The Oregon Symphony looks to employ talented, driven, and forward-thinking people to help bring the power of music to hundreds of thousands in and around the Portland community. We welcome anyone with these assets and passions to consider joining our dedicated and innovative team.
The official pitch of the Oregon Symphony is A=440 Hz.
There are currently no upcoming auditions. Please check back for announcements of future auditions.
Base compensation for the 38-week 2017/18 Season: Assistant Principal, $59,342.46 (Includes EMG and instrument maintenance/insurance allowance)
Compensation for 2018/19 Season: Subject to collective bargaining
Benefits include: Fully paid medical/dental insurance, LTD, AFM pension plan, and paid parking
Mail your $100 refundable deposit with your one-page resume to:
Leah Ilem, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Auditions: Oregon Symphony
921 SW Washington, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205
Applications must be received no later than: March 20, 2018
Please direct further correspondence or questions to Leah Ilem, orchestra personnel manager.
No phone inquiries, please.
Part Time – Hourly, Represented (IATSE Local 28)
The Oregon Symphony Association utilizes four lead crew members throughout the performance season. The role of these individuals is to support the Stage Manager and Concert Managers in planning and executing rehearsals, performances, auditions, and other community or internal events where it pertains to stage work; specifically in regards to the setting and striking of staging, and transporting and setting instruments and related orchestral equipment. These events happen at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, as well as Willamette University in Salem, Baumann Auditorium in Newberg, and various other venues including primary, secondary schools and other community venues. This particular listing is for someone with lighting experience.
Job Summary: Provides technical and logistical support for theatrical events and presentations. Duties include, but are not limited to: moving, installing, operating and disassembling scenery, props, lighting, sound and video equipment, as well as handling and applying costumes and wigs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the job as determined by department may include assisting or performing the following:
1. Installation and operation of production elements
2. Construction, placing and hanging of scenery and curtains
3. Rigging of theaters
4. Operating and maintaining all paraphernalia of theaters
5. Repairing and operating stage scenery, curtains, properties
6. Repairing and operating public address systems, intercom and In-house video monitoring apparatus
7. Repairing and operating lighting systems, projection systems, etc.
8. Maintaining; cleaning; drying; pressing; sorting; handling; distributing; hanging; unpacking; repacking; repairing costume items
9. The general supervision of all items of costumes, wardrobe and costume/wardrobe accessories
10. Assisting in the dressing of and making changes for all performers, and in creating hairstyles, styling and dressing, hair and Wigs
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITES:
1. Other duties incidental to or necessary for the performance of the foregoing
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
1. Read, write, speak, and comprehend English
2. Respond to visual, verbal and sound cues
3. Work as a member of a team
4. Ability to work at pace required for task, either fast or slow.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. High school diploma or equivalent
2. Minimum 3 years of experience in professional theatrical type work.
3. Working knowledge of multiple generations and multiple brands of lighting consoles, examples: 2 scene preset/ older memory console/ Martin M1/ ETC Express, Obsession 2, Eos
4. Ability to work on or oversee the safe installation and operation of theatrical and stage lighting. This may also include designing, programming, and running lights for shows in a dynamic and time-sensitive environment.
5. General computer skills: basic knowledge of Microsoft office or other equivalent programs. Ability to troubleshoot basic networking and device operations critical to a performance.
6. Ability to interpret and occasionally create technical drawings, schematics, or blueprints either by hand or with software.
7. Commitment first and foremost to the OSA for the duration of the 38 week performance season from September through May.
(Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee, individually or as part of a team, to successfully perform the essential functions of this Job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For the purposes of this job description, “seldom” shall mean less than 5% of work shift, “occasionally” shall mean 6–33% of the work shift, 'frequently' shall mean 34–66% of work shift, and “continuously” shall mean 67–100% of work shift.)
1. Sitting, standing and/or walking frequently, for 3–6 hours
2. Lift up to 50 pounds frequently, unassisted; lift up to 75 pounds occasionally, typically assisted
3. Carry up to 50 pounds frequently, unassisted; carry up to 75 pounds occasionally, typically assisted
4. Push/pull up to 500 pounds frequently, typically on wheels
5. Do the following occasionally, as tasks require:
Stand, Bend, Twist, Crouch, Kneel, Crawl, Walk on an uneven surface, Walk backwards, around obstacles or stairs, while carrying objects, Climb stairs, Climb ladders, Work at heights, Reach above shoulder height, Use arms and wrists, Grasp, Squeeze…
6. Do the following frequently or continuously, as tasks require:
Walk on a level surface
7. Work in the following environments continuously for shift:
8. Work in the following environments frequently during shift:
Moderate to severe noise
Moderate to severe darkness
9. Work in the following environments occasionally during shift:
Moderate to extreme heat, up to 95'
Moderate to extreme cold, down to 30'
LICENSING OR OTHER SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
1. Valid US Driver’s License
2. Membership in IATSE Local 28 will be required upon hiring.
3. Some certifications required for special assignments (i.e. forklift).
Position will remain open until filled
Interested parties may submit a résumé with cover letter to email@example.com. Position will remain open until filled.
No telephone calls, please.
SUMMARY: Serves as front-line representative of the Oregon Symphony to the public, generating revenue through outbound sales and fundraising calls.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
REQUIRED HOURS / WORK SCHEDULE: The call-center is open from 1–9 pm, Monday through Friday. Teleservices PSRs must regularly work the prime calling hours of 5–9 pm, Monday through Thursday, to be of maximum effectiveness. In addition, PSRs are expected to work some Friday shifts as directed by Teleservices Manager. Friday shifts begin no later than 6 pm and continue until 9 pm.
PSRs must work at least four days per week, working a minimum of 20 hours and a maximum of 29.75 hours per week. Ticket-office and concert shifts do not count towards these minimums. Additional hours, up to 40 per week, may be allocated at peak times during the Season, but only with prior approval of the Vice-President of Marketing.
Scheduling is flexible, but all changes require prior approval by the Teleservices Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Availability to work the required schedule and hours; excellent customer service and sales skills; exceptional communication and good organizational skills; dependability.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Appreciation for live symphonic music a plus.
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus in order to use computer monitor. When assigned to concert duty, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts such as computer printers. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries, please.
Position is open until filled.
Oregon Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.