Careers

In our work supporting the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the mission of the Dallas Symphony Administration is to bring the DSO’s high energy, focus and excellence to our efforts behind the scenes.  As an esteemed member of the burgeoning cultural scene in Dallas, the DSA has long attracted some of the most talented, dynamic and smart minds in the area!

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is one of America’s major orchestras in the United States. Just as the magnificent music produced by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is the result of complementary arrangements of diverse instruments, we believe the blending of diverse individuals can produce the same harmonious results. Diversity brings a depth and richness to the organization that would be otherwise unattainable.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time employees, a business casual work environment, free covered parking at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and free tickets for select concerts. If you'd like to be a part of a world-class symphony, here are a few of the positions we currently have open. 


*Equal Opportunity Employer - We value diversity in our work force.

CURRENT Musician OPPORTUNITIES:

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces a vacancy for:

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL FLUTE
Position begins September 1, 2020
Auditions to be held in Dallas:

Monday, March 16, 2020 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, March 23, 2020 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, April 6, 2020 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Audition materials/information is available HERE

 Please e-mail (or mail) a one-page resume including name, address, email address, phone number and instrument to: auditions@dalsym.com

Nishi Badhwar, Manager of Orchestra Personnel
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2301 Flora, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201

 The audition committee of the Dallas Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest standards.

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL VIOLA
Position begins September 1, 2020

Auditions to be held in Dallas:
Monday, January 6, 2020 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, January 13, 2020 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, March 30, 2020 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Audition materials/information available HERE

Please e-mail (or mail) a one-page resume including name, address, email address, phone number and instrument to: auditions@dalsym.com

Nishi Badhwar, Manager of Orchestra Personnel
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2301 Flora, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201
214-871-4061 office/cell

The audition committee of the Dallas Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest standards.

SECTION CELLO

Position begins September 1, 2020

Auditions to be held in Dallas:
Monday, March 2, 2020 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, March 9, 2020 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, March 30, 2020 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Audition materials/information available HERE

Please e-mail (or mail) a one-page resume including name, address, email address, phone number and instrument to: auditions@dalsym.com

Nishi Badhwar, Manager of Orchestra Personnel
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2301 Flora, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201

The audition committee of the Dallas Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest standards.

UTILITY TROMBONE (TENOR AND BASS)

Position begins September 1, 2020

Auditions to be held in Dallas:
Monday, November 11, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, November 18, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, March 30, 2020 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday August 18, 2019.

Audition materials/information available HERE

For all auditions, please e-mail (or mail) a one-page resume including name, address, email address, phone number and instrument to auditions@dalsym.com

Nishi Badhwar, Manager of Orchestra Personnel
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2301 Flora, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201
214-871-4061 office/cell

 

The audition committee of the Dallas Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest standards.


Current STAFF OPPORTUNITIES:

Manager of Foundation & Government Relations- The Manager of Foundation and Government Relations will write and submit grant proposals to support all symphony programs and cultivate relationships with current donors and new foundations to meet budgeted organizational needs for support of the DSO’s programs and initiatives. Read Full Job Description

Sound Technician- The Dallas Symphony seeks an experienced Sound Technician for an exciting opportunity to provide technical and production support with heavy emphasis on concert sound reinforcement and sound production for arts and cultural events at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The specific duties include learning, operating, and maintaining the Meyerson concert hall and lobby sound systems and providing technical support for rental events, including: sound system set-up, and operation; sound mixing and recording for music concerts, corporate events and television; as well as providing occasional AV assistance, equipment troubleshooting, and basic theatrical lighting support. Read Full Description

Usher- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several part-time opportunities for polished and friendly individuals as Ushers.  The essential responsibility of the usher is to provide exemplary customer service for all patrons, guests and, clients of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center under every circumstance. Read Full Description 

Brass Teaching Artist- The Young Musicians Teaching Artist is a dynamic educator who teaches individual, small, and large group classes to students in grades 2-5. The classes are based on student level/age. Embracing the Young Musicians educational philosophy, the TA helps guide the musical development of the program’s students through these classes. Classes include instruction in instruments such as flute, violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone, as well as choir, drum circle, music theory, and social/emotional skills. This methodology aims to simultaneously foster both students’ instrumental skills (i.e. technique, learning standard repertoire) and creativity (e.g. improvisation and composition), as well as provide a caring, cooperative community with positive role models and high expectations. Read Full Description

Wind Teaching Artist- 
The Young Musicians Teaching Artist is a dynamic educator who teaches individual, small, and large group classes to students in grades 2-5. The classes are based on student level/age. Embracing the Young Musicians educational philosophy, the TA helps guide the musical development of the program’s students through these classes. Classes include instruction in instruments such as flute, violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone, as well as choir, drum circle, music theory, and social/emotional skills. This methodology aims to simultaneously foster both students’ instrumental skills (i.e. technique, learning standard repertoire) and creativity (e.g. improvisation and composition), as well as provide a caring, cooperative community with positive role models and high expectations. Read Full Description
 

DSO Internships- The Dallas Symphony is proud to offer internship opportunities for college students pursuing careers in arts administration. Interns may be placed in Marketing, Education, Artistic Operations, Communications, or Development; placement consideration is given to the candidate’s area of study and interest. To apply for an internship, please submit your resume and cover letter to recruiter@dalsym.com .  Please note your area of interest, semester term for which you are applying, along with confirmation that the internship would meet a requirement for your degree plan. All internships are unpaid, and although high school students may apply for internship, preferential consideration is given to college students.


Due to an increase in online scams and identity theft, please be aware that should you be selected for an interview, the Dallas Symphony Human Resources office will contact you directly by phone. The Dallas Symphony does not communicate with candidates using chat services and will not make a legitimate job offer to candidates in an online forum.  

 

 

 
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