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AUDITIONS

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN

Audition Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Assistant Principal Second Violin Preliminaries are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, 2017 with a 9:30 a.m. draw and a 10 a.m. start.
  
Assistant Principal Second Violin Finals take place following the Preliminaries.
Times are subject to change.

The need for multiple Preliminary rounds will be determined by the number of confirmed candidates.
 
Annual Service Guarantees & Wage Scales
Beginning with the 2017-18 Season Pacific Symphony will have annual service offer guarantees for all contracted members. If all offered services are performed, the potential season wage is as follows:

Assistant Principal Second Violin is a Tier A position paid at 115% of Section scale.
2017-18: 185 Services at $266.86 (section $232.05) for a potential season wage of: $49,368.64
2018-19: 190 Services at $272.19 (section $236.69) for a potential season wage of: $51,716.77
2019-20: 195 Services at $280.36 (section $243.79) for a potential season wage of: $54,669.91
2020-21: 200 Services at $288.77 (section $251.10) for a potential season wage of: $57,754.00

When performing for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Ballet series the scale rates are as follows:
2017-18: $259.60 per rehearsal & $330.13 per performance
2018-19: $264.79 per rehearsal & $336.73 per performance
2019-20: $272.73 per rehearsal & $346.83 per performance
2020-21: $280.91 per rehearsal & $357.23 per performance
 
Pacific Symphony members also have the possibility to earn additional income by participating in a variety of other services including: Patron Relationship Services, Chamber Music, Prelude or Postlude Performances, Musicales, Special Events, Education and Community Engagement Programs.
 
Resumes must arrive no later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by e-mail to auditions@pacificsymphony.org, or postal mail:
Pacific Symphony
Attn: Auditions
17620 Fitch Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
 
THE ABOVE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

Assistant Principal Second Violin Audition Information

Assistant Principal Second Violin Repertoire List

 

SECTION FIRST VIOLIN (CHAIR 9) & SECTION SECOND VIOLIN (CHAIRS 8 & 12)

Audition Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Section First Violin & Section Second Violin Preliminaries are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 with a 9:30 a.m. draw and a 10 a.m. start.

Section First Violin & Section Second Violin Finals take place following the Preliminaries.
Times are subject to change.

The need for multiple Preliminary rounds will be determined by the number of confirmed candidates.
 
Annual Service Guarantees & Wage Scales
Beginning with the 2017-18 Season Pacific Symphony will have annual service offer guarantees for all contracted members. If all offered services are performed, the potential season wage is as follows:

Section First Violin (chair 9) & Section Second Violin (chair 8) are Tier A positions.
2017-18: 185 Services at $232.05 for a potential season wage of: $42,929.25
2018-19: 190 Services at $236.69 for a potential season wage of: $44,971.10
2019-20: 195 Services at $243.79 for a potential season wage of: $47,539.05
2020-21: 200 Services at $251.10 for a potential season wage of: $50,220.00

Section Second Violin (chair 12) is a Tier B position.
2017-18: 155 Services at $232.05 for a potential season wage of: $35,967.75
2018-19: 165 Services at $236.69 for a potential season wage of: $39,053.85
2019-20: 170 Services at $243.79 for a potential season wage of: $41,444.30
2020-21: 180 Services at $251.10 for a potential season wage of: $45,198.00

When performing for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Ballet series the scale rates are as follows:
2017-18: $207.68 per rehearsal & $264.11 per performance
2018-19: $211.83 per rehearsal & $269.39 per performance
2019-20: $218.18 per rehearsal & $277.47 per performance
2020-21: $224.73 per rehearsal & $285.79 per performance
 
Pacific Symphony members also have the possibility to earn additional income by participating in a variety of other services including: Patron Relationship Services, Chamber Music, Prelude or Postlude Performances, Musicales, Special Events, Education and Community Engagement Programs.
 
Resumes must arrive no later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by e-mail to auditions@pacificsymphony.org, or postal mail:
Pacific Symphony
Attn: Auditions
17620 Fitch Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
 
THE ABOVE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

Section First & Section Second Violin Audition Information

Section First and Section Second Violin Repertoire List

 

PRINCIPAL VIOLA

Audition Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Principal Viola Preliminaries are tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017 with a 9:30 a.m. draw and a 10 a.m. start.
  
Principal Viola Finals take place following the Preliminaries.
Times are subject to change.

The need for multiple Preliminary rounds will be determined by the number of confirmed candidates.
 
Annual Service Guarantees & Wage Scales
Beginning with the 2017-18 Season Pacific Symphony will have annual service offer guarantees for all contracted members. If all offered services are performed, the potential season wage is as follows:

Principal Viola is a Tier A position paid at 130% of Section scale.
2017-18: 185 Services at $301.67 per service for a potential season wage of: $55,808.95
2018-19: 190 Services at $307.70 per service for a potential season wage of: $58,463,00
2019-20: 195 Services at $316.93 per service for a potential season wage of: $61,801.35
2020-21: 200 Services at $326.69 per service for a potential season wage of: $65,338.00

When performing for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Ballet series the scale rates are as follows:
2017-18: $311.53 per rehearsal & $396.17 per performance
2018-19: $317.76 per rehearsal & $404.09 per performance
2019-20: $327.29 per rehearsal & $416.21 per performance
2020-21: $337.11 per rehearsal & $428.70 per performance
 
Pacific Symphony members also have the possibility to earn additional income by participating in a variety of other services including: Patron Relationship Services, Chamber Music, Prelude or Postlude Performances, Musicales, Special Events, Education and Community Engagement Programs.
 
Resumes must arrive no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by e-mail to auditions@pacificsymphony.org, or postal mail:
Pacific Symphony
Attn: Auditions
17620 Fitch Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
 
THE ABOVE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

Principal Viola Audition Information

Principal Viola Repertoire List

 

SECTION VIOLA CHAIRS 5 & 6

Audition Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
PSection Viola Preliminaries are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with a 9:30 a.m. draw and a 10 a.m. start.
  
Section Viola Finals take place following the Preliminaries.
Times are subject to change.

The need for multiple Preliminary rounds will be determined by the number of confirmed candidates.
 
Annual Service Guarantees & Wage Scales
Beginning with the 2017-18 Season Pacific Symphony will have annual service offer guarantees for all contracted members. If all offered services are performed, the potential season wage is as follows:

Section Viola chair 5 and chair 6 are Tier A positions.
2017-18: 185 Services at $232.05 for a potential season wage of: $42,929.25
2018-19: 190 Services at $236.69 for a potential season wage of: $44,971.10
2019-20: 195 Services at $243.79 for a potential season wage of: $47,539.05
2020-21: 200 Services at $251.10 for a potential season wage of: $50,220.00

When performing for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Ballet series the scale rates are as follows:
2017-18: $207.68 per rehearsal & $264.11 per performance
2018-19: $211.83 per rehearsal & $269.39 per performance
2019-20: $218.18 per rehearsal & $277.47 per performance
2020-21: $224.73 per rehearsal & $285.79 per performance
 
Pacific Symphony members also have the possibility to earn additional income by participating in a variety of other services including: Patron Relationship Services, Chamber Music, Prelude or Postlude Performances, Musicales, Special Events, Education and Community Engagement Programs.
 
Resumes must arrive no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by e-mail to auditions@pacificsymphony.org, or postal mail:
Pacific Symphony
Attn: Auditions
17620 Fitch Avenue, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
 
THE ABOVE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

Section Viola Audition Information

Section Viola Repertoire List

 

EMPLOYMENT

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CONCERT OPERATIONS

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Concert Operations (SDCO) is responsible for the day-to-day execution of concert operations functions for Pacific Symphony.  The SDCO is responsible for concert operations execution, orchestra musician and union relationships, related day-to-day business management functions, tour execution and new venue planning, and overseeing additional operations projects as they arise.  The SDCO is supported in these duties by the Director of Orchestra Operations.  The SDCO reports directly to the Vice President of Artistic and Orchestra Operations (VPAOO). 

 
Specific Duties and Major Functions

Operations:
  • Create and maintain the orchestra service calendar, including paper and online versions
  • Monitor musician service counts and develop/maintain system for tracking service offer guarantees
  • Create and maintain a system of frequent and clear communication with the orchestra musicians and other members of the artistic and orchestra operations staff
  • Assure excellence of concert production values across all series, including technical elements, musician interaction & communication, and operational details
  • Manage operational details for tours and run-outs
  • Advance visits to all run-out and tour performance sites, making sure proper facilities and arrangements are secured per the labor agreement and presenter contracts
  • Oversee the details surrounding orchestra auditions including securing arrangements for proper facilities for auditions, operations staffing, calendaring, and advertising
  • Oversee the work of the Orchestra Personnel Manager and assist when needed in the preparation/approval of orchestra payrolls, concert rosters, attendance recording keeping and reporting
  • Oversee the work of the Librarians and assist them when needed in securing, preparing and storing the orchestra’s performance materials
  • Evaluate orchestra equipment and facility needs, recommending maintenance and purchases as needed to the Chief Operating Officer
 
Administrative:
  • Oversee day-to-day operations for all concerts including summer venues and the annual Symphony in the Cities programs
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of production overhead and concert budgets for the department (in conjunction with VPAOO)s
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors including recording companies that directly relate to concert operationss
  • Create rehearsal/concert work assignments for all operations and production staffs
  • Assemble frequent production staff meetings to assure thorough communications regarding all concerts and eventss
  • Supervise the work of the Director of Orchestra Operations, Production Stage Manager, Orchestra Personnel Manager, and the Librarians of Pacific Symphonys
  • Oversee Warehouse and Storage Facilities for operational needs in coordination with the Finance & Administration teams
  • Communicate/Manage Instrument Insurance needs to the Chief Operating Officers
  • Manage Musician Instrument Loan Program in coordination with the Chief Operating Officers
  • Manage Musician Ear Protection Programs
  • Manage OPAS and facilitate updates and improvements as neededs
  • Manage the electronic media work of the Orchestras
  • Assist in administering government mandated personnel programs including Health and Safety, Sexual Harassment, and Drug Free Workplaces
  • Help assure the posting of all legally required information posterss
  • Establish appropriate record keeping systems to provide up-to-date reference files relating to the operations of the orchestra including labor agreements, facility manuals, equipment resources and venue specifications
 
Labor Relations:
  • Maintain excellent relations with the Orchestra Committee and Local Union representatives
  • Communicate with the Orchestra Committee and Union in matters relating to the labor agreement and general musician matters on a regular basis (in conjunction with the VPAOO)
  • Research and develop support materials in preparation for contract negotiations with the musicians’ union
  • Participate in meetings with the Orchestra Committee and Union including contract negotiations, providing technical information, and follow-up as needed
  • Monitor all orchestra related activities and procedures assuring compliance of all parties with the labor agreement
 
Qualifications:
  • Must have at least 7 years of orchestra management experience overseeing staff, volunteers, musicians, in a variety of settings
  • A B.A. degree, preferably in music
  • Administrator level experience with OPAS
  • Extensive experience working with the Integrated Media Agreement
  • Must be impeccably organized, self-motivated, and able to prioritize multiple projects with meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be a take-charge person who can alter their leadership style to fit different situations
  • Must possess the ability to stay calm, think clearly, solve problems and maintain a professional demeanor under pressure
  • Broad knowledge of the technical needs of symphony orchestras in the areas of lighting, video and sound
  • Must possess knowledge and love of classical music and have a healthy respect for the artistic temperament
  • Must be a team player and exhibit institutional loyalty
  • Have strong desire to work with musicians and to provide the best customer service possible
  • Ability to interact effectively with Music Director, musicians, stage crew, guest conductors, guest artists, composers, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to handle diverse and varying workloads; willingness to work many nights and weekends
  • Expert at utilizing Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint
  • Ability to maintain professional standards while working with highly confidential information
  • Ability to maintain a sense of humor in difficult situations

Senior Director of Concert Operations - Job Description

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING AND STEWARDSHIP

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Individual Giving & Stewardship is an important member of the Development team, reporting to the Director of Individual Giving & Major Gifts. This person is responsible for annual fundraising strategies to increase membership in the Symphony Society — individual donors giving up to $3,499. This Associate Director will also collaborate with development colleagues to recruit and retain Maestro Society donors of $3,500 and above, including the Board of Counselors, an advisory group of patrons giving $5,000 or higher.  

Additional responsibilities include the management of specific support groups, including oversight of the fundraising goals for each group. Works with the Membership team and Director of Data Services to identify and cultivate new donor prospects. The responsibility for outstanding stewardship practices is an integral part of this position.

 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Achieve fundraising goals for the Symphony Society (donors up to $3,499)
  • Manage a portfolio (focusing on donors of $1000 - $3,499), including recruitment, retention and upgrades of donations
  • Recruit, retain and upgrade donors to Maestro Society (donors of $3,500+) and be responsible for soliciting a portion of the Maestro Society goal annually
  • Recruit members for the Board of Counselors ($5,000+) and Box Circle Club
  • Participate in bi-weekly editorial meetings, report back to the development team, update digital communications matrix with development information
  • Research, identify and cultivate new donors and manage donor solicitations
  • Manage donor benefit fulfillment, recognition and stewardship in collaboration with Director of Individual Giving & Major Gifts and other staff members 
  • Assist with special event fundraising and donor events
  • Oversight of select support groups
  • Assist with the management of concert sponsorships and stewardship fulfillment; including crescendo awards, program book recognition and post-concert receptions
  • Work with the Membership team to participate in the creation, execution and tracking/analysis of our subscriber and donor retention programs, including participation in the design of "surprise and delight" efforts
  • Be a liaison for programs such as: Family Musical Mornings and Symphony in the Cities Concerts
  • Participate in the Pacific Symphony Tessitura Users Group
  • Assist the Director of Tessitura & Data Services in identification and cultivation of new donor prospects
 
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
  • Must have a B.S. or B.A. degree
  • Must have a minimum of three years of professional experience in Individual Giving with a non-profit organization
  • Must have a demonstrated track record of successful gift solicitation, including gifts of $3,500+, and relationship-building with individual donors
  • Demonstrate initiative, a collaborative team spirit and the ability to handle multiple projects of varying nature simultaneously
  • Goal-oriented and highly self-motivated
  • Personable, positive and diplomatic individual with integrity and a sense of humor, who works effectively with donors, volunteers, staff and vendors
  • Reliable and consistent in meeting all deadlines
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Excellent and persuasive written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills with great attention to details
  • Effective interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends throughout the year, including concert attendance and special events
  • A love of symphonic music and a desire to promote it to new and current audiences
  • Computer literate and proficient with database systems and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Prefer experience with Tessitura – will train if required

Associate Director of Individual Giving - Job Description

 

SUBSCRIPTION REPRESENTATIVE

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.

 


INTERNSHIPS

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

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 LHarden@pacificSymphony.org.

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

Public Relations Intern Job Description

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

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
Lharden@pacificsymphony.org

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