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Description of Organization

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra is in its 45th 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.

During Covid-19, the BSO has worked to continue bringing music to the community with monthly online concerts, our Bellingham Youth Chamber Players program, partnering with schools, and working with our community partners through the Whatcom Arts Project.

There are many benefits to this position including working with a great team. We are 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.” 


Position Title


Position Description

Development is responsible for development planning and implementation for the BSO, including individual giving, legacy giving, sponsorships, and grant writing. Please see the job listing for further details.


BSO Office, 316 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA


Hours are estimated at 10 hours per week on average but are flexible.


This position is open until filled. Applications are requested by Monday, April 12th at 5pm. This is an interim hourly position through November for leave replacement. There is the possibility for the position to continue as a permanent position.


Pay is $23-$25 per hour.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the arts, business, or a related field; or equivalent education and workplace experience. 
  • A proven record of fundraising success; experience soliciting and bringing new donors and sponsors to an organization preferred.
  • A proven record of grant writing success.
  • 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.