Available Job & Audition Opportunities at Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Open Auditions

JoAnn Falletta, Music Director

Per Service Bass

September 9, 2019
 Audition Repertoire List

Deadline for Receipt of Materials: October 1, 2018

 60 service guarantee
Service rate for 2019-20 $110.34
This tenured-track position is scheduled to begin at the winning candidates earliest availability. The Virginia Symphony performs a 42 week season including classical, pops, family, ballet and opera repertoire. Positions receive 6.54% AFM pension.
Qualified applicants please email a one-page resume and deposit check for $100.00 by August 26, 2019 to:
James B. Nesbit, Personnel Manager
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
150 Boush Street, Suite 201
Norfolk, VA 23510
e-mail: jnesbit@virginiasymphony.org
The cancellation deadline with a refund of deposit is August 26, 2019.

Administrative Opportunities

Patron Services Associate

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Robert Belford (rbelford@virginiasymphony.org), Manager of Patron Services and Sales.

The Patron Services Associate is a part-time position, supporting the functions of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Box Office by providing customer service support in subscriptions and single ticket sales in the office as well as at the multiple concert venues in which the orchestra performs. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well organized, personable and is comfortable working with and analyzing data as well as excellent customer service skills and be able to make decisions quickly based on defined policies and procedures. Knowledge of Tessitura database and appreciation for symphonic music is a plus.

Education and Community Engagement Manager

Do you want to be part of the extraordinary experience that is the Virginia Symphony Orchestra?

For nearly a century, the VSO has been a point of pride and the cornerstone of the arts community in Hampton Roads. The powerful, transcendent experience of attending a live symphonic concert by our talented musicians is like nothing else. Now is your chance to help deliver these experiences to audiences throughout our region. Join a talented team embracing new ways of working collaboratively and using the transformative power of music to touch lives inside and outside of the concert hall. The Education and Community Engagement Manager plays a key role in delivering on this mission.

The Manager is responsible for developing, administering and evaluating all VSO Education and Community Engagement (ECE) activities and serving as primary contact with those served. Programs include Young People’s Concerts, small ensemble performances, instrumental instruction and school residencies, as well as programs that seek to connect and uplift our community, such as collective action partnerships in health/wellness and social justice initiatives.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Education & Community Engagement Manager Search
Attn: Dr. Christy Havens, Vice President of Orchestra Activities
chavens@virginiasymphony.org

Development Operations Coordinator

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Baroody (ebaroody@virginiasymphony.org), Vice President of Development.

The VSO is looking for a strategic and proactive Development professional to serve as its Development Operations Coordinator. Following a bold new strategic plan, the VSO is redefining itself to be a vibrant community partner for the 21st century. This key position will be responsible for performing the day to day operation of the VSO’s Development efforts including the execution of direct mail and telefunding as well as overseeing the integrity of gift entry and donor information. In addition, the Coordinator will work to organize stewardship and fundraising events in conjunction with Development leadership. This important role will work alongside a highly motivated team of professionals to further the VSO’s mission as one of the foundational arts organizations in Hampton Roads.

The Coordinator will be responsible for creating systems that will streamline the VSO’s management of donor and prospects. Using independent judgement, knowledge of best practices, and data, the Coordinator will ensure that the VSO is appropriately stewarding its generous donor base. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well organized, articulate, and able to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external audiences.

 

Senior Director of Development

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Baroody (ebaroody@virginiasymphony.org), Vice President of Development.

The VSO is looking for an experienced Major Gifts leader to serve as its Senior Development Director. Following a bold new strategic plan, the VSO is redefining itself to be a vibrant community partner for the 21st century. Looking ahead to its 100th season in 2020-2021, the VSO has launched its first campaign in over a decade – Vision Forward. This campaign will transform the VSO to further its work and engage diverse audiences throughout Hampton Roads. This key Development leader will be responsible to effectively convey the VSO’s unique story of artistic excellence and community engagement in order to attract new and increased funding for its forward-thinking mission. The Senior Director will work alongside a highly motivated team of professionals to further the VSO’s mission as one of the foundational arts organizations in Hampton Roads.

The Senior Director will drive the Major Giving efforts of the VSO and cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals, foundations and corporate donors. This leader will develop tailored strategies to further connect donors to the work of the VSO. The Senior Director will also work to engage a variety of internal and external leaders in order to educate and engage donors and prospects. In addition, the Senior Director will help to implement and ensure the success of the public phase of the Vision Forward campaign.

Development Director

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Baroody (ebaroody@virginiasymphony.org), Vice President of Development.

The VSO is looking for a strategic and proactive Development leader to serve as its Development Director. Following a bold new strategic plan, the VSO is redefining itself to be a vibrant community partner for the 21st century. This key leader will be responsible for effectively telling the VSO’s unique story of community engagement throughout our region in order to generate awareness of and attract funding for its forward-thinking mission. The Development Director will work alongside a highly motivated team of professionals to further the VSO’s mission as one of the foundational arts organizations in Hampton Roads.

The Director will drive the overall success of the VSO’s annual fund efforts by managing the day to day operations of the department, as well as developing and implementing a comprehensive plan of giving opportunities and critically evaluating those efforts on an ongoing basis. In addition, the Director will manage a portfolio of individual, corporate and foundation donors that he or she will cultivate, solicit, and steward. Using independent judgement, knowledge of best practices, and data, the Director provides management to staff and determines the most effective vehicles for outreach and solicitation. The ideal leader will be self-motivated, well organized, articulate, and excited to convey the value of the VSO to external audiences.

 

Operations Manager

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Christy Havens (chavens@virginiasymphony.org), Vice President of Orchestra Activities.

The OPERATIONS MANAGER is a member of the Orchestra Activities team, reporting to the Vice President of Orchestra Activities and supervising the Production Manager, and is the chief liaison for Orchestra activities to the marketing, development and finance teams in day-to-day operations. The selected candidate will possess strong management skills and operations experience along with knowledge of classical repertoire. The Operations Manager manages the production requirements of all orchestra events (concerts, rehearsals, tours, run-outs, residencies and special events) ensuring they run smoothly, effectively and in a financially responsible manner. He or she will be responsible for increasing effectiveness of the operations teams and serves as a strategic partner to the Music Director and Vice President of Orchestra Activities in the fulfillment of the VSO’s artistic and community mission.

Part-Time Teleservices Representatives

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Brooke Bates (bbates@virginiasymphony.org), Call Room Manager, and call 757.213.1423 and leave a message using your best phone voice.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is seeking teleservice representatives to make outbound phone calls for fundraising, ticket and subscription sales. This is an hourly position with the ability to earn commission and bonuses. All representatives will be trained to use an appropriate calling script, but must be able to control a telephone conversation in a courteous and relaxed manner and feel comfortable representing the VSO while asking for a financial commitment.

Production Crew Member

To apply, send resume and 3 references to Alex Partow (apartow@virginiasymphony.org).

 

Internship Opportunities

Marketing Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Marketing Department seeks a highly motivated intern to lend support in the areas of research and promotion.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Hannah Baumer, Manager of Marketing and Volunteer Resources, at hbaumer@virginiasymphony.org

Operations Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra seeks a highly motivated Operations Intern to provide support in the areas of operations, production, and artistic support.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Christy Havens, Vice President of Orchestra Activities – chavens@virginiasymphony.org (Please title email “Operations Intern”)

Volunteer Opportunities

For general volunteer inquiries, email Hannah Baumer at hbaumer@virginiasymphony.org

Virginia Symphony Orchestra League
CLICK HERE for more information or email Jaci Meurer at jaci@jsea.net

Virginia Symphony Society
CLICK HERE for more information or email: memberships@vssgw.com

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