OUR PEOPLE

Violin I

Brian Reagin
Concertmaster
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

 

Jessica Ryou*

 

Eileen Wynne
The Harvey At-Large Chair

 

Erin Zehngut
The J. Felix Arnold Chair

 

Violin II

Principal
The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair

 

Associate Principal
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair

 

Qi Cao

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viola

Samuel Gold
Principal
The Florence Spinks 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

 

Anthony Parce*

 

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

Cello

Bonnie Thron
Principal
The Herman and Marga Roberg Chair

 

Elizabeth Beilman
Associate Principal
The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair

 

Peng Li
Assistant Principal,
Anonymously Endowed

 

Rosalind Leavell*
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

 

Yewon Ahn
Anonymously Endowed

 

Double Bass

Leonid Finkelshteyn
Principal
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

 

Flute

Anne Whaley Laney
Principal
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

 

Piccolo

Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford
The Jean Dunn Williams Chair

 

Oboe

Melanie Wilsden
Principal
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

 

Clarinet

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

 

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

Bassoon

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

 

Wenmin Zhang
Assistant Principal,
The Beethoven Chair

 

French Horn

Rebekah Daley
Principal
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

 

Trumpet

Paul Randall
Principal
The George Smedes Poyner Chair

 

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

 

Don Eagle
Anonymously Endowed

 

Trombone

John Ilika
Principal
The Frances Armour Bryant Chair

 

Jonathan Randazzo
Assistant Principal
The Frances Armour Bryant Chair
The Thomas Warwick Steed, Jr. Family Chair

 

Bass Trombone

David Hagee*
Anonymously Endowed

 

Tuba

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

 

Harp

Anita Burroughs-Price
The Ron and Janie Kupferman Chair

 

 

Timpani

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

 

Percussion

Richard Motylinski
Principal
The Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr. Chair

 

Rajesh Prasad
Assistant Principal
The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair

 

Organ

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

 

Library

Stephanie Wilson
Principal Orchestra Librarian
The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair

 

Janice McLaughlin
Senior Assistant Librarian

 

Jessica Kunttu
Assistant Librarian

 

*Acting position

**Leave of absence

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.

 

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. Wm. Charles Helton, Vice Chair, Raleigh
Mr. Joe Bastian, Treasurer, Chapel Hill
Mr. Terry L. Stevens, 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, Durham
Ms. Patty Briguglio, Cary
Mr. Martin H. Brinkley, Raleigh
Mr. Steve Burriss, Raleigh
Mr. Tim Clancy, Raleigh
The Honorable Roy Cooper*, Raleigh
Mr. Jeffrey A. Corbett, Raleigh
Mr. David R. Crabtree, Raleigh
Mr. Richard L. Daugherty, Raleigh
Mr. Robert C. Doherty, Raleigh
Mr. Keith Donahue**, Raleigh
Mrs. Ruth Dzau, Durham
Mrs. Margaret Poyner Galbraith, Raleigh
Mr. Rick Gardner, Raleigh
Mr. Mike Golden, Raleigh
Mr. Donald A. Haile, Raleigh
Mr. David Haines, Cary
Secretary, Susi H. Hamilton*, Wilmington
Mrs. Elaine Bryant Hayes, Fayetteville
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. Thomas L. Norris, Jr., Raleigh
Mr. G. Patel, Raleigh
Mrs. Florence Peacock, Chapel Hill
Dr. Emily Mann Peck, Raleigh
Mrs. Ashley Matlock Perkinson, Raleigh
Dr. Ramachandra P. Reddy, Cary
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
Ms. Sandy Sully, Cary
Mrs. Jennie Harris Wallace, Raleigh
Mr. Dereck Whittenburg, Raleigh
Mr. Larry Wilson*, 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. Larry Wilson, President, Raleigh
Mr. D.S. (Steve) Hodges, Vice President, Durham
Col. Matt Segal, Treasurer, Cary
Ms. Dianne C. Sellers, Secretary, Raleigh
Mr. Thomas H. Roberg, Past President, Raleigh

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
Dr. Ted Kunstling, Raleigh
Mrs. Louise A. Miller, Cary
Dr. Shaler Stidham, Jr., Raleigh
Mr. Josiah Stevenson IV, Pinehurst

*Ex Officio Member

 

TRUSTEE LISTS CURRENT AS OF OCTOBER 2018

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

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

Erin Lunsford – Artistic Planning Manager
Email: elunsford@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5521

Janice McLaughlin – Senior Assistant Librarian
Phone: 919.789.5470

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

Jason Spencer – Director of Education
Email: jspencer@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5461

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

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

Ashley Blankenship – Group Sales & Promotions Coordinator
Email: ablankenship@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5505

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

Charles Farmer – Box Office Associate
Email: cfarmer@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

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

Cathy Leveris – Box Office Associate
Email: cleveris@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.733.2750

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

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

 

Philanthropy

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 – Annual Giving Coordinator
Email: cdanchi@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5479

Amanda Decker – Special Events Manager
Email: adecker@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5492

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

Courtney Hamm – Corporate & Foundation Giving Coordinator
Email: chamm@ncsymphony.org
Phone: 919.789.5483

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

Auditions

Section Cello

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, January 26, 2019 and Sunday, January 27, 2019
Semifinal/Final Auditions: Monday, January 28, 2019

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.

The deadline for submitting resumes for this position has passed. Please check back for future audition listings—and thank you for your interest in the North Carolina Symphony.

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

REPERTOIRE

ABOUT THE POSITION:

  • Rates are currently being negotiated for the 2019/20 season. The current 2018/19 season is 39.5 weeks with a minimum salary of $1,445.95 /week ($57,115/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 2019/20 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.

ABOUT THE SYMPHONY:
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

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Administrative positions

Information Processing and Database Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
North Carolina Symphony
Immediate Opening (January 2018)

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
This position is responsible for entering information into Archtics (patron database); updating and correcting data as needed; processing donations and preparing deposits (back-up to Database and Fulfillment Manager); preparing donor acknowledgement letters; reconciling contributed income; coordinating benefits fulfillment for all donations and sponsorships – under the guidance of the Database and Fulfillment Manger; generating reports; collaborating with Database and Fulfilment Manager; supporting the HR and Office Systems Manager with IT, phone systems and office supplies; and general administrative support.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enter constituent data for all individuals and organizations, including address updates, constituent demographics, biographical information and relationship links
    • Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered
    • Enter returned mail address corrections or other such change of address notification
    • Extract information and export data to other software applications
    • Maintain donor records and new gift entry
    • Produce reports and assist with general analysis of data as it relates to fundraising and donor recognition
    • Assist with confidential research for update of businesses information, including contact persons for “Primary Contact” for businesses
    • Assist with conducting research on individuals, corporations, and foundations for prospect activity and maintain integrity of data
    • Assist with tracking all information for foundation letters of inquiry and proposals
    • Accurately record and track report dates as required for any funding source
    • Execute annual database clean-up activity with all program components of the financial fundraising systems or campaigns
  • Create daily batches of incoming pledges, gifts and pledge payments; apply each to correct donor, campaign, and fund in accordance with department procedures.
  • Process stock transfers and valuation of stock gifts
  • Create, process and send acknowledgement letters for every pledge or gift entered into the database.
  • Review and manage content, validity, and production of specific reports (batch detail report, daily audit reports, etc.) created and used by the North Carolina Symphony
  • Conduct monthly reconciliations for contributed income accounts
  • Track and coordinate the benefits fulfillment and recognition details associated with grants, contracts, donations and sponsorships – which includes, among other tasks, submitting project request forms and coordinating production and accuracy of all signage; and producing and verifying the accuracy of all donor recognition lists
  • Provide training and usage assistance to staff on Archtics database, including answering questions about standard processes to new users
  • Produce invoices for donor accounts receivable
  • Clerical work such as copying letters, processing mailings and data entry
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Philanthropy Department and attend Philanthropy team meetings
  • Cover responsibilities of Database Manager when that person is on vacation or sick leave
  • Support HR and Office Systems Manager with IT, phone systems and office supplies
  • Other general office work as necessary
  • Attend and work out-of-office events as necessary, to include weekends and evenings

Administrative Support as Needed:

  • Assist in producing letters and envelopes for mass mailings
  • Provide related assistance as required for special projects

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.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

Experience:
The ideal candidate will have the ability to handle multiple information management projects simultaneously with proven success following data entry protocols. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential. The ability to handle confidential information with appreciation for the importance of protection of the privacy of donors and prospects is vital. Excellent data entry and typing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and donor databases.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong data entry skills using a database management system
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with appreciation for the importance of protection of the privacy of donors and prospects is vital
  • Ability to help create and run reports and assist in analyzing data and information
  • Excellent mathematical and computer skills as well as proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential
  • 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
  • Undergraduate degree with at least five years of experience in the non-profit field

TO APPLY:
Applicants are requested to send resume and cover letter to humanresources@ncsymphony.org and reference Information Processing and Fulfillment Manager in the subject line.

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, 403b Plan with employer match, and an employee assistance program.

No phone calls, please

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Operations Manager

Immediate Opening (December 2018)

POSITION: Operations Manager
DEPARTMENT: Artistic Operations
REPORTS TO: Artistic Planning Manager
REPORTING POSITIONS:Education and Operations interns and volunteers
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Non-Exempt

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
The Operations Manager delivers outstanding service to key areas of NCS Artistic Operations: Education, Operations and Personnel. The scope of responsibility for this position includes coordination of musician and guest artist logistics, coordination of auditions, communication with musicians, vendors, guest artist management and administrative staff, in addition to providing administrative support for the Artistic Operations department. The Operations Manager ensures all events are run smoothly, professionally, effectively, in a financially responsible manner and within the provisions of the orchestra’s Master Contract.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS

  • Manage guest artist logistics as assigned, including communication with artist managers, management of hotel and travel reservations, creation of itineraries, and onsite artist care
  • Assist the Artistic Planning Manager in timely payment of guest artists, cover conductors, and any vendors covered by the Artistic budget
  • Manage coordination of and communication with cover conductors
  • Assist Artistic Planning Manager with coordination of all pre-concert activities
  • Create and maintain an accurate master season schedule, rehearsal schedules, and program and artist information in OPAS
  • Serve in rotation of Artistic Operations staff duty at rehearsal and concert activities as assigned

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL

  • Serve as audition coordinator- manage all candidate communications and assist in orchestra auditions
  • Manage musician travel and touring logistics including booking of hotels and buses
  • Serve as Assistant Personnel Manager and as acting Personnel Manager on duty as assigned, including to runout venues and on tours
  • Create and distribute orchestra weekly and monthly schedules.

EDUCATION

  • Manage reservation and seating process for Education Concerts and Open Rehearsals.
  • Manage Education Department events, including Youth Concerto Competition, Teacher Workshop, Music Educator Awards and Masterclasses
  • Attend Education Concerts and serve on Concert Duty rotation as assigned
  • Manage Ensembles in the Schools, Music Discovery, Ovations and Instrument Zoo scheduling, transportation and on-site needs, as assigned
  • Manage the preparation of support materials such as the Teacher Handbook and Student Workbook
  • Attend Education Committee meetings

OTHER

  • Manage interns and volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Music. A minimum of 2 years’ orchestra administrative experience required.

      • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, are essential
      • Excellent clerical skills
      • Proficiency in OPAS preferred
      • 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
      • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
      • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment
      • Valid driver’s license required

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

No phone calls, please

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Part-Time Box Office Associate

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities for this multi-faceted role include answering incoming calls and transfer to specific extensions, process ticket orders both in person and via phone, fax, mail and online, processing ticket exchanges, Increase earned income through cross-sale and up-sale opportunities, assist 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Ability to organize, manage, and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with accuracy, timeliness, and enthusiasm
      • 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.

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

Gavin Brown
Box Office Manager
gbrown@ncsymphony.org

No phone calls, please

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