Executive Director Steamboat Symphony Orchestra

The Executive Director provides overall management, planning, and leadership of the organization. S/he is involved in budgeting and financial management; certain aspects of planning and producing concerts, productions, and other events; fundraising and development; public relations and marketing for both events and the organization; strategic planning; representing the organization within the community; and board meeting preparation in conjunction with the Board Chair.

The ideal applicant will have the following required skills and experience:

  • Leading an organization, or a team within a larger organization, including having direct people management experience as well as P&L (profit-and-loss) responsibilities
  • Hiring, training, coaching, and retaining a staff team with positive satisfaction ratings from the team
  • Creating and adhering to an annual budget
  • Fundraising and development experience, including with major donors, events, grant writing and other fundraising campaigns
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Strategic planning experience, including leading and/or participating as a key member of team in strategic planning processes
  • Experience with data analysis and synthesis of findings
  • Marketing and public relations experience, including leading and/or participating as a key member of team in planning process for annual or other specific marketing and public relations plans as well as experience implementing marketing plan tactics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and have basic knowledge of QuickBooks financial software
  • Flexible schedule to be able to work specific evenings and weekends symphony events.

The ideal applicant may also have the following preferred skills and experience:

  • Working in and/or leading an orchestra or other performing arts company
  • Working in and/or leading a nonprofit organization (strongly preferred but not required)
  • Knowledge of legal and organizational documents such as articles of incorporation, by-laws, board meeting minutes, IRS form 990, audit reports, internal financial reports
  • Experience with finance and accounting protocols and procedures including payroll
  • Event management and coordination expertise

Expected hours for position:
• 20 hours per week, on average through the year, with some weeks being less than this and others being considerably more

S/he works closely with the Artistic Director, providing logistical and financial input and support and complements the Artistic Director’s artistic vision. S/he also works closely with the Production Manager and the Board of Directors.

For more information and/or to apply for this position, please contact: info@steamboatorachestra.org, or call
Barbara Winternitz – Chair 970-819-2088