Employment

The Seattle Symphony employs a talented and dedicated administrative staff.

We only accept applications for open positions as listed below.

Community Connections Intern
Marketing & Sales Intern
Part-Time Sales Representative
Part-Time Soundbridge Discovery Coordinator
Soundbridge Programs Intern


Community Connections Intern

Position Overview: Internship Overview: The intern will work with the Education department to gain real-world experience supporting one of the Symphony’s signature programs, Community Connections, which builds bridges between the Symphony and diverse communities across the Puget Sound Region through access to concert tickets, music making, and co-created community performances. The intern will also gain an introductory understanding of symphony orchestra administration and the role of education and community programs within the organization. This is an unpaid position.

Reports to: VP of Education and Community Engagement, Community Partnerships Manager

Supervises: N/A

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Communicating with partner organizations – selecting and offering comp tickets, following up for feedback, and answering general questions
  • Track concert attendance in Tessitura
  • Work with Ticket Office to secure concert tickets
  • Assist the Community Partnerships Manager with special projects such as pre-concert events and creative projects
  • Attend community site visits as available and help research potential community partners

Qualifications:

  • Students or recent graduates with major(s) in music, music education, social work, education, arts administration, or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Flexibility to work empathetically with a wide variety of people from different social backgrounds
  • Knowledge of music and experience in cultural partnerships preferred

Apply to: : Submit resume, learning objectives, and your availability to jobs@seattlesymphony.org

Position: Unpaid Internship




Marketing & Sales Intern

Position Overview: The intern will work with the Marketing departments to gain real-world experience at a major symphony orchestra. This task-oriented, part-time, unpaid internship is 16-20 hours per week. Minimum commitment of eight weeks taking place between mid-March and May.

DEGREE AND ACCESSIBILITY OF SUPERVISION:Work independently and with team. Meet to assign projects daily; supervisors welcome questions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this period (above) the intern will have learned:
• Characteristics of a nonprofit organization and the role of marketing within a nonprofit organization
• Introductory understanding of nonprofit marketing as a career as well as the basics of how to develop a marketing campaign
• Knowledge of the everyday workings of a nonprofit including an understanding of a professional office environment

End date for application is May 23, 2014

Reports to: Marketing Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist Marketing department in preparation for the Seattle Symphony season including creating media plans; content creation for brochures, blog and eNews; writing marketing copy, organizing sample files, developing scheduling documents, preparing guest artist files, concert planning binders, and Seattle Symphony publications.
  • Assist Marketing department with the development of the 2014-2015 Campus club program by reaching out to universities, creating a marketing plan for the program that includes production timelines and market research.
  • Provide additional departmental support as needed

Qualifications:

  • In pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business administration or related field. Preference given to college juniors or above.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and marketing programs
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of research methods
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail

Apply to: jobs@seattlesymphony.org or fax to (206) 215-4701

Position: Part-Time unpaid




Part-Time Sales Representative

Position Overview: This part-time position supports the various aspects of the Seattle Symphony Sales Campaign. This position reports to the Senior Sales Manager.

The Seattle Symphony is an environmentally sensitive employer and strives to keep carbon emissions to the lowest possible levels. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications electronically, rather than by surface mail.

A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.

Reports to: Senior Sales Manager

Supervises: N/A

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sell subscription, special event and holiday concert tickets to a variety of previous and prospective Seattle Symphony patrons in a helpful, friendly and accurate manner.
  • Responsible for learning and using the procedures outlined in training/ orientation concerning lead management, deadlines and customer services. Participate in all training sessions.
  • Meet both individual and team subscription goals. This person must sell an average of $40 per hour in sales per week to maintain employment.
  • Proactively provide current subscription, special event and holiday concert information to patrons.
  • Support the customer service policies of the Seattle Symphony by solving patron problems and special needs in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Update information on patron accounts.
  • Support ticket sales operations through use of ticketing and phone systems.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sales Manager.

Qualifications:

  • This position requires strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to follow directions, and willingness to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to complete all sales calls in the manner and time indicated by the Sales Manager.
  • Willing to work flexible hours, 16 to 32 hours per week.
  • Previous sales and customer service experience a plus.
  • Shift hours are 9am to 1pm, 1pm to 5pm and 5pm to 9pm, Monday thru Thursday and must be available to work alternate Saturday morning shifts.
  • Previous experience in fundraising preferred.

Apply to: jobs@seattlesymphony.org or fax to (206) 215-4701

Position: Part - Time




Part-Time Soundbridge Discovery Coordinator

Position Overview: Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center is a unique education space that inspires musical curiosity, creation, and exploration. A Soundbridge Discovery Coordinator is an outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic individual who acts as the public face of Soundbridge and works to create a welcoming, accessible, safe and secure environment. Basic knowledge of orchestra instruments is important to help visitors explore and interact with the space while ensuring the safety of visitors and the security of the objects and exhibits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent and friendly customer service. Discovery Coordinators are expected to welcome guests; respond to guest inquiries in person, over the phone and email; provide information about Soundbridge and Seattle Symphony programs and events.
  • Process sales and records accurately in Tessitura - track attendance, sales and class visits.
  • Soundbridge maintenance: maintain the gallery by keeping it orderly, putting instruments in their proper location and keeping instruments tuned and clean and reporting any damage to a supervisor.
  • Facilitate instrument exploration – provide assistance to Soundbridge guests by demonstrating how to play instruments or by telling them facts about the instruments or the culture they are from. Care for the safety of both guests and instruments by monitoring the use and activities of guests by asking them to respectfully interact with the instruments.
  • Time Commitment - Soundbridge Discovery Coordinators are needed during all hours of Soundbridge operation. Discovery Coordinators are expected to work a minimum of 2-4 shifts per week, preferably the same shift every week. Attendance at monthly staff meetings required. Evening and weekend availability a plus.

Qualifications:

  • College degree – and/or equivalent years of experience
  • Must be friendly and have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with visitors, staff, volunteers and musicians
  • Ability to problem solve and interpret written and verbal instructions
  • Enjoy working with people – especially children
  • Willingness to become actively involved in the Soundbridge programs

Apply to: jobs@seattlesymphony.org or fax to (206) 215-4701

Position: Part-Time




Soundbridge Programs Intern

Position Overview: The intern will work with the Seattle Symphony Education department to gain real-world experience at a major symphony orchestra. This project-oriented, part-time, unpaid internship is 16-20 hours per week with flexibility for class schedules. No telecommuting. Resumes without cover letter indicating intern’s learning objectives will not be considered.
BEGINNING AND END DATES OF INTERNSHIP: mid-June – mid-September
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this period (above) the intern will have learned:
• Characteristics of a nonprofit organization and the role of Education and Community Engagement in a arts nonprofit organization
• Introductory understanding of education arts administration as a career as well as the basics of how to curate educational programs for families and schools.
• Knowledge of the everyday workings of a nonprofit including an understanding of a professional office environment

Reports to: Family Programs Manager

Supervises: N/A

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist Family Programs Manager with development of the 2014-2015 Soundbridge school programs curriculum for Seattle Symphony Teaching Artists
  • Assist with the production of the Summer Teaching Artists retreat in Soundbridge
  • Provide support to prepare for the upcoming 2014-2015 season in Soundbridge
  • Attend Soundbridge community events as available and help research potential partnership opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • In pursuit of a degree in music performance, music education, music therapy, education, or related field. Preference given to college juniors or above
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of music, education and experience working with children preferred

Apply to: jobs@seattlesymphony.org

Position: Unpaid Internship




Seattle Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.