Full-Time Executive Director
Job Title: Executive Director
Organization/Orchestra Name: Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO)
Position Category: Executive Director
Duties & Responsibilities
The Executive Director is directly responsible to the Board of Directors of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and serves as the organization’s chief executive and operating executive. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for all administrative operations according to the policy established by the Board of Directors and annual performance goals and objectives.
The Executive Director carries out the DSO’s Mission Statement and obligation to serve as a community cultural and educational institution. The Executive Director’s responsibilities encompass the planning, supervision, coordination, and execution of all administrative activities.
The Executive Director advises the Board on all matters of policy and proposes courses of action that will improve and enhance the DSO position in the community.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of artistic objectives for the orchestra;
• Oversee the planning and scheduling of the DSO’s concerts and event activities.
• Manage and supervise the DSO offices and supervise hiring of staff, orientation, training, evaluation, disciplinary action and termination.
• Develop and adhere to all personnel procedures, polices and compliance.
• Establish and maintain a positive working environment.
• Experience in negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements.
• Oversee the development of the DSO annual operations budget and projections.
• Work with the finance manager to present and monitor financial data on a regular basis to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
• Develop and maintain all administrative systems required for the effective and efficient function of the DSO.
• Negotiate and procure all contractual agreements for performance and office locations.
Marketing and Public Relations:
• Serve as the Brand Manager for the DSO’s Brand Image and insure it is represented in all DSO functions and materials.
•Develop and execute the annual DSO marketing and public relations plan, materials, website and publications.
• Serve as the official DSO liaison with all art and cultural constituencies and the media.
• Oversee the expansion of audience and attendance at DSO concerts and events.
Funding and Development:
• Work with the Development Director to prepare and oversee the annual development plan.
• Develop cultivation strategies for donors, patrons, funding agencies; and provide appropriate recognition of these funding sources.
• Provide support assistance to the Board of Directors with funding activities and contribution solicitations.
Board of Directors:
• Assist in planning Board agendas, materials and policy recommendations.
• Participate in identifying, training and communicating with current and new Board members.
• Oversee the function of Board committees, and interface with Advisory Boards and Councils.
• Support the Board of Directors’ fund raising, audience and community relations endeavors.
The successful candidate for the position of Executive Director with the DSO must possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:
• Possess passion for the art form and DSO organization.
• Demonstrate exemplary interpersonal, listening and public speaking skills.
• Have knowledge and contacts within the classical symphonic music, performing arts and business worlds
• Ability to make the tough decisions and act on them
• Present and embrace a positive “can do” attitude
• Demonstrate organizational vision for today and tomorrow
• Be trustworthy
• Have a solid three- to five-year work experience with a performing arts and/or related arts organization and a successful management track record.
• Commitment to leading the DSO to success for the “we” not just for the “me.”
• Maintain a professional, active, positive, visible presence in the community.
• Reinforce the DSO commitment as a community wide service organization.
• Provide motivating managerial leadership and skills.
• Have strong press, conventional and social media skills
Compensation is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Location Wilmington, Delaware
Date Posted 12/23/2019 Application Deadline 1/15/2020
Interested and qualified candidates and/or recommendations should contact:
David J. Kubacki, Chair, Search Committee; firstname.lastname@example.org 302-545-8910
Orchestra Website: www.delawaresymphony.org
Job Categories: Music. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, director, executive director, fund-raising, management, music, and public relations. States: Delaware.
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