Careers & Auditions
The San Francisco Symphony sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance. But our patrons’ experience of excellence at Davies Symphony Hall begins well before the first note is played.
Whether it’s before the performance, during intermission, or after the concert, our patrons interact with ushers in a variety of ways. You all play a very special role as ambassadors to the public, and your own “performance” contributes to the enormous pleasure and satisfaction that is the San Francisco Symphony experience.
The Staff Usher position is a part-time position. The work hours are flexible, but include morning, evening, and weekend hours. This position is not eligible for San Francisco Symphony sponsored benefits. However, this position may be eligible for certain benefits through select ordinances of the City of San Francisco.
The Usher responsibilities are divided into three parts: Pre-Patron Arrival, Patron Arrival and Post Concert. The responsibilities listed below are an outline of common duties performed on a given night. There may be other minor responsibilities as outlined by the House Manager.
Patron Arrival, Seating and Concert
To apply, please visit our website at www.sfsymphony.org. Under the About Us tab, go to the Careers and Auditions page and click on “Jobs at the SF Symphony.” Search for this job and click on “Apply for this Position” to submit your resume, cover letter, and application.
The San Francisco Symphony, under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, is one of the country’s leading orchestras. Some 220 concerts each year reach an audience of more than 600,000, while national and international broadcasts, heard on more than 215 radio stations, reach millions more. The Symphony has its own recording label, SFS Media, and its recordings have won some of the world’s highest honors. Its multimedia initiative, Keeping Score, has reached over six million people with television and radio broadcasts, DVDs, and an interactive website. The Orchestra tours extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and its outstanding artistic reputation enables it to attract the world’s finest guest artists and conductors to Davies Symphony Hall. More than 70,000 young people are served each year by the Symphony’s numerous education programs, including its internationally renowned Youth Orchestra and Adventures in Music (AIM), which reaches every 1st through 5th grader in San Francisco’s public schools. The organization is led by President Sakurako Fisher and Chief Operating Officer/Interim Executive Director Derek Dean.
The San Francisco Symphony’s mission is to set the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; enrich, serve, and shape cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; and maintain financial stability and gain public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission.
The San Francisco Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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