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


Jessica Ryou*


Eileen Wynne
The Harvey At-Large Chair


Erin Zehngut
The J. Felix Arnold Chair


Violin II

The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair


Associate Principal
The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair


Qi Cao








Samuel Gold
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


Bonnie Thron
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
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



John Ilika
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



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
Assistant Principal
The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair



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



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



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



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


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:



  • 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.

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

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

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.



  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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

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

No phone calls, please


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.

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.


      • 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

No phone calls, please


Human Resources and Office Systems Manager

Immediate Opening (November 2018)
Closing Date: November 9, 2018

POSITION: Human Resources and Office Systems Manager
DEPARTMENT: Finance & Administration
REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO
North Carolina Symphony (State of North Carolina Employee)

Candidates must apply through the State of North Carolina via the following link:


Job Number: 60083936

Primary job responsibilities are to manage human resources, Information Technology, and office administration for the North Carolina Symphony (NCS). This position will work closely with the Accounting and Payroll Manager as well as the Senior Vice president for Finance, Administration & CFO to manage all benefits, coordinate IT support, and manage office operations. The NCS administrative staff has 35 employees (eight of which are Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Employees). The orchestra has 65 full-time musicians and more than 150 part-time musicians. The Human Resources and Office Manager position is instrumental in the coordination of activities between the administrative and artistic operations of NCS.



      • Manage human resources policies and procedures for NCS.
      • Work closely with CFO to review, analyze, select, and administer benefits and ensure NCS is adhering to all state and federal laws and regulations. Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting Human Resource functions such as OSHA, EEO, ERISA, Wage and Hour laws. Monitor exposure of objectives for the NCS. Direct the preparation of information requested or required for compliance.
      • Maintain records and prepare annual government reports.
      • Participate with senior management in NCS human resource planning processes to evaluate and implement staffing and wage structures and effective job designs.
      • Manage recruiting practices and procedures. Post job openings, place external advertisement for open staff positions, and assist managers in recruiting including, but not limited to, conducting screening interviews and conducting background checks.
      • Work with CFO to coordinate staff training and professional development opportunities (including employee orientation) which address the needs of NSC. Identify outside training resources as necessary.
      • Work closely with CFO to evaluate and implement all employee benefit programs and services including but not limited to advising staff/musicians concerning benefits; ensuring that required disclosure is provided to plan participants; approving monthly premium statements for payment; filing appropriate benefit forms; and processing long term disability claims, retirements, employee verifications, instrument insurance claims, workers’ compensation claims, and life insurance claims.
      • Work with CFO to resolve employment-related issues. Assist CFO with terminations, participating as necessary, protecting the interests of employees and the NCS in accordance with both NCS policies and governmental laws and regulations.
      • Recommend specific practices necessary to establish and maintain a positive employer-employee environment and promote a high level of employee morale.
      • Maintain centralized staff and musician human resources records.
      • Manage online benefits portal.
      • Maintain an ongoing performance appraisal program.
      • Manage employer and employee retirement plans, including appropriate governance.
      • Maintain annual benefits and salary budgets.
      • Maintain employee Personnel Policies and Handbook for Administrative Staff
      • Manage Timesheets, Vacation, and Sick Leave for employees; coordinate payroll implications with Accounting and Payroll Manager.
      • Assist Accounting and Payroll Manager with preparation of W2’s.

Work closely with DNCR’s HR department to coordinate payroll and benefits and communication with State employees working for NCS

      • Hiring
      • Payroll and benefits set-up
      • Annual and mid-year reviews
      • Online and in-person training of NCS state employees
      • Benefits administration
      • Training for staff (state and non-state) serving as supervisors of state employees

Recommend innovative approaches, procedures, and technology to continually improve efficiency of the organization.

      • Serve as liaison with IT service provider to:
        • Manage Metro Ethernet and wireless network and server
        • Conduct maintenance and updates
        • Assist in maintaining software
        • Arrange training
        • Troubleshoot as needed
        • Manage laptops and projectors
        • Notify staff regarding any changes or problems
        • Set-up new staff and interns with e-mail
      • Coordinate with Phone System Provider
        • Set-up new users on the phone system
        • Train staff as applicable
        • Coordinate outgoing messages with applicable staff
        • Report and manage technical problems
        • Manage and update accounting software
      • Order office supplies, coordinating with applicable staff based on needs and in context of overall budget. Negotiate the purchase of office supplies and furniture, office equipment, etc., for the entire staff in accordance with company purchasing policies and budgetary restrictions.
      • Ensure efficient operation of office equipment including copiers and printers
      • Manage archiving of Finance Department files.
      • Work closely with US Postal Service for mail delivery and pick-up.
      • Responsible for the office day-to-day operations (such as distributing building access keys and security access fobs, etc.).
      • Manage technology for internal office moves.

Serve as back-up for Accounting and Payroll Manager for payroll functions

      • Staff and Musician Payroll
      • Retirement Plan payments
      • H.S.A. plan employer and employee payments
      • Federal and state withholding and payments


      • General Knowledge of HR guidelines and benefits administration; ability to assist with compliance pertinent to rules, regulations and laws
      • Knowledge and experience with spreadsheets, accounting software and word processing
      • Experience with coordination of IT hardware and software
      • Familiarity with IRS rules and regulations
      • Excellent analytical skills
      • Office and equipment management experience
      • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously with accuracy and timeliness
      • Excellent oral and written communications skills and highly developed organizational skills
      • Undergraduate degree with at least 10 years of experience


      • Professional and thorough benefits administration
      • Seamless office operations
      • Proactive HR support for all NCS state employees
      • Customer service approach to supporting the North Carolina Symphony staff


Major Gifts and Planned Giving Coordinator

Immediate Opening (September 2018)

The Major Gifts & Planned Giving Coordinator is an essential member of a two-person team that is responsible for securing $2.2 million in major gifts in the 2019 fiscal year and increasing financial support from major givers ($10,000+) and legacy donors to support the Symphony’s mission and programs. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, the Major Gifts & Planned Giving Coordinator takes a lead role in prospect research, donor relations, reporting, scheduling and database entry for the major gifts and planned giving programs. This position serves as a prospect researcher for the Philanthropy department, and helps coordinate the Symphony’s stewardship and recognition of our highest level supporters.

Salary is commensurate with the level of experience that the North Carolina Symphony is seeking. 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: Major Gifts and Planned Giving Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Philanthropy
REPORTS TO: Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Non-Exempt


      • Guided by the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, coordinate and implement the strategies of an effective major gifts and planned giving program and support the development of a robust pipeline of prospective donors.
      • Guide preparation of research profiles and prospect review meetings.
      • Assist in planning and execution of all individual concert sponsor events as well as individual donor cultivation and stewardship events, supervise volunteers, and represent the Philanthropy team at these events. Participate in concert duty on a regular basis.
      • Work with the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving to develop the North Carolina Symphony’s planned giving program and Lamar Stringfield Society legacy group including management of digital and hardcopy mailings, collateral, and marketing materials.
      • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to carry out strategies and activities to increase patron value, loyalty and engagement.
      • Assist with the development and/or preparation of printed materials, digital materials, meeting information, patron event items as requested and in support of the Philanthropy Department’s work, with a focus on major gifts and planned giving.
      • Provide administrative support for the Major Gifts and Planned Giving program:
        • Coordinate and support the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving, the Vice President of Philanthropy and the CEO in campaign planning and execution.
        • Provide support for the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving through maintenance of proposal and sponsorship calendars, managing production schedules, scheduling visits, and maintaining thorough and accurate donor files.
        • Support the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving in creating proposals, donor meetings, donor relations, and sending appeals, acknowledgement letters and general correspondence in a timely fashion.
        • Ensure acknowledgement letters are copied, filed and mailed in a timely manner.
        • Provide up-to-date reporting on fundraising progress and contacts with donors to the Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving and the Vice President of Philanthropy and manage the entry of reports into the database.
        • Work collaboratively with department members to track major, planned, estate and endowment gifts to ensure proper donor recognition and stewardship.

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
      • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience in fundraising, prospect research and/or donor relations
      • Superior verbal and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal, relationship and customer service skills
      • Excellent judgement and professionalism in dealing with people, being collaborative, responsive and supportive
      • Experience working with high level donors and trustees
      • 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
      • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with ability to work independently
      • 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 Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
      • Ability to travel and work outside traditional office hours
      • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to:
Rebecca Watkins
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612

No phone calls, please