Overview of Opportunities
There are currently no auditions scheduled.
- Director of Major Gifts - Education and Community Giving
- Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Manager
- AmeriCorps VIP Fellow at Pacific Symphony
Pacific Symphony values diversity in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law.
Described as a "major ensemble" by the New York Times after its successful debut at Carnegie Hall, Pacific Symphony has achieved significant stature in its 42-year history. Comprised of gifted musicians, Pacific Symphony has been led by Music Director Carl St.Clair. Together they have built a reputation for artistic innovation, thematic programming, and theatrically infused concerts which results in a loyal audience.
Pacific Symphony is developing an international reputation having successfully toured major European musical capitals as well as those in China, but its primary focus is serving the 34 cities comprising Orange County. Resident at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Pacific Symphony performs over 100 concerts and thousands of educational activities each year. Tens of thousands of listeners enjoy Pacific Symphony at no cost through digital offerings and free access offered to beneficiaries of numerous non-profit partnerships. It sponsors three nationally recognized youth ensembles and offers a large in-school residence program called Class Act. Pacific Symphony is known for its long-standing commitment to contemporary American composers and has recorded numerous new commissions and been featured on PBS Great Performances. It celebrates cultural heritage in Orange County and collaborates with musicians from many different traditions.
The Director of Major Gifts is an important member of the development team, reporting to the Senior Director of Individual Giving & Major Gifts. Primary emphasis is on Pacific Symphony’s Education & Community Engagement programs underwriting, as well as generating general annual fund support from members of Community Affiliated Giving Groups. The position also supports the annual fund overall goals, working in collaboration with the fundraising team.
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Nikki Palley, Senior Director of Individual Giving & Major Gifts:
The primary role of the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS) manager is to supervise and maintain the day-to-day operations, weekly rehearsals, and seasonal performances/special events of PSSS, plus intermittent tours, in collaboration with the managing director of Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles (PSYE), the PSSS music director, and the PSYE management team. This is a part-time, hourly/non-exempt position.
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Shawne Zarubica, Managing Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles:
Pacific Symphony is looking for an AmeriCorps Fellow to work with our Volunteer Services Department. The AmeriCorps Fellow that we select should have a passion for the arts, music and love volunteering. This individual should be a college graduate who is looking for a great experience in the nonprofit sector, especially in an arts organization.
AmeriCorps Fellows work in nonprofit, education and community organizations that serve children, youth and families to build capacity and develop their volunteer programs through the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP). They do this through: 1) building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program. Partner sites change annually based on community and agency needs. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply leadership and community organizing skills and to make a lasting difference. Extensive training in volunteer management and nonprofit professional skills is offered.
Please send resume and letter of interest to Abby Edmunds, email@example.com
We are now accepting applications for Pacific Symphony Internship positions. Interns are welcome to work with staff in many areas of the Symphony, such as Business Administration, Education, Events Management, Finance, Human Resources, IT/Tech, Marketing, Social Media, Volunteer Services and more. Please submit a resume and complete the online application.
The resume should be sent to volunteerservices@PacificSymphony.org.
For questions, please call Abby Edmunds at (714) 876-2353.
Volunteer positions are available in the following areas (click to view):
- Symphony Shop
- Education and Community Engagement
- Marketing and Public Relations (including Concert Hall duties)
If you would like information on volunteering for Pacific Symphony, please contact:
We will be happy to tell you about our volunteer opportunities.