Employment: Orchestra Assistant

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WYSO Orchestra Assistant


July 2022

Organization: Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

Position: Orchestra Assistant, Part-Time

Compensation: $13.50 / hour

Organizational Summary:

Founded in 1966 by Marvin Rabin, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is widely regarded as one of the top youth orchestra programs in the country. Over 5000 young musicians from more than 100 communities in southern and central Wisconsin have participated in the program. The WYSO program includes 3 full orchestras, two string orchestras, brass, percussion and harp ensembles, chamber music and a community impact program.  Driven by the mission of enriching lives by providing transformational musical experiences and opportunities, WYSO provides access to instruments, musical training and performance opportunities to a diverse community of young musicians.


The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) seeks a flexible and organized professional to join one of the most highly respected youth orchestra programs in the country. This is an 8-15 hour per week seasonal part-time position. The Orchestra Assistant’s responsibility will be supporting the activities of five youth orchestras, Chamber Music Program, and multiple ensembles with two other Orchestra Assistants, the Librarian & Operations Assistant, and the Director of Operations. General duties include properties, conductor and member assistance, and music library. Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays and 9:00am-3:00pm on several Sundays throughout the school year (as well as other dates and times) for special rehearsals and performances.

This position reports to the Director of Operations and is under the direct supervision of the Librarian & Operations Assistant.

Application Procedure: 

All interested parties please send a résumé to Joseph Greer at greer@wysomusic.org 
Must be able to pass a background check to be hired for this position.

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until position filled.

No phone calls please.

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The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, political or religious affiliation, sex, national origin, socio-economic status, age or marital status.