Employment, Auditions, & Opportunities

Please see below for available opportunities.

Administration

Behind the scenes, the gears that keep the GSO in motion.

Artistic Staff

Artistic leadership (conductors, coaches) of our ensembles.

Professional Musicians

Professional union vacancies within the GSO.

Volunteer Musicians

Volunteer instrumental openings.

Chorus

Like to sing? We do too! Join us!

Volunteering/Board Service

Looking for a way to support us with your time and non-musical talents?

Not seeing what you’re looking for? Contact us!

Administration

Manager of Artistic Operations and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Full-Time

Manager of Artistic Operations and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra

To start July 11

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO), now in its 72nd year of enriching the Northwest Metro Atlanta community with critically acclaimed performances, and approaching its 16th year of providing youth education experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the musical arts, seeks candidates for its Manager of Artistic Operations and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra position to support the continued growth trajectory of the organization.

The full-time Manager of Artistic Operations and GYSO reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with the Music Director.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage Artistic Scheduling for the organization including:
    • Venue booking
    • Calendar comparisons with partner organizations in collaboration with Executive Director (Atlanta Opera, Ballet, Strand, KSU, school systems, GMEA, etc.
  • Execute concert logistics for all ensembles (GSO Orchestra, GSO Chorus, GSO Jazz! and GYSO ensembles
  • Oversee enrollment and auditions for GYSO; oversee auditions and processes for GSO professional ensembles
  • Manage internal communications for all performing ensembles
  • Be content expert for CBA management and compliance
  • Provide union negotiation support for Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Draft and implement artistic budgets
  • Hire and manage GYSO interns and Site Coordinators
  • Oversee GYSO and GSO Chorus Site Coordinators and Coordinator of Artistic Operations and GYSO
  • Acquire concert enhancements as needed
  • Coordinate setup and breakdown of all GSO and GYSO concerts; hire stage crew and secure audio/tech staff as needed

The Successful Candidate:

  • Is passionate about orchestra music and has experience in orchestral programs at the community, high school, or collegiate levels
  • Has an arts management, arts administration, or other related skill set
  • Has strong leadership and public speaking skills
  • Will be able to work cooperatively and independently to achieve goals
  • Will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Will have excellent communication skills, especially in the areas of writing and proofreading
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Will be comfortable providing high-level customer service
  • Is available to work some nights and some weekends during the concert season
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrates a history of successful project management
  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with partners, staff, students, artistic directors, interns, volunteers, Board members, and donors
  • Is experienced with handling confidential information in a discreet manner
  • Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant experience preferred

Salary & Compensation

$45,300-$50,300 total compensation based on experience.

Compensation includes 

10 days paid time off (PTO) per year 

Up to $4,800 healthcare reimbursement benefit

Up to $500 in Professional Development opportunities

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter highlighting their relevant skills, qualifications, and experience to hr@georgiasymphony.org with Subject Line “Manager of Artistic Operations and GYSO” Application.  References may be required for candidates who advance to the next stage of the interview process.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled not later than July 11 

Artistic Assistant, Personnel Manager, Librarian Full-Time

This is a full time position with the possibility of being split into 2 Part Time positions those being: 1- Artistic Operations and Personnel and 2- Music Librarian. In your cover letter indicate your desired position.

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO), now in its 72th year of enriching the Northwest Metro Atlanta community with critically acclaimed performances, and approaching its 16th year of providing youth education experiences that instill a lifelong appreciation for the musical arts, seeks candidates for its Coordinator of Artistic Operations and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra position to support the continued growth trajectory of the organization.

The full-time Coordinator of Artistic Operations and GYSO reports to the Manager of Artistic Operations and GYSO and collaborates with the Music Director

Responsibilities Include:
● Personnel Management, Stage Management, & Artistic Assistant roles:
○ Manages personnel needs for GSO Orchestra
○ Manages Stage set-up
○ Secures other professional, volunteer and GYSO musicians as needed
○ Distributes annual GSO musician contracts
○ Creates and submits payroll for paid musicians (GYSO “ringers,” GSO union orchestra players, coordinates with GSO Jazz! Director on GSO Jazz players)
○ Secures and sets up artist hospitality and dressing rooms for all GSO performances
○ Assists Manager of Artistic Operations during performances–back stage management, front of house setup, etc.
○ Schedules, posts and executes GSO auditions
○ Manages guest artist ground transportation
○ Generates quotes for production needs as requested by Artistic Operations Manager & Music Director
● Librarian Functions:
○ Generates quotes for music not in music library
○ Reports on budgeting for library associated costs
○ Completes librarian tasks for GSO and GYSO ensembles–acquires music, secures rentals, prepares folders for musicians, distributes music according to CBA schedule, completes bowings for string parts, maintains filing of music library, updates digital catalog and other duties as needed

The Successful Candidate:

• Is passionate about orchestra music and has experience in orchestral or wind ensemble programs at the community, high school, or collegiate levels
• Has an arts management, arts administration, or other related skill set
• Has the ability to read music
• Has strong leadership and public speaking skills
• Will be able to work cooperatively and independently to achieve goals
• Will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
• Will have excellent communication skills, especially in the areas of writing and proofreading
• Will be comfortable providing high-level customer service
• Is available to work nights and weekends during the GYSO season
• Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
• Demonstrates a history of successful project management
• Has exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with partners, staff, students, artistic directors, interns, volunteers, Board members, and donors
• Is experienced with handling confidential information in a discreet manner
• Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant experience preferred
• Broad knowledge of orchestras including operational and theoretical knowledge

Compensation

$40,300-$45,300 total compensation based on experience.
Compensation includes
10 days paid time off (PTO) per year
Up to $4,800 healthcare reimbursement benefit
Up to $500 in Professional Development opportunities

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter highlighting their relevant skills, qualifications, and experience to hr@georgiasymphony.org. References may be required for candidates who advance to the next stage of the interview process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, no later than July 11, 2022

Coordinator of Marketing and Development Full-Time

Coordinator of Marketing and Development

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the creation and distribution of patron marketing materials, including digital communications (social media, email, website content), traditional print communications, and maintenance/research related to the management of those systems.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Artistic Operations and GYSO in marketing and related to the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and other education programs.
  • Assist with production of audio/video recordings and other video projects for use in pre/post concert projections and for digital distribution.
  • Assist with development and marketing projects including donor research, marketing research, grants writing and support, and maintenance of email marketing and fundraising database systems
  • Collaborate with external marketing and fundraising contractors including the grantwriters
  • Create documentation of processes and administrative operations
  • Lead development operations work, including the maintenance and entry into donor database systems and the donor thank you and acknowledgement process
  • Assist in planning and executing an annual development, communications, and marketing calendar, and multiple giving campaigns and donor appreciation events throughout the season
  • Create documentation of marketing and fundraising administrative processes
  • Facilitate individual donor relationships, followups, and work.
  • Specific fundraising campaigns and events.
    • Fall, Winter, Spring, EOY campaigns
    • Celebrity Luncheon support (lead by board)
    • Fall 2023 planning for gala/Jazz Ball

 

The Successful Candidate:

  • Has passion, integrity and energy
  • Is able to work cooperatively and independently to achieve goals
  • Is highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Organized, comfortable with establishing/maintaining relationships, comfortable with learning and implementing systems.
  • Is available to work nights and weekends
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrates a history of successful project management
  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with partners, staff, and other major internal and external stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant experience preferred
  • Nonprofit or arts management experience preferred but not required

 

Salary & Compensation

$45,300-$50,300 total compensation based on experience.

Compensation includes:

  • 10 days paid time off (PTO) per year
  • Up to $4,800 healthcare reimbursement benefit
  • Up to $500 in Professional Development opportunities

Artistic Staff

String Symposium Coordinator and Honors Quartet Coach Part-Time - Coming Soon

Information coming soon

Professional Musicians

No Openings at This Time

Volunteer Musicians

Violin Section 1 & 2, Viola, Cello

Violin 1 & 2, 4-5 positions
Viola 2-3 positions
Cello 2 positions

Audition date and registration information coming soon.

Volunteer musicians perform on classics, holiday, and special performances. Please note: several times a year we may be able to offer compensation on a case-by-case basis for some performances. In the past, these have included performances with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith, Zelda Live, and others.

Chorus Auditions

Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Auditions are held on a rolling basis during the summer and throughout the season. During the audition, Music Director Bryan Black will evaluate vocal range and quality, pitch memory and music-reading skills. Singers should prepare a short selection of their own choice.

Rehearsals for the chorus during the season are held on Tuesdays, 7:30PM-10:00PM at the Marietta Performing Arts Center.

For more information or to arrange an audition, please contact us.

Volunteering/Ushers/Board Service

Ushers/Box Office Volunteers

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra welcomes volunteers to assist with the box office and the seating of patrons for each event throughout our season.

As a Georgia Symphony volunteer, you have the opportunity to learn in a variety of different behind-the-scene environments, from working with students in music education programs to raising funds at special benefit events. You also have the chance to meet other people along the way who share your love of symphonic music and your desire to make a difference our community’s cultural life.

Our volunteers are critical to our continued efforts and achieving the mission of your Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

Our Volunteer Commitment to You:

We will offer you meaningful work that truly matters to the mission and vision of your Georgia Symphony.

We will give you the opportunity to expand your awareness and appreciation of symphonic music.

We will give you assignments that allow you to grow in organizational and leadership skills.

We will provide forums in which you can interact with other people who are passionate about outstanding symphonic music.

We will thank you frequently and profusely for your contributions, and we will mean it!

To volunteer, contact us!

Board of Directors

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the sound management and promotion of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and all of its components.

Those interested in gaining more information about serving as a trustee on the board or in a reduced capacity on our advisory board are encouraged to contact us here.