The Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc., serves the residents of our communities by providing excellent orchestral programs which entertain, educate and enhance the quality of life.  For 92 years the WSO has provided live classical and pops music to the Upper Ohio Valley and throughout West Virginia. Top professional musicians from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and national soloists provide quality musical experiences for audiences of all ages. The WSO is a group 5 orchestra and is a member of the League of American Orchestras.

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra leadership believes fully in the artistic vision from new Music Director John Devlin. We encourage you to read his article on Everything Conducting about his current and future vision for the WSO.


Marketing and Development Coordinator

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is seeking a full-time Development/Marketing Coordinator to assist in fundraising and community awareness efforts as we seek to inspire and engage others through exceptional musical performances and educational programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Development

  • Maintain and update donor and patron information.
  • Responsible for processing donations in a prompt and accurate manner.
  • Coordinate acknowledgment letters for gifts of all sizes to ensure WSO donors are thanked within 48 hours of entry.
  • Assist in all phases of planning and execution for marketing and development events.
  • Cultivate patrons at concerts and events as a representative of the WSO.

Marketing & Graphic Design

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of grassroots marketing and other activities to leverage community resources and increase awareness of the WSO.
  • Maintain and update the WSO website.
  • Assist in the planning, budgeting, and execution of advertising media buys.
  • Support the organization’s digital strategies and efforts including social media, eblasts, and website.
  • Design and/or layout basic graphics for invitations, social media posts, programs, and other materials.
  • Work with WSO ancillary groups, including the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary and Viennese Winter Ball Committee on graphic needs and materials.

Communications

  • Assist in communications efforts including writing and distributing press releases
  • Provide assistance with content creation, proofreading, and other communications activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree and previous experience with nonprofits is desirable.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with people of a wide variety of ages, abilities, cultural background and musical knowledge;
  • Ability to work productively under pressure and maintain a sense of humor and to prioritize and manage multiple short- and long-term projects simultaneously;
  • An energetic, diplomatic and professional demeanor, strong attention to detail and proven ability to problem solve;
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite and CRM systems;
  • Standing, walking, bending and ability to lift up to 35 pounds is needed;
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle;
  • Available to work nights and weekends;
  • Positive, entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on, detail-oriented mentality;
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills;
  • Ability to work interdepartmentally to leverage diverse talents of staff, board, artists and volunteers to meet contributed income goals;
  • Open-minded, willingness to learn, and a deep commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by emailing resumes@wheelingsymphony.com. Applications will be reviewed and interviewed on a rolling basis.

COMPENSATION:

Salary starts at $30,000 annually for this full-time position. An excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes health insurance; employer contributed pension, vacation, sick, and personal days.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra seeks a broad spectrum of employees and is strongly committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color – as well as members of underrepresented groups – to apply.