The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Office of the Longmont Symphony and is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s operations. The position provides leadership in organizational development, fundraising, program development, as well as education and community outreach opportunities. Reporting to the board of directors and working in partnership with the Board President and Music Director, the Executive Director will provide the leadership and vision to ensure the Longmont Symphony Orchestra achieves its mission and realizes its goals for artistic vibrancy, financial stability, and relevance to our community.
-BA/MA in Arts Administration or a closely related field required, and nonprofit performing arts management experience preferred.
-Knowledge of orchestras and their operations preferred.
-Demonstrated success in fundraising, building partnerships, and financial management preferred.
-A working knowledge of computer software, database management, and accounting practices required.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
-Detail oriented and high organized.
-Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, delegate responsibilities, and recruit, motivate, and work with volunteers.
-Familiarity with and a passion for the performing arts.
Additional Salary Information: The position averages 24-30 hours per week and has the potential to become full time as the organization grows. Salary is dependent upon experience and is commensurate for an organization of its size.
About Longmont Symphony Orchestra
The Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is a semi-professional, community supported symphony orchestra led by newly appointed Music Director, Elliot Moore. Inspiring audiences with live musical experiences that resonate with our expanding community, the 2018-2019 season will mark the symphony’s 52nd season.
The LSO currently performs five masterwork concerts, a Family concert, two educational outreach concerts, two chamber orchestra concerts, two Nutcracker performances and a fourth of July concert in an historic downtown park. The masterwork and Nutcracker performances are held in a 1300 seat Civic Auditorium. In addition, the symphony has well-established outreach programs in the St. Vrain Valley School district reaching over 6000 students annually.
The LSO has an operating budget of $300,000 and is governed by a 10-member board of directors. It is deeply committed to its role as a leader of the cultural sector in Longmont, believing our community is made stronger and more vibrant by live symphonic music.