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Open Administrative Positions

How to Apply to The Philadelphia Orchestra Association 

The Philadelphia Orchestra accepts resumes via e-mail, U.S. mail, and fax and keeps them on file for up to one year. If your application meets the qualifications for a position, the Orchestra's Human Resources Office will forward your resume to the hiring manager. In addition, you may be considered for any position for which you are qualified.

Due to the significant volume of resumes received, we regret that we cannot update you about the status of your employment application. A Human Resources representative will contact qualified candidates for an interview.

At the time of the interview, you will be asked to complete an employment application.

Three ways to apply: 

If you would like to be considered for a position please send a cover letter and resume to:

  1. humanresources@philorch.org
  2. Mail to: The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Attn: Human Resources  One South Broad Street | 14th Floor Philadelphia, PA | 19107
  3. Or fax to 215.875.7678

Indicate the position(s) desired in the subject heading of your e-mail and attach a cover letter and resume. Remember to include your name, address and telephone number on the front page of your resume. We also ask that you please mention how you were referred to us (website, newspaper ad, Orchestra employee). Please send only one copy of your cover letter and resume.

Resume Tips: 

The preferred method of application is via e-mail using a Microsoft Word format. The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  The following administrative positions are open:

Help Desk Technician (1 Opening)

Department:Information Technology
Reports to: Help Desk Manager


The Help Desk Technician is part of a team that is responsible for providing first-level phone, and deskside support for The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Kimmel Center, Ticket Philadelphia, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Curtis Institute and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Essential Functions:

  1. Basic administration of Windows and Linux network infrastructure.
  2. Basic administration of Office 365.
  3. Basic Phone administration for adds, moves and changes.
  4. Works with outsourced network printer support vendor to maintain network printers.
  5. Works with organizations' wiring vendor to supervise installation of new network drops and phones lines
  6. Identifies, researches, and resolves basic PC and phone-related technical problems.
  7. Responds to e-mail requests for technical support.
  8. Tracks and monitors technical problems to ensure a timely resolution.
  9. Keeps electronic logs/documentation of work.
  10. Facilitates office moves for PC equipment.
  11. Serves as rotating member of after-hours on-call systems support team.
  12. Knowledgeable of VPN (Remote Access) and limitation.
  13. Procure company issued cell phones for Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center.
  14. Provision and Manage BYOD using MaaS360 (or equivalent MDM software).
  15. Setup and support meetings for board and internal meetings.
  16. Complete assigned projects.


Bachelor's degree and three years work experience, or equivalent combination of education/training and experience. IT certification for RedHat, Cisco or Microsoft and any experience with Cisco Call Manager (UCCM) and Contact Center (UCCX) phone systems a plus. Experience with IIS, .Net Framework, and with Audio/Visual equipment setup a plus.


  1. System Administration
    1. Knowledge of Windows network operating system.
    2. Knowledge of HP printing
    3. Knowledge Cisco phone switch
    4. General understanding of client/server applications.
  2. Desktop administration and Help Desk:
    1. Knowledge of current Windows Desktop and Server Products.
    2. Knowledge of current Microsoft Office products.
    3. Strong customer services and problem resolution skills.
  3. General
    1. Good interpersonal skills.
    2. High degree of organization
    3. Able to work as part of a team

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Employee should be able to lift CPUs and monitors for PC installs and moves. The employee may be required to perform the essential functions of the job during evening and/or weekend hours. Employees will be required to be on-call for weekend and weeknights one week per month.

Web Manager

Department: Marketing Reports to: Vice President, Marketing Supervisor to: Web Coordinator


The Web Manager is the primary content manager for The Philadelphia Orchestra's website and email program. This position is accountable for ensuring a coherent presence across all interactive media channels and for supporting significant and growing revenue across these channels The Web Manager interfaces with staff in the following departments: Marketing and PR, Development Collaborative Learning, Digital Media, IT Services, and counterparts at the Kimmel Center and Ticket Philadelphia. This position serves as an expert in patron facing technology, advocates for decisions that support an exceptional and consistent user experience and is critical to the success of The Philadelphia Orchestra's use of digital technology and platforms that expand the quality, engagement and sophistication of its online presence.

Essential Functions:

  1. Create, post and maintain web pages for www.philorch.org
  2. Creates, manage and executes outbound e-mail communications for the organization.
  3. Ensure that the Orchestra web pages are consistent in tone and language and reflect the overall strategy and brand of the institution.
  4. Develop and maintain a consistent web style guide across the organization and its various channels and departments.
  5. Set analytics benchmarks and goals; compile and distribute reports on web and email analytics and social media participation; make recommendations based on thorough evaluation of analytics.
  6. Further organizational efforts in online ticketing and fundraising initiatives.
  7. Collaborate closely with IT Services department and external vendors on website maintenance, updates, SEO, planning and aligning marketing strategies with technology strategies.
  8. Work with marketing department to strategize online advertising and advise on emergent interactive advertising opportunities and analytics to further revenue goals.
  9. Directly supervise the Web Coordinator on all aspects of daily operations, including the website, email marketing, job tracking and production schedules and related online activities
  10. Keep ahead of web and social media trends, innovations and emergent interactive technologies; make recommendations on new features and applications to keep The Philadelphia Orchestra's position as an innovator in the field
  11. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required, with five or more years in marketing and web technologies. Must possess a strong understanding of web marketing technology and know how to use electronic media to enhance The Philadelphia Orchestra's objectives, with a particular focus on revenue generation and engagement.


  1. Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS
  2. 2 or more years of experience using Drupal CMS version 7
  3. Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  4. Experience with GitHub or similar code deployment tool a plus
  5. Experience with AngularJS and Amazon Web Services a plus
  6. Knowledge of search engine optimization and Google Grant management
  7. Stellar verbal and written communication skills
  8. Experience providing statistical tracking and report information.
  9. Experience managing multi layered projects
  10. Detail oriented and ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driving environment
  11. A collaborative spirit and ability to engage colleagues and leadership
  12. An appreciation of classical music preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Routine for office environment. Some evening and weekend hours required for Orchestra concert duties and seasonal demand.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to humanresources@philorch.org

Mail to: The Philadelphia Orchestra Association Attn:  Human Resources One South Broad Street, 14th Floor Philadelphia, PA  19107

Business Intelligence Developer

Department: IT Services
Reports to: Business Intelligence Manager
Supervisor to: N/A
Status: Exempt


The Business Intelligence Developer supports various users in a consortium of performing arts organizations by designing and developing solutions that provide data for making important business decisions. The Business Intelligence Developer will contribute to a fast-paced and evolving business intelligence team. The person performing this job will be required to program effeciently in T-SQL, develop SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and must also be able to learn and adapt to new business intelligence technologies. The Business Intelligence Developer will also serve as an analyst and will need to effectively communicate with tecnhnical and non-technical stakeholders, solicit requirements and transform those requirements into actionable business intelligence solutions.

Essential Functions


  • Designing, testing and deploying ETL processes using Integration Services (SSIS) and reports using Reporting Services (SSRS), as well as other business intelligence and reporting tools such as Qlik, Tableau, etc..
  • Developing strategies for managing data models and cubes to deliver specific data for user requests.
  • Integration and development of new Business Intelligence tools that will enhance and improve overall reporting techniques and delivery.
  • Adding new data elements or source systems to the data warehouse loading process including development, testing, and deployment.
  • Managing tasks and assignments via the Business Intelligence Group Help Desk queue
  • Troubleshooting issues with Business Intelligence console
  • Creating and modifying reports that adhere to established guidelines
  • Designing, creating, and modifying dashboards in the Business Intelligence console
  • Monitoring the integrity of the data in load processing, database and web applications.
  • Working one-on-one with end users to help them with questions on Business Intelligence functionality
  • Working one-on-one with end users to help them with questions on Business Intelligence functionality



Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus a minimum of three years of experience in Information Technology; or equivalent combination of education/training and experience.



  • Proficiency in T-SQL
  • Experience designing and deploying objects in the MS BI suite (SSIS/SSAS/SSRS)
  • Experience designing and writing enterprise level ETL processes, reports and dashboards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills for effective interactions with clients to assess what is needed in a project and then be able to relay that into specifications.
  • Willingness and drive to learn new technologies and contribute meaningful solutions to the business intelligence team
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience with C#, .NET framework is desirable.
  • Experience with data warehouse systems using both relational and dimensional schemas desirable.
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server or other source control systems is desirable
  • Must be self-motivated and work well in a team environment.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Routine for office environment. Evening and weekend work may be required. Required availability for on-call after-hours IT support rotation.

Assistant Personnel Manager

Title: Assistant Personnel Manager
Department: Orchestra Advancement and Operations
Reports to: Orchestra Personnel Manager
Supervisor to: String Monitors, Volunteers, Interns


The Assistant Personnel Manager provides administrative and operational support to the Orchestra Personnel Manager in day to day operations and residency execution. S/he manages and coordinates all auditions and audition planning. The Assistant Personnel Manager works closely with the Orchestra Personnel Manager, the Operations, Artistic and Human resources departments, String Monitors and Library staff. 

Essential Functions:

  1. In consultation with the Orchestra Personnel Manager, hire substitute and extra musicians.  Distribute and collect completed tax and I-9 forms.   Maintain a current list of local musicians for each instrument and work with Orchestra Personnel Manager in coordinating evaluation of such lists through the substitute review process.
  2. Responsible for Personnel module of the OPAS data base including maintenance of all contact information and distribution lists for Orchestra members and substitute musicians. Compiling information for weekly rosters and distribution of call sheets and rehearsal orders. Manage the tracking of absences (planned and unexpected) in a database and on rosters.
  3. Provide clerical support including composition of documents, memos and reports, filing, processing mail, copying, preparing vendor check requests, and scheduling meetings. Assist the Orchestra Personnel Manager in the management of leave requests and communicating these to orchestra members. Maintain confidential musicians’ personnel records.
  4. Manage and coordinate auditions: maintain candidate database and files, generate candidate audition packets and mailings, manage communication with candidates and scheduling of audition times, assist in the execution of auditions according to the Trade Agreement.
  5. Manage communication with String Monitors and maintain accurate records of string seatings. Create string monitor reports and distribute to all String Monitors on a weekly basis.  Create, distribute and collect Winds, Brass, Percussion and Keyboard casting reports.
  6. Manage the preparation of weekly payroll and media for all POA musicians, including substitutes and extras.  Assist in the yearly budgeting process and provide support for reforecasting as needed.
  7. Assist in the management of rehearsals and participate in concert duty rotation. Participate in regular meetings with Library, production team, and special committees, as required.  
  8. Collaborate with the Orchestra Personnel Manager, Operations staff and Residency team in the organization and execution of residency activities on tours and for summer festivals.  May travel both domestically and internationally, as needed.
  9. Available by telephone or cell phone on evenings and weekends.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree required.  A minimum of 3 years Orchestra administrative experience required; or equivalent combination of education and/or training and experience. Knowledge of orchestral repertoire and instrumentation is required.


  1. Personal integrity and strict code of confidentiality and professionalism.
  2. Ability to implement projects from conception to completion with minimal supervision.
  3. Detail oriented and exceptional organizational skills.  Ability to work under stress and handle numerous projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  4. Excellent clerical skills including Microsoft Office programs experience. Strong experience with Excel required.  
  5. Verbal and written communication skills essential.
  6. Working knowledge of OPAS (Orchestra Planning & Administration System).
  7. Familiarity with orchestral repertoire and ability to read music.  An appreciation for symphonic music and the arts.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Routine for office environment.  The employee will be required to travel, both domestic and international, on Orchestra run outs and tours, and will perform the essential functions of the job during evening and weekend concerts. 

Part-time Driver – Contract/Hourly

Title: Part-time Driver – Contract/Hourly
Department: Artistic Planning 
Reports to: Artistic Coordinator
Status: Contractor, non-exempt, hourly


This position is an hourly, part-time, contract based position and the Driver will be responsible for providing ground transportation needs for Music Director, guest artists and select POA staff.  The Driver will interact with guest artists, and handle artists’ backstage needs.  The Driver will also manage the backstage artistic supplies, as well as the maintenance of POA vehicles.  

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide ground transportation for artists and select POA staff to/from airport, train stations, hotels, rehearsals, concerts and special events as assigned.
  2. Prepare arrival packets for all artists and deliver to artists’ hotel upon their arrival.
  3. Attend to artists’ backstage needs, such as getting meals and refreshments, managing dry cleaning of concert attire, and running errands as requested.
  4. Order and maintain supplies for Artistic office and backstage dressing rooms.
  5. Arrange for post-concert dinners and hospitality at local attractions.
  6. Participate in rehearsal and concert duty rotation and perform duties including but not limited to: preparing dressing rooms, managing artist tickets, maintaining backstage list, keeping detailed concert duty notes, driving artists, and fulfilling guest artist rider, as appropriate.
  7. Manage use of POA vehicle and keep maintenance current.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


A minimum of two years related experience required   A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record is required.  


  1. Strong interpersonal skills and discretion to with the ability to work with high-profile artists and personalities in a calm and professional manner.
  2. Ability to retain confidential information. 
  3. Collaborative and open attitude toward co-workers.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The employee is required to perform duties and attend events during evening and weekend hours in addition to the regular office hours. The employee is required to have a current valid driver’s license and will be operating a company vehicle. Generally work is performed in an office environment or performing arts venue.