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Administrative Assistant
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Santa Cruz, CA

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is seeking a part time administrative assistant to support our office operations and seasonal programs. We are looking for a person with meticulous organizational skills; technical proficiency with Macintosh computers, Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite; a professional manner on the phone and in person; the ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple assignments. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential. We value creative problem solving, a high work ethic, sense of humor, flexibility, and a passion for the arts!

This is a new position to the Festival, so a job description is still in development, but tasks will include:

  • Maintaining office supply inventory
  • Bank deposits and light accounting
  • Support for board and committee meetings
  • Customer service via phone, email and in-person
  • Development support including processing incoming gifts
  • Special Event support
  • Preparing mailings for development and marketing
  • General office maintenance
  • A variety of as-needed tasks supporting the Cabrillo Festival and Church Street Fair including signage, hospitality events, etc.

Currently the position is slated for 20 hours per week, with increased and night and weekend work during the Festival (late July through mid August). There is the possibility of increased hours and responsibility, as the position evolves, and based on organizational fit.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter using the form on our website:

As America’s foremost festival for contemporary symphonic music, the mission of the Cabrillo Festival is to re-imagine the orchestral experience–advancing music and developing audiences for the 21st century. The Cabrillo Festival presents two full weeks of concerts and events at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium each August. The Festival also collaborates with the City of Santa Cruz in presenting the two-day Church Street Fair in downtown Santa Cruz, held the first weekend of the Festival. Visit for more information.


Deadline: 02-19-2016

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