Employment Opportunities

Director of Music Education & Community Engagement

The Director of Music Education & Community Engagement manages a suite of existing programs and develops new partnerships and initiatives that advance the Jacksonville Symphony’s strategic goals by serving children and adults with high-quality, impactful educational programming grounded in symphonic music. The position is the administrative leader of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras program, working with the JSYO principal conductor and other staff to operate and grow this flagship program serving 300 students across the region. The position also oversees and coordinates a successful partnership with Communities in Schools, and Students at the Symphony, a program giving free access to the concert experience to students and families.

The Director is adept in building external partnerships that extend reach and participation in the Symphony’s education programs and enhance and expand the institution’s role as a valuable community asset and as the largest provider of youth music education programs in Northeast Florida.

The successful candidate will have the ability to assess community needs and create balance with institutional goals, priorities, and operating realities. The successful candidate will be a versatile, creative, and flexible thinker with the ability to work fluidly across departments and with a variety of constituents, while managing a wide range of overlapping priorities, projects and timelines.

Director of Business Partnerships

The Director of Business Partnerships is primarily responsible for securing corporate support and sponsorships from the metro Jacksonville community through the development of a comprehensive strategy that focuses on securing new and renewed funding. The Director will also prepare proposals, sponsorship agreements, make solicitations and complete all necessary follow-up in order to secure support.

In addition, the Director will ensure that sponsorship commitments are fulfilled, and that all corporate donors are recognized and stewarded. The successful candidate will have demonstrated fundraising experience, the ability to quickly establish relationships in Northeast Florida, good communication skills, as well as an outgoing and professional manner that well represents the Symphony in the community.
For more information about employment, contact [email protected]


Principal Trombone

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns nationwide, the Jacksonville Symphony Principal Trombone Audition has been postponed.


The Jacksonville Symphony offers unpaid internships to college students. Internships may be available in Artistic Operations, Development, Education & Community Engagement, Marketing, and Public Relations. To some degree we are able to tailor an internship to suit the student’s needs and skill set.
For more information about internships, contact [email protected].
The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidates not meeting the highest artistic standards. The winning candidate will be required to present proof of his/her legal eligibility to work in the United States. If the position is won by a member of the Jacksonville Symphony, runner(s)-up may be offered the resulting opening.