Employment Opportunities and Auditions

 

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, a charitable arts organization, is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our audience, supporters, musicians, guest artists, staff, volunteers, vendors, students and board, and does not discriminate in any of its activities or operations, including employment practices.  

Regarding all position inquiries and applications, please read below and then contact Richard Hudson, Director of Operations & Personnel at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Principal Cello

Audition Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Annual Compensation: $17,468.49

Description of Position:

This is a full-time or core position as Principal Cello of the MSO.  The job consists of two parts: performing all duties of Principal Cello in the Orchestra (maximum of 95 services) and all duties of Cello in the MSO String Quartet (maximum of 40 services).  In addition to performing with these groups, the Principal is responsible for bowing a master copy of all cello parts.

The MSO rehearses and performs primarily on nights and weekends.  There are some daytime orchestral educational services.  Actual service usage for the season averages around 90.  The season begins 9/1 and ends 5/31.               

The String Quartet rehearses and performs most frequently during the daytime presenting at least one pair of educational concerts most weeks during the school year.  Several times during the season the Quartet will be asked to perform incidental music for MSO functions.  There are also occasional recitals.  Actual service usage for the Quartet averages around 40.  The season for the Quartet is the same as for the Orchestra.

Applicant agrees to perform all MSO services as requested subject to the terms enumerated in the Master Agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  Winning candidates will be eligible for tenure after the completion of 2 seasons.

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents a 38-week season beginning September 1, 2016 and concluding May 31, 2017.  The MSO is comprised of a full-time core of 27 musicians and supplemented as needed by local and regional musicians.  Musicians of the MSO are covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  For more on the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra please visit our website, msorchestra.com.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be hired by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

 

Violin; 1 opening

Audition Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Annual Compensation: $7,577.01

Description of Position:

This is a full-time or core position in Violin section of the MSO.  Applicant agrees to perform all MSO services as requested subject to the terms enumerated in the Master Agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  Winning candidates will be eligible for tenure after the completion of 2 seasons.  Candidate may also elect to pursue teaching in the String Instruction Program in the Jackson Public Schools administered by the MSO, subject to qualifications of the candidate and availability of teacher opening.  Candidates interested in teaching in this program should contact Alex Encinas, MSO Director of Education, at 601-960-1565 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents a 38 week season beginning September 1, and concluding May 31.  The MSO is comprised of a full-time core of 27 musicians and supplemented as needed by local and regional musicians.  Musicians of the MSO are covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  For more on the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra please visit our website, msorchestra.com.

PLEASE NOTE: all winning candidates must be authorized to work in the United States in order to be hired by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

 

Horn 4

Audition Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Description of Position:

This is a per-service position as Horn 4 of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.  Compensation is $63.14 per service performed.  There is a 25 service guarantee, but actual usage will be more in the 50-60 service range.  This position does qualify for tenure and annual seniority increases thereafter.  This position does not reimburse for travel.

The MSO rehearses and performs primarily on nights and weekends however there are some daytime orchestral educational services.  The season begins 9/1 and ends 5/31.                    

Applicant agrees to perform all MSO services as requested subject to the terms enumerated in the Master Agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  Winning candidates will be eligible for tenure after the completion of 2 seasons.

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents a 38-week season beginning September 1, 2016 and concluding May 31, 2017.  The MSO is comprised of a full-time core of 27 musicians and supplemented as needed by local and regional musicians.  Musicians of the MSO are covered under a collective bargaining agreement between the Jackson Federation of Musicians, Local 579 American Federation of Musicians and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Association.  For more on the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra please visit our website, msorchestra.com.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be hired by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

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