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Personnel Manager
Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra

 Job Summary:

The Personnel Manager, a full time position, manages all personnel functions of the orchestra on and off stage, and serves as a liaison between management, musicians and the musicians’ union.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Essential functions include hiring of all musicians, maintaining musician rosters, coordinating with RSO librarian and Operations Team Assistant for music and hotel assignments, processing and tracking leave requests, adherence to the Master Agreement, administering musician payroll, co-administering musician insurance and pension benefits, arranging and overseeing all audition processes and procedures, maintaining musician contact lists, and processing unemployment claims.  The Personnel Manager is expected to attend all RSO services.


The successful candidate will have superior organizational skills with a strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks, possess excellent writing and computer skills, and be able to multitask.  S/he will have the ability to deal with a multitude of different types of personalities in a calm and efficient manner.  S/he will have a working knowledge of musicians’ collective bargaining agreements and orchestra industry practices and traditions.  A great sense of humor is a plus!  A college bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with professional orchestral experience and/or experience in orchestra personnel administration.  Computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software systems (i.e. OPAS) are required.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, long term disability, self-funded dental insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) account, and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Organization Description:

The Richmond Symphony was founded in 1957 by a small, dedicated group of music-lovers who desired to provide Central Virginia with a professional orchestra. The Symphony performed only three concerts in its inaugural season; today, the orchestra makes more than 200 public appearances each season. Operating on a $5.9 million budget, the Richmond Symphony employs 37 core and 32 Per-Service musicians for a 39 week season.

Location: Richmond, VA

Application Deadline: April 5, 2017

Contact Name: Laura Adams ladams@richmondsymphony.com

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to the address above or mail to: Laura Adams, Director of Orchestral Operations, Richmond Symphony, 612 East Grace Street, Suite 401, Richmond, VA 23219.  No phone inquiries, please.