Who We Are
Being a Richmond Symphony Musician
The Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia performing 39 weeks with an operating budget of $6.2 million dollars.
Full time core position enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including 2 weeks’ paid vacation, health insurance, long-term disability, and 100% covered instrument insurance.
Learn more about the Richmond Symphony’s mission and history here.
About Richmond, Virginia
- Virginia’s capital city, Richmond offers history, great food, opportunities to get outdoors, and a thriving cultural scene.
- It’s been named one of Lonely Planet’s Best Cities to Visit, Business Insider’s Most Fun Cities in America, Huffington Post’s 10 Best Cities to Relocate To, Departures’ Most Inspiring Art Scenes in America, Convention South’s Top Music Mecca’s of the South, SMU’s Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America, Zagat’s 30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America, VinePair’s The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations, Outside’s Best River Town, and Livability’s Best Places to Live.
- Learn more about living in Richmond here.
Where We Work
- The Dominion Energy Center is in the heart of downtown Richmond.
- The cornerstone of the Dominion Energy Center is the fully renovated, historic Carpenter Theatre. This grand theater has nearly 1,800 comfortable, spacious seats, state-of-the-art acoustics and brilliant lighting, including new fiber optics that enhance the ceiling’s sparkling stars. As the Carpenter Theatre celebrates 84 years of bringing entertainment to Richmond, RPAA is excited that the space has been restored for new audiences to enjoy.
- Added on to the Carpenter Theatre is Dorothy Pauley Square. On the first floor, multi-purpose venue Rhythm Hall features local performing artists and an array of activities, concerts and community gatherings. Just upstairs is Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, a 200-seat theater that provides an intimate venue for local performers and audiences to experience the arts.
- The Genworth Bright Lights Education Center, located on the third floor, includes classrooms, rehearsal space and a state-of-the-art digital lab where students Pre K-12 from Richmond and the surrounding counties can learn in and through the arts – from playwriting and performance, to stage design and videoediting. While much of the learning takes place in the Education Center, the Bright Lights Education Initiatives extend into schools, libraries, community centers and homes through hands-on experiences with Teaching Artists and other professionals, and the capabilities of our Digital Arts Lab.
- The surrounding area includes lots of great places to eat. Some of our favorite nearby restaurants are Secret Sandwich Society, Tenka Ramen, Capital Ale House, Wong Gonzalez, Perly’s, and Rappahannock.