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Open Positions

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.

Full job description here.

Applications due June 1, 2019. 

Interviews June-July. Start date is August 1.

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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