Musician Openings

Brett Mitchell, Music Director

Announces auditions for:

Principal Cello

(Tenure Track Position)

Audition is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017
Position to start at winning candidate’s earliest availability.

Highly qualified applicants mail a one-page résumé to:

Include in subject line "Principal Cello"

JJ Groszew, Assistant Personnel Manager
The Colorado Symphony
Boettcher Concert Hall - 1000 14th St., no. 15
Denver, CO 80202

Application/resume must be RECEIVED by August 16, 2017

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Administrative Openings

Advancement Services Manager

Application Deadline: August 18, 2017
Job Location: Colorado Symphony Administrative Office (1245 Champa, Denver, Colorado 80204 - Full Time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
TO APPLY: Please send a resume, cover letter, and professional references via e-mail to no later than August 18, 2017. Please use the subject line “Advancement Services Manager” No phone calls, please.

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 COO, 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.


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

Experience: 3+ Years working with Tessitura; 3+ years of experience in areas related to individual giving; 3+ years of experience in areas related to major gifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have exceptional Tessitura knowledge; SQL and SSRS programming experience is preferred; 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.

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Senior Manager of Accounting

Application Deadline: August 18, 2017
Job Location: Colorado Symphony Administrative Office (1245 Champa, Denver, Colorado 80204 - Full Time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
TO APPLY: Please send a resume, cover letter, and professional references via e-mail to no later than August 18, 2017.  Please use the subject line “Senior Manager ofAccounting” No phone calls, please.

Basic Function

The main objective of this position is to maintain, in accordance with an established system, a complete set of records to show financial transactions of the CSA, with particular emphasis on accurate and complete payroll and employee benefits records.   In addition, this position will provide a variety of accounting and clerical duties under general supervision, in order to facilitate the work and goals of the CSA.  This position works collaboratively with all internal departments on finance processes.

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.


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.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; CPA designation preferred.

Experience: 2+ years accounting experience preferred; Accounting experience 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.

*The Colorado Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer*