Employment Opportunities

Part-time Symphony Operations and Personnel Manager in Music Industry

Interested in a fast-paced exciting position in the arts? The Battle Creek Symphony is seeking a part-time Operations/Personnel Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth execution of Battle Creek Symphony concerts and events including the supervision of all symphony technical personnel and orchestra personnel duties. Attention to detail is a must, plus a high degree of reliability, capacity to multi-task, and ability to work with little supervision,  meet strict deadlines, and function well under pressure are of utmost importance for this position.

This rewarding position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Arts Administration, Business Administration, or equivalent. Preferred experience includes 1 – 3 years experience in orchestra operations including technical requirements for concert production and budget management. The Operations Manager will also need knowledge of symphonic music, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, and excellent communication skills--both verbal and written.

Flexible hours include 20/hours per week with up to 40 hours for concert weeks (5-6 times per year). Hourly rate is $20/hour.

This is an excellent position for those seeking a full-time career in Arts Administration.  Previous Operations Managers are now holding leadership positions with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Cincinnati Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra, among others.

If you are qualified, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to careers@yourmusiccenter.org.  No phone calls, please.


Community Music School Faculty Openings

The Community Music School™, a program of The Music Center™ in Battle Creek, Michigan, offers private instruction in most band and orchestra instruments, piano, voice, and guitar, as well as Music First classes for infant through 5 years. Prospective faculty with the following qualifications are invited to submit resumes at any time: Bachelor’s degree in music or related area, proficiency and continuing performance on major instrument, three years teaching experience, two professional references, able to pass a background check.

Please contact us via our contact form for information on openings. No phone calls, please


Battle Creek Symphony openings

See the Auditions page for current openings.


About The Music Center

The Music Center is dedicated to the highest standards of music performance and education and to making our community better than ever by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. By using music as a tool for change and as a platform to embrace everyone, our goal is to normalize diversity wherever we serve.

We provide musical listening, learning, and performance opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2000, The Music Center offers programs including I.M.P.A.C.T.: FREE after school classes/Sojourner Truth Choir, Ars Voce, the FREE Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls Chorus, Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Community Music School, and Michigan's oldest continuously running orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony. For more information, please visit our website at www.YourMusicCenter.org.