Employment Opportunities


The San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts corporation, is currently accepting employment applications for the following open positions:


No openings at this time.


Institutional Advancement (Development)

No openings at this time.



Vice President, Artistic Planning – This position will design and oversee vision and artistic planning of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (SDSO); Work with the Music Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to create seasons that are vibrant and balanced for audiences and orchestra. Incorporate innovative concepts and ideas into the concert experience at Jacobs Music Center and also regional venues that connect San Diego Symphony musicians with the greater community including Baja California. Identify and build relationships with key artistic partners including guest soloists and artists across many genres. For a full job description, please contact Human Resources at hr@sandiegosymphony.org.


Marketing and Communications

Marketing Assistant – This position provides project management and administrative support to the Marketing Department. This person will be expected to work independently on special projects with predetermined deadlines and requests. This position will also include preparing budget spreadsheets and budget planning, assisting in the development of and implementation of media plans, as well as attending audience development and press events to support the department as needed. Basic knowledge of Google Analytics, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop are desired, along with knowledge of Cision or other PR software. Experience working with nonprofits is a plus. Please contact Human Resources at hr@sandiegosymphony.org for more information.


Operations and Facilities

Director of Operations and Rentals – This position ensures all concerts and events are produced at a high level of excellence, while simultaneously ensuring budgetary compliance. The DOR solicits, contracts and coordinates all rentals at the Jacobs Music Center and the Embarcadero Marina Park South site. Serves as the Association’s liaison to the IATSE Union and serves on the collective bargaining team. Must have knowledge of IATSE CBA and its application in day-to-day situations. The DOR oversees the build, restoration and operations of the EMPS site. Requires weekend, evening and holiday work. For more information please contact Human Resources at hr@sandiegosymphony.org.

Facilities Staff – Join the Facilities department at the Jacobs Music Center for an exciting position maintaining/operating our historic performance venue. Full time, Building Maintenance/Operations Technician needed to assist with maintaining and operating a performance venue. Must be available to work day, evenings, weekends and holiday shifts. Prior construction/venue/customer service/building maintenance and systems operations/maintenance skills needed. Seeking candidates with a good attitude, ability to successfully meet, interface and communicate with a variety of personalities and work as a member of a team. For a full job description, please contact Human Resources at hr@sandiegosymphony.org.

Note: Please see Auditions Page for any currently announced/scheduled San Diego Symphony Orchestra auditions!