Executive Director

Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Georgia)

In Tune with Columbus

Columbus, GA

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Columbus, GA
  • This position has been filled
  • Tue, May 31, 2022
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Symphonic
  • $55,000
  • $65,000

Website Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Georgia)

In Tune with Columbus

JOB TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board President
SUPERVISES: Director of Finance, Director of Marketing and Patrons Relations, Director of Operations and Education, and any other administrative staff hired by the organization

The Executive Director is a full-time, exempt position responsible for advancing the mission of the organization through 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 and 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 Executive Director serves as the Chief Operating Officer and the Development Director of the Orchestra and reports to the Board of Directors through the Board President.

Assist and participate in the development and implementation of a master plan for the orchestra that supports artistic, financial, development, education, and public relations objectives of the organization.
Develop and implement current and long-range administrative and personnel planning to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and properly staffed.
Attend and report at all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee; serve as an ex-officio member of all Board committees; work with the Board to recruit Board membership and assist with new member orientations.
Prepare and submit for approval annual operating budgets; monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with approved budget; sign all checks; negotiate and approve all contracts and partnership agreements.
Serve as key representative with all constituencies, partnering organizations, union representatives, and local, state, and regional arts-related and community councils.
Fundraising and Development
In conjunction with the Board Development Committee, develop a fundraising strategy to include annual fund drive, sponsorships, special events (including Toast of the Town and Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens), endowment campaigns, planned giving programs and cultivation of donors.
Prepare and submit grant applications and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies; Ensure funds are spent in accordance with funding guidelines and that all reporting guidelines are met.
Ensure that all contributions and other support are acknowledged as required by law and as is otherwise appropriate; maintain accurate and complete records of financial contributions, donor giving levels, and other substantial support.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
Knowledge of non-profit operational and administrative procedures
Experience in Fundraising, Public and External Relations, and Budget Management
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Passion for the arts and knowledge of classical music (desired, but not required)
2+ years experience in related field (desired, but not required)

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 Annually (commensurate with experience)
Benefits: $2,000 Health and Wellness stipend annually; paid sick, vacation, and personal days; flex time, summer Fridays off

To apply: Submit the items listed below to Karen Lewis, Board President at csoga.jobs@gmail.com

Cover letter

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, performs at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The RiverCenter offers administrative support to include handling the CSO’s box office and front of house needs. The CSO’s annual organizational budget is approximately $1M, which includes 8 subscription concerts, a collaborative educational concert, an outdoor concert at Callaway Gardens, and our annual fundraising event, Toast of the Town.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of an individual’s race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, age, disability, or national origin. It is the CSO’s policy to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and otherwise treat any and all employees and job applicants on the basis of qualifications and competence. All hiring practices of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra will comply with applicable laws or regulations concerning equal employment opportunity.