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EMPLOYMENT

OPPORTUNITIES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Pioneer Valley Symphony is seeking a dynamic and visionary Executive Director to lead our organization into its next chapter of growth and impact. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors, Music Director, member musicians, staff, donors, and community partners to advance our mission and ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization. The PVS is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Join us in our mission to inspire, enrich, and unite our community through the power of instrumental and choral music! 

Review the full position description here and then apply here.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERN

The PVS offers opportunities for college students to learn about arts management, advertising, event planning, fundraising, and more. This position offers an intern experience with the broad range of tasks involved in running a classical performing arts organization while also tailoring the work to match the student’s interests and skills. A PVS Intern will have the opportunity to work alongside our administrative staff, musical directors, and members of the board of directors and will develop a substantive independent project tailored to their interests and skills, such as web and social media design, archival projects, research, production, and more.

Interested students should send a letter of interest and resume to search@pvso.org.

ABOUT THE PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY

The Pioneer Valley Symphony is a vibrant cultural institution in Western Massachusetts with a mission to connect, inspire, and enhance our community by providing opportunities to make, appreciate, and learn about music. Founded on a passion for artistic excellence and community engagement, we have been enriching lives through music for 85 years. Under the baton of Maestro Tianhui Ng, our award-winning community orchestra promotes new and familiar music, regularly makes world and regional premieres, and collaborates with composers from underrepresented identities. The PVS added a symphony chorus in 1962, now helmed by Dr. Allegra Martin. Together these performing ensembles boast more than 130 volunteer musicians and produce an 8-concert season throughout the Valley: 4 symphonic concerts, 2 independent choral concerts, and 2 Pops concerts, all accessible to the audiences through sliding scale ticketing. During the summer, musicians from these groups bring informal chamber music events to nontraditional venues, and participate in open Community Sings. 

 

In service to our mission and our community education focus, the Orchestra has for 30 years provided a free Education Concert with a companion music appreciation curriculum, now serving 1,000+ 3rd and 4th graders from Franklin and Hampshire counties annually.  Our commitment to nurturing the next generation of musicians through high quality, accessible instruction has matured into three intertwined programs: the region’s only full independent Youth Orchestra now in its 12th year; Strings for Kids—an in-school strings education program serving students in grades 3-7 in Greenfield, MA; and a rapidly growing instructional music program providing private and group classes for all ages with a team of 10 skilled faculty in Greenfield.  

 

More broadly, the PVS serves as a hub for artistic synergy in our region, regularly hosting collaborative events, joint fundraising with other community nonprofits, lending instruments and works from our music library, and advising on projects which support the regional performing arts and music education ecosystem. 

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