Oregon Symphony is Growing its Development Department!

  • Job posted by Agnes Zach

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Oregon Symphony performs over 100 concerts per year at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and throughout the community. It presents an annual end-of-summer outdoor concert in Portland and travels regularly for performances in Salem, Newberg, and smaller communities elsewhere in the area. It also produces award-winning education and community engagement programs. The Oregon Symphony programs directly serve more than 300,000 people annually and reach millions more households around the globe through its broadcast and recordings program. The institution is supported by thousands of individuals, businesses, and foundations and receives funding from the Regional Arts & Cultural Council, the State of Oregon Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Strong, diverse programming—including subscription series for classical, pops, and kids, as well as numerous specials and presentations—has fueled subscription and single ticket sales. Bucking a national trend in waning ticket sales, the Oregon Symphony has grown total earned revenue by 57% over the last five years, reaching an all-time high of $9.6M with a healthy pipeline of new patrons who comprise 20% of the 180,000 tickets sold on its main stage.

The organization is poised for further growth. In FY17, we set a new record with $8.4 million in contributed revenue, up more than 9% year-over-year, and 2% above an aggressive goal. Our annual gala has set records for four consecutive years, with gross proceeds exceeding $1 million in both 2017 and 2018. The Board leads by example, sustaining a level of significant investment that has been an integral element of our success. We expect to close FY18 at $8 million, and the total number of donors is on the rise, fueled by the growth in new ticket buyers.  

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Nonprofit Professionals Now is proud to partner with the Oregon Symphony to fill their positions with the right nonprofit professional. To apply please visit www.wvdo-or.hiringthing.com and review the complete job descriptions. All applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the screening questions for consideration.

Application deadline: July 2, 2018