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Finance Assistant

Position Summary:
The Finance Assistant (FA) is responsible for the financial support work of the Billings Symphony, serving as the liaison between the Administration and the contracted accounting/payroll firm. The FA assists the
Executive Director and Administrative staff in maintaining the financial records and preparing the annual budgets of the Billings Symphony as well as Montana Development Co., a subsidiary of the Billings Symphony. This position primarily focuses on assisting contracted accounting providers with all financial
reporting related to the job functions below. The FA will be required to work a regular schedule of 20-25 hours per work week (M-F), with the ability to work more if necessary. Exact start date is negotiable.

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2024–2025 Tenured & Intern Auditions

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


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)


2024–2025 Tenured & Intern String Auditions

2024-2025 Tenured & Intern auditions for all string auditions, including Assistant Concertmaster, will take place in April, 2024. You are encouraged to check back on this page in early 2024, when we will announce the Spring auditions.

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.