Jacksonville Symphony Associate Conductor


About the Position

The Jacksonville Symphony seeks a talented and dynamic Associate Conductor for the 2018-19 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.


Candidates must have meaningful conducting experience in a professional setting, broad knowledge of orchestral repertoire and programming, be fluent and articulate in English, have a collaborative spirit, and be available to reside in Jacksonville, Florida.


About the Jacksonville Symphony


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 2018-19 season brings a new 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.


Application Procedure


February 4, 2018         Application deadline.


February 8, 2018         Finalist candidates are invited to audition in Jacksonville.


March 20, 2018                       Audition date.


To apply, please submit the following by email before midnight (11:59pm) on February 4, 2018 to associateconductor@jaxsymphony.org.


  • 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.



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