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Employment Opportunities:

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:

THERE is CURRENTLY one administrative POSITION

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

 

AUDITIONS:

THERE ARE TWO upcoming auditions

Bass Trombone, and Principal Cello.


Administrative Positions

 

Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

REPORTS TO:  Director of Development

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager is the steward of corporate and foundation relationships for the Symphony. Key duties include management of the grants process, including grant writing, department check-ins about funded projects, and reporting; stewardship and solicitation of corporate and foundation gifts; research for prospective funders; managing the PSO Ambassadors program; and working closely with the Symphony’s Development team to meet the organization’s financial goals. As a key relationship builder to the PSO, this person must have a deep understanding of the PSO’s artistic and educational programs, as well as a passion for the Symphony’s mission of serving our community by enriching lives through music.

The desired candidate will provide expertise to advance the PSO’s mission by researching and identifying sources of supporting, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate or foundation guidelines and interests, managing the grants and sponsorship calendar, and maintaining strong communication ties with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. This position collaborates with Symphony staff about funding priorities and activation of sponsorships. This position reports to the Director of Development.

A high degree of ownership and flexibility is required for this position, as it demands responsiveness to tight deadlines and execution of written communication that aligns with organizational language. It also requires a presence at concerts or events that may be scheduled afterhours. This person must be a highly motivated individual with strong organizational and communication skills, and who is willing to work as part of a team in an intimate office setting. 

This is a full time position with benefits. Compensation will be based on experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Symphony seeks someone with a bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years working in a Development Office or other related sales experience. This person should be an energetic, ambitious, and goal-oriented individual who has the ability to work independently and collaboratively. This person should also have a talent for building strong relationships across constituencies, be able to maintain professionalism internally and externally, and be able to maintain confidentiality of donor information.

Qualifications for the job include: excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of philanthropy best practices; strong computer skills; experience building relationships with funders and business leaders; prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines and financial goals; and appreciation for the Symphony’s artistic and educational programs and activities. Relational database experience is recommended.

APPLICATION: 
Please submit resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to lrobertson@portlandsymphony.org. The e-mail subject line should be titled Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager Application, and all attachments should be PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  01/13/2020


Auditions

 

bass trombone

AUDITION ON: Monday, March 16, 2020

HOW TO APPLY: Highly qualified musicians are invited to send a one-page résumé by Monday, March 2, with a $50 refundable deposit check (payable to Portland Symphony Orchestra) to:

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Attn. Martin Webster, Orchestra Personnel Manager
50 Monument Square, Floor 2
Portland, ME 04101

Résumés may also be emailed to mwebster@portlandsymphony.org. PDFs preferred, .doc format accepted. Please use the subject line: PSO Bass Trombone Audition.

Deposit checks will be returned at the audition, or will be destroyed if your audition is cancelled on or before Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Employment to begin during the 2020-2021 season as soon as the winning candidate’s availability and the PSO’s schedule allow. The PSO is a per-service orchestra offering approximately 90 services in the 2019-2020 season. 2019-2020 scale for this position is $125.01 per service.

The audition will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. All applicants should be prepared to demonstrate either U.S. citizenship or legal eligibility to accept employment, and must belong to the American Federation of Musicians.  The Portland Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, criminal conviction, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

 

REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

S. BACH/DOUGLAS YEO: Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 5

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9: Mvt. 4. Andante maestoso 53 meas. after Letter M through 16th bar of Letter N

BERLIOZ: The Damnation of Faust-Hungarian March: 6 meas. before Reh. 4 though second bar of Reh. 5

FRANCK: Symphony in d minor: Mvt. 3, Reh. N and continue for 18 bars.

HAYDN: The Creation: Mvt. 26 (Chor und Terzett) Opening through double bar after Letter B

KODALY: Hary Janos Suite: Mvt. 4. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon. 5 meas. after Reh. 5 through 10 meas. after Reh. 6

RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome: Pickup to Reh. 11 through 20th bar of Reh. 15

ROSSINI: William Tell: Letter C through ninth bar of Letter D

SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”: Mvt. 4, opening through 13th bar of Letter A

STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben: 3 meas. before Reh. 49 through downbeat of Reh. 66

WAGNER: Das Rheingold: 3 separate excerpts, all in Scene 2: Moderato, opening of scene through m. 20; downward scale excerpt on p. 4 of full part; final 22 bars of the piece.

WAGNER: Die Walküre Act 3 Scene 1: Ride of the Valkyries standard excerpt in B Major. Editions differ regarding rehearsal numbers.

 

Principal cello

AUDITION ON: Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5, 2020

HOW TO APPLY: Highly qualified musicians are invited to send a one-page résumé by Friday, April 17, with a $50 refundable deposit check (payable to Portland Symphony Orchestra) to:

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Attn. Martin Webster, Orchestra Personnel Manager
50 Monument Square, Floor 2
Portland, ME 04101

Résumés may also be emailed to mwebster@portlandsymphony.org. PDFs preferred, .doc format accepted. Please use the subject line: PSO Principal Cello Audition.

Deposit checks will be returned at the audition, or will be destroyed if your audition is cancelled on or before Friday, May 1, 2020.

Employment to begin during the 2020-2021 season as soon as the winning candidate’s availability and the PSO’s schedule allow. The PSO is a per-service orchestra offering approximately 90 services in the 2019-2020 season. 2019-2020 scale for this position is $187.52 per service; 

The audition will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra audition committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. All applicants should be prepared to demonstrate either U.S. citizenship or legal eligibility to accept employment, and must belong to the American Federation of Musicians.  The Portland Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, criminal conviction, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

 

REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

TBD. Please check back in the new year.

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