The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) is seeking an Executive Director who is a dynamic and visionary leader with a minimum of five, and preferably ten years’ nonprofit arts management experience.
The successful candidate will have:
Strong experience in developing budgets and financial management
Demonstrated success in achieving annual fundraising goals
Extensive experience building and leading a team of senior staff
Superb 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 general public
Specific knowledge of presenting and performing arts organizations
An MBA, while not required, is preferred
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, have 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 for at least three years. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Executive Director has overall accountability and responsibility for the management of BRSO. 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; setting budgets and financial policies for the organization; 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.
Founded in 1947, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) is one of the oldest arts organization in the region and the longest running professional orchestra in the state. Its programs include a Symphony League, a Symphony Chorus, and the Louisiana Youth Orchestras. The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra reaches thousands of young people each year while conducting numerous education and outreach prog...rams.
BRSO’s season consists of a six-concert Masterworks series, sponsored by Brian Harris BMW, as well as a four-concert Chamber Series, sponsored by Carole and Charles Lamar. The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation “Great Performers in Concert” series has brought world-class talent to Louisiana’s capital city for the past ten years. These one-night only concerts in collaboration with the orchestra have featured artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Chris Botti, Itzhak Perlman, and Natalie Cole.