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 91 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.


Executive Director
Reports to: Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc Board President
Employment Status: Regular, Full-time
Date Posted: September 29, 2020

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has an immediate vacancy for Executive Director. The Board of Directors seeks a dynamic leader with strategic leadership skills as well as experience in effective management of operations.

The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision of staff, and operation of the WSO under the direction of the Board President. The successful candidate will be a leader who can plan, coordinate, and assure implementation of strategies. These will include developing donors and contributions to support the organization, promoting the growth and public image of the WSO, and developing and implementing administrative and personnel planning to ensure the long-term success of the organization. The Candidate must provide evidence of understanding and interpreting nonprofit finances and shall bring an entrepreneurial approach to marketing and communication strategies that maximize earned revenue. The Executive Director is expected to attend as many events of the WSO as possible, including concerts, fundraising or any other event that support the WSO.

The Board hopes the Executive Director will become a “thought partner” with Maestro John Devlin. Maestro Devlin’s artistic vision is three-fold: to present American music, to innovate concert design, and to feature Wheeling Symphony Musicians.

Prospective candidates will have applicable levels of experience and education with 5 years functioning in the field, an understanding of the complex nature of the arts, and a passion for orchestral music. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is highly preferred.

Interested applicants are asked to submit these materials by email to

* Cover letter
* Professional resume
* Name and contact information for three (3) professional references

For a detailed job description, click here.

Questions can be addressed to

WSO offers an excellent salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

DEADLINE: November 1, 2020