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The Cape Symphony & Conservatory employs approximately 75 musicians, more than 60 educators and artists and a team of professionals to help create, administer and support its vibrant concert season, arts programs at two campuses and educational programs throughout the Cape & Islands community. 

Current Job Opportunities

Date:                            June 6, 2016


Title: Operations and Personnel Manager

Position / Fee: Full time / salary commensurate with experience
Reports to: Primary:  Director of Artistic Operations and Artistic Director and Conductor
Secondary:  COO

Summary: Execute all production details for concerts and events. 
Administer Cape Symphony musician personnel requirements.
Oversee Librarian and Stage Manager


  • 1-3 years working for a performing arts organization
  • Ability to read music
  • Knowledge of classical music repertoire a plus
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Meet deadlines
  • Computer skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work well under pressure and with multiple deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Occasional heavy lifting  


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Coordinate annual concert season schedule with venues, in consultation with the Director of Artistic Operations and Artistic Director.
  • Execute the Artistic Director’s vision for concert performances, including special lighting, video, etc.
  • Attend all concerts and rehearsals.
  • Ensure that rehearsals and concerts are properly staffed (back of house) in conjunction with Stage Manager. 
  • Coordinate rehearsal orders with Artistic Director and all stage changes with Stage Manager for efficient flow of rehearsals and concerts.
  • Assure compliance with artists’ contracts and technical riders in conjunction with Stage Manager.
  • Coordinate arrangements with guest artists including accommodations and travel. 
  • Ensure guest artist’s special requirements are met.
  • Provide concert detail documentation to Marketing and assist Marketing as needed to complete all program publications.
  • Prepare Concert Operations budget annually, including Symphony Presents budgets in conjunction with Director of Artistic Operations and the COO.


  • Prepare and distribute musician newsletters and communications – including season calendar, repertoire list, and weekly rehearsal schedules.
  • Create and maintain list of active and approved substitutes. Use this list to track and record substitute history and notate comments/recommendations from Artistic Director, principals and section players.
  • Engage all substitute or extra players, subject to approval of Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Operations
  • Prepare and send Engagement Notice and Guidelines when substitute musician is engaged.
  • Provide Director of Artistic Operations and Stage Manager completed and/or updated personnel lists in advance of each rehearsal and concert.
  • Administer system of rotation for string players.
  • For rehearsals and concerts arrive 1 hour early.
  • Take attendance at all Cape Symphony services.
  • Make any announcements to the musicians one minute prior to the beginning of rehearsals.
  • Start and end rehearsals and breaks on time.
  • During all services, remain accessible to musicians, stage manager and Artistic Director.
  • Remain in performance venue until musicians have departed.
  • Prepare and submit payroll information after each concert cycle. 
  • Obtain Artistic Director approval for any requests for absence.  
  • Maintain file/spreadsheet of musician absences and requests for absence. 
  • Notify Artistic Director of any last minute absences.
  • Coordinate all details relating to auditions: schedule and post audition announcements, organize, attend, and proctor all auditions.

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to: Carlotta Surette, NO PHONE INQUIRIES.

Apply by:   6/27/2016 





There are no other auditions occurring at this time, but please check back regularly for new opportunities. The Cape Symphony is a per-service orchestra.If you wish to be considered as a supplemental musician:

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