Violin I

Brian Reagin
The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair


Dovid Friedlander
Associate Concertmaster
The Assad Meymandi and Family Chair


Rebekah Binford
Assistant Concertmaster
The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair


Karen Strittmatter Galvin
Assistant Concertmaster


The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge Chair


Paul Goldsberry
The Richard and Joy Cook Chair


So Yun Kim
The Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Chair


Marilyn Kouba
The Phyllis (“Pat”) Conrad Wells Chair


Eric McCracken
The James C. Byrd and Family Chair


Maria Meyer
The Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw Chair


Eileen Wynne
The Harvey At-Large Chair


Erin Zehngut
The J. Felix Arnold Chair


Violin II

Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky
Acting Principal
The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair


David Kilbride
Acting Associate Principal
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair









Samuel Gold
The Florence and Charles Jacob Cate and Alma Yondorf and Sylvan Hirschberg Chair


David Marschall
Associate Principal
The Betty Ellen Madry Chair


Christopher Fischer
Assistant Principal





Amy Mason
The J. Sidney Kirk Chair


Sandra Schwarcz
The Samuel H. and Anne Latham Johnson Viola Chair


Bonnie Thron
The Herman and Marga Roberg Chair


Elizabeth Beilman
Associate Principal
The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair


Peng Li
Assistant Principal,
Anonymously Endowed


John McClellan
The William Charles Rankin Chair


David Meyer
The Nell Hirschberg Chair


Lisa Howard Shaughnessy
The Sara Wilson Hodgkins Chair


Nathaniel Yaffe
The Secretary of Cultural Resources Betty Ray McCain Chair


To Be Filled
Anonymously Endowed


Double Bass

Leonid Finkelshteyn
The Martha and Peyton Woodson Chair


Robert K. Anderson
Associate Principal
The Dr. and Mrs. Preston H. Gada Chair


Craig Brown
The Mark W. McClure Foundation Chair


Erik Dyke
The Harllee H. and Pauline G. Jobe Chair


Bruce Ridge
The John C. and Margaret P. Parker Chair



Anne Whaley Laney
The Mr. and Mrs. George M. Stephens Chair


Mary E. Boone
Assistant Principal
The Dr. and Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr. Chair


Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jack and Sing Boddie Chair



Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jean Dunn Williams Chair



Melanie Wilsden
The Hardison and Stoltze Chair


Joseph Peters
Associate Principal,
The Lizette T. Dunham Chair


Sandra Posch
The Clarence and Alice Aycock Poe Chair


English Horn

Joseph Peters
English Horn,
The Bruce and Margaret King Chair



Samuel Almaguer
The Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Walker, II Chair


Michael E. Cyzewski
Assistant Principal
The Kathryn Powell and Green Flavie Cooper Chair


John Pederson
The Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald S. Hudson Chair


Wenmin Zhang
Assistant Principal,
The Beethoven Chair


French Horn

Rebekah Daley
The Mary T. McCurdy Chair


Kimberly van Pelt
Associate Principal
The James Marion Poyner Chair


Christopher Caudill
The Roger Colson and Bobbi Lyon Hackett Chair


Rachel Niketopoulos
The Paul R. Villard and Gabriel Wolf Chair


To Be Filled
The Mary Susan Kirk Fulghum Chair



Paul Randall
The George Smedes Poyner Chair


Timothy Stewart
Associate Principal
The Henry and Martha Zaytoun and Family Chair


Don Eagle
Anonymously Endowed



Jonathan Randazzo
Acting Principal
The Thomas Warwick Steed, Jr. Family Chair


Ian Maser
Acting Assistant Principal
The Frances Armour Bryant Chair


Bass Trombone

John Ilika
Anonymously Endowed



Seth Horner
The Governor and Mrs. James G. Martin, Jr. Chair



Anita Burroughs-Price
The Ron and Janie Kupferman Chair




Colin Hartnett
The Patricia R., Steven T. and George F. Hackney III Chair



Richard Motylinski
The Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr. Chair


Rajesh Prasad
Acting Assistant Principal
The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair




To Be Filled
The Albert and Susan Jenkins and Family Organ Chair

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director

The Maxine and Benjamin Swalin Chair

Grant Llewellyn is renowned for his exceptional charisma, energy, and easy authority in music of all styles and periods. A native of Tenby, South Wales, Llewellyn won a conducting fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts in 1985, where he worked with conducting legends Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, and André Previn. As Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the early 1990s, he conducted at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and on classical series and Boston Pops concerts.

Llewellyn has conducted many orchestras in North America, most notably the symphonies of Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Toronto. As Music Director of the Handel and Haydn Society, America’s leading period orchestra, he gained a reputation as a formidable interpreter of music of the Baroque and Classical periods.

Music Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne since 2015, Llewellyn has held positions with numerous other European orchestras — including Principal Conductor of the Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Guest Conductor with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. An accomplished opera conductor, Llewellyn has appeared at the English National Opera, Opera North, Spoleto Festival USA, and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Llewellyn has led NCS in four critically acclaimed recordings, most recently Britten’s Cello Symphony and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante, both with cellist Zuill Bailey. Deeply committed and passionate about engaging young people with music, Llewellyn regularly leads education activities with NCS and around the world.


David Glover, Associate Conductor

The Governor and Mrs. J. Melville Broughton Chair

David Glover joined the North Carolina Symphony as Associate Conductor in the 2014/15 season. Glover came to the North Carolina Symphony from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he served for two years as the Assistant Conductor. His duties with the North Carolina Symphony include conducting education and evening concerts throughout the state as well as performances on the Pops Series and Young People’s Concerts. He regularly prepares audiences for what to listen for at pre-concert talks.

He has led numerous orchestras including the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera in Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera-Cluj. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, as well as a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University, where he was named an Adjunct Lecturer in 2007.


Wesley Schulz, Associate Conductor

The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair

Wesley Schulz, appointed NCS Associate Conductor in the 2017/18 season, previously served as Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Festival Orchestra, and as Director of Orchestras at the University of Puget Sound. In the 2014/15 season, Schulz was the Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony. Upcoming and recent conducting engagements include the Austin Symphony Orchestra, The Venice Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, and the Juneau Symphony.

Schulz made his Seattle Symphony debut in a sold-out performance with singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov, led seven world premieres at the Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop, and assisted with recordings for the symphony’s Grammy-winning label, Seattle Symphony Media.

From 2009 to 2013, Schulz was the Assistant Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra, a professional summer orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. In addition to teaching at the University of Puget Sound and the Seattle Conservatory of Music, he has served as Music Director for both the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras and Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra.

From 2007 to 2011, Schulz directed the Texas Chamber Group, an ensemble he founded in Austin, Texas, dedicated to performing chamber orchestra works in creatively designed performance contexts.

Schulz graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in percussion performance and music education from Ball State University and doctoral and master’s degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. When not on the podium, he can be seen hitting the pavement in preparation for his next marathon.

North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc.

The Society Board is the governing, policy and operating board of the Symphony Society. It secures financial resources, approves program goals, engages in strategic planning and oversees budgets, continuing the Society’s mission to achieve the highest level of artistic quality and performance standards, and embracing the dual legacies of statewide service and music education.


Mr. Don Davis, Chair, Raleigh
Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum, Vice Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Joe Bastian, Treasurer, Chapel Hill
Dr. Ted R. Kunstling, Assistant Treasurer, Raleigh
Dr. Sally C. Johnson, Secretary, Raleigh
Ms. Sandi M. A. Macdonald, President & CEO, Raleigh

Ms. Deborah M. Aiken, Raleigh
Dr. Tim Altman**, Laurinburg
Dr. Trude R. Bate, Cary
Mrs. Janie W. Bird, Raleigh
Mr. Jud Bowman, Chapel Hill
Ms. Patty Briguglio, Cary
Mr. Martin H. Brinkley, Raleigh
Mr. Steve Burriss, Raleigh
Mr. Philip P. Cave, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Clancy, Raleigh
The Honorable Roy Cooper*, Raleigh
Mr. David R. Crabtree, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Robert C. Doherty, Raleigh
Mr. Keith Donahue**, Raleigh
Dr. Marijanet Doonan*, Pinehurst
Mrs. Ruth Dzau, Durham
Mrs. Margaret Poyner Galbraith, Raleigh
Mr. Rick Gardner, Raleigh
Mr. Robert Graham, Chapel Hill
Mr. Donald A. Haile, Raleigh
Mr. David Haines, Cary
Secretary, Susi H. Hamilton*, Wilmington
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes, Fayetteville
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
Mr. Richard E. Hinson, Chapel Hill
Mr. Douglas C. Hornberger, Raleigh
Mr. Kevin Howell**, Raleigh
Mr. Michael Patrick Hughes, Raleigh
The Honorable Mark Johnson*, Raleigh
Mr. L. Dwain Joyce*, Fayetteville
Mrs. Cecelia Eckert Kennedy, Morrisville
Dr. Robert Lacin, Raleigh
Mr. Branford Marsalis, Durham
Mr. James Morgan**, Raleigh
Mr. Graham Mosely, Wilmington
Mr. Sharat Nagaraj, Raleigh
Mr. Thomas L. Norris, Jr., Raleigh
Mrs. Florence Peacock, Chapel Hill
Dr. Emily Mann Peck, Raleigh
Mrs. Ashley Matlock Perkinson, Raleigh
Dr. Ramachandra P. Reddy, Cary
Mr. Thomas H. Roberg*, Raleigh
Mr. Richard H. (Dick) Robinson, Jr., Chapel Hill
Mr. Jeffrey B. Sheehan, Raleigh
Mr. Jason Smith, Raleigh
Mrs. Tracey Fodor Smith, Farmville
Mr. David Sontag, Chapel Hill
Mrs. Linda J. Staunch*, New Bern
Mr. Terry L. Stevens, Raleigh
Mrs. Jennie Harris Wallace, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Yull, Raleigh

*Ex Officio Member
**Governor’s Appointee


Lifetime Trustees

The Society and Foundation Boards gratefully recognize the individuals listed below as Lifetime Trustees for extraordinary involvement and leadership of the Symphony over a significant period of time.

Dr. Assad Meymandi – 2015 Inductee
Mr. Edward O. Woolner – 2016 Inductee


North Carolina Symphony Foundation

The Foundation Board holds the permanent endowment of the Symphony, solicits additions to the endowment, safeguards and invests assets, and prudently expends funds for the exclusive use and benefit of the Symphony Society.


Mr. Thomas H. Roberg, President, Raleigh
Mr. Larry Wilson, Vice President, Raleigh
Col. Matt Segal, Treasurer, Cary
Mr. D.S. (Steve) Hodges, Secretary, Durham
Mr. Chip Anderson, Raleigh
Ms. Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Don Davis*, Raleigh
Dr. Robert N. Eby, Chapel Hill
Dr. Warner Hall, Raleigh
Dr. Wm. Charles Helton, Raleigh
Mrs. Louise A. Miller, Cary
Mr. Gray Reed, Raleigh
Ms. Dianne C. Sellers, Raleigh
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh
Mr. Josiah Stevenson IV, Pinehurst

*Ex Officio Member



President’s Office

Sandi M.A. Macdonald – President & CEO
Email: smacdonald@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Sue Guenther – Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Email: sguenther@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5455


Artistic Operations

Martin Sher – Vice President & General Manager
Email: msher@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5460

Sarah Baron – Director of Education
Email: sbaron@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5461

Brad Courage – Orchestra Personnel Manager
Email: bcourage@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5465

Joshua Fisher – Assistant Stage Manager

Jessica Kunttu – Assistant Librarian
Email: jkunttu@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5469

Janice McLaughlin – Senior Assistant Librarian
Phone: 919.789.5470

Amanda Meliosky – Artistic Planning Manager
Email: ameliosky@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5521

Deborah Nelson – Principal Orchestra Librarian (The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair)
Email: dnelson@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5468

Bo Osborne – Stage Manager

Patrick Parker – Stage Crew

Donald Tippett – Director of Operations
Email: dtippett@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5464

Luke Witchger – Operations Manager
Email: lwitchger@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5462


Finance & Administration

Robert Schiller – Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO
Email: rschiller@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5490

Myranda Broyles-Lewis – Accounting & Payroll Manager
Email: mbroyleslewis@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5493

Thomas Campbell – Information Processing & Fulfillment Manager
Email: tcampbell@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5477

Tiffany Debnam – Database Manager
Email: tdebnam@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5496

Glenda Hughes – Controller
Email: ghughes@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5494

Amy Kennemur – Human Resources & Office Systems Manager
Email: AKennemur@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5491

Stan Williams – Public Affairs Contractor
Email: swilliams@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5456


Marketing & Audience Development

Linda Charlton – Vice President for Marketing & Audience Development
Email: lcharlton@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5474

Jennifer Blackman – Graphic Designer
Email: jblackman@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5481

Gavin Brown – Box Office Manager
Email: gbrown@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5502

Sara Dobson – Statewide Coordinator
Email: sdobson@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5463

Maria H. Ewing – Director of Advertising & Promotions
Email: mewing@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5480

Alexandra Finazzo – Box Office Associate
Email: afinazzo@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Richard Hess – Communications Project Manager
Email: rhess@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5478

Meredith Kimball Laing – Director of Communications
Email: mlaing@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5484

Susan Lynch – Box Office Associate
Email: slynch@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5503

Jonathan Naylor – Box Office Associate
Email: jnaylor@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Molly Riddick – Box Office Associate
Email: mriddick@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Jim Vestal – Box Office Associate
Email: jvestal@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

Emma Wall – Assistant Vice President of Marketing
Email: ewall@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5507



Lisa Ransom – Vice President of Philanthropy
Email: eransom@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5487

Pam Bash – Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving
Email: pbash@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5482

Christin Danchi – Philanthropy Assistant
Email: cdanchi@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5479

Amanda Decker – Major Gifts & Planned Giving Coordinator
Email: adecker@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5492

Rebecca Gunn – Director of Annual Giving
Email: rgunn@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5489

Amanda Vollrath – Corporate & Foundation Giving Manager
Email: avollrath@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5483

Rebecca Watkins – Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Email: rwatkins@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5497

Anne Wolverton – Events Consultant
Email: awolverton@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5475


Principal Second Violin

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, September 22, 2018 and Sunday, September 23, 2018
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Monday, September 24, 2018

The audition will take place at the North Carolina Symphony’s home, Meymandi Concert Hall, in downtown Raleigh. A winner may or may not be chosen at these auditions, and qualified candidates may be invited to return to play in the orchestra before a final decision is reached. Musicians taking this audition should only do so with the intention of accepting the position if it is offered.

Repertoire list for this audition is available at the following link:


Please click here to submit your one-page resume as a PDF attachment. Resumes submitted otherwise will not be accepted.

Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to audition.
Resumes must be received by July 13, 2018. Invitations to audition will be emailed by July 20, 2018.


  • The 2018/19 season is 39.5 weeks with a minimum Principal Second Violin salary of $1,735/week ($68,583/annual).
  • An optional 18-service summer season is available and paid at the position per-service rate.
  • Benefits include 9% retirement contribution plus medical, life and instrument insurance.
  • Employment to commence during the 2018/19 season subject to winning candidate’s availability.

Please note that the North Carolina Symphony only hires individuals eligible for immediate employment by more than one employer in the United States and, generally, does not provide sponsorship for employment. The winning candidate will be required to provide proof of his/her legal eligibility to work in the United States.

The North Carolina Symphony currently has a 39.5-week regular season plus an optional 18-service summer season, which runs from mid-June through early July.

The North Carolina Symphony is the state orchestra of North Carolina and has a legacy of statewide service and music education. Called by some the hardest-working orchestra in America, with the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony last year traveled 18,000 miles, taking Classical and Educational concerts almost every week to more than a quarter-million North Carolinians. The orchestra played 91 Classical concerts, 43 Pops concerts, and 38 Education concerts. Led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony continues to pursue its commitment to visionary performances, educating children, and serving the state.

No phone calls, please


Administrative positions

Director of Education

DEPARTMENT: Artistic Operations
REPORTS TO: VP and General Manager
REPORTING POSITIONS: Education Assistant (Grant-funded position)

The Director of Education is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the North Carolina Symphony’s Education programs, ensuring excellent delivery within approved budget parameters and in alignment with the orchestra’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the Orchestra’s relationships with strategically important community partners and for overseeing strategic initiatives. The incumbent works closely with Public School leadership to ensure school curriculum and NCS programs are aligned. The incumbent works closely with Philanthropy Department to ensure programming and funding opportunities are maximized.



  • Ensure the accurate scheduling of education concerts and their conformity to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Oversee production of support materials such as the Teacher Handbook and Student Workbook.
  • Oversee the Teacher Workshop and other similar initiatives.
  • Ensure that the North Carolina Symphony’s education concert programs are aligned with and exceed North Carolina state curriculum standards.
  • Oversee the production and execution of virtual education concert experiences.


  • Develop and ensure the superior delivery of all continuing education initiatives in collaboration with area colleges and universities.


  • Lead research, learning, planning and implementation phases of accessibility initiatives.
  • Serve as internal advocate for organization-wide adoption of accessibility initiatives.


  • Oversee the planning and implementation of statewide residency activities.
  • Work with Communications and Philanthropy departments to maximize public relations and grant opportunities and reporting.


  • Collaborate with musicians to plan curriculum and programs.
  • Ensure the communication of these events to educational constituents.


  • Oversee the communication of open rehearsal opportunities to educational constituents.


  • Collaborate with Artistic Planning Manager to invite guest artists and NCS musicians to deliver master classes.
  • Communicate master class opportunities to educational constituents and oversee logistics management.


  • Plan and oversee the execution of annual Youth Concerto Competition and Music Educator Awards.


  • Oversee implementation of Ovations performances, including recruitment and scheduling of student performers and technical and audience needs.


  • Oversee scheduling and implementation of zoo events and ensure adequate volunteer support and instrument upkeep.


  • Develop and maintain annual expense budget and revenue projections for all education activities.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Assign lead education staff duty at education events.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in music, education, or a related field. A minimum of three years’ orchestra administrative experience required or equivalent combination of education and/or training and experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, are essential.
  • Excellent clerical skills including strong Microsoft Office programs experience.
  • Familiarity with orchestral repertoire and ability to read music preferred.
  • Ability to maintain an engaging and positive attitude during high pressure situations.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team within the Artistic Operations department.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends for educational activities.
  • Excellent time management skills are required.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612

No phone calls, please


Corporate and Foundation Giving Coordinator

Immediate Opening (August 2018)


The Corporate and Foundation Giving Coordinator is an essential member of a two-person team that is responsible for achieving established fundraising goals and increasing financial support from corporate, foundation, and government sources to support the Symphony’s mission and programs. Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, the Corporate and Foundation Giving Coordinator takes a lead role in cultivating new and maintaining existing relationships in areas around the state and is directly responsible for meeting annual revenue targets from corporate sponsorships and foundation grants. The Coordinator is responsible for writing, editing, managing, and tracking grant proposals, sponsorship solicitations, and reports. The Corporate and Foundation Giving Coordinator participates in prospect research for the Philanthropy Department, and coordinates the Symphony’s stewardship and recognition of corporate, foundation, and government supporters.

Compensation is competitive and negotiable, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, long-term disability, life insurance, and an employee assistance program, an optional 403(b) retirement plan, and optional dental insurance.

POSITION: Corporate and Foundation Giving Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy
REPORTS TO: Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving


  • Guided by the Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, coordinate, and implement an effective giving program for corporations and foundations including comprehensive funding strategies for program and project support
  • Develop and execute corporate and foundation funding strategies for designated statewide markets
  • Cultivate new and nurture existing relationships with corporate and private foundations, and make solicitations to achieve annual goals for contributed revenue from corporate and foundation supporters
  • Serve as the Philanthropy team contact for statewide chapter boards and corporate and foundation partners in coordination with the Statewide Coordinator, and attend chapter board meetings as needed
  • Create proposals and reports for current and prospective corporate and foundation funders, and ensure that all deadlines are met
  • Guided by the Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving and in coordination with the Information Processing and Fulfillment Manager, support the overall stewardship efforts of the Philanthropy department, and ensure recognition, acknowledgement, benefits fulfillment, and reports for corporate, foundation, and government funders
  • Coordinate the tracking systems and electronic files for grants and corporate sponsorships, including proposal and report calendars, and cultivation and stewardship systems and processes
  • Monitor, on a monthly basis, progress toward Corporate and Foundation revenue goals, and provide analysis to strengthen initiatives
  • Participate in coordination of special events and receptions for corporate sponsors and foundation funders
  • Develop compelling cases for support and other written materials that earn and retain financial support for the Symphony
  • Research prospective foundations and corporations to increase funding for Symphony programs and projects
  • Provide administrative support for the Corporate and Foundation Giving program

The duties listed above are not all inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.


  • Knowledge of non-profit fundraising strategies, operations, and procedures
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising or business-related field
  • Strong understanding of corporate and foundation prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship, and customer service skills
  • Strong research, analytical, planning, and organizational skills, and superior attention to detail
  • Ability to function at a high level under deadline pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project simultaneously, taking responsibility for the completion of each by its respective deadline
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, and professionalism in dealing with people, being collaborative, responsive, and supportive
  • Team-oriented, flexible, positive, personable and willing to learn
  • Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision, and values of the North Carolina Symphony; knowledge of and interest in classical music is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, specifically PowerPoint and Excel, and donor databases
  • Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to:
Human Resources Manager
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612

No phone calls, please


Special Events Manager

Immediate Opening (August 2018)


Reporting to the Vice President of Philanthropy, the Special Events Manager is responsible for creating, planning, and executing high-quality, successful fundraising and donor special events for the North Carolina Symphony, in order to develop and nurture positive relationships with donors and institutional partners and to support the achievement of contributed revenue and donor engagement goals. North Carolina Symphony events include fundraising, cultivation, stewardship, sponsorship, and recognition events.

Compensation is competitive and negotiable, commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, long-term disability, life insurance, and an employee assistance program, an optional 403(b) retirement plan and optional dental insurance.

POSITION: Special Events Manager
DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Philanthropy


  • In coordination with the Vice President of Philanthropy and President & CEO, plan, manage, execute, and evaluate all aspects of fundraising, donor benefit, cultivation, and stewardship, and sponsor events including 2-3 large fundraising events or trips, donor Giving Circle benefit events and donor rooms, and 30 smaller dinners and receptions for donors and corporate sponsors annually
  • Provide content and manage master events calendar in coordination with other departments; prepare monthly events report for OPC meetings, board meetings, and board committee meetings; keep all departments updated monthly through open cross-departmental communication; and provide FAQ event details for Box Office staff and Front Desk volunteers leading up to events
  • Determine event vision, budget, venue, guest list, and goals with Vice President and President & CEO prior to each event
  • Ensure achievement of desired outcomes for all events including revenue goals; and develop team strategy to achieve revenue goals
  • Work with vendors to manage events budgets, provide budget benchmarking detail for Philanthropy department on a quarterly basis, and reconcile budgets after events; track event and donor room expenses, and ensure invoices are paid and recorded
  • Create timelines and internal and external event briefings, including speaking points
  • Work with Philanthropy staff and Information Processing and Fulfillment Manager to request and acquire data-informed invitation lists and to track event attendance in database
  • Draft copy and print or order event invitations, envelopes, name tags, signage, event programs, and other collateral
  • Track and manage event RSVPs and reminders
  • Manage event logistics and production, including catering and external vendors, to ensure event expectations are met
  • Ensure participation and integration of North Carolina Symphony artistic leadership and musicians in events, with guidance from Vice President of Philanthropy and President & CEO
  • Serve as a staff liaison for volunteer committees; arrange and manage event volunteers
  • Guide Philanthropy team, other NCS staff (as applicable), and vendors in day-of event execution
  • Propose and execute event follow-up plans
  • Conduct event debriefing meetings, track feedback, and make recommendations for future improvements
  • Make all arrangements for donor rooms at concert venues including negotiating contracts and communicating with vendors for reservations, catering, set-up, flowers and chocolates, and communicating with trustee hosts
  • Prepare and maintain concert duty schedule for Philanthropy department assignments, and input Philanthropy information into timing sheets
  • Organize and maintain files of Philanthropy photos, and manage selecting photos for Philanthropy projects, events, and publications
  • Research event ideas, venues, and potential programs; keep abreast of other community events that would be of interest to our donors and look for potential conflicts regarding event dates, times, themes, etc.

The duties listed above are not all inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.


  • Strong project management skills with a track record of exceeding expectations while delivering on-time and on-budget results in a complex, result-oriented, fast-paced environment where excellence and attention to detail are paramount
  • Dynamic self-starter, action-oriented, decisive, quick study with proven ability to accurately analyze information and act, while seeking guidance or assistance when needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; demonstrated ability to lead teams of peers, vendors, and volunteers
  • Highly developed planning, and organizational abilities, and superior attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work at a high level with strict deadlines; persistence, perseverance, tenacity, integrity, and patience
  • Ability to generate creative high quality ideas for event planning and execution
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project simultaneously, taking responsibility for the completion of each by its respective deadline
  • Ability to think strategically, with an understanding of patron loyalty and moves management
  • Knowledge of contemporary event communications and project management tools and resources
  • Excellent judgement, discretion, and professionalism in dealing with people; must be able to work independently but keep colleagues updated on event progress
  • High energy with a positive attitude and the ability to provide superior patron service
  • Team-oriented, flexible, positive, personable and willing to learn
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must be able to support and implement the mission, vision and values of the North Carolina Symphony; knowledge of and interest in orchestral music is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with donor databases
  • Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in event coordination, leadership, and fundraising success

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history to:
Human Resources Manager
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612

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Part Time Box Office Associate (20 hours/week)

Under the direction of the Box Office Manager, the Box Office Associate will provide support services and operate department in a professional and efficient manner, supporting all box office activities to maximize ticket sales and maintain a high level of customer service.

Responsibilities for this multi-faceted role include answering incoming calls and transfer to specific extensions; processing ticket orders both in person and via phone, fax, mail, and online; processing ticket exchanges; increasing earned income through cross-sale and up-sale opportunities; assisting with group sales when needed; general administrative office duties such as filing and photo copying; and other duties as assigned by the Box Office Manager.


  • Ability to organize, manage, and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with accuracy, timeliness, and enthusiasm
  • The successful candidate will possess a minimum of one-year of experience in a box office setting
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and highly developed organizational skills
  • Motivated and enthusiastic, with the ability to own projects while asking for assistance when needed
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Willingness to work outside of traditional business hours and to work a flexible schedule that requires statewide travel and evening and weekend concert work
  • Provide exemplary customer service, including the ability to maintain a positive attitude, be flexible, and resolve problems under pressure
  • Experience working in retail or phone sales preferred
  • Experience with any ticket system preferred

The Organization: We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, marital status, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 3, 2018

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume by email to:

Gavin Brown
Box Office Manager

No phone calls, please