Artistic Openings

4th/Utility Horn (Tenure Track)

Horn audition is scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2018.

Music Director Brett Mitchell announces auditions for:
4th/Utility Horn (Tenure Track)

Start Date: September 1, 2018 or mutually agreed upon later date

Highly qualified applicants email a one-page résumé to auditions@coloradosymphony.org and include "4th Horn" in the subject line. Attach your résumé as a PDF labeled with your first and last name.

Application and résumé must be received by June 11, 2018. NO PHONE CALLS.

*Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


Administrative Openings

Director of Major Gifts

Title: Director of Major Gifts
Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
Area of Responsibility: Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Status: Full-Time Salaried

Applications accepted through June 8, 2018.

Basic Function:

Principal duties include working with the Chief Advancement Officer to manage the individual giving donor base for gifts of $2,500 or more, including current, lapsed, and prospective donors. The position has the overall responsibility for planning, executing and expanding the major gifts, planned giving, and stewardship and donor relations programs related to individual donors. The positon also facilitates board committee volunteer solicitors; analyses individual giving revenue results, forecasts and goals, and coordinates closely with the Annual Fund manager on other direct mail and tele-funding campaigns targeting lower level individual donors. The Director of Major Gifts will create and implement strategies to ensure individual giving revenue targets are hit, while maintaining high flexibility in response to shifting priorities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Major Gifts Fundraising
    • Facilitate all aspects of the gift cycle for individual donors of $2,500 or more, including: initiate contacts with donors and donor prospects, develop appropriate cultivation strategies, move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion towards solicitation, and maintain contact while conveying sensitivity to needs of the donors.
    • Assist the Chief Advancement Officer in stewarding major donors, including devising strategy in recruitment and retention.
    • Research potential major donors by keeping current on local news in the Denver Post, Denver Business Journal, and other local nonprofit news.
  • Planned Gift Fundraising
    • Work with the Chief Advancement Officer and Annual Giving Manager to identify prospects for planned gifts to the CSA, and facilitate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of planned gift commitments.
    • Lead efforts to provide appropriate stewardship activities through the Horace Tureman Society of donors who have made planned gift commitments.
    • Stay attuned to changes in planned giving strategies and work with Advancement and Marketing staff to communicate planned gift options through web-based and other channels to CSA constituency groups.
  • Fundraising Management
    • Ensure accuracy with individual and household accounts in the Tessitura donor database including, but not limited to: donor demographic information, pertinent research notes, and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship action planning, recording, and follow up steps.  
    • Facilitate a systematic program of identification of major and planned gift prospects from the Colorado Symphony donor and/or ticketing/subscription databases in sufficient numbers to grow the donor pipeline and assure achievement of goals.
    • Ensure that a sufficient number of prospects are cultivated and solicited annually to achieve revenue goals across all individual giving programs, including major gifts and gift planning.
    • Review and update necessary information as gifts are received, and work with the Database Coordinator to run frequent reports on the performance of segments including renewals, lapsed, and acquisitions, and campaign specific lists of major donors.
    • Enhance the "return on investment" of large fundraising events to build pipeline of prospective donors for major and planned gifts.
  • Committee Management
    • Individual Advancement Committee: perform all tasks leading up to, during, and after the committee meeting. Assist the Committee Chair to recruit and maintain the committee with the goal of broadening the base of major donors.
    • Establish fundraising goals and expectations for Committee and individual members. Set meeting agenda for each meeting and follow up with each member by phone to review individual prospects post-meeting. Act as a liaison between the members and the administration and as a advancement resource for members.
  • Brett Mitchell Society
    • Work directly with the Society to identify their goals and assess benefits.
    • Work closely with the Co-Chairs to oversee recruitment progress and assist in retention and acquisition of goals.
    • Coordinate delivery of benefits and events with Annual Fund Manager and Advancement Coordinator.
Internal Business Operation:
  • Budget and Planning
    • Assist in developing and management of the department’s budget in accordance with guidelines set by the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Advancement Officer. 
    • Assist Chief Advancement Officer with management of development revenue cash flow projections and expectations.
    • Assist colleagues with statistics for annual SCFD audit. 
  • Collaboration
    • Work with Advancement and other departments to identify funding opportunities and efficiency improvements that support CSA programs and revenue goals.
    • Work with Senior Manager – Corporate Partnerships to plan content for Advancement Committee meetings.
Qualifications:
  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience can substitute for the degree.
  •  Experience
    • 5+ years of experience in areas related to individual giving required
    • 5+ years of experience in areas related to major gifts preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Excellent persuasive communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone, with patrons, trustees, staff members, volunteers, and above all donors.
    • Consistent professionalism at the highest level with great donor sensitivity.
    • High degree of flexibility in response to shifting priorities.
    • Demonstrated success in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies with knowledge of fundraising best practices.
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas, as well as autonomously managing projects.
    • Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Tessitura proficiency preferred.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed.

TO APPLY: Send resume to jobs@coloradosymphony.org and reference "Director of Major Gifts" in subject line. Due to the large volume of resumes, no phone calls please. Applications accepted through June 8, 2018

The Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Orchestra Personnel Manager

Title: Orchestra Personnel Manager
Reports to: Chief Artistic Officer
Area of Responsibility: Orchestra personnel management
Status: Full-Time Salaried Exempt

Applications accepted through June 8, 2018.

Basic Function:

The Orchestra Personnel Manager oversees all aspects of the Colorado Symphony Association musicians and ensures compliance with the CBA. Works with Artistic staff on all aspects. Works collaboratively with all CSA departments to set goals, objectives and strategies that further the CSA's mission to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Orchestra personnel management
    • Ascertains orchestra complements required and ensures complements are in place for appropriate services.
    • Works closely with the Artistic staff to be certain that contracts requirements regarding scheduling, seating, musicians' time off, are fulfilled.
    • Serves as primary liaison between musicians and management.
  • Administration
    • Processes musicians' payroll.
    • Schedules, over-sees and manages all musician auditions.
    • Ensures that musicians' contractual concerns are addressed.
    • Ensures that communications with musicians are timely and appropriate.
    • Extensive record-keeping to ensure accuracy of attendance records and individual musician's work history.
  • Contracts
    • Issues and tracks contracts with substitute musicians.
    • Communicates relevant information regarding full-time musician contracts to appropriate parties.
Internal Business Operation:
  • Budget and Planning
    • Develops and manages the orchestra’s personnel budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO.
    • Prepares and/or approves check/payment requests for all budgeted expenses.
    • Provides financial, statistical, anecdotal and programmatic information to the Artistic Department as needed for grant solicitation and final reports.
  • Payroll
    • Prepares and submits all payroll information for musicians to finance.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
    • As requested and/or assigned by Senior Staff
Qualifications:
  • Education 
    •  Bachelor's degree. Preferably in the arts or music administration.
  • Experience 
    •  5+ years working in the orchestral field with a proven track record of successfully collaborating with professional classical musicians.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills.
    • Persuasive communication skills.
    • Management skills including an understanding of budgets.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and collaborate with professional classical musicians.
    • A mature and considered approach in dealing with conflict resolution.
    • Ability to create and improve operational efficiency.
    • Outstanding business leadership skills in directing, leading and participating in the growth and expansion of the business.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone, with guest artists, management, patrons, and musicians. 
    • Working knowledge of musician union contracts. 
    • In-depth knowledge of the orchestral repertoire. 
    • In-depth knowledge of concert production knowledge of current trends in symphony arts.  
    • The ability to interact with other managers to provide consultative support for planning initiatives through financial and management information 
    • Ability to deal with wide-ranging personalities in a tactful and mature manner 
    • Ability to direct the creation on innovative, ideas-centric content. 
    • Organized – ability to manage multiple projects. 
    • Background in classical music.
  • Equipment to be used 
    •  Microsoft software including Word and Excel applications. Tessitura & SharePoint. 
  • Physical Demands 
    •  Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule.
  • Transportation 
    •  Personal vehicle necessary to attend off-site events as necessary. 
  •  Availability 
    •  Evening and weekend hours required.

TO APPLY: Send resume to jobs@coloradosymphony.org and reference "Orchestra Personnel Manager" in subject line. Due to the large volume of resumes, no phone calls please. Applications accepted through June 8, 2018

The Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Artistic General Manager

Title: Artistic General Manager
Reports to: Chief Artistic Officer
Area of Responsibility: Artistic Administration
Status: Full-Time Salaried

Applications accepted through June 8, 2018.

Basic Function:

Responsible for establishing and implementing all areas of artistic planning including, but not limited to, contract creation and monitoring, communications with artists’ managements, budget monitoring, CBA Compliance, special projects as assigned. The Artistic General Manager works collaboratively with all internal departments to set goals, objectives and strategies that further the CSA's mission to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Liaison to Music Director, Assistant Conductors, and Artistic Committee
    • Serve as primary point person in communicating Music Director's schedule to staff, musicians, etc. as appropriate;
    • Communicates Associate Conductor assignments and/or assignment changes to Artistic Committee and all other involved parties;
    • Work with Chair of Artistic Committee in establishing and communicating meeting schedule; 
    • Participates in all meetings of the Artistic Committee and Orchestra Committee.
  • Prepare guest artist contracts
    • At the direction of the Chief of Artistic, prepare in a timely fashion guest artist contracts including details about schedules, fees and travel;
    • Monitor return and full execution of contracts;
    • Liaise with appropriate staff regarding any contractual special requests or irregularities.
  • Execute details in season program
    • Gather appropriate compositional information from Library;
    • Communicate with program note annotator regarding programs and deadlines; 
    • Work closely with Public Relations and Marketing in determining program content.
  • Support Chief Artistic Officer
    • Supports Chief Artistic Officer in season planning, program development, execution, and hiring guest artist/conductors; 
    • Assists in managing and maintaining all production and program related information in Sharepoint for current and future seasons;  
    • Participate in initial stages of season planning "brain storming." 
  • Works with Marketing and Development departments
    • Assist the Chief of Artistic in stewarding major donors, including devising strategy in recruitment and retention;  
    • Works with Chief of Marketing to ensure artistic accuracy of all marketing materials;  
    • Responsible for all Soundings inserts as they are related to programs, repertoire, guest artist bios, and program notes;  
    • Assist the Chief of Marketing and Director of Patron Services in determining guest artists’ availability for media opportunities.
Internal Business Operation:
  • Budget and Planning
    • Assists in the management of the department's budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO; 
    • Ensures department spending stays within budget; 
    • Prepares check I payment requests for all budgeted expenses;  
    • Provides financial, statistical, anecdotal and programmatic information to the Artistic Department as needed for grant solicitation and final reports.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
    • Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly; 
    • Assists with concert duty on evenings and weekends as required; 
    • Performs other duties as assigned by Chief Artistic Officer.
Qualifications:
  • Education
    •  Applicant should have a bachelor's degree in music or another performing art.
  • Experience
    •  A minimum of 5 years of concert production experience in the classical music field.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills.
    • Ability to create and improve operational efficiency. 
    • Outstanding business leadership skills in directing, leading and participating in the growth and expansion of the business.  
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone, with guest artists, management, patrons, and musicians.  
    • In-depth knowledge of the orchestral repertoire. 
    • In-depth knowledge of concert production knowledge of current trends in symphony arts.  
    • The ability to interact with other managers to provide consultative support for planning initiatives through financial and management information 
    • Ability to deal with wide-ranging personalities in a tactful and mature manner 
    • Detailed oriented and ability to multi-task. 
    • Ability to direct the creation on innovative, ideas-centric content. 
    • Ability to proofread material and perform research. 
    • Organized – ability to manage multiple projects. 
    • Background in classical music is preferred. 
  • Equipment to be used
    •  Microsoft software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications. Tessitura & SharePoint preferred.
  • Physical Demands  
    • Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule including lifting up to 25 lbs. of equipment. 
  • Transportation
    •  Personal vehicle necessary to transport equipment to off-site events. 
  • Availability
    • Evening and weekend hours required from time to time.

TO APPLY: Send resume to jobs@coloradosymphony.org and reference "Artistic General Manager" in subject line. Due to the large volume of resumes, no phone calls please. Applications accepted through June 8, 2018

The Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director of Community Education

Title: Director of Community Education
Reports to: Chief Artistic Officer
Area of Responsibility: Community and Education Programs
Status: Full-Time Salaried

Applications accepted through June 8, 2018.

Basic Function:

The Director is responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic direction for all CSA education programs. The Director works collaboratively with the Artistic, Advancement, Marketing and Finance functions to set goals, objectives and strategies that further the CSA's mission to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage Education Department
    • Provides direction and strategically leads all education programs.
    • Directs the preparation and distribution of evaluation tools for Youth Concerts and other programs as necessary. 
    • Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of all programs based on written and verbal feedback from teachers and school administrators.
    • Works with the Music Director, Assistant Conductors and Chief Artistic Officer in the development of repertoire for youth concerts.
    • Works with the marketing department in the development and implementation of marketing materials.
    • Directs preparation of education programming curriculum materials and works with the marketing department on the design and printing of the materials.
    • Coordinates with appropriate parties and Artistic staff on the preparation of any media distributed to educators.
    • Collaborates with partner arts organizations in the design and implementation of an annual professional development workshop for teachers, and in-classroom programming.
Internal Business Operations:
  • Budget and Planning
    • Develops and manages the Education department’s annual budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO. Ensures that the budget is reasonable, fiscally responsible and maintains the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Trustees.
    • Provides financial, statistical, anecdotal and programmatic information to the Development Department as needed for grant solicitation and final reports.
    • Provides statistics for annual SCFD audit.
  • Administration
    • Observes and evaluates all musicurious programming.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with the education community and other arts groups to enhance the Symphony's education efforts.  
    • Attends monthly SCC Education Directors' meetings.
    • Is knowledgeable of current research on music education; maintains a collection of current resource materials.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Board of Trustees
    • Presents, as appropriate, the strategic direction and implementation plans for CSA.
    • Apprises the Board through education reports on the progress of education programs for all scheduled board meetings and as requested.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
    • Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO.
Qualifications:
  • Education
    • Applicant should have an bachelors degree.
  • Experience
    • 5+-years administrative experience in the field of Art Administration with an emphasis on arts education, program development and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, both in person and by phone, with patrons, trustees, staff members and volunteers.
    • Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills. Knowledge of current trends in arts education and state and national music education standards.
  • Equipment to be used
    • Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point applications. Tessitura & SharePoint knowledge preferred.
  • Physical Demands
    • Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule including lifting up to 30 lbs. of equipment.
  • Transportation
    • Personal vehicle necessary to transport equipment to off-site events.
  • Availability
    • Evening and weekend hours required from time to time.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Education Coordinator

TO APPLY: Send resume to jobs@coloradosymphony.org and reference “Director of Community Education” in subject line. Due to the large volume of resumes, no phone calls please. Applications accepted through June 8, 2018

The Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.