Artistic Openings

Colorado Symphony Assistant Conductor

Position Announcement

The Colorado Symphony seeks a dynamic Assistant Conductor whose responsibilities will include leading programs in all genres including pops, holiday, seasonal, community, and education; acting as cover conductor; and performing other conducting and non-conducting duties as assigned. This position will offer full-time employment beginning September 2018. 

Candidates must have meaningful orchestral conducting experience in a professional or academic setting, a broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and programming, be fluent and articulate in English, have a collaborative spirit, and be willing to reside in the Denver metro region. Candidates must also be willing and effective public advocates for the Colorado Symphony and should be comfortable engaging with the public both formally and informally. 

About the Colorado Symphony

One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. 

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit the following by email by the closing date of March 1, 2018 to Emily Scott, Director of Artistic Administration, at No phone calls.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter, including contact information for three professional references
  • Links to high-quality videos of the applicant conducting 3 contrasting works, including at least one from the 20th or 21st century. Please include rehearsal footage of at least one of the selected works.
    • If videos are sent via a password-protected channel or site, such as YouTube, candidates must provide all log in information in the body of their application email
    • To send files via Dropbox, please use the following link:
    • All file names must include the name of the applicant. Example: John Smith _Conducting File 1

Audition Information

Individuals chosen to participate in the audition process will be notified by March 21, 2018. Auditions will take place on April 24 – 25, 2018 in Denver, CO. Candidates will need to provide their own transportation and housing. The Symphony will provide suggestions on nearby hotels offering reduced rates.

Principal Cello (Tenure Track)
Section Cello (Tenure Track)

Music Director Brett Mitchell announces auditions for:
Principal AND Section Cello (Tenure Track)

Start Date: September 1, 2018

Highly qualified applicants email a one-page résumé to and include instrument in the subject line. Attach your resume as a PDF labeled with your first and last name.

Application and résumé must be received by March 21, 2018. NO PHONE CALLS.

*Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Administrative Openings

Digital Media Coordinator

Reports To: Chief Marketing Officer
Area of Responsibility: Digital Media, Web, Mobile, & Social Media
Status: Full Time, Salaried

Basic Function: The Digital Media Coordinator’s primary goal is to support the mission of the Colorado Symphony and under the direction of the Chief Marketing Officer, support day-to-day activities of the marketing program in all digital capacity; this includes traditional digital media promotions, communications, tracking and reporting, and new media management. High energy, attention to detail, strong communication skills, imagination, and timeliness are all critical elements of this position. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Email, SEO/SEM, Website graphics, & Social Media 
    1. Support all digital communications executed by the Colorado Symphony Marketing Team under the leadership of the Chief Marketing Officer. Includes, but not limited to: digital e-communications through email (eNotes-weeky), Subscriber emails, follow up communication to all patron attendees per event, concert reminder emails, and special exclusive eblasts to support all Colorado Symphony Department Head communications.
    2. Manage list pulls in Tessitura Ticketing System for digital communications. Will work with Information Services to manage constituent lists and list acquisition.
    3. Manage monthly reporting of CTR and open rate of emails, views and ROI on digital campaigns, quarterly assessment of SEO/SEM google keywords and campaigns.
    4. Monitor the progress of all campaigns and provide progress reports for digital initiatives on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, the Colorado Symphony blog, Issuu, and all other additional digital 3rd-party resources. 
    5. Manage success tracking on remarketing campaigns and digital display campaigns with the Chief Marketing Officer. 
    6. Coordinate the social media content calendar and promotional media strategy of the Colorado Symphony eNotes, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, youtube, and additional evolving social media platforms. 
    7. Prepare all marketing collateral, including launch plan to promote concerts, events, and significant announcements. 
    8. Prepare/edit graphics for and its mobile site. Will work with Information Services on this endeavor. 
    9. Utilize online media database and monitoring service to promote initiatives on Social Media. 
    10. Coordinate with the Chief Marketing Officer to execute media kits and package information in response to requests for information, interviews and photographs from the media or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source. (Work closely with Information Services, Digital Media, and Public Relations). 
    11. Maintain external calendars and internal promotional calendars. 
    12. Monitor social activity, messages, and comments on Colorado Symphony social media
      1. Actively engage audience 
      2. Maintain calendar of posts and content to be approved/reviewed by Chief Marketing Officer 
      3. Report on significant happenings on social media and build a quarterly analysis of all platforms 
  2. Social Media 
    1. Manage content and message of social media in coordination with Digital Media Coordinator and Director of Media and Public Relations. 
    2. Generate copy, content, and scheduling of Social Media communications for review by the Chief Marketing Officer 
    3. Manage the overall budget of social media spends and campaigning on social and digital media with the Chief Marketing Officer 
    4. Utilize online monitoring service to identify and implement ideas for social media tactics with the Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Media and Public Relations 
    5. Work with musicians and staff to generate content for social media 
  3. Operational Direction and Management – Public Relations 
    1. Serve as communication liaison to a network of paid media partners, advertising reps, and community partners that assist in promotion of CSA events. 
    2. Increase awareness of CSA community initiatives including outreach, and discount ticketing initiatives. 
    3. Integrate branding and campaign strategies to all media. 
    4. Represent the CSA at community events as appropriate. 
    5. Connect to vital community organizations whose mission aligns with that of the CSA. 
    6. Manage contract partnerships and paid media spending annually. 

Internal Business Operations

  1. Budget and planning:
    1. Track invoicing on paid projects 
  2. Board of Trustees:
    1. Works with Director Team to prepare strategic direction and implementation plans for CSA media and research and statistics on media consumption. 
  3.  Other Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly. 
    2. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Marketing Officer 
    3. Attend civic and cultural events in the community, as needed; represent the CSA by speaking at public events, as requested. 
    4. Assist with marketing endeavors on and offsite to promote concerts and initiatives; as needed. 
    5. Keep abreast of recent research on e-marketing techniques and social media campaigns maintain a collection of current resource materials.


  1. Education:
    Bachelor’s degree in digital media management, digital media, graphic design, marketing, communications; or related field or comparable work experience.

  2. Experience:
    2+ years’ experience in marketing for the arts in music or performing arts background. Must have experience in high-volume production promotions and social media management. 

  3. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    1. · Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills. 
    2. Ability to create and improve operational efficiency. 
    3. Demonstrated ability to execute strategies that resulted in sustained long-term growth. 
    4. Outstanding business leadership skills in directing, leading and participating in the growth and expansion of the business. 
    5. The ability to interact with other Coordinators to provide consultative support for planning initiatives through financial and management information 
    6. Experience in non-profit performing arts industry preferred. 
    7. Appreciation for orchestral music. 
    8. Some degree of knowledge of classical music, how an orchestra works and performing arts world in general. 
    9. Ability to direct the creation on innovative, ideas-centric content. 
    10. Demonstrated experience with social media and content marketing 
    11. Ability to proofread material and perform research. 
    12. Works independently, collaboratively and creatively meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
    13. Maintains confidentiality.

  4. Equipment to be used:
    Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint applications. Tessitura & SharePoint. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software for design and production preferred.

  5. Physical Demands:
    Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume by February 16, 2018 to with Digital Media Coordinator in subject line. Applications may only be accepted electronically via the above email address. Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status. 

*Colorado Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer*