Current Openings

 Operations Manager 

The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that the scheduling and production of the orchestra’s concerts, rehearsals, and special events run smoothly, effectively, and in a financially responsible manner. Coordinates all aspects of concert production including stage activities for rehearsals and performances, monitoring conditions and creating the best possible performance environment. This position acts as liaison between technical crews and the orchestra, keeping abreast of all production elements, such as stage cues, start times and placement of instruments, to be able to direct stage hands, musicians, and guest artists. Interacts with the orchestra librarian, personnel manager, and the music director on a daily basis. Position requires concert production experience and familiarity with orchestra operations. Also responsible for the planning and execution of all education initiatives with the assistance of the education coordinator. Assists with office management and the accounting and finance procedures. Will represent the Philharmonic at other arts, education, fundraising, and civic events.


·  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University.
·  Minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·  Must be proficient in navigating a computer; Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Suites. Experience with Ovation Tix software a plus.
· Knowledge of orchestra music and the workings of an orchestra is a must.
· High energy, positive “can-do” attitude, flexibility, attention to detail and passion for APA’s mission is essential.
· Works well with others.
· Demonstrate ability to think strategically.
· Demonstrate excellence in organizational and communication skills, both written and oral.
· Ability to work evenings and weekends, including some holidays.
· Only local candidates will be considered for this position.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: and be sure to include “Operations Manager” in the subject line.

Please include a cover letter with the following information:

• Salary history and requirements,
• How you learned of the position
• Description of how your qualifications and experience match Abilene Philharmonic’s needs.

Only electronic submissions will be considered. Submission deadline is Friday, May 31, 2019. All nominations and expressions of interest will be held in the strictest confidence. Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. The Abilene Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

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This internship is an ideal position for those interested in exploring a position in an orchestral and/or nonprofit setting. The Intern will work closely with all APO staff and provide support. Duties include general clerical, receptionist and project based work.


Education: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: Previous experience in an office setting preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of standard office practices. Excellent customer service skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and take initiative when appropriate. Writing/proofreading skills and an understanding of the English language (both written and oral) are required. Ability to use standard office equipment such as copy machines, multi-line telephones, fax machines, personal computer. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. Must be able to handle all aspects of position in a positive, professional, timely, and efficient manner. Ability to interact in social settings and varied situations. Music background a plus, but not required.

To Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter to with “Intern” in the subject line.

Please include the following information in the cover letter:

• Availability
• How you learned of the position
• Description of how your qualifications and experience match Abilene Philharmonic’s needs.

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