Auditions and Employment


Community Engagement Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Position: Full-Time

Compensation: $36,000-$40,000/year


  • An organized self-starter who is willing to work collaboratively with a team
  • Customer-Service oriented
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English, secondary languages a plus but not required
  • Motivated to network socially and build relationships with patrons and donors of the organization
  • Is passionate about serving the community of Fayetteville through the arts
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends on occasion
  • Proficient working on PC’s, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel

Position Summary:  We seek a passionate and creative colleague to engage in duties related to community engagement, event planning, and office management. As a customer-service representative, this person must be comfortable engaging with other people and building relationships as they will serve as one of the main points of contact by managing box office sales and events. They will work with board and staff in a collaborative approach to develop relationships with, and advance, donors and ticket purchasers to higher levels of engagement with the FSO. As office manager, the position is also responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the FSO office. The ideal candidate will have a passion for serving the Fayetteville community through the arts, and is motivated to build relationships with new and existing patrons of the symphony.

Physical Requirements:  Work is primarily sedentary, with some standing and carrying of materials.  Physical activity increases during special events.  Ability to stand, walk or sit for long periods of time required.  Speech and hearing skills are required for communication with people, in interviews or in groups.  Visual skills are required in preparing written materials, typing, and proofreading.  Work is primarily inside. The office is on the second floor of a building with no elevator. Ability to lift heavy boxes/packages up to 25 pounds required.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Julia Atkins, Interim Executive Director, at jatkins@fayettevillesymphony.org by Sunday, April 25, 2021.


For auditions or information on future audition dates, please email us at: info@fayettevillesymphony.org

Featured Musician

Andrew Licht – Violin

Andy joined the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra in the first violin section in 2016. Andy is excited to be fulfilling a well-rounded career in music. He is currently employed with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System where he is the orchestra director of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and Mount Tabor High School. Through the same school system, Andy was a long-term substitute Orchestra director at East Forsyth High School and East Forsyth Middle School.  Since 2017, Andy serves as a teaching artist through the Winston-Salem Symphony’s P.L.A.Y Music Program, where he teaches violin to elementary school students. Prior to this, Andy served as a full time volunteer with ArtistCorps. This service is an AmeriCorps program geared at bringing arts through teaching and performing to local schools. Through ArtistCorps, Andy assisted the orchestra program at Diggs-Latham Elementary School, Wiley Middle School, Wake Forest University’s summer Freedom School, Old Town Elementary School, and the Salvation Army.

Andy is a native of Massachusetts, where he holds a bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Since his time in Massachusetts, he moved to North Carolina and got his Masters degree in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). At the University of Massachusetts, Andy studied with Elizabeth Chang, and received regular chamber music coachings with Astrid Schween (the Cellist of the Julliard String Quartet), and Gilles Vonsattel (Pianist, winner of the Naumberg competition).   While pursuing his Masters of Music at UNCSA, Andy was a student of Kevin Lawrence, and received regular chamber music coachings from Dmitri Shteinberg and Eric Larsen.

In his free time, Andy enjoys running and hiking. He currently resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg (principal violist with the Fayetteville Symphony), and their cat, Gussie.

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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