JOB TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Columbus Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director is responsible for advancing the mission of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra through the successful management of all human and financial resources. This leader should possess vision, organizational management ability and strong relational and social skills. The Executive Director will work closely with the Music Director and Conductor to lead the organization and all of its constituents. The Executive Director is accountable and responsible for all efforts related to sales, marketing, fundraising, development, accounting, finance and for implementing the policies set by the Board of Directors. The CSO benefits from no debt and three consecutive years of audience and revenue growth. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working visionary ready to take a fast-growing arts organization to a new level of impact and prosperity.


  • 5 years related experience in non-profit arts management
  • Knowledge of non-profit operational and administrative procedures
  • Public and External Relations Experience
  • Budget Management Experience
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Knowledge of Wordpress, Donor Database Systems, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Applications
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1855, is the second orchestra founded in the nation and the first founded in Georgia. The CSO, under the direction of George Del Gobbo, has long been considered one of the Southeast’s premier musical ensembles. The CSO’s performance venue at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Bill Heard Theatre, seats 2,000 patrons and provides a state-of-the-art visual and acoustic experience. The 2017-18 season includes four Masterworks concerts, two Family/Pops concerts, an educational concert, an outdoor concert at Callaway Gardens and a Chamber Festival. For more information about the CSO visit our website at

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Theresa Garcia Robertson, [email protected]