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:


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Finance and Information Systems

The Staff Accountant, working within a small Finance Department, is responsible for monitoring general accounting practices, developing internal accounting controls and strengthening the financial team. Other responsibilities of the Staff Accountant include general ledger and sub accounts analysis, journal entries for monthly closing as well as variance analysis and other special projects as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing journal entries and collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information for monthly and year‐end closing.
  • Analyze and reconcile specific general ledger account balance sheets and P&L accounts.
  • Reconcile bank accounts including investment accounts.
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules; prepare monthly, detailed General Journal entries; ensure proper recording of new purchases and disposals.
  • Accounts Receivable oversight
  • Accounts Payable, check run and cash requirement oversight
  • Expense report analysis and oversight
  • W9 and 1099 oversight
  • Audit support

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent with at least three years accounting experience
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and grant accounting processes
  • Advanced experience using Excel and other products in Microsoft Office suite
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional ability to work collaboratively and provide exceptional customer service with internal staff and external partners
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, process a high volume of work, meet critical deadlines and accurately analyze reports
  • Solid knowledge of best practices in accounting control with focus on both big picture and small details

Email hr@sandiegosymphony.org for a full job description or to apply.


Institutional Advancement (Development)

No openings at this time.


Marketing and Communications

Ticket Services Associate – works with the public to facilitate ticket sales for the San Diego Symphony. Provides exceptional customer service by answering telephone, window and email inquiries from the public regarding ticketing and general information. Serves as the first point of contact for patrons needing assistance with seating options, pricing, subscriptions and more.

Must be able to quickly learn new software programs and must be able to successfully multi-task. Tessitura and Formstack experience is a plus. Email hr@sandiegosymphony.org for a full job description or to apply.


The Vice President of Marketing and Communications is member of the San Diego Symphony’s Senior Management Team and an integral part of organizational decisions and strategic growth. The Vice President will manage and shape a best-in-class marketing function capable of supporting the Symphony’s marketing, sales, communications and public relations needs into the future. The Vice President of Marketing and Communications will help to lead an institutional goal of maximizing total household participation and revenue through coordinated communication, recognition and patron engagement tactics. The Vice President of Marketing and Communications is a key strategic leader in deepening relations with audiences and community members.

Duties & Responsibilities (sampling):

  • Oversee the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing strategies to create passionate and engaged San Diego Symphony patrons.
  • Plan, organize, staff, mentor and manage all marketing functions.
  • Direct and manage all public relations, communications, marketing, creative design, branding and brand positioning, and digital activities for Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center as well as the Bayside Performance Park.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans to grow and deepen audience engagement efforts across the organization, including patron experience and conversion to donors.
  • Research, analyze, and implement a strategic marketing plan for all San Diego Symphony events, programs, seasons and venues.
  • Manage critical third-party marketing, social media and public relations vendors, including media buying plans and placement of all advertising.
  • Oversee all website, social media and online engagement activities and drive strategy of these platforms.

Requirements (sampling):

  • Recognized leader in innovative marketing and engagement strategies.
  • A track record of innovative strategies using technology, digital marketing, data mining, awareness and brand loyalty initiatives, distributing media content and improving the customer service experience.
  • A passionate commitment to developing audiences for symphonic music and a solid knowledge of the Symphonic repertoire.
  • Demonstrated experience in brand building in a multi-platform media environment.
  • An outstanding track record for generating significant growth in subscription and single ticket revenue for a performing arts organization.
  • Experience leading a complex, high achieving marketing department (or organization) with a substantial revenue budget, in a senior management position.
  • Experience managing a complex marketing department with a substantial revenue budget.
  • Broad-based knowledge of the full range of marketing techniques and tools, including branding, advertising, direct marketing, market research and interactive technologies.
  • Significant experience with public and media relations.

Email hr@sandiegosymphony.org for a full job description or to apply.


Operations and Facilities

The Orchestra Personnel Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of orchestra activities and related functions in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The Orchestra Personnel Manager serves as a liaison between the musicians and administration of the San Diego Symphony, supporting institutional goals and acting as a resource and counsel for orchestra musicians.

Responsibilities include being present at orchestral rehearsals and performances, preparing orchestra rosters and seating assignments, maintaining attendance records, preparing orchestra payroll, managing the audition process, ensuring timely and accurate communication to musicians, and addressing confidential personnel matters in partnership with the Director of Orchestra Operations.

The Orchestra Personnel Manager reports to the Director of Orchestra Operations and works closely with the Assistant Orchestra Personnel manager in addition to colleagues across Human Resources, Production, Marketing and Artistic teams as well as the Orchestral Librarians. The Orchestra Personnel Manager demonstrates a continuous improvement approach supporting collaboration and growth across the institution.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music, Music Business or Arts Administration
  • 3-5 years experience as an Orchestra Personnel Manager
  • Experience and knowledge of the Performing Arts is essential to the success of this position.
  • Candidates with experience as a musician or member of the administrative team of orchestras preferred
  • Familiarity with orchestral performance practices, repertoire and ability to read music

Email hr@sandiegosymphony.org for a full job description or to apply.


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