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Annual Fund Manager


The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all activities associated with the Annual Fund of the Richmond Symphony as well as other designated fundraising campaigns while providing careful attention to individual donors as well as the management of volunteer solicitors. Responsibilities include written and timely communications that solicit funds for the various campaigns throughout the year, as well as detailed management of social/special events for the purpose of prospecting, cultivation or stewardship. This position will encourage and direct fundraising and other external relationships consistent with Board of Director policies and long-range objectives. This position’s duties include development activities, such as, but not limited to:

 Planning and executing the Annual Fund drive
 Managing appropriate major donor communications
 Coordinating and supporting the Symphony’s volunteer solicitors
 Assisting with appropriate Board committee work
 Planning and implementation of donor cultivation events and activities

 Develops and executes Annual Fund solicitation strategies and campaigns to reach financial and participation targets.
Initiates and drives best practices for donor development, cultivation and acquisition.
 Assists with developing financial targets for individual funding strategies in the organization’s annual budget.
 Coordinates the gift solicitation efforts of the Board of Directors and other volunteer solicitors.
 Coordinates individual giving prospecting and tailored cultivation plans.
 Monitors weekly reports to ensure that all individual campaign goals are met.
 Crafts individual donor acknowledgments and related correspondence.
 Manages fulfillment of individual donor benefits.
 Provides Symphony staff support to select committees.
 Maintains a visible presence at concerts as appropriate within each series.
 Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of APC.

Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals.
 Experience with annual fund management, direct mail solicitation and related efforts
 Understanding of the donor cultivation process and the fundraising cycle
 Proven track record of effective time management, flexibility and strong organizational skills
 Commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility
 Ability to multi-task and meet simultaneous deadlines
 Ability to handle confidential conversation, correspondence and records
 Ability to relate to a diverse group of people including staff, board members and community members
 Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
 Ability to anticipate problems or to identify them before significant impact on service delivery, expenses or revenues
 3-5 years of fundraising experience

 Competitive benefits including health, dental and retirement
 Position will have work space in the Richmond Symphony office (parking provided).
 Work is performed in a fast paced office environment.
 Attendance and participation at concerts, events and activities will be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends with advance notice.
 The Richmond Symphony strives to create an environment that practices shared values inclusive of the following: Mutual Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Trust, Insistence on Excellence, Hunger for Success, Passion, Creativity and Fun.

To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to sdodson@richmondsymphony.com or fax to 804.788.1541. Phone calls will not be accepted.

One Year Per Service 3rd Flute/Pic*

DEPARTMENT: Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Steven Smith, Music Director

Announces the following Auditions:

One Year Per Service 3rd Flute/Pic*

September 8, 2014

Position requirements:

  • Highly qualified
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Conform to Code of Virginia public school standards

* One year, possibly permanent position

The Richmond Symphony is an equal opportunity employer. It reserves the right to dismiss any candidate who does not meet the required standards.

Third Flute/Piccolo Audition Repertoire, Richmond Symphony, 2014


Piccolo Solo:


Solo:      Vivaldi Concerto in C, P79, RV443 (Ricordi edition lists concerto as FVI, No. 4)

                                Mov’t II, Largo

                                Mov’t III, Allegro Molto


Piccolo Excerpts:


Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra

Mov’t III (Elegia)

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

Berlioz, Damnation of Faust-Minuet de follets (Will-O’the-Wisps)

Piccolo I-Beginning to No. 2; Presto e leggiero to the end

Rossini, Semiramidi

Ravel, Bolero-Piccolo I

Ravel, Mother Goose Suite

                Mov’t II, Petit Poucet, No. 7 to 8

Mov’t III, Laideronnette, No. 1 to 4 and No. 19 to the end

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 6

Mov’t I, Solo after No. 8 to 10

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 8

Mov’t II, Allegretto m. 65-113

Mov’t IV, Largo, m. 60-67

Stravinsky, Firebird (1919), Variation only

Tchiakovsky, Symphony No. 4

                Mov’t III, Scherzo

                Mov’t IV, Allegro con fuoco, m. 249-269

Tchiakovsky, Nutcracker Ballet

Chinese Dance, pick up to 33 to the end

(Note correction: picc doubles flute I 2x on theme)

Mahler, Symphony No. 2, flute 3/piccolo I part

Mov’t IV, ”Urlicht” No. 4-5

Mov’t V, “Der Grosse Appell” No. 30-31


Flute Excerpts:


First Flute:         Beethoven, Leonore No. 3,

                                                Opening through m. 24

                                                Solo, measures 328-360

                                Brahms, Symphony No. 4

Mov’t IV, measures 89-105

                                Bizet, Carmen


Second Flute:    Dvorak, Symphony No. 9

                                                Mov’t I (doubling Piccolo)

Third Flute:       Tchiakovsky, Nutcracker Ballet, Mirlitons         

Highly qualified applicants please email a one page resume by August 1 to: Paul Pietrowski, Personnel Manager auditions@richmondsymphony.com