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

    Major Gifts Officer 
    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.


    Community-Embedded Musician Program

    The Houston Symphony is currently hiring a full-time, salaried, string player (violin) whose primary role is to be embedded in Houston schools, neighborhoods and health-care settings as teaching artists and performers, while also performing on stage with members of the Houston Symphony in approximately 25 concerts each year.

    For a detailed job description, qualifications, compensation and benefits information, application instructions and audition repertoire, please visit:
    http://www.houstonsymphony.org/communitymusicians

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


    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


    Internship Program
    The Houston Symphony provides a limited number of internships for college students and recent college graduates to provide hands on learning opportunities for individuals interested in performing arts administration and related fields. Click on the job title to view the job description and requriements.

    HOUSTON SYMPHONY

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

     

    Job Title:                    Marketing/Communications Intern

    Department:               Marketing/Communications

    Season:                      Spring 2017/Summer 2017

    Status:                       Part-time

    Reports to:                 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 Marketing & Communications 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
    • Help coordinate Young Professionals Backstage (YPB) parties
    • Maintain organization of collateral in Jones Hall mailroom

     

    1. Public Relations:
    • Assist with media monitoring and development of media coverage report
    • Maintain website newsroom by uploading press releases & news clips
    • Assist communications team in researching angles for news stories (pitch angles, story ideas, etc.)
    • Write and proofread media materials (news releases, key messages, etc.)
    • 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:
    • Proactively prepare for 2017 Day of Music event
    • Track magazine content elements on slug sheets
    • Copy and distribute magazine proofs
    • Create magazine insert schedule for 2017-18 season
    • Coordinate and receive magazine deliveries, distribute to staff
    • Additional duties as required

     

    Qualifications:

    • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, PR, communications, or a 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

     

    Please Submit Resume to:  kristen.bennett@houstonsymphony.org

     

     

     

     


                    


     

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