Available Job & Audition Opportunities at Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Music Director

Approaching its centennial season in 2020-21, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is expanding into exciting new areas of opportunity – and challenging expectations of what a 21st century orchestra can be.  At the same time, the VSO is undertaking a search for a new artistic leader to follow JoAnn Falletta, who will be stepping down after 29 successful years as the VSO’s Music Director. 

Ideally, the VSO’s new artistic leader will bring not only a solid commitment to expanding the horizons of the orchestra as an ensemble but also a passion for identifying and supporting the individual creative development of our VSO musicians.  Our next Music Director will demonstrate innovation in concert programming across the spectrum of our offerings.  We are looking for a transformative, charismatic communicator who will speak to a variety of audiences and bring new creativity to educational, artistic, and community service partnerships in which the VSO will continue to be a driving force.

Inquiries should be directed to Rodney Martell, VSO Artistic Administrator [rmartell@virginiasymphony.org].


Open Auditions



Administrative Opportunities

Data Services Coordinator (part-time)

The Data Services Coordinator reports to the Senior Director of Development and is responsible for all activities regarding Tessitura donor database management. The Coordinator will serve as the point of contact for all data-related needs for the development department, including data pulls, analysis, and mailing and phone list needs. In addition, the Coordinator will be responsible for gift entry and acknowledgment, and will provide information to assist with donor solicitation, requests, recognition, and fundraising initiatives. This position will provide financial reports from the Tessitura database to the Finance Department in order to reconcile financial information.  In addition, the Data Coordinator will be asked to support Development efforts at concerts and events on selected occasions.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well organized, personable, and is comfortable working with and analyzing data as well as possess excellent internal and external 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.

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 Adam Robles (arobles@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 Derek Page, Advertising, Public Relations, and Social Media Manager, at dpage@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 Eva Hagan, Operations Manager – ehagan@virginiasymphony.org (Please title email “Operations Intern”)

Development Internship

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as an integral part of the VSO’s overall fundraising efforts to raise more than $3.1 million annually. The intern will lend support to the Development department in the areas of event planning, data management, grant writing, prospecting, and stewardship to further the organization’s fundraising initiatives.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and résumé to Lauren Pifer, Development Coordinator, at lpifer@virginiasymphony.org.

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 of Greater Williamsburg
CLICK HERE for more information or email: memberships@vssgw.com

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