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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS | Apply by November 6, 2020

We are seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Director of Operations to ensure that scheduling and production of our concerts, rehearsals, tours, and special events run smoothly, effectively and in a financially responsible manner. This role will report to the Executive Director and join our senior leadership team, and they will oversee compliance with vendor and union contracts, and interact with musicians, artistic administration, artist managers, and facility management in a way that builds strong, positive relationships for the KSO. A detailed position description is available online. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter of introduction outlining your specific experience and qualifications, and a résumé in PDF format to HR@kalamazoosymphony.com. For best consideration, please apply by November 6, 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.



2019-2020 Auditions

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Announces the following auditions for 2019 - 2020:

Assistant Principal Double Bass - POSTPONED

Per service rate of $114.08* 69 guaranteed services.

New audition date to be announced

Audition Date: September 21, 2020. Application deadline September 4, 2020

Audition Date May 19, 2020. Application deadline April 18, 2020.

Bass Repertoire List



Per service rate of $106.12* 67 or 54 guaranteed services.

New audition date to be announced

Audition Date May 20, 2020. Application deadline April 19, 2020.

Horn II or IV Repertoire List


* Pending CBA negotiations

For all positions: 5% pension after tenure


Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has postponed all auditions through the 2020-2021 season. Please continue to check back with us for updated audition information.  [updated 07/24/2020]


With questions, please email: auditions@kalamazoosymphony.com or vjackson@kalamazoosymphony.com and include KSO <your instrument> Auditions in the subject line, and your name, instrument, and preferred contact information in the body of the email. 


We look forward to hearing from you!


The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer

At the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, disability status, marital status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to apply.