Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $20/hour starting
Organization's Mission: This vision is to connect the community through great live music. To perform. To engage. To inspire.

We do this by serving the people of our state and beyond as the premier provider of the orchestral and operatic art forms. Our orchestral performances span the traditions of the past and challenge what is possible in the future. We offer opera productions that showcase emerging and established artists, celebrate traditional opera, and champion the American operatic tradition. Each summer in Park City we present a variety of musical experiences in Utah’s casual mountain lifestyle at the Deer Valley Music Festival. We lead in arts education and promote life-long learning through the arts. We serve as a catalyst for innovation, advocacy, and impact in our state.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera stands firmly together alongside our neighbors and community in supporting equity, inclusion, and a fully welcoming environment for employees, artists, board members, and audiences across all forms of diversity including, but not limited to, diversity of race, religion, place of origin, gender, age, disability, sexual identity and preference, and the realities of differing opportunities in rural, suburban, and urban communities and varied socio-economic circumstances. We value every listener and creator of music and commit ourselves to being a humble, open, and welcoming institution that places distinct value on the varied voices of our full community.

Our goals for the future are to actively listen and respond by creating performances, partnerships, and activity that engages our entire region in listening, dialogue, and collective experiences that improve an already incredible place to live. We seek to identify and eliminate barriers to full participation and invest in opportunities for a broad, diverse community.

We stand against violence, discrimination, and racism in all forms. We stand with our neighbors and colleagues in committing ourselves to always working to be a better organization and creating musical experiences that engage us, teach us about each other and these incredible art forms, and bring us together. What better work could we do than accomplish this through music?

We will continue to be mindful of our place of privilege and role in Utah to use the full breadth of our music to bring people together.
Position Summary: JOB OVERVIEW:

The Payroll Specialist serves as the single most important individual in ensuring our employees are compensated correctly, efficiently, and promptly. As the central point of contact between employees and the finance department, this individual will constantly exhibit the highest standards of service and professionalism through a calm and confident demeanor. Reporting to the VP of Finance and CFO and regularly collaborating with the Director of HR and the Controller, the Payroll Specialist daily handles confidential information, including HIPPA and other personal data, and thus must be capable of promptly and properly securing records and conversations with discrete, sensitive, and efficient care.

Prepare and input all bi-weekly payroll data for USUO Orchestra, full-time and part-time staff (both non-exempt and exempt), and unionized contract workers as well as efficiently and properly processing payable reimbursements and garnishments when applicable.
Prepare monthly benefit payments.
Prepare and file monthly union dues.
Prepare payroll tax and unemployment reporting to State and Federal agencies.
Reconcile company vacation and sick time calendars.
Process, file, store, and organize employee files.
Accounting Department Support:

Resolve uncashed check payments
Assist with annual audits.
Support management through ad hoc data collecting, reporting, analysis, and special projects as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of bachelor’s degree or comparable professional experience.
Two or more years’ experience in payroll processing.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Strong Excel skills (formulas, pivot tables, etc.).
Knowledge of MS Great Plains a plus.
Ability to interact with department managers to resolve discrepancies.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous details, deadlines, and requests.
Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively with the team and across functions.
Ability to discretely and tactfully handle and secure confidential information.

Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.
Able to move equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Benefits: Full-time staff receive health coverage (USUO pays 100%), 401(k) contribution plan, and paid time-off and holidays.

Free Tickets: Staff receive complimentary and discounted tickets to Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances.

Work that Matters: Music touches lives for good and enriches our community. Be part of an organization that brings beauty and happiness to the lives of people all over the state.
How to Apply: Please apply online at

Application materials should include a cover letter and résumé. Applications with a cover letter will be prioritized.
Location: Salt Lake City


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Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Micah Luce
Phone: 8018699061