Artistic Assistant

San Diego Symphony Orchestra

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San Diego, CA

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • San Diego, CA
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Symphonic
  • $0
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): $20.00/hour - $23.00/hour DOE

Website San Diego Symphony Orchestra

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The Artistic Assistant provides administrative support to the entire Artistic Department and Guest Artists and serves as the personal assistant for the San Diego Symphony’s Music Director. The Artistic Assistant is the Artistic Department’s backstage point‐person during San Diego Symphony performances and rehearsals (together and/or in rotation with other Artistic department staff), and ensures a warm and welcoming environment for guest artists. This position reports to the Director of Artistic Planning and will work closely with the Artistic Operations Manager in performing the administrative and concert support functions required for the smooth and exceptional execution of San Diego Symphony performances and presentations at Jacobs Music Center, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, as well as other venues.

The Artistic Assistant also provides proactive administrative support to the Music Director to ensure the effective execution of all Music Director activities with San Diego Symphony and facilitates communication, collaboration, and interaction between various departments of the organization, members of the orchestra, and external contacts regarding activities and responsibilities of the Music Director.

A high degree of tact, diplomacy, discretion, judgment, sensitivity and confidentiality in all interactions is essential to this role.

The San Diego Symphony is committed to a workplace in which every employee has equitable opportunities and support, and experiences a sense of belonging. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time position with benefits, based at the San Diego Symphony. Frequent evening and weekend work required. Due to the pandemic, some work will temporarily be performed remotely.

Pay rate: $20-$23 per hour

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