Oregon Symphony


About Oregon Symphony

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The Oregon Symphony is the sixth oldest major orchestra in the United States and one of the largest arts organizations in the Pacific Northwest, performing over 70 concerts per year at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and providing a wide array of musical educational offerings for all ages.

The orchestra is recognized as one of the most successful and innovative symphony orchestras in the nation. On May 12, 2011 the Oregon Symphony made its debut at Carnegie Hall as part of the Spring for Music festival. Writing in the June 6th issue of the New Yorker, critic Alex Ross called our performance "the highlight of the festival and one of the most gripping events of the current season."

Executive Assistant

The Oregon Symphony is seeking a creative and energetic Executive Assistant to work closely and effectively with the President and CEO to provide critical support for the Oregon Symphony. The winning candidate will possess strong communication, administrative and organizational skills, the ability and flexibility to continually prioritize among competing demands and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with a wide variety of activities and information, professionally and with discretion.

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To inquire, send a cover letter and resume to careers@orsymphony.org
No phone inquiries, please.

Patron Services Representative – Part Time

Looking to be a part of Oregon’s largest and most vibrant arts organizations while earning extra income? Consider joining the Oregon Symphony's Teleservices Call Center team!

As a Patron Services Representative with the Oregon Symphony you will call our patrons for both ticket sales and fundraising. This is a part-time, year round, hourly position requiring a minimum of 20 hours per week, and offering a maximum of 29.75 hours per week. Our Call Center is open Monday through Friday 3:00 to 9:00pm, which allows for some flexibility in scheduling around the prime calling hours. Patron Service Representatives must be in the office during prime calling hours, which are Monday through Thursday, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Patron Service Representatives are required to work 1 to 2 weekend concerts per month during the season (September - May) as part of their overall hours. Additionally, Patron Service Representatives are sometimes able to voluntarily work additional day shift hours in the Ticket Office based on availability, and within their 29.75 weekly hours max.

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Prior sales, marketing or fundraising experience
  • A strong customer service background
  • An excellent phone presence
  • Proficiency in Windows based computing (including MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • A love and passion for the arts, especially classical music

In addition, the ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Call center experience
  • Experience in the arts and/or non-profit

This is a production-focused position so you must be focused and driven to work through lists of leads to achieve a high call volume per hour. Compensation is an hourly wage plus a monthly bonus and other benefits!

Please email your resume and cover letter to callcentermanager@orsymphony.org for consideration, only email submissions will be considered for this position, no phone calls please.

Oregon Symphony Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Founded in 1896, the Oregon Symphony is recognized for its internationally-acclaimed conductors, skilled musicians, diverse performances and outstanding education and community engagement programs. Our mission is sharing live performances with the people in our region.