Volunteer with us!

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra (OCO) relies on the passion and generosity of volunteers who contribute a collective 12,000+ hours per year helping us bring cultural enrichment to our community!

The OCO neevolunteer_haltonds extra hands, especially for event promotion and organizing. Volunteering with the OCO is a great way to achieve quite a number of volunteer hours in a weekend. To find out more, please refer to the details provided on the Volunteer Halton website.




General Manager, Oakville Chamber Orchestra
The General Manager works under the direction of the Executive Committee of the Board and is under the direct supervision of the Board President and in collaboration with the Conductor / Artistic Director of the Orchestra. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional to provide support to our Board and musicians and to work collaboratively with a small but dedicated team. The role attracts an honorarium. Among the duties of this role is the following:

Administration for OCO operations including season planning and all concerts:

  • Oversight, set up and tear down for all concerts (with the Concert Manager)
  • Recruit and manage volunteers (with the Concert Manager)

Oversight of special Orchestra initiatives:

  • Youth Concerto Competition
  • Various community initiatives

Work closely with the Director of Marketing to manage all aspects of ticket design, printing & subscriptions

Work closely with the Treasurer to ensure Suppliers, musicians, et al are paid in a timely fashion

Work closely with Fundraising to support the OCO

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra, in operation since 1983, is a registered charity and not for profit community
organization. We present fine classical music to the greater Oakville area and are very active in the community. The OCO Youth Concerto Competition is well recognized and respected. We feature outstanding young guest artists.

The OCO is seeking someone with excellent relationship building and public relations skills. In addition, a
combination of skills, experience, and training in managing, collaborating and promoting are important. An
understanding of arts program management and non-profit organization is of equal importance. Additional
requirements include a Bachelor of Arts degree and internship or past experience with Arts organizations.

The Orchestra is in operation from September to the end of June.

Please submit electronically an application letter, resume, and names and contact information for three
references as well as any questions to Board President, Julie Palmer julie.palmer@oakvillechamber.org, with a copy to Ephraim Fernandez, ephraim.fernandez@oakvillechamber.org You can access the Oakville Chamber Orchestra at oakvillechamber.org

Oakville has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. It’s known for its beautifully designed homes, the variety of services and has become a popular destination for families who want to live outside of Toronto but just be a short drive away.


The OCO is interested in successful team players with professional expertise in marketing and communications (including sponsorship & donor cultivation) / event planning & promotion / non-profit law / social media management, for a two-year commitment.
Inquire about joining our high-impact Board of Directors today!

BOD team