Jobs & Auditions

Orchestra Auditions

The Boulder Philharmonic announces the following openings. Per-service rates for the 2014-15 season are listed below. The Boulder Philharmonic makes a 5% contribution to the AFM Pension Fund and offers approximately 40 services.

Links to audition lists are included below. Candidates will be responsible for providing their own music, if it is readily available. If you find that there is music which is not readily available, or if you have other questions, please send an email to Mr. Kim Peoria at kpeoria@boulderphil.org. No phone calls, please.

To confirm your interest in taking an audition, please send a ONE-PAGE resume by email to kpeoria@boulderphil.org. Please include name, phone number, email address and instrument in the resume. Upon receipt of your resume you will receive instructions on sending a deposit check of $50.00. Deposit checks must be received by August 25, 2014. The deposit check will be returned when you check in on the day of the audition. 


Principal Bassoon
($113.43 per service)
TENURE-TRACK
Audition date is September 15, 2014
(If a current member of the orchestra is offered this position, 
the resulting opening may be filled at this audition.)
Click here for repertoire list - CORRECTED


Assistant Principal Second Violin ($103.98 per service)
TENURE-TRACK
Audition date is September 14, 2014
(If a current member of the orchestra is offered this position, 
the resulting opening may be filled at this audition.)
Click here for repertoire list


Section First Violin ($94.52 per service)
TENURE-TRACK
Audition date is September 14, 2014
Click here for repertoire list


Section Second Violin ($94.52 per service)
ONE-YEAR POSITION
Audition date is September 14, 2014
Click here for repertoire list

 
Internship Program

The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra hosts a robust internship program in order to provide learning opportunities for interns in a wide range of areas related to the daily operations of a small performing arts non-profit. We accept inquiries on a rolling basis, however please note that all internship positions are provisionally filled through Spring 2015.

Interns are directly involved in most aspects of operations for this highly acclaimed regional professional orchestra and work alongside experienced professionals, community members, and a network of resources within the Boulder cultural community. As a team player, an intern gains solid professional skills while facilitating the day-to-day work at the Boulder Phil. Examples of projects include but are not limited to:

Education Programs Intern (Fall-Spring):

  • Program Administration: Work with Music Director, Executive Director and teacher liaison to set the program for the year and create curriculum guides for distribution to teachers.
  • Publicity: Plan and implement publicity efforts in order to meet sign-up goals from schools and students for both the Discovery Concert and Young Artist Concerto Competition.
  • Event Planning: Plan day-of-event logistics for the Discovery Concert at Macky Auditorium, including volunteer ushers, seating assignments, and traffic flow.
  • Program Development: Work with staff in envisioning, planning and implementing expansion of existing programs or development of new programs to meet education and outreach goals. Assist with grant proposals as appropriate.
  • Ideally, this individual will spend an entire production season with us (September through April), averaging 10 hours a week with flexible scheduling.

Development/Marketing Intern (Fall-Spring):

  • Special events: Assist with planning and implementation of our annual Boulder Phil Fanfare and other smaller fundraising events and recitals throughout the year. Research and maintain files on current and potential sponsors.
  • Grant proposals: Assist in writing/editing/submitting grant applications to foundations, government, or corporate funding sources.
  • Donor relations: Assist Director of Development in writing/sending direct mail solicitation and acknowledgment letters.
  • Donor prospecting: Conduct background research on potential or current donors (foundations, corporations, and individuals).
  • Marketing/Audience Development: Conduct grassroots marketing to local groups and student populations, write copy, create and edit website and e-newsletter content.
  • Ideally, this individual will spend an entire production season with us (September through April), averaging 10 hours a week with flexible scheduling.

Administrative Intern (Summer, and other terms as available):

  • Marketing & Outreach: Assist with online calendars, mass mailings, proof-reading, market research and promotions.
  • Patron Relations: Assist with ticketing, database updates, and outreach to social service agencies.
  • Operations: Maintain recording archive, update repertoire history, and prepare and submit reports for music licensing.
  • Ideally, this individual will average 10 hours a week during the summer months with flexible scheduling.

We need people with positive attitudes and a willingness to learn. Strong writing, interpersonal skills and attention to detail are required. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, HTML, or graphics programs is a plus. At the end of the experience, the intern should have a good idea of many of the working aspects in a dynamic, hard-working non-profit organization. Interns are generally recent graduates, current graduate students, or career changers. Individuals who have recently completed internships with the Boulder Phil have moved on to full-time employment in arts management, graduate school, or careers in teaching and performing. If interested, please send your resume to Kevin Shuck, Executive Director, at 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80302, 303-449-1343 x 3 or kshuck@BoulderPhil.org.


** Internships are unpaid positions. Job perks include complimentary tickets to all Boulder Philharmonic concerts & valuable experience working in a dynamic, small to mid-sized non-profit.