last five years, the California Symphony has defied the trends of the industry under the leadership of Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer and Music Director Donato Cabrera, doubling the annual audience and nearly quadrupling the donor base. This in addition to balanced budgets the last four out of five years and nationally recognized education programs for students, emerging composers, and adults makes for a strong case for support. If you are a skilled writer who knows how to paint this picture to funders, understands how to adapt the narrative and messaging to each specific application, and are smart with project budgets and organizational financials, we definitely want to hear from you.

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Orchestra Personnel Manager

The California Symphony seeks a part-time Orchestra Personnel Manager to join a team of highly motivated and dedicated professionals. Reporting to the Operations & Education Director and the Music Director, the Orchestra Personnel Manager is responsible for administering the personnel of the orchestra for 5 concert sets, plus one benefit concert, and up to 2 auditions annually. This includes application of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and national Integrated Media Agreement (IMA), preparation and maintenance of payroll and other records, scheduling of musicians, hiring of substitute and extra musicians, and coordination of auditions. The Personnel Manager serves as a liaison between the Music Director, guest conductors, and musicians; and the administrative staff and musicians. We are seeking a dynamic collaborator, who is knowledgeable of the San Francisco Bay Area talent pool, and who will thrive at a quickly growing, fast-paced arts organization.

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Auditions

There are currently no scheduled auditions.  Check back for an announcement in the Spring of 2019.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the California Symphony to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, marital status or any characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law. Candidates of ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) communities are encouraged to apply.

California Symphony is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. Learn more at www.auditionalliance.org.