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Baltimore, MD
201 to 500 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
Sports & Recreation
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Reviews

  • "Pleasure to Serve There"

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    Former Employee - Usher in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Usher in Baltimore, MD
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    I worked at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    EXCELLENT management, committed to developing staff. They are always assisting patrons, as well as staff. Ms. Tiffany Bryan, the Front of the House Manager, is my favorite and best manager thus far. She cares about her staff a lot, and looks out for them in every way she can. She makes expectations very clear, and demands the best, but everyone wins when that happens. She is tough in good ways, and is understanding to ushers when patrons are unreasonable. The way she structure things gives the other managers opportunities to step up and take ownership/be leaders, as well as all ushers. New (paid) and volunteer Ushers are trained by Tiffany, as well as by other ushers. Ushers are cross-trained to know how to work each station in the building. Tiffany is efficient, caring, committed to her staff and committed to making sure that patrons' experience at the Meyerhoff is smooth and enjoyable. She is also flexible with scheduling, especially for students. I really liked the rest of the staff and the volunteers, and going to work was fun because of the community. SO glad I had the opportunity to work there for 2 years! I would do it all over again.

    Cons

    Lots of shifts during the best hours, like nights and weekends, for little pay. Shifts sometimes ended late, and often there would be a morning shift the next day.

    Advice to Management

    None! Very happy with management. : )

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Interviews

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    Teaching Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Baltimore, MD) in May 2019.

    Interview

    The first interview consisted of a phone interview of about 15 minutes. The second round of interviews was a 30-minute group lesson (multiple students, me, and BSO observers) followed by a 30-minute panel interview which was recorded.

    Generally, responses to my questions were very fast and informative.

    The students were not nearly at the playing level at which I was informed.

    After the second interview, I waited for approximately 4 weeks to hear their decision. They did not respond to my follow-up questions about the position, but did eventually give me a rough timeline for when I could expect to hear their decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this job? What have you done to bring music to under-funded communities? How have you addressed inequity in musical opportunities?   Answer Question
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