4 Jan 2017

Full-Time Job Executive Director

Candlelight Concert Society (Job Poster) – Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Job Description

Candlelight Concert Society (www.candlelightconcerts.org) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on our 44 year history of offering the Howard County, Maryland community a world-class Chamber Music Series , an engaging performing arts series for children (CandleKids Series), and numerous Educational & Community Outreach Programs.

Our Organization
Candlelight Concert Society (CCS) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to present the finest national and international chamber music ensembles and soloists, to provide young people with a stimulating introduction to the performing arts, and to reach out to those with limited opportunities to experience the arts.

CCS has an annual budget of $232,000 with revenues derived primarily from ticket sales, grants, individual contributions, and corporate donations. CCS is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board meets regularly and divides into committees to accomplish the governance of the organization. The Executive Director attends Board meetings and most other Board-initiated meetings.

Candlelight Concert Society employs two additional staff members – a part-time Office Manager and a part-time Artistic Director. We are supported by volunteers who help with concert logistics, community outreach and administrative work.

Our vision for a new Executive Director is to find someone who is:
• capable of managing our day-to-day operations with assistance from a small staff, consultants, and volunteers
• able to work creatively with the Board of Directors and community benefactors to achieve our mission and strategic plans
• committed to cultivating, retaining, coordinating, and recognizing volunteers in all capacities – board, concert production, outreach, and administration
• experienced in researching, writing and pursuing eligible grants to support our mission
• able to effectively represent the organization in public and private settings

Our Next Executive Director
The new Executive Director will play a vital role in diversifying/enhancing fund raising strategies (including grant writing); marketing/community outreach; building a business outreach plan and possibly creating a business advisory board; and determining how to expand our audience base.

The Executive Director must be able to work flexible hours (some evenings and some weekends) due to our concert offerings, must be able to work well with a broad variety of people and have an interest in classical music and/or the performing arts.

Key areas of responsibility include management of all daily operations, concert logistics, outreach planning, marketing & public relations, and fundraising, including grant writing and grant management.

Experience Needed
Demonstrated non-profit management
Volunteer coordination experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer skills
Grant writing and procurement success
Self-starter who shows initiative and is able to work both independently and well with others
Confident problem solving skills

Application Process
Individuals interested in applying for this position should email a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to search@candlelightconcerts.org. Use the Subject line: Search-(your name).

Applications may alternatively be mailed to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Candlelight Concert Society
9030 Red Branch Road, Suite 230
Columbia, MD 21045

Closing date: Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 20, 2017.
Inquiries about this position may be addressed to president@candlelightconcerts.org



• Job Title: Executive Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Candlelight Concert Society
• website: www.candlelightconcerts.org
• Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States

Job Categories: Music. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts management, director, executive director, music, and performing arts. Location: Maryland.