Home / Nonprofit Directory

Richmond Symphony

Title Description Categories Date Posted
Production and Logistics Coordinator, Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 Would you like to be a part of a centerpiece of Richmond’s performing arts community? Would you be excited to help the Richmond Symphony change lives through the power of music? Are you ready to step into a role in executive and fundraising support? The Richmond Symphony For more than 60 years, the Richmond Symphony has engaged music lovers young and old. The Richmond Symphony sits at the center of the vibrant cultural life of Richmond, Virginia. Its musicians serve as links throughout the community and the orchestra itself provides a vast array of concerts for all musical tastes and ages, including a Masterworks series, The Metro Collection Series (chamber orchestra), a Symphony Pops series, a family Lollipops series, Rush Hour Concerts (one-hour orchestral performances in casual venues), education concerts with full orchestra as well as small ensembles, and a myriad of special presentations. In addition to its performances in the Carpenter Theater at the Dominion Energy Center, the Symphony purchased the "Big Tent" in 2015, a mobile stage with a large and beautiful canopy. Known as "the Olympics of the Violin", The Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading international violin competition for young musicians under the age of 22. It has consistently attracted some of the greatest young talents from all over the world and previous prize winners include Tasmin Little, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts, Julia Fischer and more recently Chad Hoopes, Ray Chen and Inmo Yang. Going beyond the boundaries of traditional music competitions, the Menuhin Competition is a feast for music and violin fans from all over the world. Each competition becomes an eleven-day festival of concerts, masterclasses, talks and engagement activities with world-class performers. Held every two years, the next edition of the Competition will be held in Richmond, Virginia, from May 14-24, 2020. The Competition is run by the host consortium, led by the Richmond Symphony, in coordination with the Menuhin Competition Trust. The Production and Logistics Coordinator for the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 is responsible for the coordination of stage management, production and logistics related to the Competition across six different venues and five partners, during the competition period, May 14-24, 2020. This position will reside in the Richmond Symphony offices and work closely across departments including Operations staff and the existing and future Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 staff. This position may be hired as full or part-time, depending on the availability of the successful candidate; duties may be adjusted accordingly. Duties connected with this position include but are not limited to: • Coordinate production and stage management plans among Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 partners and Menuhin Competition Trust • Oversee recruitment and volunteer management • Manage production/logistics interns and volunteers • Manage room and hall schedules and layout for all venues for Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 • Manage daily schedules during the Competition • Coordinate instrument rentals, moves, and tunings • Work with local partners and Menuhin Trust to coordinate catering • Coordinate vehicles and local transport management for competitors, jurors, artists and staff • Act as primary liaison to hall staff and production crew from local partners and competition venues • Perform other duties as assigned by the RSO Director of Artistic Planning and Orchestral Operations and the Project Manager for the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020  THIS IS A CONTRACTED POSITION THAT END MAY 31, 2020. Programming Dec 5, 2019
Annual Fund Manager Would you like to be a part of a centerpiece of Richmond’s performing arts community? Would you be excited to help the Richmond Symphony change lives through the power of music? Are you ready to step into an important, professional role in fundraising? For more than 60 years, the Richmond Symphony has engaged music lovers young and old. The Richmond Symphony sits at the center of the vibrant cultural life of Richmond, Virginia. Its musicians serve as links throughout the community and the orchestra itself provides a vast array of concerts for all musical tastes and ages, including a Masterworks series, The Metro Collection Series (chamber orchestra), a Symphony Pops series, a family Lollipops series, Rush Hour Concerts (one-hour orchestral performances in casual venues), education concerts with full orchestra as well as small ensembles, and a myriad of special presentations. In addition to its performances in the Carpenter Theater at the Dominion Energy Center, the Symphony purchased the "Big Tent" in 2015, a mobile stage with a large and beautiful canopy. This unique performance venue has since provided the Symphony with the ability to perform in surrounding diverse communities for various festivals and celebrations throughout Virginia. In the City of Richmond, these various performances, which take place within community festivals created by the Symphony, have created proceeds specifically to fund the purchase of musical instruments for local public schools, with over $400,000 already raised for the purpose since 2015. The Richmond Symphony is comprised of 69 professional musicians, with a core of 38 full-time positions due to expand to a core of 41 within the next four years. The 2019/20 season, informally titled the year of “welcome,” is a most exciting year of transition. In September 2018 it was announced that the Richmond Symphony had selected a slate of five diverse and outstanding candidates for the position of Music Director. Each of the finalists is participating in a two-week residency and the selected candidate will succeed Steven Smith, who completed his term as Music Director at the end of the 2018-2019 season, after almost ten years. The second life-changing event in 2019/20 is that the Richmond Symphony will welcome the Menuhin Competition to Richmond in May 2020, considered by many to be the Olympics of the violin – pushing its annual operating budget in FY20 from $6 million to over $8.5 million. The Symphony also benefits from a growing endowment overseen by the Richmond Symphony Foundation, with its separate Board supported by staff, that is expected to reach $20 million in 2020/21. Position Highlights The Annual Fund Manager position is central to maintaining the Symphony’s strength; it is an important part of the Symphony’s advancement team, which is responsible for a substantial portion of the Symphony’s revenue generation. Primary responsibilities include: • Developing and executing Annual Fund solicitation strategies • Initiating and driving best practices for donor development, cultivation, and acquisition • Coordinating individual giving prospecting and tailored cultivation plans to identify, cultivate and steward individual prospects • Supporting the Executive Director, Director of Advancement and Patron Communications and Volunteer Leadership in fundraising campaigns • Communicating with donors, management and certain Board committees The Annual Fund Manager reports to the Director of Advancement & Patron Communications. Fund Development Nov 22, 2019
Advancement & Executive Assistant Would you like to be a part of a centerpiece of Richmond’s performing arts community? Would you be excited to help the Richmond Symphony change lives through the power of music? Are you ready to step into a role in executive and fundraising support? The Richmond Symphony For more than 60 years, the Richmond Symphony has engaged music lovers young and old. The Richmond Symphony sits at the center of the vibrant cultural life of Richmond, Virginia. Its musicians serve as links throughout the community and the orchestra itself provides a vast array of concerts for all musical tastes and ages, including a Masterworks series, The Metro Collection Series (chamber orchestra), a Symphony Pops series, a family Lollipops series, Rush Hour Concerts (one-hour orchestral performances in casual venues), education concerts with full orchestra as well as small ensembles, and a myriad of special presentations. In addition to its performances in the Carpenter Theater at the Dominion Energy Center, the Symphony purchased the "Big Tent" in 2015, a mobile stage with a large and beautiful canopy. The Richmond Symphony is comprised of 69 professional musicians, with a core of 38 full-time positions due to expand to a core of 41 within the next four years. The 2019/20 season, informally titled the year of “Welcome,” is a most exciting year of transition. In September 2018 it was announced that the Richmond Symphony had selected a slate of five diverse and outstanding candidates for the position of Music Director. Each of the finalists is participating in a two-week residency and the selected candidate will succeed Steven Smith, who completed his term as Music Director at the end of the 2018-2019 season, after almost ten years. The second life-changing event in 2019/20 is that the Richmond Symphony will welcome the Menuhin Competition to Richmond in May 2020, considered by many to be the Olympics of the violin – pushing its annual operating budget in FY20 from $6 million to over $8.5 million. The Symphony also benefits from a growing endowment overseen by the Richmond Symphony Foundation, with its separate Board, that is expected to reach $20 million in 2020/21. Position Highlights The Advancement & Executive Assistant will provide clerical and administrative support to the Executive Director, Director of Advancement & Patron Communications, the Board of Directors and the fundraising (Advancement) team. This position is responsible for administration and upkeep of the Bloomerang fundraising database, processing donations and coordinating with internal staff when compiling and analyzing data for use in donor acquisition and engagement. This position will track contributed revenue of the department and serve as a liaison with the Finance department. This staff member will also assist in communications and scheduling among Symphony Leadership and donors. Because this is a public facing role, a positive outlook and pleasant manner are necessary. Primary responsibilities include: • Provide clerical and administrative support to Executive Director and Director of Advancement & Patron Services, including maintaining schedules • Serve as staff liaison for the Board of Directors and select Board Committees. • Prepare for and execute monthly Board of Directors meetings and quarterly Richmond Symphony Foundation meetings; prepare minutes for those meetings • Administer Bloomerang fundraising database, ensuring accuracy of gift records and constituent information • Assist Advancement team members with data analysis, list generation, direct mail and electronic fundraising campaigns and related initiatives • Maintain office supplies including ordering and organization • Other special projects and tasks as assigned The Advancement & Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director and Director of Advancement & Patron Communications. Administrative & Office Support, Fund Development Nov 20, 2019
Patron Services Assistant Would you like to be a part of a centerpiece of Richmond’s performing arts community? Would you be excited to help the Richmond Symphony change lives through the power of music? Are you ready to step into a professional role in patron communications? The Richmond Symphony For more than 60 years, the Richmond Symphony has engaged music lovers young and old. The Richmond Symphony sits at the center of the vibrant cultural life of Richmond, Virginia. Its musicians serve as links throughout the community and the orchestra itself provides a vast array of concerts for all musical tastes and ages, including a Masterworks series, The Metro Collection Series (chamber orchestra), a Symphony Pops series, a family Lollipops series, Rush Hour Concerts (one-hour orchestral performances in casual venues), education concerts with full orchestra as well as small ensembles, and a myriad of special presentations. In addition to its performances in the Carpenter Theater at the Dominion Energy Center, the Symphony purchased the "Big Tent" in 2015, a mobile stage with a large and beautiful canopy. The Richmond Symphony is comprised of 69 professional musicians, with a core of 38 full-time positions due to expand to a core of 41 within the next four years. The 2019/20 season, informally titled the year of “Welcome,” is a most exciting year of transition. In September 2018 it was announced that the Richmond Symphony had selected a slate of five diverse and outstanding candidates for the position of Music Director. Each of the finalists is participating in a two-week residency and the selected candidate will succeed Steven Smith, who completed his term as Music Director at the end of the 2018-2019 season, after almost ten years. The second life-changing event in 2019/20 is that the Richmond Symphony will welcome the Menuhin Competition to Richmond in May 2020, considered by many to be the Olympics of the violin – pushing its annual operating budget in FY20 from $6 million to over $8.5 million. The Symphony also benefits from a growing endowment overseen by the Richmond Symphony Foundation, with its separate Board, that is expected to reach $20 million in 2020/21. Position Highlights The Patron Services Assistant plays a critical role both in supporting Symphony patrons through ticketing and subscription operations, and by providing limited administrative support for the office. This is an ideal entry level position for a recent college graduate with an interest in the performing arts or arts management. Because this is a public facing role, a positive outlook and pleasant manner are necessary. Primary responsibilities include: • Act as face of Patron Services department to the general public and patrons • Answer patron telephone inquiries regarding symphony programming, subscriptions and single ticket sales • Execute single ticket and subscription sales through Etix • Manage group sales including outreach to community groups such as churches, associations and clubs to inform and generate group sales • Manage will call window at approximately 50% of Symphony concerts and events in coordination with the Patron Services & Sales Manager • Input and maintain data in Etix ticketing system and Bloomerang donor database • Office administration includes: o Manage IT, copy machine and phone support vendors and coordinate necessary service o Handle mail, maintain department and conference room calendars o Maintain office supplies including ordering and organization. • Perform other duties as assigned The Patron Services Assistant reports directly to the Senior Manager of Patron Services & Sales. Administrative & Office Support, Communication/Public Relations/Marketing Nov 20, 2019