Current Open Positions

The EPO will audition for the following orchestral openings for the 2021-2022 season – Click Here

Resumes for the following positions should go to Kim Bredemeier at [email protected]

 

Eykamp String Quartet/EPO Concertmaster - Violin 1

Responsibilities include serving as Violinist in the Eykamp String Quartet and Concertmaster in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; approximately 165 services with the EPO (includes all orchestra, outreach, and quartet services). Participate in performances and educational activities as Artists-in-Residence at the University of Evansville, including recitals, master classes, and coachings.

Qualifications include:

  • Performance at a very high level of artistic accomplishment including solo, chamber, and orchestral experience.
  • A dedicated commitment to playing in a full-time string quartet; commitment to education and outreach.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Rehearse and perform to a high standard as a member of the EPO Violin section.
  • Be fully prepared in advance of the first rehearsal. Preparation of parts will include all pitches, dynamics, rhythms, tempi and other musical instructions. Preparation also includes being familiar with the work to be performed.
  • Follow the direction of the Music Director in all matters relating to style, ensemble, intonation, articulation and bowing.
  • Ensure that performance parts are marked with all relevant information in a concise and timely manner in accordance with the instructions of the Music Director.
  • Be available within reasonable expectations for meetings with the Music Director, management and/or colleagues to discuss job-related issues.
  • Aid in every way possible the Music Director and/or Personnel Manager with regard to their section.

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville collaborate fully in the selection and employment of Quartet personnel.

The University of Evansville is an independent, selective admissions university recognized for excellence in its core liberal arts and sciences curriculum and professional programs. Enrollment is 2,000+. The Music Conservatory currently has 80 undergraduate music majors. Degree programs include Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Management, Performance, and General Studies (Bachelor of Science). Instruction on every orchestral instrument, voice, keyboard, and guitar is provided by 10 full-time and 16 part-time instructors.

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra presents a subscription series of five classics and five pops programs each season. In addition, the EPO performs youth concerts, Messiah, Nutcracker, and outreach concerts each season. The organization includes two Youth Orchestras and a 100+ voice adult chorus.
Compensation is approximately $33,000 (combined). This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

The starting date is August 23, 2021. Auditions are scheduled for August 9-10, 2021, by invitation. Audition will include both orchestral excerpts and quartet playing. Finalists will be interviewed. If the advertised position is won by a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the resulting vacancy may be offered to the next qualified applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately (application deadline is July 15, 2021). Please send letter of application, resume including at least 3 references, at least two contrasting audio/video recordings (video is preferred, inclusion of one work of chamber music is encouraged), and transcripts to: Dr. Kenneth Steinsult ([email protected]). Electronic submission of materials is preferred.

Requests for information or questions may be sent to Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Co-Director, UE Music Conservatory, Eykamp String Quartet Search Committee, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, 47722, [email protected] or by calling (812) 488-2879. The University of Evansville is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer strongly committed to educational excellence through diversity.

Concertmaster Repertoire For Audition


Consortium Horn
Principal Horn, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
Instructor of Horn (Half-time), University of Evansville

Responsibilities: Serve as Principal Horn in the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; approximately 90 services with the EPO (includes all orchestra and Consortium services). Teach studio horn, perform chamber music with faculty, serve as Horn faculty for the annual Shepard Summer Music Camp, participate in recruiting and admissions activities, additional teaching to complete a half-time load.

Qualifications: Performance at a very high level of artistic accomplishment including solo, chamber, and orchestral experience; a strong commitment to teaching.

Required: Masters degree. Desirable: College level teaching experience.

Other Information: The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Evansville collaborate fully in the selection and employment of Consortium personnel. The University of Evansville is an independent, comprehensive, selective admissions university recognized for excellence in its core liberal arts and
sciences curriculum and professional programs. Enrollment is more than 2,000. The University is a leader in study abroad and owns a campus in England, Harlaxton College. The Music Conservatory typically has 80+ undergraduate music majors and significant non-major student involvement in all ensembles. Degree programs include Music Education, Music Therapy, Music Management, Performance, and General Studies (Bachelor of Science). Instruction on every orchestral instrument, voice, keyboard, and guitar is provided by 10 full-time and 16 part-time instructors. For additional information see the University’s web site at http://www.evansville.edu and the Music Conservatory site at http://music.evansville.edu.

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra presents a subscription series of five classics and five pops programs each season. In addition, the EPO performs youth concerts, Messiah, Nutcracker, and outreach concerts each season. The organization includes two Youth Orchestras and a 100-voice adult chorus.

Salary and Benefits: Approximately $26,000 (combined, depending on experience/qualifications) plus disability, health, and life insurance

Audition/Interview: August 2, 2021. The first round will consist of an orchestra audition. Finalists will be interviewed regarding pedagogical experience and philosophy, read with faculty chamber groups, and teach a short lesson.

Principal Horn Repertoire For Audtition

Applications: All application materials must be received by July 9, 2021. Send a letter of application, resume, transcripts (unofficial accepted for application), and a list of references to: Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, Co-Director, UE Music Conservatory, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47722.
Electronic submission of application is preferred.

Requests for information or questions may be sent by e-mail to Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz at [email protected] or by calling (812) 488-2754.

Starting Date: August 16, 2021

The University of Evansville is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer strongly committed to educational excellence through diversity.


ALICE MAY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

JOB SUMMARY: The Education Director reports to the Executive Director and is guided by the Music Director. This person is responsible for designing, developing, administering, and evaluating all education and outreach programs, consistent with EPO policies and stated educational mission. The Education Director will plan and manage all educational activities, including the supervision of all volunteers and staff involved in delivering any aspect of the programs. The Education Director will also represent the EPO to other arts, education, and civic institutions to promote constructive working partnerships in the community.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Education Programs

  • Plan and implement all aspects of the EPO’s education and outreach programs, including the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (EPYO program), Young People’s Concerts, Lollipop Concerts, lecture-demonstrations, school concerts, adult education & outreach performances, and volunteer programs. Assess effectiveness of each activity.
  • Create teacher guides for Young People’s Concerts, Lollipop Concerts and other programs where needed using graphics software (the Philharmonic has Adobe InDesign).
  • Work in conjunction with schools and other partners to develop materials used in teacher training, musician training, volunteer training, and student preparation for education programs.
  • In consultation with the Marketing Director, oversee the marketing and ticketing for all educational programs, including brochures, newsletters, fliers, and advertisements as necessary.

Budget and Planning

  • Assist the Executive Director, Music Director, and Board in establishing appropriate education and outreach goals for the EPO.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director and Music Director, develop programs and a plan for achieving those goals; coordinate all activities with the EPO's master calendar.
  • Develop and manage budgets for each program, and adjust plans as necessary.
  • Identify educational trends that may present new opportunities for the EPO; recommend a course of action that takes this information into account.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and other designated staff in long-range planning for the EPO; prepare budget models as needed.
  • Provide reports and public communications as requested.

Administrative

  • Manage the schedule of the Eykamp String Quartet, Consortium musicians, and other EPO musicians to fulfill all required education-related services required.
  • Work with and support the EPYO conductors in the administration of the program.• Work with the Development Director in developing funding proposals for ongoing and new educational initiatives.
  • Work with the Marketing Director and Operations Manager in the implementation of all education programs; coordinate with other EPO activities.
  • In consultation with the Music Director, direct the orchestra musicians’ involvement in ensemble events sponsored by or supporting the EPO's education efforts.
  • Hire, train, manage, and evaluate the performance of the Youth Orchestra Manager/Education Assistant.
  • Engage, train, and manage education interns and volunteers as needed.
  • Serve as part of the senior management team to assist the Executive Director in setting and implementing administrative and artistic policies established by the Board.

Other

  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with the local school district, community colleges, and other educational/civic institutions. Act as a liaison and the primary spokesperson for the EPO in education matters.
  • Keep abreast of recent research on music education; maintain a collection of current resource materials.
  • Perform other education-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Demonstrated success as a music educator, arts educator or arts administrator.
  • This is a full time salary position with health benefits provided

Finance Manager

JOB SUMMARY: The Finance Manager is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the organization, including assisting the Executive Director and Treasurer in financial planning, maintenance, and reporting. The Finance Manager is also responsible for monthly financial statements, financial institution relations, maintaining the annual budget with the Executive Director and Treasurer, the administration of payroll and employee benefits.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial Management

  • Implement sound financial policies and procedures and internal controls for accounting, auditing, budgeting, purchasing, payroll, and administrative services functions. Monitor policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Direct activities relating to the management and control of cash flow, banking relations, and investments.
  • Participate in the Board's development of investment policies and strategies. Serve as primary contact with fund managers and ensure proper accounting for all investment transactions.
  • Manage the Corporation's daily financial activities, including financial record keeping and production of financial statements.
  • Prepare special analyses as required.

Budgeting and Planning

  • Work with the Executive Director, Treasurer, and members of the Board of Directors in the development of financial objectives for the Corporation.
  • Collect, assimilate and prepare operating budgets and forecasts for all financial functions; monitor revenues and expenses against approved budget.
  • Monitor and recommend expense control initiatives.
  • Prepare analyses of variances and recommend revision of plan and budget.

Accounting/Record Keeping

  • Manage the timely preparation and maintenance of all accounting records and provide appropriate financial/statistical reports.
  • Maintain the Corporation’s revenue and expense records, produce monthly financial statements, process accounts payable and accounts receivable, process deposits, and maintain annuity records.
  • Manage payroll and tax payment systems; manage the preparation and maintenance of all payroll records and reporting, assuring compliance with all legal requirements and organizational objectives.
  • Prepare and submit federal, state, and local income tax forms, withholding forms, and other forms as required.
  • Direct the monitoring and compliance with the terms and conditions of all planned gifts.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of property, equipment, and instrument inventory records and establish depreciation schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial/tax reporting requirements of agencies/foundations.

Audit and Income Tax Reporting

  • Review audit needs of the Corporation; make recommendation as to selection of auditors.
  • Direct preparation for audits.
  • Work with the auditors in preparation of the annual audit report and filing of tax reports. Review and approve all drafts; assure distribution of reports as required.
  • Respond to auditor's findings and recommendations in consultation with the Treasurer and Finance Committee, taking action as appropriate.
  • Develop internal audit procedures to ensure that systems are functioning as planned.
  • Ensure that a copy of the most recent IRS form 990 and Schedule A are available for review according to federal law.

Board of Directors

  • Interact with the Treasurer, the Finance Committee and other committees of the Board, and individual Board members as needed.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and interim reports as requested by Executive Director, Treasurer, and/or Board.

Personnel

  • Direct the execution of all benefits programs, including retirement programs, health insurance, and all other types of institutional insurance, maintaining accurate records and filing all required reports.
  • Maintain employee records (both staff and orchestra) showing date of hire, compensation and benefits, leave records, and other pertinent personnel data.
  • Prepare and file employer reports to government agencies, insurance companies, union, etc.

Administrative

  • Negotiate vendor contracts as needed for the approval of the Finance Committee; coordinate the administration of all operating leases and contracts, including: computer services, insurance, audit services, building lease, maintenance contracts, and other services. Ensure that artist/performer contracts are not at variance with Corporation objectives, including compliance with tax laws and adequate insurance endorsements.
  • Perform other financial & accounting duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Treasurer.