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Job Applications Open for General Manager Position

Job Applications Open for General Manager Position

Evanston Symphony Orchestra Association seeks part-time, work-from-home General Manager to coordinate business functions of the ESO in collaboration with a hands-on Board of Directors, a talented Music Director, and a dedicated volunteer community orchestra.  

Position Title:  General Manager

Reports to:  President of the Board, ESO Board of Directors

Terms of Hire:  Independent Contractor

Salary Range: $40-48K commensurate with experience, no benefits

Hours: +/- 85 hours per month, nights, and weekends; remote (in-person at concerts, rehearsals, board meetings, etc.)


Primary Function:

  • Serve as the primary ESO liaison.
  • Serve as the main administrative staff person for the ESO and ESO Board.
  • Perform and/or coordinate the essential business functions of the orchestra.
  • Develop a sense of community with the music director, musicians, and patrons.


General Responsibilities:

  • Administrative/Executive day-to-day operations

  • Financial, in conjunction with bookkeeper and CPA

  • Concert Operations, including all ticketing

  • Marketing support, in conjunction with Audience Development Committee & Social Media Coordinators

  • Fundraising administration and tracking, in conjunction with Board of Directors and Development Committee

  • Board support, Community liaison 


  • Knowledge and experience in the field of classical music
  • Proficiency in all word processing and spread sheet applications, as well as relational data bases
  • Familiarity with various Social Media platforms
  • Experience in budgeting, financial accountability, vendor relations
  • Background serving in administrative roles
  • Arts administration experience a plus

Note:  This is a work-from-home position which requires frequent attendance at Evanston-based meetings, rehearsals and performances.

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected category. 

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