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Director of Communications

Company: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Location: Charlotte
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 9/27/2019

Director of Communications

REPORTS TO:                         Vice President, Marketingand Patron Experience

DEPARTMENT:                       Marketing

STATUS:                                   Full-time, exempt

DATE:                                       September 2019

TheCharlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) seeks a talented, results-oriented Directorof Communications to steward public relations, publications and strategiccommunity partnerships that support the CSO’s visibility and impact in thecommunity.


The Director of Communications is a critical member of theCSO team and isresponsible for broad external and internal communications planning andexecution.

S/he works across departments to create and implement communicationsplans that support growth and thestrategic goals of the institution.

S/he will manage communication activities that promote,enhance and develop the CSO brand, telling the story of the CSO both onstageand off, with a particular emphasis on the Symphony’s unique assets to addressboth challenges and opportunities in Charlotte.



The successful candidate will have three-five years of related work experience. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated record of advancing an organization’s brand message through strategic and mission-aligned public relations, community partnerships and visibility efforts.

Excellent writing, editing, proofreading ability and a deep knowledge of the changing media landscape required. Creative, strategic storyteller with knowledge of the nonprofit arts sector, and an understanding of, or a genuine passion for, orchestral music a must.

Ability to work with people of a wide variety of ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds is essential. An understanding of and connection to the diverse communities of Charlotte is desirable.

S/he will be able to handle multiple deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work effectively under pressure. A college degree is required. Degree in Communications and/or experience with journalism, highly desirable.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to