Open Positions:

To apply for any of these positions please send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org

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

  • Assistant Director of Development

    Type of Employment: Salaried (Full-time, exempt)

    Salary:  $40k+ annual salary dependent on qualifications, and a generous benefit package (health insurance, paid time off and retirement plan) 

    The Orchestra:

    Now concluding its 27th season, the Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS), located in sunny Southwest Florida, is one of the most dynamic, innovative and growing organizations 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 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 largest performing arts venue in Lee County, Florida, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, plus another 100 performances at its new, more intimate venue and educational hub, it’s Music & Arts Community Center. GCS also runs MusicWorks! an after-school El Sistema program, summer camps and other educational programs. 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 reach the widest possible public, year-round. The organization has a rapidly growing annual budget, currently $2.5 million dollars.

    Central Role: The Gulf Coast Symphony seeks an Assistant Director of Development to support the fundraising activities of the organization. The Assistant Director of Development will work with the GCS leadership to implement the strategic fundraising activities of the Gulf Coast Symphony. They will be responsible to execute the annual development plan and help produce donor events throughout the year. They will work closely with the President and CEO, Managing Director, Board of Directors, dedicated volunteers, and report to the Director of Development.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Play key role in planning and executing contributed revenue campaigns including:
      • annual fund
      • sponsorship
      • events
      • major gift cultivation
    • Aid in writing/administering foundation and government grants
    • Research funding sources and philanthropic trends, including new opportunities at the local, state, and national levels
    • With the Director of Development, assist in setting annual fundraising goals and develop long term strategies to increase giving in support of the mission of the Symphony
    • Monitor revenue and expense budgets; prepare and present accurate and timely reporting and analysis
    • Help in the planning and execution of fundraising/cultivation events in collaboration with staff, volunteers, and members of the Board of Directors
    • Collaborate on the creation of fundraising collateral
    • Oversee the maintenance of donor records and donor benefits
    • Attend concerts, events, and meetings outside of normal business hours

    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 strongly motivated; a self-starter; energetic and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment and maximize resources; a team player and leader; extremely creative; and highly analytical
    • Bachelors or advanced degree in arts administration, or a related arts field, or equivalent professional experience
    • Skilled in creating powerful and compelling written and oral communications
    • Friendly and professional demeanor that engenders relationships with donors and colleagues
    • Passion for the arts, theater and/or symphonic music, as well as an understanding of the arts world
    • Evening/weekend performance and special event duty is required.
    • Competency with standard software including Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
    • Able to supply a proof of vaccination and any required booster against COVID-19.

    Desirable but not Required

    • Experience using Tessitura or similar CRM system or patron database
    • Prior experience with a performing arts organization

    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, gender identity, gender expression, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.

  • 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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