Founded in 1928, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is the first professional symphony in the southwest and the longest, continuously performing arts organization in Arizona. The TSO’s mission is to engage, educate and transform diverse audiences throughout Southern Arizona with live musical experiences of the highest quality. Under the inspired leadership of music director, José Luis Gomez, the TSO has seen an artistic resurgence with performances of imaginative repertoire including by Latin-American composers and performers. Strategically, the TSO is committed to engaging the rapidly growing Hispanic population of Tucson and Pima County, currently over 40%. The TSO is also nationally renowned for its educational offerings, which engage 35,000 students annually through six unique programs, including the award-winning Young Composers Project in its 30th year.
The Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Manager joins a dynamic fundraising team at an exciting time, with access to positive mentors and opportunity to grow. This position is responsible for planning, writing, and delivering compelling funding proposals and reports to corporations, foundations, and government entities (“institutional funders”). Responsibilities include maintaining and growing an annual calendar/timeline of funding opportunities and deadlines; coordinating strategy; drafting, editing and submitting written grant applications and sponsorship appeals; and preparing and submitting reports to institutional funders. Other writing assignments may include content for newsletters, annual reports, brochure publications and some social media posts.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities, programs, and general treatment during employment.
Our patrons and audiences come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for the performing arts, you will find a home at TSO.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the TSO has been a safe refuge. The TSO follows the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and the Pima County Health Department. Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Prior to submitting your application package for this position, please review it carefully for accuracy. TSO does verify academic credentials for its candidates, and frequently conducts background checks including work history before finalizing an offer.