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 vacancies for:

2nd Bassoon

Positions begins September 1, 2019

Auditions to be held in Dallas:

Monday, May 6, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)

Monday, May 13, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals/Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Audition materials/information will be available in early April and posted on the DSO website www.mydso.com

 

Bass Clarinet/Utility Clarinet

Positions begins September 1, 2019

Auditions to be held in Dallas:

Monday, April 1, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)

Monday, April 29, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals/Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Thursday February 28, 2019.

See Audition Materials here

 

Section Bass

Position begins September 1, 2019

Auditions to be held in Dallas:

Monday, March 25, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Audition materials 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
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201

214-871-4009 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:

Vice President of Sales and Marketing- The Dallas Symphony has a unique and exciting opportunity for an executive to lead a talented team of marketing professionals as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  The essential duties of this role are to increase ticket revenue and attendance for all Dallas Symphony concerts and activities; to oversee the management of the DSO brand and brand promise; and to serve as a member of the senior leadership team.  The incumbent will be responsible for $12 million in earned revenue as well as the design and oversight of the DSO marketing campaign. Read Full Description

Individual Giving Coordinator- The Dallas Symphony Association has an exciting opportunity for a fundraising professional in the role of Individual Giving Coordinator.  The Individual Giving Coordinator supports the broad-base solicitation and stewardship activities of the Friends of the DSO, which includes individual donors who support the organization with annual gifts below $3,000. Read Full Description

Part-Time Guest Services Representatives- 
The Dallas Symphony has immediate opportunities available for part-time positions in our Guest Services Center.   This is your chance to link your love of classical music with your passion for people!  Minimum one year experience in customer service with outstanding verbal communication skills.  This position starts at $11.00 an hour with opportunities for periodic rate increases.  Additionally, we offer a fun work environment and free parking.  Read Full Description

Full-Time Guest Services Coordinator- The Dallas Symphony has immediate opportunities available for a full-time position in our Guest Services Center.   This is your chance to link your love of classical music with your passion for people!  Minimum one year experience in customer service with outstanding verbal communication skills.  Additionally, we offer a fun work environment and free parking. Read Full Description

Chorus Administrator- 
The Dallas Symphony has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Chorus Administrator to provide administrative and clerical support of the activities of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and its Chorus Director. The Chorus Administrator is a part-time, non-exempt position with a variable number of hours per week required, contingent on the seasonal rehearsal and concert schedule of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Read Full Description

Teaching Artist- The Dallas Symphony’s community reach is growing, and we’re looking for great people who want to share the power of music as a Teaching Artist for our Young Musicians program, a music program designed to nurture promising futures for youth grades 2-5 in Southern Dallas. 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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