Employment Opportunities

Manager of Music Education & Community Engagement

The Manager of Music Education & Community Engagement is an important member of the education and community engagement (ECE) team, which creates and produces innovative educational programs rooted in symphonic music. The Manager assists in the planning and implementation of all ECE initiatives and programs, with special emphasis on managing our largest program, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, encompassing six separate ensembles serving students and families from across Jacksonville and surrounding counties.

The Manager is responsible for the timely on-site operation of JSYO rehearsals, concerts, and other ECE events, and the movement of materials which may include music, small instruments, reception supplies, and other items. The Manager maintains department records and serves as an important point of connection and source of information for a variety of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver who is highly organized, communicative, detail-oriented, and able to maintain composure in a busy environment with many projects and timelines. A passion for and experience in the performing arts is essential.

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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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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.