Careers

    Careers

    As one of the world’s leading orchestras, the Houston Symphony provides exciting career opportunities! Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, with a distinguished musical history. Each year, the Houston Symphony performs more than 170 concerts for approximately 350,000 people, featuring an innovative and broad spectrum of classical, popular, education and community-based symphonic programming.

    The Houston Symphony has the following positions currently available

    Ima Hogg Competition Coordinator
    Part-Time Patron Services Representative
    Marketing/Communications Intern


    To view job descriptions for these positions and apply for employment at the Houston Symphony, click here.

    If you are unable to complete an online application, you may mail or fax your cover letter and resume to: Houston Symphony, Attn: Human Resources, 615 Louisiana, Suite 102, Houston, TX 77002, Fax #: 713-222-0287. No phone calls please. 

    The Houston Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workplace.


     

    Ima Hogg Competition Coordinator

    Employment Status: Part-time, 12 hours per week between April 3, 2017 and June 9, 2017; 40 hours between May 30 – June 3, 2017

     

    Responsibilities:
    The Ima Hogg Competition Coordinator will support the Houston Symphony’s Education and Community Programming team and other departments as necessary in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Ima Hogg Competition. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Develop schedules for semi-finalists and judges
    • Compile information for volunteer committee members as needed
    • Update webpages with semi-finalist information
    • Develop copy for social media campaigns
    • Secure transportation for semi-finalists
    • Compile surveys for program evaluation
    • Update database with previous winners to establish ongoing information-gathering procedure
    • Compile information for publications and proofing drafts
    • Put together reports for Committee meetings
    • Assist with host family communication
    • Secure personnel for ancillary positions – accompanists and page turners
    • Liaise with marketing to request signage or promotional collateral
    • Liaise with Shepherd School Facility Managers
    • Assist development with mailings as needed
    • Provide on-site management assistance as needed
    • Secure awards – including medals, trophies and certificates

    Qualifications:

    • Well organized and detail oriented
    • Effective written and oral skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to adhere to company dress code policy of business attire
    • Understanding and passion for music preferred

    Time Commitment:
    Available to work on-site at least 12 flexible hours per week, between regular office hours—Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM between April 3 and June 9, 2017. The week of the Ima Hogg Competition will require 40 hours – between May 30 – June 3, 2017.

    Mission of the Houston Symphony:
    The mission of the Houston Symphony is to inspire and engage a large and diverse audience in Greater Houston and beyond through exceptional orchestral and non-orchestral performances, educational programs and community activities. 

    Vision:
    By 2025, the Houston Symphony will be America's most relevant and accessible top-ten orchestra.

    Core Values of Community Engagement and Education:
    Community Engagement: We foster meaningful, respectful and collaborative relationships with our patrons and community members from all walks of life in our large, diverse city. 

    To Apply:
    Please submit resume and a cover letter that describes how your experience and career goals would align with this position.


    Telesales Representatives are needed by DCM Teleservices which manages the Houston Symphony telemarketing program. Click on the job title to view the job description and requirements.


    Part-time Teleservices Representative
    Please submit resume to: jharden@dcmtm.com


     

    Marketing/Communications Intern

    Department:               Marketing/Communications

    Season:                     Summer 2017

    Status:                      Full-time, unpaid

    Reports to:                 Kristen Bennett, Internship Coordinator

     

    Summary:

    An integral member of the team, the Marketing/Communications Intern will impact all areas of the department. Strong interpersonal and communications skills will be essential as this person will support various MarComm functions in one or several areas as assigned: marketing, public relations and/or program production.

     

    Essential Job Functions:

    1. Marketing
    • Assist in subscription & single ticket campaigns
    • Prepare collateral for direct mailings
    • Liaise with other departments on marketing copy & design
    • Produce digital marketing images for display on marquee, website and in emails
    • Organize and maintain marketing archives
    • Maintain organization of collateral in Jones Hall mailroom
    • Prepare copy and images for social media posts

     

    1. Public Relations:
    • Assist with media monitoring and development of media coverage report
    • Learn and utilize Cision platform for better team utilization
    • Assist communications team in researching angles for news stories (pitch angles, story ideas, etc.)
    • Write and proofread media materials  
    • Submit concert listings to local editorial calendars
    • Organize and update media distribution lists
    • Organize season event photos and videos with keyword tags

     

    1. General Support/Project Management:
    • Track magazine content elements on slug sheets
    • Copy and distribute magazine proofs
    • Create magazine insert schedule for 2017-18 season
    • Proactively prepare for 2017-18 institutional priorities
    • Additional duties as required

     

    Qualifications:

    • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, PR, communications or related field
    • Conceptual understanding of marketing & public relations
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication
    • Interest in and working knowledge of classical & popular music preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
    • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure
    • Attention to detail, including good proofreading skills
    • Eagerness to learn and ability to work in a team environment

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • Walking between Jones Hall and Esperson building (sometimes several times a day)
    • Bending, sitting and lifting up to 20 pounds

     

     

     


                    


     

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