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 technical support 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.


Director of Education & Community Engagement

The Director of Education & Community Engagement (DECE) manages a suite of existing programs and develops new partnerships and initiatives that advance the Jacksonville Symphony’s strategic goals and serve children and adults of all ages with high-quality, impactful educational programming grounded in symphonic music.

The DECE 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 the largest provider of youth music education programs in the Northeast Florida region.

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.


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 until September 13 - 14. Please apply or reapply after July 1.


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.