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Careers & Auditions

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Administration Openings


The Santa Barbara Symphony is seeking a dynamic and experienced development professional to help us leverage our impact, and lead the organization through the pandemic and beyond.

With a 67-year history of being here for our community – in times of celebration and in tragedy – COVID-19 is creating an unprecedented opportunity to reveal and amplify the organization’s deep impact, collaborative spirit, and commitment to find innovative paths forward.
This is an exciting time for the Santa Barbara Symphony. We have a story to tell. 

This is a terrific opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to drive contributed giving levels, helping build the foundational success needed to launch an endowment campaign and own the process of developing a planned giving program – all within the picture perfect setting of Santa Barbara. We are seeking a positive leader to increase the community’s awareness and connection to our value as a key driver in the cultural and civic landscape of Santa Barbara.

If you are data-driven, results-oriented, marketing savvy, and see possibilities and are passionate about managing up and connecting the philanthropic community to the arts, we want to hear from you.

CLICK HERE for the full job posting and application procedures.

Musician Openings

No openings at this time.


One of most beautiful cities in California, Santa Barbara has the arts and culture of a big city with the hospitality and charm of a small, coastal town. Beyond the city’s picture-perfect scenery, Santa Barbara is a haven for classical music lovers, hosting several performing arts venues, a symphony orchestra, and many non-profit classical musical groups. The art galleries, world-class museums, and historic theaters create a thriving arts scene in downtown Santa Barbara, ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.

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It is the policy of the Santa Barbara Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran status.

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