Title: Orchestra Personnel Manager

Reports To: Chief Artistic Officer

Area of Responsibility: Orchestra personnel management

Status: Full Time, Salaried, Exempt

Applications accepted through June 8, 2018


Basic Function:

The Orchestra Personnel Manager oversees all aspects of the Colorado Symphony Association musicians and ensures compliance with the CBA.  Works with Artistic staff on all aspects.  Works collaboratively with all CSA departments to set goals, objectives and strategies that further the CSA's mission to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

  1. Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Orchestra personnel management
    1. Ascertains orchestra complements required and ensures complements are in place for appropriate services.
    2. Works closely with the Artistic staff to be certain that contracts requirements regarding scheduling, seating, musicians' time off, are fulfilled.
    3. Serves as primary liaison between musicians and management.
  2. Administration
    1. Processes musicians' payroll.
    2. Schedules, over-sees and manages all musician auditions.
    3. Ensures that musicians' contractual concerns are addressed.
    4. Ensures that communications with musicians are timely and appropriate.
    5. Extensive record-keeping to ensure accuracy of attendance records and individual musician's work history.
  3. Contracts
    1. Issues and tracks contracts with substitute musicians.
    2. Communicates relevant information regarding full-time musician contracts to appropriate parties.
  1. Internal Business Operation

4.Budget and Planning

  1. Develops and manages the orchestra’s personnel budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO.
  2. Prepares and/or approves check/payment requests for all budgeted expenses.
  3. Provides financial, statistical, anecdotal and programmatic information to the Artistic Department as needed for grant solicitation and final reports.


  1. Prepares and submits all payroll information for musicians to finance.

6.Other Duties and Responsibilities

  1. As requested and/or assigned by Senior Staff
  1. Qualifications:
  1. Education

Bachelor's degree.  Preferably in the arts or music administration.

  1. Experience

5+ years working in the orchestral field with a proven track record of successfully collaborating with professional classical musicians.

  1. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills.
  • Persuasive communication skills.
  • Management skills including an understanding of budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and collaborate with professional classical musicians.
  • A mature and considered approach in dealing with conflict resolution.
  • Ability to create and improve operational efficiency.
  • Outstanding business leadership skills in directing, leading and participating in the growth and expansion of the business.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone, with guest artists, management, patrons, and musicians.
  • Working knowledge of musician union contracts.
  • In-depth knowledge of the orchestral repertoire.
  • In-depth knowledge of concert production knowledge of current trends in symphony arts.
  • The ability to interact with other managers to provide consultative support for planning initiatives through financial and management information
  • Ability to deal with wide-ranging personalities in a tactful and mature manner
  • Ability to direct the creation on innovative, ideas-centric content.
  • Organized – ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Background in classical music.
  1. Equipment to be used

Microsoft software including Word and Excel applications.Tessitura & SharePoint.

  1. Physical Demands

Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule.


Personal vehicle necessary to attend off-site events as necessary.


Evening and weekend hours required.

TO APPLY:  Send resume to jobs@coloradosymphony.org and reference “Orchestra Personnel Manager” in subject line.  Due to the large volume of resumes, no phone calls please. Applications accepted through June 8, 2018


The Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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