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Overview of Opportunities


There are currently no auditions scheduled.






Position Summary
Reporting to the director of marketing and communications, the public relations manager is a member of the Marketing and Public Relations Department and works with the Operations, Education and Development departments to effectively communicate and support the artistic and educational missions of Pacific Symphony.  This position oversees up to two public relations interns.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Public Relations
    • Anticipate written communications needs and assign freelance writers as needed.
    • Assist in writing and proofreading copy (press releases, media advisories, etc.) to promote concerts, education programs and special events.
    • Interview guest artists, staff and community members for quotations and to gather information.
    • Create and maintain media lists and proactively look for new publications and media contacts.
    • Distribute press releases and provide follow-up to secure stories and reviews.
    • Coordinate interviews between media and guest artists, staff and musicians.  Respond to photo requests and media inquiries.
    • Monitor media coverage and send reports to staff.
    • Assemble press kits and greet media at concerts and special events.
  • Social and Digital Media
    • Manage social media campaigns and day-to-day planning and scheduling of content to promote concerts, education program and classical music.
    • Consistently stay on top of social trends and evaluate/modifies social media approach.
    • Work with director of sales and marketing manager to execute advertising on social media platforms.
    • Assist in updating all non-ticket related web content (press room, bios, program descriptions, etc.).
  • Photography
    • Anticipate photography needs and coordinate scheduling/booking of photographers.
    • Create shot lists and direct photographers in obtaining photographs at concerts, education programs and special events.
    • Organize and maintain photo and digital assets.
    • Use Photoshop and other photo apps to edit, resize and design collages for social media.
  • Publications
    • Work with director of marketing and communications to determine content outlines for the Winter and Summer concert seasons.
    • Collect and edit program copy and photos from multiple departments and freelance writers.
    • Work closely with freelance graphic designers to design layout and program book covers.
    • Coordinate proofing passes and printing schedule for concert programs.
    • Manage content, design and coordination of additional programs and inserts as needed
    • Collect programs from concert hall and manage program archives.
  • General
    • Staff Welcome Table/Renewal Tables at concerts, as assigned.
    • Participate in Marketing and Editorial meetings.
    • Respond to staff requests for photos/scan needs/bios/other.
    • Complete special projects, as they arise.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing multiple priorities and competing deadlines with a high attention to detail.
  • Some knowledge of/appreciation for classical music and an interest in a career in the non-profit arts highly regarded. Experience in arts organizations and/or other non-profit organizations a plus.
  • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills, with knowledge of AP style.
  • Substantial experience writing in different styles, for differing audiences.
  • At least two years of public relations experience.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver and Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with social media marketing and knowledge of best-practice procedures.
  • Ability to work some nights/weekends as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or communications.

Public Relations Manager - Job Description



Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you enjoy classical music and the Symphony? Are you articulate, friendly and enthusiastic? Do you have sales experience?

If so, we would love to meet you. We are seeking telephone representatives to make outbound sales calls on behalf of Pacific Symphony. Callers must be highly motivated and comfortable engaging people of varying backgrounds. A positive, upbeat attitude and the ambition to meet and exceed your goals is a must. Knowledge of and passion for music and the performing arts is desirable.

Qualified leads will be provided; no cold calling. We provide training, a welcoming office environment and a competitive compensation structure. There is a 20-hour-per-week minimum. More hours may be available. Shifts are 5-9 p.m.

To apply, please call (714) 876-2301.




We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 Public Relations Internship program. Please submit a resume, cover letter, a 3-page writing sample and the completed online application to: Lisa Harden at

Sign up here to apply for the Summer 2017 Public Relations Internship.

Public Relations Intern Job Description


Pacific Symphony offers internships for students interested in a career in a non-profit arts organization. Interns will be exposed to the many facets of the administrative office responsible for the operation of the organization and should come away with an understanding of how the non-profit arts world operates. Internships are often available in the following areas:

  • Concert Production/Operations
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events

Interns must demonstrate strong computer skills, strong written and oral skills, organization skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks with attention to detail. They must maintain a professional attitude and be able to interface successfully with a variety of personalities.

Internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours a week (scheduling is flexible) during regular office hours. Pacific Symphony is located in Orange County, California and does not provide housing, transportation, or relocation costs. Assignments will be based on the interest and qualifications of the intern and the needs of each individual department.

For information on internship openings or interest in applying please contact (714) 755-5788.



Volunteer positions at Pacific Symphony are available in the following areas (click to view):

To apply to become a Symphony volunteer, SIGN UP HERE.

If you would like information on volunteering for Pacific Symphony, please contact:

Lisa Harden
Director of Volunteer Services
(714) 876-2364

Lisa will be happy to tell you about our volunteer opportunities.