Start Date: Immediately, upon hiring
Minimum requirements:

  • Degree in music or equivalent professional orchestra experience
  • Ability to manage, facilitate, and multitask
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • This position requires confidentiality and professionalism.

The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is a non-profit organization.  Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in West Texas through professional music performances and music education.

The Personnel Manager is responsible for administering all orchestral personnel. This includes but is not limited to:

  • acting as a liaison between musicians and the administration,
  • personnel database maintenance,
  • facilitating musician’s housing,
  • preparation and maintenance of full-season agreements, payroll, and rosters
  • aiding in the distribution of music
  • preparing, scheduling, and running auditions.

There are no regularly scheduled office hours required for this position. Candidate can easily work from home but is expected to be present for our slate of regularly-scheduled performances (see below).  The Personnel Manager purview is to be maintained as needed with appropriate promptness.

Each season features a minimum of four Masterworks programs, four Pops & Family programs, an annual cycle of The Nutcracker with the Midland Festival Ballet. Additional series include orchestral education programs alongside other potential collaborations, such as those with the Permian Basin Opera. A typical season will hold around 40 orchestral services.

New hires will train with outgoing personnel managers to ensure smooth transition across tenure.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must physically attend all services during the season (August through May), held within the Permian Basin.

For more information or to apply with resume, contact: