Musician Openings

Brett Mitchell, Music Director

Announces auditions for:

Assistant/Utility Horn

4th/Utility Horn

(Tenure Track Positions)

Audition is scheduled for Monday, January 15th, 2018
Assistant/Utility Horn to start at winning candidate’s earliest availability. 4th/Utility Horn to start July 1st, 2018.

Highly qualified applicants mail a one-page résumé to:

Auditions@coloradosymphony.org
Include in subject line "Horn Audition"

Application/resume must be RECEIVED by December 18, 2017
NO PHONE CALLS

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Administrative Openings

Advancement Services Manager

Job Location: Colorado Symphony Administrative Office (1245 Champa, Denver, Colorado 80204)
Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
Status: Full-Time Salaried

Basic Function

The position has the overall responsibility of managing the Tessitura database to include tracking and reporting of all individual, corporate and foundation partners.  Provide full services support for all Advancement campaigns, including tracking next steps, pledge commitments, solicitation strategy management and reporting. Will create and implement strategies to ensure individual and corporate giving revenue targets are hit, in direct consultation with Senior Managers and CAO, while maintaining high flexibility in response to shifting priorities. If needed, represents the organization at public events to enhance relationships in the community and to build the donor base. Works collaboratively with all internal departments to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Tessitura Database Management

1. Identify, develop, implement and maintain database policies and procedures related to all fundraising activities.
2. Develop, implement, and manage internal systems to support prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with strong emphasis on major gifts prospect management.

Tracking and Reporting

3. Collaborate with the CEO, COO and Advancement staff to develop and generate reports regularly from Tessitura to ensure all have efficient, effective tracking systems to support Advancement activities, including:

• Individual, Corporate and Foundation giving campaigns
• Prospects, renewals, lapsed donors
• Additional reports to support Committees of the Board

4. Gift Processing
a. Interface with finance department and general-ledger accounting staff regarding gift entry, gift posting, fund creation, gift restrictions and audit reporting.
b. Generate acknowledgement letters; routing the letters to the Chief Operating Officer to review and sign. Make corrections while update database and mail letters immediately.
c. Responsible for maintaining accurate account data and updating contact information when necessary.

5. Donor Recognition
a. Responsible for updating Soundings and the Symphony Ball program with appropriate donor acknowledgement. Work with the Marketing Department and event coordinator in coordinating the timeline.
b. Annually coordinates the production of the Donor Recognition Plaque in the lobby.
c. Work with COO to create a project plan, then review YTD giving and track donor benefits for all donors giving in the database system.

6. Collaboration
a. Work with Advancement and other departments to identify funding opportunities and efficiency improvements that support CSA programs and revenue goals.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred or significant work experience.

Experience: 2+ Years working with Tessitura
2+ years of experience in areas related to individual giving. preferred
2+ years of experience in areas related to major gifts, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have exceptional Tessitura knowledge.
 Must have excellent written, verbal and analytic skills; Exceptional interpersonal skills, in person and phone, with patrons, trustees, staff and volunteers. Consistent professionalism at the highest level with great donor sensitivity; Flexibility in response to daily shifting priorities; Demonstrated success in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies with knowledge of fundraising best practices; Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas, as well as autonomously managing projects; Knowledge of the Colorado Symphony’s season programs and offerings; Ability to create and improve operational efficiency; Able to work in a faced paced environment; Experience in non-profit performing arts industry preferred; Background in classical music preferred.

Equipment to be used: Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint applications, Tessitura & SharePoint.

Physical Demands: Must be able to handle the physical demands commensurate with an active administrative position and concert schedule including lifting to 25 lbs. of equipment.

Transportation: Personal vehicle necessary to transport equipment to off-site events.

Availability: Evening and weekend hours required from time to time.

TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 28, 2017 to:  Jobs@coloradosymphony.org with Advancement Services Manager 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.

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


Manager of Finance

Job Location: Colorado Symphony Administrative Office (1245 Champa, Denver, Colorado 80204)
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Status: Full-Time Salaried

Basic Function

To ensure the integrity of financial reports, analyze and summarize the financial results of the Colorado Symphony Association (CSA).  The Manager of Accounting assists in managing the CSA’s accounting and financial functions.  Resolves daily financial questions and alerts senior management to issues of financial impact.   The Manager of Accounting works collaboratively with all internal departments to achieve enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music, especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Daily Finance

1. Manages third party payroll system, processes bi-weekly payroll and all benefit payments.
2. Interacts with each employee of the CSA in a cooperative manner and treats all with respect.  Communicates, both internally and externally, in a professional and courteous manner.
3. Examines and verifies data, distributes and posts same to proper accounts.
4. Acts as a back-up for processing accounts payable, including incoming invoices, data entry, and obtaining appropriate approvals.
5. Acts as a back-up for processing weekly check runs.
6. Acts as a back-up for distributing mail, preparing daily check logs and cash summary.
7. Reconciles and balances assigned general ledger accounts.
8. Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.
9. Verifies, allocates, and posts details of business transactions to appropriate accounts.
10. Assists the Senior Manager of Accounting in the proper filing of all financial and related information.
11. Traces and adjusts errors in accounts and ledgers.

Payroll

1. Processes bi-weekly payroll and interfaces with payroll service provider on annual reporting or other related payroll activities.

Audits, Tax Return & Outside Reporting

1. Assists Senior Manager of Accounting and Chief Financial Officer as needed.

Human Resources

1. Assists Chief Administrative Officer with human resources function as needed.

Budget and Planning

1. Assists the CFO in developing and managing the department’s budget in accordance with guidelines set by the CFO; Approves all check/payment requests for all budgeted and non-budgeted expenses; Assists the CFO in finance reporting to the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting

Experience: 2+ years accounting experience preferred; Accounting experience or education in the nonprofit field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong organization, communication and leadership skills.  Good listener, proactive, and collaborative problem-solver; Accurate and detail oriented; Ability to build and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with all internal and external stakeholders; Strong customer service orientation and commitment to quality; Discipline to meet deadlines, decisive; Takes initiative; focus on solutions; self-starter; Strong computer skills to understand the organization’s standard operating system, word processing and spreadsheet applications, accounting system, payroll system, data management and Internet access; Understand and adhere to the need for confidentiality; Ability to work professionally in an occasionally stressful environment.

Equipment to be used: Microsoft software including word and Excel applications. Financial Edge, Tessitura, and SharePoint knowledge preferred. 10-key calculator.

Availability:

 Evening and weekend hours required from time to time.

TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 28, 2017 to:  Jobs@coloradosymphony.org with Manager of Finance 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.

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


Manager of Publicity & Community Relations (publicist)

Job Location: Colorado Symphony Administrative Office (1245 Champa, Denver, Colorado 80204 - Full Time, Exempt
Area of Responsibility: Media (PR) & copywriting/copy editing, community liaison
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Executive Officer
Status: Full-Time Salaried

Basic Function: 
The Manager is responsible for establishing and implementing the strategic direction for all Colorado Symphony Association (CSA) earned media and community relationships. The Manager works collaboratively with the Marketing, Education, Development, and Artistic functions to set goals, objectives and strategies that further the CSA's mission to achieve ticket sales and enhanced appreciation for and enriched understanding of music especially classical music as a vital means of expanding community engagement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Operational Direction and Management – Media Relations

a. Media strategy of the Colorado Symphony with an emphasis on generating audience interest and driving ticket sales (work closely with Marketing, Artistic and Development).

b. Prepare season publicity plan to promote concerts, events, and significant announcements.

c. Prepare/edit material for media and other external audiences (community, government, corporate etc.) including press kits, personnel biographies, fact sheets, etc.

d. Build and maintain calendar of press releases in alignment with marketing/development calendars.

e. Schedule and execute artist interviews and appearances with media.

f. Prepare talking and script points to prepare artists/spokespersons for interviews.

g. Serve as spokesperson as necessary.

h. Identify opportunities for feature articles based on news trends, editorial calendars, reporter interests, etc.

i. Understand and engage with changing landscape of media reporting in Colorado, with emphasis on arts coverage and manage relationships with local media personalities and representatives.

j. Pitch and secure placement for stories within traditional and non-traditional media across formats from broadcast to online, including concerts.

k. Arrange and staff media events, press conferences, etc. to publicize symphony and promote goodwill. Enable access to artistic leadership, musicians, and staff.

l. Utilize online media database and monitoring service to ensure targeted media communications, regular follow-up with reporters, identification of new media partners, and to track and quantify media efforts.

m. Respond to requests for information, interviews, and photographs from the media or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source.

n. Serve as copyeditor and copywriter for a majority of outgoing collateral and messaging from the CSA.

2. Social Media

a. Work with the Digital Media Specialist to implement targeted social media strategy as part of content marketing strategy.

b. Develop and maintain ‘new’ media relationships with bloggers and social media influences to increase reach of public relations and publicity efforts in collaboration with the marketing team.

c. Utilize online monitoring service to identify and implement ideas for social media tactics.

3. Operational Direction and Management – Public Relations

a. Serve as communication liaison to a network of community partners.

b. Increase awareness of CSA community initiatives including outreach, and discount ticketing initiatives.

c. Integrate community outreach and messaging into overall PR strategy, calendar and media outreach.

d. Represent the CSA at community events as appropriate.

e. Connect to vital community organizations whose mission aligns with that of the CSA.

III. Internal Business Operation

4. Budget and Planning

a. Develops and manages the department's budget in accordance with guidelines set by the Chief Financial Officer.

b. Prepares check I payment requests for all budgeted expenses and tracks invoicing on projects.

5. Board of Trustees

a. Presents, as appropriate, the strategic direction and implementation plans for CSA media and community outreach and related community engagement programs.

b. Apprises the Board through media and community reports on the progress of all efforts for all scheduled board meetings and as requested.

6. Other Duties and Responsibilities

a. Attends concerts of the orchestra regularly.

b. Performs other duties as assigned by the CMO/CEO.

The duties listed above should not be considered all-inclusive. The person in this position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned, even though they may not be considered primary duties.

IV. Qualifications:

1. Education

Bachelor’s degree in PR, communications or related field or comparable work experience.

2. Experience

2+ years’ experience in public relations for the arts, preferably in music or performing arts background.

Experience in non-profit performing arts industry preferred.

Strong copyediting/writing skills and communication skills.

3. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Must have excellent written, verbal and communication.
• Ability to create and improve operational efficiency.
• Demonstrated ability to execute strategies that resulted in sustained long-term growth.
• Outstanding business leadership skills in directing, leading and participating in the growth and expansion of the business.
• Experience in non-profit performing art industry preferred.
• Appreciation for orchestral music.
• Some degree of knowledge of classical music, how an orchestra works and performing arts world in general.
• Must have superior writings skills and verbal communication skills.
• Familiarity with key people of influence within Colorado media; established network of contacts preferred.
• Ability to direct the creation on innovative, ideas-centric content.
• Demonstrated experience with social media and content marketing.
• Ability to proofread material and perform research.
• Works independently, collaboratively and creatively meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. • Maintains confidentiality.

4. Equipment to be used

Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point applications. Tessitura & SharePoint preferred.

5. Physical Demands

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

V. Supervisory Responsibilities

Works with Marketing team to manage subordinates, interns, and seasonal volunteers.

TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 28, 2017 to:  Jobs@coloradosymphony.org with Manager of Publicity & Community Relations 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.

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*