The Jacksonville Symphony seeks a talented and dynamic Associate Conductor for the 2019-20 season. The Associate Conductor joins an artistic leadership team that includes Music Director Courtney Lewis and Assistant Conductor Deanna Tham. The Associate Conductor leads programs across all Jacksonville Symphony series, including classical, pops, film, holiday, community, and educational; serves as cover conductor as needed; and performs other conducting and non-conducting duties as assigned. There is particular emphasis on fluency and experience in leading pops and film programs, as well as an interest and aptitude for speaking from the stage and engaging audiences in pops and educational settings.
February 24, 2019 Application deadline 11:59pm
March 4, 2019 Finalist candidates are notified
March 26, 2019 Auditions in Jacksonville
September 17, 2019 Start Date
Candidates must have meaningful conducting experience in a professional setting, broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and programming, be eligible to work in the U.S. and fluent and articulate in English, have a collaborative spirit, and be available to reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
Résumé or curriculum vitae.
Letter of interest describing your qualifications and experience.
Links to at least three conducting videos available online demonstrating contrasting styles and clearly showing the conductor from the orchestra’s perspective. If videos are available on a password-protected channel or site, please provide login information.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 1.31.2019
About Jacksonville Symphony Association
Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert Massey and Music Director Courtney Lewis, the Jacksonville Symphony is among the nation’s most innovative orchestras and is a cultural beacon in a vibrant and growing northeast Florida. With an annual operating budget of $10.5 million, the Symphony performs more than 300 concerts per year to 250,000 people throughout the First Coast. In 2017, the Jacksonville Symphony ratified a five-year collective bargaining agreement, eight months prior to the expiration of the existing agreement. Among many exciting artistic projects and community relationships, the Jacksonville Symphony was selected to participate in SHIFT: A Celebration of American Orchestras in 2020. The 2018-19 season sees a continued partnership with Jacksonville’s NFL team, the Jaguars, which includes multiple performances in the Jaguars’ newly built 5,500-seat amphitheater. Courtney Lewis continues to bring forward looking artistic leadership to the Jacksonville Symphony, with provocative programming and major artistic initiatives including fully staged opera.