Join the Newark Symphony Hall Team

Newark Symphony Hall is a diverse and Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity are encouraged to apply.

The following is a list of current available positions. Contact us to apply.

Chief Operating Officer

Directs and implements organizational strategy to improve and strengthen the operations of Newark Performing Arts Corporation and the properties that the institution owns and manages. The COO leads and oversees the following functions: building operations of a 200k sq ft Historic facility, information systems, real estate acquisitions, and the coordination of facility restoration and development priorities. The position directly oversees the implementation of long term strategic and financial plans related to all building operations and the effective management of grant capital applied to building restoration.


  •  Directs managing team for all daily operations of the venue, including IT, maintenance, and construction
  • Preparing and presenting reports to the CEO
  • Working closely with the CEO on all matters related to the business
  • Developing and implementing strategies, procedures and business plans needed to enhance company growth
  • Oversee external developers and all sub-contractors related to building restorations, daily operations and the work of executives
  • Analyze and interpret data and metrics
  • Create reports for the management, board directors and government requirements
  •  Maintain relationships with partners, market developers, anchor institutions and sub contracted vendors
  • Working with the executive team to set venue performance goals around operation and development
  • Cultivating and providing opportunities for professional advancement within the organization
  •  Uphold the cultural values of Newark Performing Arts Corporations and its impact in the community


  • Previous working experience as a COO for five years
  • MA in business administration or similar relevant field
  • Solid understanding of staff management, industry specifics and business strategies
  • Hands on experience in strategic planning and business development
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Familiarity IT/Business infrastructure
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Problem solving mindset


  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, consistent, dependable, and honest in the day-to-day business dealings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Goal and objective driven with strong self-management capabilities

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