- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Computer literacy, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint and Access.
- Must possess excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and establish priorities.
- Previous administrative experience and strong classical music background desired.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend work; extra hours required for auditions.
- Ability to maintain a sense of humor and work well with a variety of people in a fast-paced environment.
- Discreet attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality a must.
To apply, please visit our website at www.sfsymphony.org. Under the About Us tab, go to the Careers and Auditions page and click on “View administrative job listings.” Search for this job and click on “Apply for this Position” to submit your resume and cover letter.
The San Francisco Symphony is committed to cultivating an environment of inclusion, equity, and diversity for our staff, musicians, patrons, and community. As leaders and innovators of our inherited tradition of orchestral music, we acknowledge our responsibility to identify and dismantle the oppressive barriers that we have historically maintained. We resolve to hold ourselves accountable, devote resources, and embrace change by centering racial equity and listening to and learning from marginalized voices.
We recognize that this is an ongoing, sometimes uncomfortable practice, and continue to learn and evolve. We welcome applicants who are enthusiastic to join us on this journey.
The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S. In December 2018, the San Francisco Symphony announced a new artistic leadership model with Esa-Pekka Salonen’s appointment as its Music Director Designate along with a group of eight Collaborative Partners from a variety of cultural realms. Salonen began his appointment as the SFS's 12th Music Director in September 2020, at which time Michael Tilson Thomas became the Orchestra's first Music Director Laureate, following his remarkable 25-year tenure as Music Director. Under Salonen’s artistic direction, the Orchestra is a leading presence among American orchestras at home and around the world, celebrated for its artistic excellence, creative performance concepts, active touring, award-winning recordings, and standard-setting education programs.
The San Francisco Symphony presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 450,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall and through its active national and international touring. A cornerstone of the organization's mission, the San Francisco Symphony's education programs are the most extensive offered by any American orchestra today, providing free comprehensive music education to every first- through fifth- grade student in the San Francisco public schools, and serving more than 75,000 children, students, educators, and families annually. The SFS has won such recording awards as France's Grand Prix du Disque and Britain's Gramophone Award, as well as 15 Grammy Awards. In 2004, the SFS launched the multimedia Keeping Score on PBS-lV and the web. In 2014, the SFS inaugurated SoundBox, a new experimental performance venue and music series located backstage at Davies Symphony Hall. SFS radio broadcasts, the first in the nation to feature symphonic music when they began in 1926, today carry the Orchestra's concerts across the country.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, the San Francisco Symphony will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
The San Francisco Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.