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:

SECOND VIOLIN
Position begins September 1, 2020

Auditions to be held in Dallas:
Monday, September 23, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, September 30, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, April 6, 2020 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday August 4, 2019.

Audition materials/information available HERE

SECTION BASS

Position begins September 1, 2020

Auditions to be held in Dallas:
Monday, October 14, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, October 28, 2019 (Preliminary/Semi-Finals)
Monday, April 6, 2020 (Finals)

Deadline for resumes by email (preferred) or letter is Sunday August 4, 2019.

Audition materials/information available HERE

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
214-871-4009 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:

House Manager(s)- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has an exciting opportunity for two House Managers. The primary responsibility of these positions is to work together with Front of House staff and under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Meyerson Operations to ensure all Front of House activities run smoothly and efficiently. These position(s) require excellent communication, problem-solving and excellent customer service skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise a large group of part-time ushers. Read Full Description

Director of Meyerson Sales & Operations- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Director of Meyerson Operations.  This position is responsible for the sales, logistics and operational management of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The Director will sell and book non-DSO event rental sells, manage Meyerson food & beverage contractor to ensure maximum profitability for DSO concerts and outside renters, manage security contractor, maintenance/renovations and housekeeping contractor. This position requires strong sells experience and managerial and operational knowledge. Read Full Description

Senior Security Manager- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a new opportunity for an experienced security professional at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The Senior Security Manager plans, directs and coordinates activities relating to the protection, safeguarding and security of patrons, guests, staff and others; ensures established goals and objectives are accomplished according to priority level, time limitations and fiscal responsibilities. Read Full Description

Security Manager- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has an exciting opportunity for an experienced security professional at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The Security Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of the security department and staff within the venue, as well as serving as a member of the Security team to ensure the safety of patrons, staff, and visitors. Read Full Description

Part-Time Guest Services Concert 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. 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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