Career Opportunities

Interested in joining the Symphony team? When you work at Symphony Nova Scotia, you’re joining a dedicated and ambitious team that believes passionately in the value orchestral music brings to Nova Scotians. Take a look at our current job postings below.

Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. With a home base in Halifax/K’jipuktuk and performances across the province, the Symphony is proud to be a vibrant, vital part of Nova Scotia’s rich cultural community. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Holly Mathieson, Symphony Nova Scotia creates unforgettable experiences with truly great music – from mainstage orchestral concerts to free family events, youth and seniors’ activities, and educational partnerships in our community. We present historically-informed baroque and classical, pop, rock, folk, reggae, and Indigenous music, plus a variety of exciting artists including Renée Fleming, Sara Davis Buechner, Natalie MacMaster, Jah’Mila, Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers, and our own gifted soloists. Symphony Nova Scotia has become known for its Fusion Sessions, Pjila’si Sessions, and the groundbreaking Maria Anna Mozart Award.

The Symphony enjoys a loyal and passionate audience base and partners with The Atlantic Federation of Musicians, CFM Local 571, to ensure the best possible package of salary and benefits for its musicians. We are supported by close collaborations close collaborations with Julia Wedman, Principal Baroque Leader; Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador; and Bernhard Gueller, Music Director Laureate. Symphony Nova Scotia’s performances take place in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and traditional territories of the Mi’kmaq. Read our Strategic Plan here.

Halifax is the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, an important seaport located on one of the largest and deepest ice-free natural harbours in the world. It is simultaneously a hotbed of Canadian history and one of Canada’s most exciting communities for tech and innovation – combining drive and discovery, technology and talent, curiosity and culture. Local attractions include the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Trans Canada Trail, and – of course – Symphony Nova Scotia.

With a population approaching 500,000, Halifax is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. It is also steadily diversifying – close to 60% of new Haligonians are international, with the majority arriving from countries such as India and China. The Mi’kmaq are the founding people of Nova Scotia and remain the predominant Indigenous group within the province. The Mi’kmaw nation has existed in what is now Nova Scotia for thousands of years and is made up of thirteen First Nations. Peoples of African descent are also a vibrant part of Nova Scotia’s past and continue to contribute to the fabric and success of today’s province. Nova Scotia can be said to be the birthplace of Black culture and heritage in Canada, boasting the largest indigenous Black community in Canada.

Halifax has been on the world and national stage hosting a number of events including the G7 Summit, the Canada Winter Games, the annual Halifax International Security Forum, and the JUNO Awards for Canadian music in 2024. The city garnered considerable international recognition in the past decade by the award-winning Halifax Central Library, which quickly became a community hub when it opened to the public in 2014.

Orchestra and Artistic Staff Positions

Administrative Staff Positions

Chorus Positions

If you are interested in singing with the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, please contact chorus master Joel Tranquilla here for more information about auditions.