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Careers and Auditions

Part-time Orchestra Stage Manager

Interested in an exciting position in the arts? The Billings Symphony is seeking a part-time Stage Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and arranging all physical and logistical elements of rehearsals and performances of the Billings Symphony and ensuring these details are planned in advance and executed on-site.  

This rewarding position requires a background in music or theater and experience in working in performing arts or venues.  The Stage Manager will also need knowledge of symphonic music, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and stage plot software (currently Publisher) . Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, and excellent communication skills--both verbal and written, are a must. A high degree of reliability, capacity to multi-task, and ability to work with little supervision, meet strict deadlines, and function well under pressure are of utmost importance for this position. 

See full description and how to apply here

2024–2025 Tenured & Intern Auditions

We are currently accepting applications for substitutes and interns for the 2024-2025 season. Please take a look at the information below for more details.

All audition repertoire list (Click here)

2024–2025 PER SERVICE RATES: Principal/Asst. Concertmaster: $96.00 | Assistant Principal: $89.00 | Section Musician $77.00 | Intern Musician $54.00

MILEAGE: Mileage is reimbursed at $0.51 per mile, per vehicle, for round trip travel of 60 miles or more, with a maximum of $500 per vehicle per concert. Mileage will be limited to one round trip for concert sets where there is no day off, or gap day, between services. For concert sets where there is a day off or gap day between services, an additional round trip will be reimbursed.

AIR TRAVEL: Musicians who travel by air will be reimbursed for up to $550 of their air travel costs, limited to an airplane ticket, baggage checking fees, and costs related to travel to the airport of departure (rideshare/taxi to or parking at the departure airport). Billings Symphony will reimburse airline ticket costs within three weeks of receipt of the itinerary/travel receipt. Musicians retain all frequent flyer miles accrued.

HOUSING: Billings Symphony offers homestays for out-of-town Musicians.

Substitute-Only Auditions

The Billings Symphony is currently accepting substitute-only videotaped auditions for all positions. Submissions are accepted throughout the year. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Audition materials and instructions on how to submit your video will be emailed from our Director of Artistic Operations upon submission of the Substitute Audition Application:

Substitute Audition Application (Click here)

Substitute Audition Repertoire List (Click here)


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

The Billings Symphony is committed to building and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that access to music is a human right, and we carry that belief forward within the communities where we live and work. We live our mission through inviting environments that are accessible to all and by representing our diverse community on our stages and in our programming, audiences, and activities. The Billings Symphony is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from diverse candidates, and we are committed to the creation of an inclusive work and performance environment for all employees. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender expression/identity, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.