Job Openings

Marketing Coordinator

Primary Function: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra seeks a part-time, temporary Marketing Coordinator to assist with day-to-day operations of the CSO marketing department with a primary focus on social media, email marketing, administrative duties, and special event support. This is a 3-month, 20 hours/week temporary assignment with the potential for extension.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates creative for print, digital, tv, radio, outdoor, and direct mail and submits final creative (along with instructions for placement, if needed) on or before deadline.
  • Creates and purchases ad campaigns on Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Tracks and logs invoices on a weekly basis. Enters data into Excel spreadsheets to help ensure balanced budgets.
  • Coordinates special events before and after concerts such as wine tastings, toy drives, happy hours, patron events, college club events, and autograph signings.
  • Coordinates special mascot appearances. 
  • Coordinates photo shoots and videos for upcoming events.
  • Represents organization at events such as Arts Festival, college arts events, hospital events and other community engagement events.
  • Creates and manages digital marketing campaigns and initiatives on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. 
  • Updates website as needed.
  • Writes emcee scripts, assists with writing radio and TV commercial scripts.
  • Provides marketing department backup when needed (handling emcees and photographers at concerts, assisting with ticket distribution to promotional partners, etc.)
  • Coordinates subscription and single ticket direct mail campaigns for multiple brands including mail dates, mailing lists, and offer codes.
  • Analyzes campaigns and assists in other marketing reports including sales reports, digital analytics and offer codes.
  • Coordinates and gathers information for Bravo program books, ensuring all books are printed and delivered on or before deadlines.
  • Coordinates promotional materials for shows and events.  Ensures orders are delivered on or before deadline.
  • Coordinates in-house signage, marquees, and on-hold music.
  • Coordinates creation and scheduling of slide and video content for monitors throughout CAPA venues. Oversees that messages are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Coordinates marquee messages for Ohio Theatre.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and AP style writing.
  • Extensive knowledge of Google Analytics.
  • Familiarity with CMS and website maintenance.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on a day-to-day basis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in reporting skills, data entry, adaptability, creativity, statistical analysis, and social media content and management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Has a sound understanding of the principles of marketing, branding and PR with a keen visual sense of design standards.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, arts management, public relations or related field.
  • Experience working with various social media channels (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube).
  • Experience creating and executing paid and organic social media campaigns.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, Google Docs, Hootsuite, and Social Bookmarking Sites are a plus.

Special Requirements:

  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • CAPA background check required.

To Apply: Submit an application via our Applicant Tracking System HERE


Community Engagement and Business Development Manager

Primary Function: The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) seeks a full-time Community Engagement and Business Development Manager to develop, execute, and evaluate the CSO’s Community Engagement program. In addition, this position if responsible for developing new business opportunities for the Columbus Symphony that results in earned revenue. This position requires a high level of coordination both inside and outside the organization to ensure successful implementation of programs and achievement of goals. The candidate for this position will be an employee of CAPA, however they will dedicate 100% of their time to the Columbus Symphony. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Community Engagement:

  • Oversees strategy and execution of the Columbus Symphony Community Engagement and Columbus Symphony Cares programs.
  • Maximizes and quantifies impact of financial resources of community engagement activities within engagement funds parameters.
  • Designs, implements and schedules programming in coordination with community and civic organizations, government, venues, and Columbus Symphony Cares social service partners.
  • Ensures programming and musician community engagement services fall within budgetary parameters set in collaboration with Executive Director.
  • Maintains list of community engagements, partner organizations and contacts, and personnel.
  • Disseminates musician hiring needs for community engagement events, sold performances and small ensembles to senior director of production, librarians and assistant personnel manager, as applicable.

New Business Development:

  • Strategically researches, networks and develops performance opportunities that enhance the bottom line for the institution, for instance run-outs, sold performances, tours, etc. 
  • Oversees, designs, and executes group sales program in partnership with the Vice President of Marketing.
  • Presents, promotes, and sells Columbus Symphony product to existing and prospective customers.
  • Achieves revenue goals and outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize tasks in an environment of competing deadlines and constituencies.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to develop new initiatives outside industry standards.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy in interpersonal relationships among multiple constituencies. 
  • Ability to “sell” the Symphony to diverse constituencies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office with high proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to read music and decipher orchestral instrumentation preferred.

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, arts administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience in orchestral role.
  • Experience cultivating successful community relationships and partnerships.

Special Requirements: Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organization that often include evening and weekend events.

To Apply: Submit and application via our Applicant Tracking System HERE.


Education Intern – Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Primary Function

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit organization, will provide an educational experience for an intern in the areas of education programming and youth orchestra administration.

Educational Benefits

The intern may gain experience in one or more of the following aspects of arts administration, with specific duties determined by the Director of Education. This internship begins in September for fall semester internships and January for spring semester internships. Yearlong internships are also available for the right candidate. We are looking for a candidate who can commit to an average of 4-8 hours a week. Some weekends and evenings may be required.

Special Information: This internship is unpaid. Free parking will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with education programs.
  • Assists with special events.
  • Helps coordinate and assemble mailings (addressing, folding, stuffing, sealing and stamping of mass mailings).
  • Works with community volunteers.
  • Provides support to staff on annual and special projects and initiatives.
  • Assists with general office tasks (filing, copying, organizing digital photos, etc.) as needed.
  • Music library management.
  • Becomes familiar with and follows the agency policies and procedures.
  • Provides assigned services in a professional manner.
  • Exhibits appropriate work-related behavior (e.g. punctuality, appropriate dress, etc.).
  • Terminates relationships with clients or participants at the end of the internship experience in a caring, professional manner.
  • Cooperates with the Site Supervisor regarding the Student Intern’s appraisal, and goals and action plans for self-improvement.
  • Focuses on confidentiality of all client, vendor, patron, participant, programming, and business information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Learning Experiences

  • Learns how to design and manage complex projects.
  • Observes and manages select master classes with Symphony guest artists.
  • Develops hands-on event planning experience.
  • Sharpens administrative and organizational skills.
  • Gains experience in nonprofit and arts management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills required, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Have a strong work ethic and ability to work as a team-member.
  • Must be comfortable on the phone and have a pleasant manner.

Credentials and Experience

  • Work study/Internship required through a College/University
  • Must have prior musical experience. Music majors are preferred, but not required.
  • Previous leadership and organizational experience.
  • Must have an appreciation for the performing arts.

Special Requirements

  • CAPA Background/Credit Check required.

To Apply: Click here