Employment Opportunities

Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer

The Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and assessing Jacksonville Symphony's development plans in support of the organization's strategic vision and growth. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a key member of the leadership team, the CAO will effectively represent the organization's development interests to constituencies, both internal and external, and will work in close collaboration with the CEO, Music Director and the Board of Trustees to achieve philanthropic goals and build a case for support.

The primary responsibility is to develop the overall strategy for the annual fund, estate planning and proposed capital campaigns, especially the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors. In this effort, the CAO will primarily focus on high-net-worth individuals and trustees as well as cultivating relationships with major local and national foundations.

In addition to establishing and maintaining a personal portfolio of current and prospective major donors, the CAO will manage the development team, as well as oversee the data support function within the department, including, prospect research. The CAO will succeed and lead by example in a mission-driven working environment that balances the need and relevance of programs with the efficiency of best business practices, fiscal accountability, and institutional impact.
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Individual Giving Manager

The Individual Giving Manager oversees all non-Board individual giving up to $9,999 and manages the Conductor’s Club program and benefits ($2,500-$9,999). A leading team user of Tessitura software, this role is focused on balancing analytics and technology with personalized attention to current donors and prospects. A successful candidate for this role will be analytical, well-organized, and focused with an ability to communicate and build relationships with many constituents. Excellent writing skills are required. S/he must be able to be respectful, responsive and friendly with patrons, and mindful of potential indicators of wealth, propensity and affinity.

The successful candidate will also 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.
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Patron Systems / Database Administrator

The Jacksonville Symphony seeks a part- time (20-25 hr./week) database administrator to manage the Tessitura software for the Development Department; this position may become fulltime after July 1, 2021. This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer.

The primary responsibilities include: Gift entry (daily cash receipts, pledges, etc.), Gift acknowledgements (master letters, payment installment letters etc.), Pledge Billing. In addition, the Database Administrator will be responsible for building and mapping of Development Funds, Campaigns and Appeals; Special Event Set up and tracking; auto billing; list extraction, and Campaign giving comparison report tracking.

The Database Administrator will also produce monthly reports and reconcile with the Finance Department, assist with the annual audit, conduct batch reconciliation and maintain development back up and paper files. This position is responsible for adding new and maintaining existing staff Tessitura users, as well as Tessitura help desk ticketing and billable hours.
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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.