The PEI Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking an Administrator.
Incorporated in 1968, the PEI Symphony Orchestra contributes to the artistic life and community in PEI by providing a series of four or five concerts every year featuring live, high quality symphonic music, and employing 60 to 75 musicians for each concert. The executive leadership for the PEISO is provided by a ten member volunteer Board of Directors that is responsible for establishing and achieving the strategic goals of the organization, and ultimately for marketing and business management decisions.
Duties of the PEISO Administrator
Reporting to the PEISO Board through the President, the PEISO Administrator is responsible for managing the day to day clerical operations of the organization, and supporting the work of the Board. This is a part-time contract role requiring approximately 2 or 3 days per week. Some weekend and evening work is required for concert weekends, and for monthly Board meetings.
Specific duties include:
The PEISO Administrator liaises regularly with the President of the Board of Directors, the Music Director, Personnel Manager, and others; and works closely with the Treasurer in managing cash flows and preparing an annual budget to be approved by the Board of Directors. The role is primarily clerical and not have the authority to enter into contracts or hire staff on behalf of the PEISO. The President of the PEISO Board of Directors is the official media contact and spokesperson for the organization.
Graduation from a post secondary institution with a minimum of three to five years experience in an administrative or office management position is the minimum requirement for this position. The incumbent must have experience with managing and monitoring a budget; recording financial transactions; preparing financial reports, and working in an environment with limited direction. The successful candidate will have experience with standard Internet and office software, and experience with Simply Accounting or Quickbooks would be beneficial.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills are required for this position, and experience in non-profit sector, in the arts, and experience working with a Board of Directors are also assets.
How to apply
Please send your cover letter and résumé electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday March 17. Applications should be either of the following formats: Adobe PDF (preferred), or MS Word .DOC or .DOCX. Please do not place either your cover letter or résumé in the body of the email message. For more information please call 902-388-6042.
The PEISO thanks all who express an interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Download this job posting: PEISO Administrator Job – posting March 2014
Sad news to share with you all.
After three stellar years as our Administrator, Natalie Williams-Calhoun has tendered her resignation, effective this summer. On behalf of the board, all our musicians and volunteers we deeply thank Natalie for all her hard work and dedication to this role and for all the successes and wonderful music we’ve experienced during her tenure. Natalie has made a tremendous contribution to the PEI Symphony as our Administrator – and the great news is that she will continue as one of our top cellists, for years to come hopefully!
Thank you Natalie for everything!
Yes it is that time of year again! The PEISO Fruit Sale is back – fuel up for all the snow clearing work – and beat the winter blues by biting into a taste of sunshine! Help support live orchestral music in PEI by purchasing some juicy naval oranges, or perfect pink grapefruit from us this year.
Still only $10 per bag, or pick up a half box $30 or full box $50 to really beat the blues!
For 2014 we are primarily selling from the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, and the Confederation Court Mall on Tuesdays. If those locations aren’t convenient and you have a large order, please call 388-6042 and we may be able to arrange for a delivery or a rendezvous time at our depot.
Our selling locations for 2014:
Charlottetown Farmer’s Market:
Our volunteers are at The Doctor’s Inn booth across from Island Taylored Meats, on:
Confederation Court Mall:
Our booth is located by the TD Canada Trust and we’ll be there on:
On Brackley Point Road, right beside Chucker’s Trophies and across the street from Birt’s Furniture. The mailing address is 161 St. Peter’s Road, but the actual storefront is right on the Brackley Point Road in the old Canada Revenue building just before the mall. Many thanks to Fruit Sale sponsor R. Birt & Associates for donating the depot.
If picking up your order at our depot is more convenient, please call Dan at 388-6042 to arrange a time.
To order by phone please call 892-4333 and leave a message, or send us a message to email@example.com
For more information call Dan at 388-6042, or Natalie at 892-4333.
The beautiful Zion Presbyterian Church in downtown Charlottetown will be the venue for the next PEI Symphony concert, on Sunday February 16th. The PEI Symphony’s season of renewal continues under the leadership of new music director Mark Shapiro with this special concert event featuring acclaimed cellist Julia MacLaine.
Our program for this concert:
The concert starts at 2:30m at the Zion Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Prince and Grafton streets downtown.
Please note there will not be a Pre-Concert Talk for this event due to timing limitations, but Maestro Shapiro will provide context for each piece during the concert!
Tickets available at the door. Online ticket sales are now closed.
Julia MacLaine received her early training as a cellist on Prince Edward Island, performing with the PEI Symphony and also and in neighbouring Nova Scotia. Julia went on to study at McGill University, and then at The Juilliard School, and now performs worldwide as a recitalist and chamber musician in music ranging from classical to contemporary and from ‘world’ to her own compositions.
She has been praised by The New York Times for her “rich tone”, “sweet, throbbing vibrato”, and “superb playing”. As well as being co-founder and director of The Ikarus Chamber Players, Julia is an Artistic Director of The Declassified and has performed as a guest of many other New York-based ensembles, including Yo-Yo Ma’s The Silk Road Ensemble, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Julia has performed at many of New York City’s most prestigious and exciting venues, including Carnegie’s Stern, Weill, and Zankel Halls, Alice Tully Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Galapagos Art Space, Le Poisson Rouge, and Merkin Hall. With the PEISO Julia will be performing Shostakovich’s popular Cello Concerto No. 1.
Beethoven fans will be happy to hear the PEISO will be performing his Symphony No. 2, and the orchestra is delighted to perform the world premiere of a new work by NB composer Kevin Morse, entitled “Moth to Flame”.
This concert will be presented at the Zion Presbyterian Church located at 135 Prince Street, at the corner of Grafton Street. Even though the concert will be held at the Zion Presbyterian Church, tickets are available at the Confederation Centre Boxoffice: $44 adults, $40 seniors and only $15 for students and children. For more information please visit www.peisymphony.com or call 892-4333.
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – With the generous support of the PEI 2014 Fund, the PEI Symphony is delighted to announce a very special concert event to be presented in November 2014, featuring original orchestral music composed by Canadians to celebrate Canada and the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.
Under the leadership of new PEISO Music Director Mark Shapiro, the program will include two new classical works composed for the PEI Symphony for this event by Canadian composers, and a performance with an established PEI popular music artist. The event will be a key cultural event in the PEI 2014 celebrations this year, and may result in a recording to be made available for sale within a few months of the event: a great legacy for the cross country celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration in 2017, and for the PEI Symphony and the music community in PEI.
The first step for the PEI Symphony is the launching now of an open “Composition Competition” inviting Canadian composers to submit an original works inspired by ‘Canada’, being ‘Canadian’, the arts in Canada, or by the 1864 Charlottetown Conference for consideration for the program. The Music Director and project team will supervise the process of selecting the winning composers whose works will be performed at this concert.
“Celebrate Canada” will be held on Sunday November 23rd at 2:30pm at the Confederation Centre of the Arts – itself established in 1964 to honour the 100th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference on the way to Confederation in 1867.
In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Confederation. The PEI 2014 Fund is facilitating the planning, promotion and implementation of the Sesquicentennial celebrations, and the PEI Symphony Orchestra is grateful for their support for this concert event. All PEI 2014 celebrations are made possible through generous support from the Government of Canada, Government of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown. The year-long and province-wide PEI 2014 program of events will honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold tomorrow.
This “Celebrate Canada” concert will provide a lasting legacy for the two winning orchestral composers, the featured PEI pop/folk artist, all of the orchestra musicians from high students to seasoned pros, and the whole audience as we join together to Celebrate the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, and what it means to be Canadian.
The Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce a competition for TWO orchestral compositions. The winning compositions will be performed in November 2014 at a PEI Symphony performance event at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI. This performance is entitle “Celebrate Canada”, and has been made possibly by a grant from the PEI 2014 Fund as part of the festivities to celebrate the 1864 Charlottetown Conference which eventually led to the creation of Canada in 1867.
The event will include two new classical works composed for the PEI Symphony for this event by Canadian composers, and a performance with an established PEI popular music artist. The concert will be professionally recorded as well with the intention of mastering and producing a recording which will be made available for sale within a few months of the event.
PEI 2014 aims to create an unforgettable 150th anniversary year that will celebrate and commemorate the historic Charlottetown Conference of 1864 and Prince Edward Island’s role in the formation of Canada. More than a celebration, 2014 events will remind us that PEI is where great ideas are born and Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to collaborate and participate. That key moment in Canada’s history may have taken place in Charlottetown in the smallest province in the nation, but the repercussions were far-reaching indeed. The 2014 anniversary schedule will embrace the whole country with regional and national themes and an opportunity for all participants to play a role in the celebrations.
The soundscape of Canada, past and present, is a rich tapestry comprising musical strands that represent a wide variety of musical styles (classical, folk, popular, etc.). The composer’s assignment is to craft a 15-20-minute tone poem, fantasia etc. integrating any number and type of elements in creative, witty, profound ways (without violating any trademark or copyright constraints). The work should somehow be experienced as leading to, and must then culminate in, “O Canada,” in which the audience will participate.
This stream features a 15-20 minute composition for orchestra plus one classical singer of any voice type (soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, or baritone). The topic for the composition, broadly speaking, is Canadian experience: history, folklore, culture, landscape; the connection with the Charlottetown Conference should be evident if not explicit. The text(s) must be by a Canadian author in any language(s) widely or historically spoken in Canada. The composer must stipulate either that the text(s) is/are in the public domain or must provide any/all appropriate permission(s).
For more information about this event and the PEISO 2014 Composition Competition, please visit www.peisymphony.com, send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-892-4333.