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.


Manager of Artistic Planning and Operations

The Manager of Artistic Planning and Operations is an innovative, dynamic, collaborative, and enthusiastic team member whose primary roles are to plan, schedule, and budget the orchestral and chamber music activities of the WSO’s seasons within financial and contractual guidelines, while working within the organization’s strategic plan and in support of the artistic vision of the Music Director.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Music Director, the Manager of Artistic Planning and Operations will work inter-departmentally to shape the long-term direction of the WSO’s artistic, operations and community programming.
A key member of the WSO team, the qualified candidate will:

  • Thrive in a collaborative organization;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to transparency and openness;
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn and improve personal cultural competency;
  • Build relationships with artists and musicians creatively and with an entrepreneurial spirit; 
  • Embody a team-player attitude;
  • Interface with a volunteer board of directors and multi-disciplinary staff and artists.

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Salary starts at $35,000 annually for this full-time exempt position. An excellent benefits package for fulltime employees includes health insurance; employer contributed pension, vacation, sick, and personal days.


Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Applications will be accepted until June 1st with interviews happening on a rolling basis.

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.