Employment Opportunities

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant works with the Chief Financial Officer and Controller to produce accurate reports for use in preparation of monthly financial statements and comparative budget variance analysis. This self-motivated individual will possess excellent judgment and decorum, as well as exceptional communication, organization, and administrative skills. The candidate will have the ability to positively and proactively manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
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Special Events Manager

This position will work closely within the Development team (and partners with the Marketing, Production and Artistic teams) to successfully strategize and execute the Jacksonville Symphony's signature fundraising event: The Annual Gala, and will also be responsible for coordinating all donor-centric events. This position also provides Development Department support and logistics for all donor parties, receptions, the Donor Lounge (Davis Gallery) and event-related benefits.
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Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras Music Director

The Jacksonville Symphony seeks a talented and dynamic conductor and educator to lead our premiere Education & Community Engagement (ECE) program: the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (JSYO). The JSYO is comprised of six separate ensembles – four focused on progressive string instruction and two advanced ensembles for full orchestra – serving approximately 200 students in grades 4 through 12. The JSYO program operates on Sunday afternoons during the season, in facilities at the Florida State College at Jacksonville and the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. There is an opportunity to grow the JSYO and other ECE programs in the context of the emergence from pandemic operations.

The JSYO Music Director also serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony and has the opportunity to cover or conduct select programs across a variety of series and performs other conducting and non-conducting duties as assigned. There is particular emphasis on 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 demonstrated experience leading youth ensembles, substantial professional conducting experience, and broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and programming. All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States, speak fluent and articulate English, possess a desire to educate and mentor student musicians, and be available to reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

The Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and assessing Jacksonville Symphony's marketing, branding, public relations, and audience 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 CMO will be responsible for all ticketed earned revenue.  In a typical year, the Symphony will perform 30 concert weekends in Jacoby Symphony Hall divided between seven different series and multiple special events with 80 performances per year.

The CMO will develop strategies, manage a team, including the box office, and embrace the role of digital media and research as essential marketing tools. The CMO must be a strategic and entrepreneurial thinker and supportive of the artistic vision of the Music Director.

Note: The current CMO is retiring after seven very successful seasons and has agreed to remain available, if requested, to assist the new CMO with the transition and any “knowledge transfer.”
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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.