Employment Opportunities

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.


Major Giving Officer

The Major Giving Officer is responsible for securing contributed revenue from major gift prospects and donors in order to help the Jacksonville Symphony fulfill its mission. This position serves as an integral member of the development team, contributing to the creation and implementation of strategies for superb donor engagement.

This individual must be an energetic, savvy fundraising professional able to succeed in a dynamic, fast-past and growing performing arts institution. S/he will be a compelling communicator and passionate enthusiast for symphonic music, with a proven success closing five and six figure gifts, as well as a working knowledge of planned giving.


Advancement Communications Coordinator

The Advancement Communications Coordinator coordinates the Symphony's fundraising and stewardship communications program. S/he will be the Advancement Department's link to the Marketing team, responsible for adhering to the existing Advancement cultivation and stewardship programs. Effective implementation of this strategy will keep current and prospective donors alike abreast of ongoing and upcoming donor-specific information. 

A successful candidate will have a friendly, customer-focused, responsive attitude with a passion for facilitating personal connections to symphonic music for patrons of all ages. A gracious and patient communication style in a fast-paced environment is a must. The ability to plan, track progress, analyze outcomes, and quickly respond to behavior trends are critical to this position.


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Associate Principal Viola

Auditions for Associate Principal Viola will take place February 23 & 24, 2020 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street. List of excerpts available below.


Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street. Auditions will include sight reading, vocal range and an excerpt of “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from Requiem by Johannes Brahms. To secure an audition time slot and receive audition materials, contact Jill Weisblatt, Chorus Manager, at [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.