San Luis Obispo Symphony Personnel Manager


Job Description



  • Assist in estimating personnel costs for budgeting purposes
  • Help facilitate orchestral needs that have been communicated by the Music Director 
  • Manage auditions as needed
  • Maintain the sub list
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records for musicians (addresses, phone numbers)
  • Compile orchestra list for the program book



  • Ensure that orchestra member needs are communicated to the admin staff ahead of events 
  • Work with Principals for seating and communicate assignments 
  • Communicate performance information and changes to musicians accurately and in a timely manner
  • Assist in arranging for groups to perform during special events as needed
  • Monitor and enforce musician compliance with organization policies



  • Create, send, and maintain musician contracts/agreements for the year
  • Send new hire packet to newly hired musicians 
  • Hire subs as needed and requested by the Music Director
  • Submit musician payroll ahead of performances 
  • Address musicians concerns and requests and communicate them to the Music Director/Executive Director as needed
  • Collect comp ticket requests and payments leading to concerts 


Job Requirements 


  • Able to use MS Office and Google Suite
  • Background with music 
  • Able to assist with special events as needed, including moving equipment (up to 50lbs)
  • Ability to speak publicly and deliver information to the musicians
  • Available for meetings, concerts, and events throughout the year
  • Friendly, enthusiastic demeanor and the ability to speak on the phone clearly and concisely. Able to write an email with information clearly delivered
  • Willing and able to work with volunteers for events
  • Attention to detail, especially when working with vendors, payments, communications, etc. 
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and initiative


Salary and Benefits


  • $20/hour, to be reviewed annually 
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work in office or from home, some office hours required
  • 10 paid holidays per year, plus 1 floating holiday
  • Paid vacation and sick time 
  • Access to company health insurance (Blue Shield CA)
  • Access to company retirement plan and 2% matching (simple IRA offered through Edward Jones) 
  • Complimentary tickets to SLO Symphony events 

The SLO Symphony is looking to hire a new Executive Director. Click the button below to read the job description and learn how to apply!