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.


The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces vacancies for:

Principal Percussion-

Positions begins September 1, 2018 (Finals date TBD/Start date could be after Sept. 1, 2018 or at winner’s earliest availability.)

Section Violin –
3 available positions (Two 1st violin section positions/One 2nd violin section position)

Positions begin September 1, 2019 

Auditions to be held in Dallas:

Monday, October 1, 2018 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)

Monday, October 15, 2018 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (Finals – Morning/Early Afternoon) 

Return airfare and lodging for candidates advancing to the Finals from the October 1stPrelim/Semi date will be paid for and arranged by the DSO.

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Friday August 30, 2018.

Audition materials/information will be available in early September and posted on the DSO website:


Manager of Foundation and Government Relations- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a unique opportunity for an experienced grant writer and development professional. The Manager of Foundation and Government Relations will work in partnership with the Director of Institutional Giving to cultivate relationships with current and new foundations and to identify opportunities for new and increased grant funding. Read Full Job 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 .  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.