Employment Opportunities

Associate Conductor

The Jacksonville Symphony seeks a talented and dynamic Associate Conductor for the 2019-20 season. The Associate Conductor joins an artistic leadership team that includes Music Director Courtney Lewis and Assistant Conductor Deanna Tham. The Associate Conductor leads programs across all Jacksonville Symphony series, including classical, pops, film, holiday, community, and educational; serves as cover conductor as needed; and performs other conducting and non-conducting duties as assigned. There is particular emphasis on fluency and experience in leading pops and film programs, as well as an interest and aptitude for speaking from the stage and engaging audiences in pops and educational settings.

Candidates must have meaningful conducting experience in a professional setting, broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and programming, be eligible to work in the U.S. and fluent and articulate in English, have a collaborative spirit, and be available to reside in Jacksonville, Florida.


Advancement Events Coordinator

The Advancement Events Coordinator is responsible for planning, promoting and producing a season of activities that steward and cultivate the Jacksonville Symphony’s donors and prospects. S/he will be responsible for arranging gathering that range from a small, high-end dinner to an event for hundreds of Symphony supporters. One of the Advancement Events Coordinator’s largest tasks is the management of the Symphony’s Annual Gala, held each spring.

A successful candidate will have the ability to adapt the Symphony’s brand to suit events that entertain any audience with style and on a budget. S/he will be independent and proactive, with a stellar ability to build rapport with guests, volunteers, vendors and staff. This role works closely with the Vice President of Advancement and the Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer, Director of Corporate Relations and Annual Fund Director, and must be able to prioritize and respond to various requests.


For more information about employment, contact [email protected]


Associate Principal Viola

Auditions: May 20-21, 2019
2019-2020 Weekly Salary (39 week Season) $1,361.85 plus health, instrument and disability insurance. Employment to begin September 2019.
Please submit your one-page PDF resume below before midnight, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Emailed resumes will not be accepted.


For more information about auditions, contact aud[email protected]

Principal Clarinet

Auditions: March 31 - April 1, 2019
2019-2020 Weekly Salary (39 week Season) $1,480.27 plus health, instrument and disability insurance. Employment to begin September 2019.


For more information about auditions, contact [email protected]


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.