New Mexico Philharmonic

Auditions & Employment Opportunities 2022

The New Mexico Philharmonic enriches lives by providing excellent music, community engagement, and educational opportunities. As a world-class orchestra, the New Mexico Philharmonic aspires to increase the cultural vitality of New Mexico and gain national and international recognition for its excellence. We are looking for dedicated passionate professionals interested in contributing to this legacy. 

Development Director  

The New Mexico Philharmonic, New Mexico’s premier symphonic orchestra, presenting  classical, pops, family and chamber-music concerts throughout the Land of Enchantment  announces the position of Director of Development. Celebrating its 12th anniversary season  in 2022-2023, NMPhil increases the cultural and economic vitality of the state and has broad  recognition for its excellence. We embrace our state’s and nation’s cultural and musical  diversity and enriches lives by providing excellent music, community engagement, and  educational opportunities. Our values are Excellence in all our practices, Responsibility in all  our actions, Service to all our communities, Centered on our artists, audience and patrons.  

Title: Development Director  

Reports to: NMPhil CEO  

Liaison to: The Board of Directors  

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico  

Hours/Classification: full-time, including evenings and weekends/Exempt  

The Opportunity: NMPhil is seeking a passionate advocate for symphonic music to serve  as its Development Director. This individual will be an outstanding fundraiser and  communicator who will partner closely with NMPhil CEO to build a culture of philanthropy  in the organization, working to secure all unearned income for NMPhil and its supporting  organizations including the New Mexico Philharmonic Foundation. The incumbent will  work primarily from the NMPhil office with virtual work possible as needs require.  

Job Duties: 

  • Serve as an ambassador for NMPhil to build and strengthen relationships between  organizational stakeholders and NMPhil to maximize fundraising efforts  Develop short- and long-term fund-raising strategies to successfully support  NMPhil’s strategic plan, programming and programmatic growth  
  • Help to develop and implement development calendar and solicitations to  renewing, lapsed, and prospective donors  
  • Support stewardship and solicitation of donors, funders, and corporate sponsors by  coordinating with CEO, staff and volunteers  
  • Work with Chair of Development Committee to organize and facilitate monthly  meetings and assist with appropriate reporting to the Board and Executive  Committees 
  • Arrange and participate in development meetings between appropriate NMPhil  representatives (staff and volunteer) and prospective donors  
  • Engage with elected leaders at of City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and State  of New Mexico to advocate for NMPhil interests  
  • Prepare and monitor grant submissions and grants calendar  
  • Ensure acknowledgement and recording of all contributions  
  • Ensure timely fulfillment of all pledges  
  • Organize solicitation and fulfillment of corporate sponsorships  
  • Work with staff to organize hospitality and marketing benefits for corporate  sponsors and VIPs  
  • Oversee management of customer relationship management system with a  willingness to learn the system.  
  • Support and encourage NMPHIL staff as development team leader  Work with CEO and the Board to create and implement mission and vision of  NMPHIL according to strategic plan  
  • Participate in NMPHIL committee meetings as deemed appropriate by the CEO  Assist in identification of potential Board members  
  • Provide data to analyze historical fundraising trends and assist in development of  organizational budget  
  • Manage annual fund and other regular campaigns, car raffle, manage / plan /  develop other fundraising events.  
  • Plan, develop and manage capital campaigns  
  • Oversee development expenses to be in alignment with organizational budget  

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably with a background in the arts.  Seven years successful development experience. Demonstrated track record in fund raising  and development in non-profit sector including capital campaigns.  

Desired Skills:  

  • Knowledge and experience with the Albuquerque and New Mexico community  preferred  
  • Knowledge of the performing arts preferred  
  • Excellent organizational, managerial, and communication skills (written and oral)  Flexible and adaptable style  
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, attention to detail and passion  NMPhil’s mission is essential  
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team  player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time  Experience directly interfacing with and presenting to artistic, board, and  organizational leadership  
  • Passion and love of classical music is a plus  
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays  
  • Strong Computer Skills – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required 
  • Ability to use Research tools and Donor Database Programs  
  • Experience working and interacting with boards, committees, and community leaders  

Compensation: Commensurate with experience (range $55,000 to $65,000)

Benefits: Health insurance, 401K, up to 10 days of sick leave, 20+ days of vacation  

NMPhil is an equal opportunity employer. No discrimination shall in any manner be  directed toward or practiced or imposed upon any employee who shall apply for or be  engaged as an employee hereunder with respect to any right, benefit or privilege herein set  forth or because of sex, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or  reasonably accommodated handicap, or by reason of such employee exercising any rights  hereunder, nor shall any favoritism or partiality be shown or any advantage given any such  employee with respect to any duty, obligation or responsibility imposed hereunder because  of such employee’s sex, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or  reasonably accommodated handicap, or by reason of such employee exercising any right  hereunder. 


Auditions & Repertoire

Roberto Minczuk, Music Director, Announces auditions for the following vacancies for the 2022/2023 season:

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Horn 4 (tenure track, section – Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 37 may be offered)
Repertoire Lists (pdf)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Principal 2nd Violin (tenure track, principal – Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 60 may be offered)
Repertoire Lists (pdf)

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Associate Concertmaster (tenure track, principal – Although NMPhil does not offer a service guarantee, approximately 60 may be offered)
Repertoire Lists (pdf)

If the winner is a current member of the section, any resulting vacancy may be offered to the most qualified candidate.

  • The section per-service rate is $129.86
  • The associate per-service rate is $149.34
  • The principal per-service rate is $162.33
  • All positions include instrument insurance coverage

The collective bargaining agreement of the New Mexico Philharmonic expires on August 31, 2022 and is currently undergoing negotiations.

Audition will be reserved upon receipt of resume and deposit. Please send resume and $75 audition deposit no later than September 15th, 2022.

NM Phil Auditions
3035 Menaul Blvd NE #2
Albuquerque, NM 87107

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Questions? Contact Dasa Silhova at

Updated August 31 2022.