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Open Staff Positions

We are expanding our team! If you would like to be considered for the open staff position below, please follow the instructions at the end of the posting. Please send questions to hr@kalamazoosymphony.com. The KSO is an equal opportunity employer (read all about it at the end of this page).

FULL TIME | Department of Finance & HR

Accountant | Apply by January 28, 2022

We’re seeking a finance professional to join the KSO in maintaining the day-to-day financial operations including payroll and employee benefits. The Accountant works closely with the Executive Director, Director of Finance and Human Resources, administrative staff members, and outside vendors.

Please click on the position title for details and application information. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send questions to hr@kalamazoosymphony.com. No calls please.

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PART TIME | Kalamazoo Kids in Tune Education & Community Engagement Program

Lead Percussion Instructor | Apply by December 17, 2021 

We're seeking a part-time Lead Percussion Instructor with a strong background in teaching and performance for the Kalamazoo Kids In Tune program. This position reports to the KSO’s Afterschool Program Manager.

KKIT is an afterschool orchestra program offered in partnership with the Kalamazoo Public Schools, serving students in grades 3-12 across two program sites.

Please click on the position title for details and application information. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send questions to hr@kalamazoosymphony.com. No calls please.


2021 - 2022 Auditions

Please note: The KSO has a MASK and VACCINE mandate in place for the 2021-2022 season. All auditionees must show proof of vaccination and agree be masked at all times to participate in auditions.

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announces the following auditions for the 2021-2022 season:

 

Principal Percussion

Per service rate of $131.74* ⬥ 53 guaranteed services.

Audition Date March 29, 2022. Application deadline March 11, 2022.

Position begins at the start of the 2022-2023 season.

Principal Percussion Audition Rep List (instrument list coming soon!)

Principal Percussion Audition Application

Principal Percussion Audition Website

 


Assistant Principal Double Bass

Per service rate of $123.15* ⬥ 69 guaranteed services.

Audition Date March 30, 2022. Application deadline March 11, 2022.

Position begins based on KSO and musician mutual availability.

Asst. Principal Bass Audition Rep List

Asst. Principal Bass Audition Application

Asst. Principal Bass Audition Website

 

 

    Clarinet III/Utility

    Per service rate of $114.56* ⬥ 30 guaranteed services.

    Audition Date June 2, 2022. Application deadline May 23, 2022.

    Position begins based on KSO and musician mutual availability.

    Clarinet III/Utility Audition Rep List

    Clarinet III/Utility Audition Application

    Clarinet III/Utility Audition Website

     

     

    *Per service rates for 21-22 season. Rates subject to change based on upcoming CBA negotiations 

    If a position is won by a current member of the KSO, the resulting vacancy may be offered to a runner up as a temporary appointment with the possibility of becoming permanent.

    The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.

     

     

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    With audition questions, please email auditions@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.