Musician Auditions & Administrative Careers

The Sarasota Orchestra has been committed to its dual mission of performance and education for over 65 years.

We recognize that our long-term success, both artistically and administratively, depends on the talents and skills of our employees. If you are interested in joining one of the most respected arts organizations in the state of Florida, we invite you to apply for the posted position(s).

The Sarasota Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or national origin. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SO will provide reasonable accommodation upon request to applicants to facilitate the application process. This is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Musician Auditions


Section Percussion

Core Orchestra
2018-19 salary: $36,772.90 + Benefits*
Employment to begin immediately.

Preliminary Rounds scheduled to take place October 26, 2018.
Advanced Rounds scheduled to take place October 27, 2018.

Administrative Positions


Vice President of Operations

Sarasota Orchestra currently has a job opening for a Vice President of Operations. The Vice President of Operations leads a team responsible for all operational aspects of producing Sarasota Orchestra concerts, Sarasota Music Festival and Education programs. The successful candidate will team closely with artistic planning leaders to deliver the highest quality performances for audiences, musicians and visiting artists.


Assistant Personnel Manager

The Sarasota Orchestra currently has a full-time job opening for an Assistant Personnel Manager. The successful candidate will work closely with the Personnel Manager, with specific focus on orchestra personnel matters.


Communications Manager

The Sarasota Orchestra currently has a job opening for a Communications Manager. You will research and write copy supporting Sarasota Orchestra’s institutional messaging/communications strategy and marketing and development initiatives, create compelling content for philanthropic case and position statements, newsletters, information about classical music, and other written materials as required, and support website and social media activities.



The Sarasota Orchestra currently has a job opening for a Controller. In cooperation with the Orchestra’s CFO, you will guide the ongoing business operations of the Orchestra and forecast future operations. You will also be responsible for coordinating all aspects of financial accounting, budgeting and reporting for the Orchestra.

Musical Musings

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Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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About Us

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

 Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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