Job Posting – Personnel Manager

To Apply for this position, please send cover letter, resume and three references to dprentiss@nbsymphony.org by June 11.

Terms: This is a part-time position. The personnel manager is a W2 employee of the NBSO. The salary is $13,200.

JOB TITLE: Personnel Manager

REPORTS TO: President/CEO and Music Director

CLICK HERE  for the job summary, duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

NBSO Auditions

The New Bedford Symphony announces auditions for the following instruments: first violin, second violin, violoncello, and bass in January 2022.

The New Bedford Symphony is an AFM affiliated, per-service orchestra based in the historic whaling capital of the world. The mission of the NBSO is to place the world’s finest music at the center of the cultural life of the South Coast of Massachusetts. The orchestra regularly performs under the direction of Maestro Yaniv Dinur at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford.

The auditions will take place at the New England Conservatory, Boston, MA (Jordan Hall building, 290 Huntington Avenue).

Section Violins (up to 5 positions in either first or second violins may be offered.) on Tuesday, January 11.

Principal Bass (asst principal position or one section position may be offered if an internal candidate wins the audition) on Wednesday, January 12.

Section Violoncello (up to 2 positions may be offered) on Thursday, January 13.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume to Personnel Manager Elisa Birdseye by December 30, 2021. ebirdseye@earthlink.net

Times will be assigned on a rolling basis, first come first serve. Once available spots are filled, a waiting list will be established, and candidates will move from the waiting list to the audition list in the order their application was received. Auditionees should be prepared for the possibility of more than one round of auditions on the same day.

Due to health regulations currently in place in our performance venue, and requirements of our CBA, all musicians who play with the NBSO must submit proof of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus. Please send a scan of your vax card along with your resume when applying for the audition. Non-wind players will be required to be masked at all times.

If accepted for a position with the orchestra, candidates must provide proof of their affiliation with the Boston Musician’s Association (Local 9-535), or the Professional Musicians of the Southcoast (Local 216) if they live within their jurisdiction.


Section Violin Repertoire

Section Violoncello Repertoire

Principal Bass Repertoire


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