Position: Executive Director
Reports to: PA Board of Directors
Job Type: Full-time, 40+ hours per week
Salary based upon experience
Philharmonic Association Overview:
The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music; to provide professional training to promote the students’ participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great classical and jazz music; and to increase family awareness and community interest in order to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical activities.
The Philharmonic Association (PA) provides opportunities to musicians, grades 4 – 12, to participate in a multi-level program currently sponsoring five orchestras, four jazz ensembles, and four chamber groups and serving hundreds of musicians through year-round programming. The PA seeks to provide both beginning ensemble training in supportive non-competitive environments, as well as top-level groups that inspire serious young musicians selected through a rigorous audition process.
Reporting to the PA Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have responsibility for implementing the organization’s strategic goals, fundraising initiatives, developing and administrating program activities, leading the day-to-day administrative functions, and ensuring that staff and volunteers are in place to meet operational needs. The individual selected must be highly organized and creative to continue the Philharmonic Association’s position as a highly regarded musical arts organization. The Executive Director will support our established culture of professional musical education and ensemble experiences for young musicians.
The Executive Director should create and enhance connections with a variety of constituents, including parents, students, community members, donors, leaders of other artistic/cultural organizations, and others with a vested interest in youth music education.
Key responsibilities include:
- Manage the day-to-day operations.
- Work closely with the Board and staff to achieve the PA’s mission and lead in the execution of strategies outlined in strategic plan.
- Develop Board membership to provide the additional expertise required by an organization with a small paid staff.
- Work closely with the Treasurer and Administrative Manager, overseeing the financial budget to ensure fiscal health and ensure long-term financial stability.
- Manage and document finances throughout the year.
- Support the artistic vision and direction of the PA as defined by the Artistic Director, Artistic Staff, and/or the Board of Directors.
- Manage staff as well as recruit, coordinate and support the work of volunteers.
- Able to participate in the PA’s schedule of activities and events during the week, evenings and weekends.
- Able to manage multiple concurrent programs and deadlines.
Areas of Responsibility:
- Venues: Research and secure venues for auditions, rehearsal, and concerts.
- Financial: Insure that Administrative Manager pay bills and make deposits; pay FICA, State with holding and sales tax, and file Form 941 and all other required tax forms; Coordinate annual audit; Create annual budget and report regularly to Board on attainment.
- Development: Research, write, and manage grant proposals. Help create and execute annual fundraising.
- Marketing: Work with Board members and contracted staff to create and execute marketing plan, including advertising, publicity, website development, and social media presence.
- Human Resources: Hire and manage staff as needed with available resources.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Personal knowledge of the culture of a professionally run orchestra.
- Experience in a non-profit arts organization (preferably small) leadership position.
- Successful experience managing and supervising staff and volunteers.
- Proven fundraising experience.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- A passion for and knowledge of artistic endeavor.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability and wiliness to learn other programs used by the PA including Sales Force, Form Assembly, Wikispaces, Vertical Response email marketing, Adobe InDesign, EventBrite and Sign Up Genius. At least a minimal knowledge of HTML also preferred.
Please provide the following:
- Letter of intent including availability date.
- The narrative from a successfully funded grant application, if available.
- A one-page essay about why you want this position and your vision for the future of the Philharmonic Association.
Submit Resume to Joseph Fuller: email@example.com