Among the finest orchestras in the country, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1959, the orchestra has received critical acclaim for artistic excellence. Eighty-three full-time professional musicians perform more than 130 concerts each season. A cornerstone organization in Milwaukee's community, the MSO provides enrichment and education activities for audiences of every age, economic status, and background.
The MSO is recognized as a pioneer in the world of new music among American orchestras. For 41 years, the symphony's nationally syndicated radio broadcasts have ranked among the nation's largest collections, enjoyed on more than 240 stations throughout the United States. In 2005, the MSO became the first American orchestra to offer live recordings for download directly through online music stores including iTunes. The MSO is honored to participate in the second Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012.
The MSO's standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 40,000 children and their families through its ACE (Arts in Community Education) program, Youth and Teen concerts, Kinderkonzerts, Music for Me concerts, and Behind the Notes pre-concert talks and Friday post-concert Talkbacks. This season, 7,200 students and 1,200 faculty and staff members in 21 Southeastern Wisconsin elementary and middle schools will participate in ACE.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The successful candidate will be very detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills. A professional phone manner, high-level customer service skills, respect for donor confidentiality and experience working with many different constituencies in a team environment are necessary.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and at least 1-2 years development experience is preferred or 1-2 years in a customer service or clerical position. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM database (Tessitura preferred).
This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
General book-keeping skills are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel highly preferred.