The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra is seeking a new Executive Director who will have overall accountability and responsibility for the management of the organization. Reporting to the BRSO Board of Directors, this individual will be instrumental in guiding the organization to achieve the goals set forth in its recent strategic plan; engaging and managing up to six staff members; and serving as the visible representative of BRSO to the broader community. The Executive Director will be actively involved in fundraising and will work in collaboration with the BRSO Music Director/Conductor Timothy Muffitt.
The Executive Director is a dynamic and visionary leader with a passion for music and performing arts and who has a minimum of three years previous experience in nonprofit arts management.
The successful candidate will have:
Demonstrated success in achieving annual fundraising goals
Proven leadership and management experience
Strong oral and written communications skills
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective and respected relationships with board members, donors, audience members, other arts organizations, and the larger Baton Rouge community
Proven financial acumen
Previous experience with performing arts organizations
The successful candidate will be a self-starter and possess a high level of initiative, creativity, and energy. The ability to work independently is a must, as well as the ability to work with staff and volunteers to plan and execute a complex program of work. The successful candidate will be willing to relocate to Baton Rouge and commit fully to the community.
Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1947, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) is one of the oldest arts organizations inthe region. The vision of BRSO is to develop and maintain a financially-sound, first-class symphony orchestra with a regional and national profile which will provide education and cultural enrichment for the people of the greater Baton Rouge region and neighboring communities.
A typical season includes a mix of classical, pops, and chamber ensemble concerts with usually one or two major offerings monthly in the season running from September to May. The orchestra is presently
exploring innovative concert formats such as “Deconstructed Symphony” and “Bachtoberfest” along with more traditional fare to reach new audiences. Additional concerts include run-outs to neighboring
communities and various educational performances.
Each season also includes a Pennington Great Performers concert that features world-class performers with the orchestra. Previous seasons have included Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, ltzhak Perlman, Renée Fleming, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, and Van Cliburn, among others.
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