TITLE: Director of Communications
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Marketing and Patron Experience
STATUS: Full-time, exempt
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) seeks a talented, results-oriented Director of Communications to steward public relations, publications and strategic community partnerships that support the CSO’s visibility and impact in the community.
The Director of Communications is a critical member of the CSO team and is responsible for broad external and internal communications planning and execution.
S/he works across departments to create and implement communications plans that support growth and the strategic 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 onstage and off, with a particular emphasis on the Symphony’s unique assets to address both 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.
Qualified applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.