Administrative Staff Openings


The Pasadena Symphony Association currently has an opening for the position of Chief Executive Officer. The CEO will uplift the mission and vision of Symphony and POPS, guide the operational and fiscal functions, and co-curate inspiring musical programming with the Music Director, Principal Pops Conductor, and Chief Operating Officer, with an eye toward artistic innovation and audience development. Reporting to the President and working closely with the Board, the CEO will lead donor engagement, proactively recruit and retain exceptional board members, support and mentor the staff team, and inspire exceptional and collaborative relationships with stellar musicians. Leveraging the power of an expert and dedicated staff, and an energized and dynamic Board of Directors, the CEO will expand the organization’s reach and scope, creating meaningful partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders, musicians, and philanthropic partners. Building on the Symphony and POPS’ resilient financial performance during the pandemic, the CEO will maximize ticket sales and other earned revenue opportunities and execute the organization’s critical contractual relationships.

For a full summary of the position, including duties, qualifications and compensation, download this pdf or visit:

Inquiries about and applications may be directed to [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Pasadena Symphony & POPS Volunteers are active and engaged arts supporters from around the community who make so much of what we do possible. To volunteer, please click the link below to fill out our online application and we will contact you as volunteer opportunities become available.

Click here to volunteer for our 2023 POPS Series. 


Our volunteers are an integral and highly valued part of our success as a performing arts organization. The benefits of volunteering include complimentary tickets, invitations to special volunteer appreciation events, service hours credit for students and last but not least the joy of knowing that your contributions of time and energy are deeply valued and gratefully received.


We provide periodic orientation and training sessions to our volunteers as needed.


Concert Staff Volunteers

  • Venue Assistants are primarily energetic and enthusiastic high school and college students who assist in light venue setup and in welcoming our summer POPS concert attendees to our home at LA County Arboretum by helping them carry their picnic baskets from the automobile drop off point to their tables (these volunteers must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds).
  • Greeters are an important component of our overall public presence year round and are responsible for handing out programs, answering general questions and providing a friendly and enthusiastic presence at all of our public events.
  • Ticket Takers and Ushers are a key part of our Summer POPS concert series and are responsible for taking tickets at the entrance to the venue and directing patrons to their seats, accurately and graciously.

Development & Outreach Volunteers

Development and Outreach Volunteers assist in the implementation of our development programs including involvement with special events and audience outreach.

Marketing Table Volunteers

Marketing Table Volunteers assist in promoting Pasadena Symphony and POPS programs at public events. They assist in answering questions about upcoming programs, events and ticket offers and assist in selling concert related souvenirs as needed.

Youth Program Volunteers

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo Volunteers – An essential part of our education and outreach efforts, volunteers assist in the set-up and oversight of musical instruments displayed for an interactive educational experience for children of all ages. Volunteers must have an interest and willingness to work with young children and parents. Knowledge of a musical instrument or instruments is helpful but not essential. A very fun and exciting volunteer experience.


At this time, we do not have any openings.