Auditions and Employment

AUDITIONS:

Assistant Concertmaster (1 year position)

Section Violin (multiple openings)

Highly qualified applicants are encouraged to send a one page resumé and $40 deposit check to:

Portland Symphony Orchestra
ATTN: Leah Puleio, Orchestra Personnel Manager
50 Monument Square, 2nd floor
Portland ME 04101

Or Email: lpuleio@portlandsymphony.org

Emailed resumés should be in Word or PDF format.

Resumés are due on or before September 21, 2015 along with a $40 refundable deposit to secure your spot.

Checks should be made payable to the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Deposit checks will be returned upon audition check-in or will be destroyed if the audition is cancelled before September 28, 2015.

Employment will begin as soon as a winner’s availability and the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s schedule allow.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standard.

 

Audition date – Monday, October 12, 2015

Audition Repertoire:

First movement exposition of one of the following concerti:

Bartok #2, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Glazunov, Korngold, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Prokofiev #2, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vieuxtemps #4 or #5, Walton, Wieniawski #2.   Accompaniment will not be provided.

Violin I excerpts (all candidates):

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

Mvt. III: Beginning to Trio

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Mvt. I: 12 before #5 to #6

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Mvt. I: beginning to 9 after “B”, 6 before “Q” to end of movement

Mvt. II:  “E” to 1 after “F”

MOZART Symphony No. 39

Mvt. I: Beginning to 7 after “C”

Mvt IV: Beginning to “A”

STRAUSS Don Juan

Beginning to 13 after “C”

Violin II excerpts (all candidates):

SMETANA Bartered Bride Overture

Beginning to 5 after “A”

MOZART Symphony No. 41

Mvt. IV: Beginning to “C”

Concertmaster solos (assistant concertmaster candidates only):

BACH St. Matthew Passion

Part 2, No. 47 “Erbarme Dich” – Measures 1-32

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Mvt. II solos

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol

Movement III

Sight reading may be a component of this audition.


 

OPEN STAFF POSITIONS (2):

Annual Fund Manager

Reports to Director of Development

The Annual Fund Manager serves as the chief strategist for the Annual Fund program. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with the Director of Development, as well as Trustees, peers and colleagues to capitalize on the Annual Fund program’s strengths and to identify ways to enhance its success through increased participation, increased donations, retention and sustained giving. This person will devise a cultivation and solicitation program involving email, mail, phone, events and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual giving to the Symphony’s annual operating budget.

The Annual Fund Manager will work with a team to create strategies for donor engagement events including Conductor’s Circle, Symphony + Spirits (young professionals), private salon events, and other events that will further build meaningful relationships for the organization.  Additionally, the Annual Fund Manager will cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors, including recruitment of members to the Symphony’s Conductor’s Circle. This person will be expected to meet annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes.

This is a full time position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 5 years of progressive, successful relatable experience is required. A high degree of ownership and flexibility is required for this position, as it demands a highly motivated person who can multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced office; be responsive to meeting deadlines; be a team player on the staff; and can communicate effectively in-person, on the phone, or in email correspondence. This position requires a person who has past experience working in a development office, connecting and soliciting donors, and telling an organization’s story. A deep understanding of the PSO’s programs and passion for the Symphony’s service to the community is essential. This position requires a consistent presence at the Symphony’s office, concerts, and donor events.

Microsoft Office is required.  Raiser’s Edge knowledge is recommended.

HOW TO APPLY: 

To apply, please email resume, cover letter and salary history by August 19, 2015 to lrobertson@portlandsymphony.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Portland Symphony Orchestra to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, age, or Vietnam Veteran status.

 

Events and Development Assistant

Reports to Director of Development

The Events & Development Assistant will be responsible for the coordination of Development Office needs including scheduling donor meetings for the Executive Director and Director of Development; managing logistics for patron engagement events; working as a team player with the Development staff to accomplish the Symphony’s financial goals.

The Events & Development Assistant will also be responsible for the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Wine Dinner & Auction coordination efforts, including solicitation of auction items and working with the Wine Dinner committee and other event volunteers. This person will also coordinate needs for Conductor’s Circle events, private salon events, Music Lovers’ Luncheons, Symphony & Spirits, and Legacy Society events

The Events & Development Assistant will work closely with Symphony leadership, including members of the Board of Trustees. This person will handle administrative tasks for the coordination of PSO Board meetings and donor events. Working in conjunction with the Executive Director and Director of Development, the Administrative Assistant is the primary liaison to the Board of Trustees, assisting with preparation of Board materials, meetings, correspondence, administrative filing, scheduling, and hospitality. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day smooth operations of the administrative offices, serving as the office receptionist and maintaining office supplies. Other special projects and duties as necessary may be assigned.

This is a full time position. A deep understanding of the PSO’s programs and passion for the Symphony’s service to the community is essential.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A high degree of ownership and flexibility is required for this position, as it demands a highly motivated person who can multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced office; be responsive to meeting deadlines; be a team player on the staff; and can communicate effectively in-person, on the phone, or in email correspondence.  This position requires a person who has past experience working in a development office, managing special events, and connecting with donors. It also requires a consistent presence at the Symphony’s office, concerts, and donor events.

An ideal candidate has a desire to grow in a development office, has the ability to maintain a sense of humor under pressure, and is eager to assist in the Symphony’s fundraising efforts.

Microsoft Office is required.  Raiser’s Edge knowledge is recommended.

HOW TO APPLY: 

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary history by August 17, 2015 to:

 

Portland Symphony Orchestra

Attn: Leah Robertson, Director of Development
P.O. Box 3573
Portland, ME 04101
Email: lrobertson@portlandsymphony.com
www.portlandsymphony.org

 
 
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