Employment Opportunities


Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The VP/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide leadership and strategic direction for the financial affairs of the organization. The CFO is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the Jacksonville Symphony by overseeing the Symphony’s financial strategy and operations and ensuring the fiscal integrity of the Symphony, which has a $10 million operating budget, and a $21 million endowment (investments are divided between the Jacksonville Symphony Association and the Jacksonville Symphony Foundation). The CFO supervises a team of four and works collaboratively with the CEO, the senior leadership team, the external investment professionals, and the audit firm. The CFO is the staff liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee and the Symphony Foundation (Endowment) Board of Directors.
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Director of Major Gifts

The Jacksonville Symphony Advancement Department raises funds through donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, the public sector, and special events to support artistic and educational programming and general operating expenses. The Director of Major Gifts role will be responsible for expanding the base of major gift donors, primarily from individuals, on a local, and regional level. S/he will work to increase support by cultivating and stewarding effective relationships by maintaining an active fundraising schedule that includes strategic visits, and ongoing cultivation and solicitation. S/he will maintain a portfolio of 125-150 current and potential donors with five to six-figure plus capacity excluding board and honorary board. In addition, s/he will maintain an active schedule of cultivation and solicitation visits securing gifts of $10,000 and more and encouraging multi-year commitments. Working closely with the Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer, s/he will work to collaborate with cross functional team members, track progress, and coordinate and organize task responsibilities that enhance major gifts fundraising efforts.
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House Manager

The House Manager is responsible for ensuring all Symphony patrons receive the best overall front-of-house concert experience. S/He must be able to effectively and courteously problem-solve and exhibit grace under pressure.
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For more information about employment, contact [email protected]


Principal Trombone

The Jacksonville Symphony Principal Trombone Auditions will take place November 8 & 9, 2021 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts.


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.