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BYCP Assistant

Description of Organization

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra is in its 47th season. The organization is comprised of over 80 musicians, a board of directors, and a small office staff. As part of our concert series, the BSO presents six to seven classical concerts each season. Each of these concerts features world renowned soloists. In addition, the organization does over 90 in-school concerts each season and collaborates with Mount Baker Theatre for an Educational Concert as part of their Educational Series. The BSO receives great support from the community with some seasons having multiple sold out concerts.

An important part of the BSO is our Bellingham Youth Chamber Players (BYCP). The Bellingham Youth Chamber Players program provides chamber music opportunities to elementary through high school string, woodwind, and piano players.  In addition to receiving coaching by professional musicians, students will take part in occasional workshops and masterclasses from pedagogues locally and nationally to enrich their music education.

We have a great team that is enthusiastic about sharing fine orchestral music with our community. We strive to put forth high quality work with innovative strategies. The mission of the Symphony is, “The BSO engages, connects, and uplifts our community by performing powerful, beautiful, and inspiring music.”  For more information on the orchestra's Mission, Vision, DEI statement, and history, please visit our


Position Title

BYCP Assistant

Position Description

The BYCP Assistant supports the BYCP Program Coordinator in the operational and logistical aspects of BYCP. This includes setting up and tearing down rehearsal spaces, taking attendance, answering questions, and being generally the second in charge when the Program Coordinator is unavailable.

Position Goal

With a focus on youth engagement, this role supports the BYCP Program Coordinator to help facilitate the BYCP sessions and events.


Position is in Bellingham, WA with work done remotely, at various venues (including the Mount Baker Theatre and BAAY), and at the BSO Office (316 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA).


This is an hourly position. Estimated hours are 3.5 hours per service at 14 services per year.


Applications are open now, will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to submissions as they come in.

Pay/Salary & Benefits

Salary range will be $15-18/hour to start, DOE.


  • Experience working with youth is required.
  • Some college experience is preferred.
  • Experience sufficient to acquire a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Google Drive is required.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer.

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity employer.