Open Positions:

To apply for any of these positions please follow application instructions listed under each position.

The Gulf Coast Symphony is an equal opportunity employer.  No calls please.

  • Substitute Musicians

    The Gulf Coast Symphony invites professional musicians to audition for our per-service Substitute Musicians Roster. All musicians must audition in person to be approved and included on the roster. Acceptance onto the substitute roster is not a guarantee of employment, nor a guarantee of any specific number of services.

    Musicians must be prepared to play an excerpt from a solo concerto in addition to choosing any 2 orchestra excerpts listed on our audition excerpt list (see below). Sight-reading will also be a part of this audition.

    You must be able to legally work in the United States. 

    In our continued commitment to diversity, Gulf Coast Symphony strongly encourages any musician of any race, ethnicity, identity, and ability to submit an audition.

    Auditions, by invitation only, will be held September 14 – 16 at the Music and Arts Center located at 13411 Shire Lane in Fort Myers, FL, 33912.

    To Apply

    The application for Substitute Musician roster is available at Acceptd.com.  To apply click here

    For a list of excerpts, click here.

    If you have any questions in completing any phase of the application process, contact the Gulf Coast Symphony through the messaging tool in your online application. Emails may be sent to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org No calls please.

    Gulf Coast Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access across all levels of our organization and strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

  • Gulf Coast Orchestra Fellowship

    Fellowship Program

    The Gulf Coast Symphony invites musicians to audition for the inaugural class of the Orchestral Fellowship. Twelve musicians will be chosen to be part of our 2022-2023 class. This is commitment extends from October 2022 to May 2023. These paid fellowships offer a guaranteed fee of $135 per service (60 services, minimum) for performances, plus additional pay for outreach opportunities. This program is geared to graduates of professional music programs who are in the earlier stages of their professional career. You must be able to work in the United States, be able to play all services offered, and have local housing in the Southwest Florida area.

    The following fellowships will be available for the 2022/23 season: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 bass; 1 flute; 1 oboe; 1 clarinet; 1 bassoon; 1 horn; 1 trumpet; 1 percussion.

    Fellows will not only serve as principal players in the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestras and also as needed in the Gulf Coast Symphony, but will also curate a series of chamber music concerts and other programs to further their individual artistic curiosities and points of view. Fellows will also serve as guest coaches for various Gulf Coast Symphony educational initiatives. Additional opportunities for performances will be made available throughout the season and personal projects in music will be encouraged and supported by the Symphony. For this reason, an in person audition and interview is required for those candidates selected.

    Following your initial video audition, selected instrumentalist will be invited for in-person auditions in Fort Myers Florida.

    The auditions will be held September 14 – 16 at the Music and Arts Center located at 13411 Shire Lane in Fort Myers, FL, 33912.

    Job type: Part-time, per service; October 2022 to May 2023

    Apply

    The application process is available at Acceptd.com.  To apply click here

    For a copy of audition excerpts, click here

    If you have any questions in completing any phase of the application process, contact the Gulf Coast Symphony through the messaging tool in your online application. Emails may be sent to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org No calls please.

    Gulf Coast Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access across all levels of our organization and strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

  • Theatrical Technical Director

    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

    The Technical Director reports directly to the President, CEO and provides oversight of all technical production activities in support of the mission of the Gulf Coast Symphony and the Music & Arts Community Center (MACC). The Technical Director actively manages the technical operations and provides administrative support for the events at rental facilities, events at the MACC, and general maintenance at the MACC.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Carry out and oversee all aspects of technical production for concerts, productions, and other events.
    • Collaborate with all company departments, participating in solutions-oriented brainstorming in multiple disciplines.
    • Sound: supervise all audio needs, including operation of Behringer mixing consoles, live and recording environments, and minimal post-production mixing.
    • Lighting: supervise all lighting needs including install, focus, and operation of ETC control desk, and intelligent lighting fixtures.
    • Video: Supervise video for events as needed, including live broadcast, recordings and I-MAG at large scale concerts.
    • Ensure that equipment is used, stored properly, and maintained in good working order.
    • Direct and supervise the technical department staff
    • Determine and manage all technical production needs for all productions at all locations
    • Create and implement incoming rental logistical plans
    • Direct and supervise all crews, including vendor crews to ensure compliance with any and all local regulations, including IATSE as required
    • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding all licensing, permits, certificates and relevant documentation relevant to the performances of Gulf Coast Symphony
    • Develop and implement near and long term technical budgets and individual project budgets
    • Maintain facility schedule and coordinate with other facility users
    • Track and review stage crew hours, submit payroll to the Director, Music & Arts Community Center
    • Manage production equipment logistics
    • Manage creation of appropriate technical paperwork for all Gulf Coast Symphony events
    • Research competitive pricing for all purchases and rentals including shipping and support personnel
    • Maintain expense budget within boundaries of project budgets
    • Prepare check requests for reconciliation of expenditures
    • Provide additional project management and consultation as required
    • Other duties, as assigned.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater or related field preferred
    • 5 years of experience in technical production required, with a demonstrated track record of increased responsibility or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for success in the role.
    • Must posses and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
    • Must maintain and regularly check a valid email address.
    • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
    • Positive attitude with a willingness to work and learn in a fast-paced environment
    • Initiative and ability to perform tasks with little supervision
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Ability to continuously stand or walk during an assigned shift.
    • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs, stoop, reach, push, exert up to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis and lift 50 pounds occasionally. Normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Track record of successful leadership with IATSE crew members and general knowledge of CBA rules
    • Familiarity with the performing arts, specifically in the area of concert production, is strongly preferred
    • Theatrical or concert lighting system maintenance and operation
    • Broadcast video systems and video editing workflows
    • Basic knowledge of music and or theater is strongly preferred

    Job type: Full-time


    Apply

    To apply, please send resume, references, and salary requirements to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org.

    Gulf Coast Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access across all levels of our organization.

  • House Manager

    Job Description: House Manager, Music & Arts Community Center 

    Type of Employment: Hourly (Non-exempt)

    Pay Rate: $15/hr (overtime after 40 hours per week)

    Expected Start Date: September 13, 2021

    The Orchestra:

    Now entering its 27th Anniversary season, the Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS) is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. The primary goal of the Gulf Coast Symphony is to Create Community through Music. The organization boasts three primary performance groups: a full symphony orchestra composed of both professional and auditioned community members, a fully professional chamber orchestra, and its jazz collective.  High-quality performances with both world-renowned and emerging artists, a history of active community engagement, and commitment to arts education are cornerstone characteristics of the organization.  Professionally managed and led, it produces fourteen to sixteen concerts each season in the premiere performing arts venue in Lee County, Florida, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, plus another 100 nights of concerts at its new, more intimate venue, and educational hub, its Music & Arts Community Center. Additionally, numerous educational outreach events, outdoor concerts, and other activities each year. GCS also runs MusicWorks! an after-school El Sistema program.  The concert season includes musicals, ballet, classical, pops, opera, jazz, chamber music, world music and other genres. The GCS is committed to performing a broad variety of concerts and creating a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community and education projects which reaches the widest possible public, year-round. The organization has a current annual budget of $2.1 million dollars.  

    Central Role: Job Description: House Manager

    Summary: The House Manager is the primary front of house staff member for performances at the Music & Arts Community Center. In each shift they will train and lead a team of volunteer ushers to welcome patrons and ensure safe and orderly patron operations for concerts and events. Work is assigned and supervised by the Director of the Music & Arts Community Center. House Manager will work closely with the Box Office, Production team, and the administrative team to facilitate performances at the Music & Arts Community Center (MACC) in Fort Myers, FL. Assignments are expected to be carried out under limited supervision at the Music & Arts Community Center.  House Manager will need sound judgment, excellent time management skills, and internal motivation. 

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Coordinate schedules for volunteer ushers, conduct nightly usher orientation
    • Serve as primary front of house personnel at MACC performances   
    • Provide operational and administrative support as needed
    • Attending company meetings as needed

    As the business evolves, so may this role. These duties may change as Symphony’s leadership identifies the need at any time.

    Requirements:

    • Estimated 10-20 hours per week, depending on performance schedule
    • Weekend and night hours required
    • Strong background in face-to-face customer service
    • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (up to 3 hours), work includes standing, stooping, pushing and lifting 25 pounds occasionally
    • Ability to supervise lower-level employees as necessary
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

    Desirable but not Required

    • Experience working as front of house staff for a  music, theater or other performance venue
    • Knowledge of the arts, theater and/or symphonic music is extremely helpful. 
    • Experience with industry-specific venue management practices
    • Experience with Tessitura (our ticketing system) or similar platform

    Gulf Coast Symphony is willing to teach successful candidates about specific practices unique to the performing arts industry as well as provide specific training on current software platforms.

    How to apply:

    To apply please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org

    The Gulf Coast Symphony is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, geneder identity, gender expression, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.

  • Stage Crew

    Type of Employment: Hourly (Part-time, seasonal, non-exempt)

    Pay Rate: $10-$20 hourly, dependent on qualifications

    Expected Start Date: October 1, 2021

    The Orchestra

    Now entering its 27th season, the Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS) is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. The primary goal of the Gulf Coast Symphony to Create Community through Music. The organization boasts three primary performance groups: a full symphony orchestra comprised of both professional and auditioned community members, a fully professional chamber orchestra, and its jazz collective.  High-quality performances with both world-renowned and emerging artists, a history of active community engagement, and commitment to arts education are cornerstone characteristics of the organization.  Professionally managed and led, it produces fourteen to sixteen concerts each season in the premiere performing arts venue in Lee County, Florida, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, plus another 100 nights of concerts at its new, more intimate venue, and educational hub, its Music & Arts Community Center. Additionally, numerous educational outreach events, outdoor concerts, and other activities each year. GCS also runs MusicWorks! an after-school El Sistema program.  The concert season includes musicals, ballet, classical, pops, opera, jazz, chamber music, world music and other genres. The GCS is committed to performing a broad variety of concerts and creating a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community and education projects which reaches the widest possible public, year round. The organization has a current annual budget of $2.7 million dollars.  

    Central Role:

    The Gulf Coast Symphony seeks Stage Crew Member(s) to assist in production operations at the Music and Arts Community Center and other local venues. Responsibilities include the installation of lighting, sound, video, and orchestral equipment, operation of lighting and video equipment, and provide assistance as run crew during live productions. The Stage Crew Member will work directly with the Technical Director and production staff to assist in the completion of duties to create high quality productions for our community.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Attending monthly remote and in-person production meetings.
    • Production equipment setup and operation at the Music & Arts Community Center and other local venues.
    • Assist with load-in and load-out of production equipment.
    • Work directly with the Technical Director and production staff to complete duties in an efficient and safe manner.
    • Ability to work and clearly communicate with other production staff.

    As the business evolves, so may this role. These duties may change as Symphony’s leadership identifies the need at any time.

    Requirements

    • The ideal candidate will be solutions-oriented, think critically, and solve problems within a team environment.
    • Ability to regularly lift 30 pounds and occasionally lift 80 lbs. 
    • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.
    • Commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing learning.
    • Able to provide proof of vaccination and any required booster against COVID-19.

    Desirable but not Required

    • Knowledge of the arts, theater and/or symphonic music is extremely helpful.
    • Knowledge of production equipment.

    Gulf Coast Symphony is willing to teach successful candidates about specific practices unique to the performing arts industry as well as provide specific training on current equipment.

    How to apply:

    To apply please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org

    The Gulf Coast Symphony is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, geneder identity, gender expression, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.

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