Musician Auditions & Administrative Careers

The Sarasota Orchestra has been committed to its dual mission of performance and education for over 65 years.

We recognize that our long-term success, both artistically and administratively, depends on the talents and skills of our employees. If you are interested in joining one of the most respected arts organizations in the state of Florida, we invite you to apply for the posted position(s).

The Sarasota Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or national origin. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SO will provide reasonable accommodation upon request to applicants to facilitate the application process. This is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Musician Auditions

01

Second Trombone

Core orchestra
2017-18 salary: $35,211.00 + Benefits*
Employment to begin September 2017.

Audition will take place May 1-3, 2017, exact days TBC.

Second Trombone
Core orchestra
2017-18 salary: $35,211.00 + Benefits*
Employment to begin September 2017.

Audition will take place May 1-3, 2017, exact days TBC.

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The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. Winning candidates are required to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

*Benefits include, but aren't limited to, Health Insurance (Sarasota Orchestra pays no less than 75% of premiums), Instrument Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, 403b Retirement, and Flexible Spending Account.


One-Page resumé must be received by March 12, 2017.  

Despite the February International Musician advertisement, a deposit is not required at this time.

E-mail your resume to auditions@sarasotaorchestra.org using the subject line Trombone Audition.
(Please list your instrument, e-mail, and a current mailing address on your resumé.) 

Soon after the deadline, you will be notified of your invitation to participate in the audition.  If invited, you will receive further instructions on how to confirm your audition, where to send a deposit, etc.

Correspondence should be directed only to auditions@sarasotaorchestra.orgNo phone calls.

The Sarasota Orchestra tunes to A-440.

No electronic devices are allowed in the audition room during your audition, this includes, but not limited to, tuners, metronomes, cell phones, and recording devices. 

02

Principal Harp

Core orchestra
2017-18 salary: $43,594.50.00 + Benefits*
Employment to begin September 2017.

Audition will take place May 4-6, 2017, exact days TBC.

Principal Harp
Core orchestra
2017-18 salary: $43,594.50.00 + Benefits*
Employment to begin September 2017.

Audition will take place May 4-6, 2017, exact days TBC.

The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. Winning candidates are required to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

*Benefits include, but aren't limited to, Health Insurance (Sarasota Orchestra pays no less than 75% of premiums), Instrument Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, 403b Retirement, and Flexible Spending Account.


One-Page resumé must be received by March 12, 2017.

Despite the February International Musician advertisement, a deposit is not required at this time.

E-mail your resume to auditions@sarasotaorchestra.org using the subject line Harp Audition.
(Please list your instrument, e-mail, and a current mailing address on your resumé.) 

Soon after the deadline, you will be notified of your invitation to participate in the audition.  If invited, you will receive further instructions on how to confirm your audition, where to send a deposit, etc.

Correspondence should be directed only to auditions@sarasotaorchestra.orgNo phone calls.

The Sarasota Orchestra tunes to A-440.

No electronic devices are allowed in the audition room during your audition, this includes, but not limited to, tuners, metronomes, cell phones, and recording devices. 

The audition excerpt list will be posted when it becomes available.  Please check back.

03

Section Horn (Mostly 2nd)

Core orchestra
2017-18 salary: $35,211.00 + Benefits*
Employment to begin September 2017.

Audition will take place May 8 & 9, 2017.

Section Horn (Mostly 2nd)

Core orchestra
2017-18 salary: $35,211.00 + Benefits*
Employment to begin September 2017.

Audition will take place May 8 & 9, 2017.

The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards. Winning candidates are required to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

*Benefits include, but aren't limited to, Health Insurance (Sarasota Orchestra pays no less than 75% of premiums), Instrument Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, 403b Retirement, and Flexible Spending Account.


One-Page resumé must be received by April 1, 2017.

E-mail your resume to auditions@sarasotaorchestra.org using the subject line 2nd Horn Audition.
(Please list your instrument, e-mail, and a current mailing address on your resumé.) 

Soon after the deadline, you will be notified of your invitation to participate in the audition.  If invited, you will receive further instructions on how to confirm your audition, where to send a deposit, etc.

Correspondence should be directed only to auditions@sarasotaorchestra.orgNo phone calls.

The Sarasota Orchestra tunes to A-440.

No electronic devices are allowed in the audition room during your audition, this includes, but not limited to, tuners, metronomes, cell phones, and recording devices. 

The audition excerpt list will be posted when it becomes available.  Please check back.

Administrative Positions

01

Senior Vice President of Programs

The Sarasota Orchestra currently has a job opening for a Senior Vice President of Programs.  In cooperation with the Orchestra’s President/CEO, the successful candidate will guide the ongoing operation of the programs of the Organization (Orchestra, Sarasota Music Festival and Education programs) and plan for future operations.

The Sarasota Orchestra currently has a job opening for a Senior Vice President of Programs.  In cooperation with the Orchestra's President/CEO, the successful candidate will guide the ongoing operation of the programs of the Organization (Orchestra, Sarasota Music Festival and Education programs) and plan for future operations.  You will work with the Music Director to develop and implement artistic plans that support the institution's overall artistic vision, and implement that artistic vision and programming plan for the Orchestra.  You will collaborate with other members of the senior leadership team to assist in the development and execution of the Organization's long-range and strategic plans, and manage all aspects of program execution of the professional Orchestra, Education programs and the Sarasota Music Festival.

Responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Direct Reports:  Vice President of Artistic Administration, Vice President of Festival Administration, Director of Operations and Director of Education 
  • As a member of the Organization's Leadership Team, participate in strategic, facility and long-range planning
  • In collaboration with the VP of Artistic Administration and Director of Operations, oversee the scheduling of the orchestra, resident ensembles, Sarasota Music Festival, educational program activities and the use of Orchestra facilities
  • Guide facility policies and procedures ensuring operational stability and safe working environments
  • Review and guide the preparation of annual departmental budgets for Artistic Planning, Operations, Education and Sarasota Music Festival
  • Ensure the allocation of operational resources to provide needed support to all programs of the Organization
  • Review and approve contracts for contracted orchestra and chamber music engagements
  • Review and approve Guest Artist contracts
  • Act as liaison between Operations and Music Director
  • Play a lead role in Collective Bargaining (CBA) negotiations
  • Oversee CBA compliance (staff and musicians)
  • Assist with the settlement of major personnel and/or CBA issues including official complaints and grievances; meet with the Orchestra and Artistic Advisory Committees as required or needed
  • Organize special programming projects such as tours and special concerts

 The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in music or arts administration required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Ten+ years relevant work experience in Orchestral organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of orchestral and chamber music repertoire
  • Experience with union contracts and negotiations
  • Proficiency in computer software including Office and OPAS
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and deadline driven

Sarasota Orchestra offers a competitive salary, generous time off and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and retirement.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to HR@sarasotaorchestra.org

The Sarasota Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or national origin. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SO will provide reasonable accommodation upon request to applicants to facilitate the application process. This is a Drug-Free Workplace.

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Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

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