Chief Executive Officer

Columbus Symphony Orchestra - Columbus, OH
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra seeks a Chief Executive Officer to play a pivotal role in shaping the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's ascendance—ensuring its continued growth, relevance, and impact within the community and beyond. The Chief Executive Officer will assume a wide range of responsibilities, from strategic planning and financial management to marketing, fundraising, and advocacy. The Chief Executive Officer will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to uphold the Symphony's mission and advance its long-term vision. With a blend of strategic vision, financial acumen, and dedication to artistic excellence, the Chief Executive Officer will lead the Columbus Symphony Orchestra towards a vibrant and sustainable future.

Since 1951, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra has been proud to serve as central Ohio’s flagship music performance organization. Guided by Music Director Rossen Milanov, CSO musicians, conductors, chorus, and renowned guest artists bring extraordinary talent, passion, and the highest standards of musicianship to enrich the community. The CSO's innovative programming spans Masterworks, Pops, Nationwide Picnic with the Pops, Education, and Community Engagement, reaching diverse audiences across central Ohio. The Symphony plays an integral role in Columbus’ vibrant art scene, serving over 159,000 central Ohioans, with 2.3 million reached, and impacting 28,000 children, families, and teachers. Making a meaningful impact as the forefront music education resource in the community, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra is committed to educating and entertaining individuals of all ages. The Symphony nurtures talent, cultivates future audiences, supports intellectual development, and ignites creativity in students, families, teachers, and lifelong learners.

"As our Chief Executive Officer, you will be at the heart of the Symphony's evolution, shaping the future while honoring the rich history of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Your vision will lead the way in making the Symphony an integral part of our city’s cultural landscape, ensuring that the joy and solace found in our music continue to touch lives for generations to come. We invite you to join us in this journey, to share in our passion for music and our commitment to enriching the lives of our community." — Amy Shore, Secretary, Board of Trustees

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.