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Personnel Manager

Job Summary – The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) seeks a full-time Personnel Manager to be responsible for the recruitment and management of musicians, maintaining musician contact information, arranging for substitute musicians, notifying musicians of rehearsal and concert information, and other tasks related to the attendance and participation of musicians and rehearsals. The Personnel Manager will work closely with the General Manager, Music Director, and the Production team.


  • Orients new musicians
  • Maintain all orchestral personnel records, including all leaves, absences, lateness and submit each musician payroll/attendance sheets to Finance
  • Be on site at every service to answer all musicians’ questions and to handle any personnel problems
  • Responsible for execution of auditions, including advertising auditions internally and externally, distribute information to local music schools/colleges/community boards, and organize audition committees.
  • Advise administration during musician union negotiations
  • Engage the proper number and types of musicians for all CSO services
  • Takes attendance at rehearsals and concerts, follows up with unexcused absences, and engages substitutes
  • Secures extra musicians as needed per concert. Coordinates with the Music Director on hiring orders for extra musicians
  • Distributes information (concert rosters, contact info, etc.) as needed
  • Send group invitations, emails reminders and important information to musicians
  • Maintain dialogue with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Committee
  • Monitor compliance with the Master Agreement
  • Travel with the musicians on run-outs and tours
  • Assist with the operations of the CSO as needed
  • Serves as the contact person for all orchestra personnel related issues
  • Recruit, supervise, and train interns as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree or a strong history of related work experience
  • Computer proficiency with experience in MS Word & Excel, and web-based applications
  • Experience with OPAS Software is beneficial, but not required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with orchestra performance and concert production practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate with a wide variety of people
  • Handles confidential situations effectively and professionally with an even-tempered and fair approach
  • Works well under stress and handles numerous projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • High level problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excels in a fast-paced environment
  • Works effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Implements projects from concept to completion with minimal supervision
  • Ability to read music
  • Ability to represent the CSO with professionalism, tact, and diplomacy

Special Requirements: This position requires schedule flexibility to be able to attend all musician services.

To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to by July 31, 2017.