Executive Director Job Overview
The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is seeking an Executive Director to lead, represent, and advocate for the WSO in Casper, Wyoming.
The Executive Director leads fundraising, effective communication, community engagement, promotional campaigns, and acknowledging supporters. In addition to the external-facing duties, the Executive Director is accountable for the financial health, long-term planning, and day-to-day operations of the WSO. The Executive Director works closely with the Board, Music Director, staff (4), and musicians (70) to fulfill the WSO mission.
Within the first 90 days, the Board expects the Executive Director to become familiar with patrons, donors, funding sources, and community partners and to attain sufficient working knowledge of WSO operations to be comfortable leading the organization forward.
By the end of the first year, The Board expects the Executive Director to become well-integrated into the community through networking and event attendance, begin an endowment campaign, complete a successful fundraising event, bring innovative ideas to the WSO, and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with the Board.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience managing arts organizations
• Experience in non-profit fundraising as an executive, development director, leader, or board member
• Demonstrated effective leadership experience
• Demonstrated effectiveness in promoting and marketing organizations and event planning
• Valid driver’s license
• Grant writing experience
• Experience running an endowment or capital campaign
• Experience managing budgets, financial statements, accounts receivable, and accounts payable
The annual salary for this position starts at $55,000. Benefits include SIMPLE IRA with 2% match, professional development opportunities, and unlimited PTO.
Timeline and Process
We anticipate having a new Executive Director in place by mid-November.
For more details and to apply, review the application packet on the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra website: CAREERS | Symphony (wyomingsymphony.org)
About the WSO
The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra is an established, high-functioning non-profit with a knowledgeable, effective staff, a dynamic Music Director, and top-quality musicians. Our well-rounded board dedicates expertise, energy, and enthusiasm for the work of the WSO.
The WSO enjoys a strong financial position. Our standing in the community will position our new Executive Director effectively to grow our endowment. While many arts organizations lost ground during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WSO maintained funding levels.
It is the WSO’s goal to become the premier symphony orchestra in the State of Wyoming.
Job Categories: Music. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, executive, executive director, fund-raising, Orchestra, and Symphony. States: Wyoming.
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