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."

Audience Development Manager

The Oregon Symphony is looking for exactly the right person to join its fast-paced and driven Communications and Marketing Team. If you are the kind of person who thrives on creating audience development plans based on an alchemical combination of data and intuition; if you can do that amid the intensity of a 75-performance season and all that it entails; if you can add to our team’s smarts and our collective sense of humor; and if you can do it all in service to some of the most glorious music on the planet, then we’d like to hear from you.

Our database currently includes over 200,000 patrons, of whom 80,000 are recent ticket buyers. Those purchasers include 6,000 Classical subscribers, 1,700 Pops subscribers, 1,600 Flex Pass subscribers, and 3,000 Kids subscribers. The remaining patrons are active single ticket purchasers of our broad-ranging musical offerings. The new Audience Development Manager will shepherd each of these populations toward deeper and long-lasting engagement and loyalty, marked by additional ticket purchases, more frequent event attendance, enhanced appreciation for the organization, and subsequent philanthropic contributions.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to CJobs@orsymphony.org. Please mention this position in your subject line. No phone inquiries.

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Individual Giving Officer

The Oregon Symphony seeks a dynamic development officer to join the Development Team of the Oregon Symphony. The Individual Giving Manager (IGO) is a new position and will be responsible for developing the donor pipeline by managing a portfolio valued at approximately $500K annually and comprised of 215 donors and donor prospects contributing between 1,000 and $3,500+ annually. Although the portfolio will include existing donors, it is expected that a significant portion of gifts each year will come from new donors.

The IGO will accomplish his or her goals through face-to-face contact, intermission receptions; pre-concert dinners, and extensive phone and email communication each year. He or she will additionally be responsible for conducting donor prospect research, reporting, list-building and executing database queries. Three years non-profit development or similar experience required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to CJobs@orsymphony.org Please mention this position in your subject line. No phone inquiries.

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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.