CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

VOICE/VOCAL ARTS TEACHER

The Jackson Community Music School is currently accepting applications for a friendly, energetic, and responsible private instructor to teach voice private lessons, and other potential music classes, on a part-time basis at our school located in downtown Jackson, MI. Previous teaching experience is required; those with a Master’s Degree in either music performance or education will be given priority. Employment will begin immediately upon completion of background check and fingerprint verification. Priority will also be given to any candidate living near or within Jackson city limits.

The Jackson CMS pays $36/teaching hour and also include a mileage premium for those outside of Jackson. Faculty dictate their own schedules including teaching days. For the right candidate, there will also be ample opportunity for outreach, performance, and networking.

Interested musicians should submit a cover letter, a one-page resume highlighting teaching experience, and relevant audio AND video links to info@jacksonsymphony.org. Phone interviews will proceed immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

The Jackson Community Music School is a non-profit music organization located in Jackson, MI. Our school is the educational branch of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and serves the community through private instruction, group classes, community events, and public concerts. For more information, please browse our Facebook page or visit our official CMS website at jacksonmusicschool.org.


MSU FELLOWS

In association with Michigan State University

  • Graduate students perform with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra as paid musicians next to their professors
  • Conducting students can observe rehearsals and performances
  • Students are chosen by MSU professors

2021-22 SECTION VIOLIN AND SECTION CELLO AUDITION

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra announces section violin and section cello auditions for the 2021-22 season. The winning candidate will be offered a contract effective immediately. Based on these auditions, we may also add musicians to our supplemental musician list.

Date
Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Location
Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall
215 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson MI 49201
Unlimited free street parking is available in front of our building

Repertoire
The audition repertoire has been attached. The candidate is responsible for providing their own music. The first round of this audition will be screened; subsequent rounds may or may not be screened.

Please mail a one-page resume and $25 deposit to the address above by August 15, 2021. Be sure to indicate “℅ David Lamse, JSO Personnel Manager” on any correspondence. Your deposit will be returned to you at audition check-in. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Personal checks should be made out to “Jackson Symphony Orchestra.” Please direct any questions to the Personnel Manager at jacksonsymphonypm@gmail.com.

2021-22 JSO section pay-scale is $70/service with $25/travel allowance per round trip, outside of 30 miles from any venue. A typical JSO season includes 5 mainstage programs, one educational concert, several pops concerts, and many additional opportunities for outside performance and outreach. Not all concerts may require this position.

The audition committee of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to immediately dismiss any candidate that does not meet the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Updated 7/5/21
Please email any questions to jacksonsymphonypm@gmail.com

 

STRINGS

VIOLIN:

  • SOLO plus
  • Brahms – Symphony No. 1 (1st mvmt. mm 1-9; Allegro to reh B)
  • Mozart – Symphony No. 40 (4th mvmt. Mm. 1-34 no repeats)
  • Strauss – Don Juan (1st page)

(All excerpts are VIOLIN I)

CELLO:

  • SOLO plus
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (3rd mvmt. mm 1-18; C maj key change, first 18 mm. )
  • Debussy – La Mer (quartet passage)
  • Strauss – Don Juan (1st page)

2021-22 TRUMPET III / ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AUDITION

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra announces TRUMPET III/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL auditions for the 2021-22 season. The winning candidate will be offered a contract effective immediately. Based on these auditions, we may also add musicians to our supplemental musician list. Should a current JSO musician win this audition, we may offer the runner-up their open chair.

Date
Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Location
Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall
215 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson MI 49201
Unlimited free street parking is available in front of our building

Repertoire
The audition repertoire has been attached. The candidate is responsible for providing their own music. The first round of this audition will be screened; subsequent rounds may or may not be screened.

Please mail a one-page resume and $25 deposit to the address above by August 15, 2021. Be sure to indicate “℅ David Lamse, JSO Personnel Manager” on any correspondence. Your deposit will be returned to you at audition check-in. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Personal checks should be made out to “Jackson Symphony Orchestra.” Please direct any questions to the Personnel Manager at jacksonsymphonypm@gmail.com.

2021-22 JSO section pay-scale is $70/service with $25/travel allowance per round trip, outside of 30 miles from any venue. A typical JSO season includes 5 mainstage programs, one educational concert, several pops concerts, and many additional opportunities for outside performance and outreach. Not all concerts may require this position.

The audition committee of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to immediately dismiss any candidate that does not meet the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Updated 7/5/21
Please email any questions to jacksonsymphonypm@gmail.com

 

TRUMPET III/AP

  • First movement of the Haydn or Hummel Concerti plus
  • Beethoven – Leonore Overtures no. 2 and 3, offstage calls*
  • Debussy – La Mer (Movement 3: 6 mm. before Rehearsal 58 to 3 mm. before Rehearsal 58) – cornet 1
  • Mahler – Symphony no. 3, Movement 3 (Posthorn Solo: 1 mm. before Rehearsal 14 to 3 mm. after rehearsal 15)
  • Mahler – Symphony no. 5, Movement 1 (Beginning to 4 mm. after Rehearsal 1)
  • Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade A: Beginning to Rehearsal 2. Promenade B: All. Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuÿle: mm. 58 to 62)
  • Ravel – Piano Concerto in G (Movement 1: Rehearsal 2-3. Mm. 34 to end)
  • Stravinsky
    • Petrouchka (1947) (Trumpet I)
    • Ballerina Dance (Part 3: 1 mm. before Rehearsal 134-139)
    • Waltz (Part 3: Rehearsal 149-151)
    • Ending (Part 4: Rehearsal 265-267)

BOX OFFICE AND COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Part Time 10-20 hours/week

This part-time role involves operating the box office for ticket sales, customer service, and Community Music School operations. You will be one of the faces representing the organization and helping to create positive experiences for our audience and students.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Receiving and sorting incoming mail
  • Answering the phone, taking messages, and handling customer inquiries
  • Processing ticket orders over the phone and in-person
  • Use of PatronManager, a ticketing platform used for live events
  • Handling cash and checks for payments and donations
  • Opening and closing the building some days
  • Interacting with parents and students of the music school on a regular basis
  • Taking payments through ASAP, our music school software
  • Working some evenings and weekends in box office/ for our concerts/ music school/ and private events
  • Training will be provided

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Knowing how to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Able to work independently and in a group setting
  • Able to move and lift 50 pounds
  • Basic knowledge of computers

To Apply
Please email bethc@jacksonsymphony.org
Deadline: August 15th


Jackson Symphony Orchestra is proud to be a partner orchestra of the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. It will do so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition reviews. Learn more at www.auditionalliance.org.