The Chief Executive Officer of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra is responsible for the supervision of all administrative operations; manages season and single ticket sale campaigns and all fundraising campaigns; oversees all educational programs and community engagement activities; negotiates all contracts; prepares all budgets; participates in development of program repertoire and selection of guest artists; serves as the primary spokesperson for the Owensboro Symphony; supervises all full and part-time staff.
Qualified applicants should have a minimum of five to seven years of increasing responsibility in a management role at a performing arts or similar nonprofit organization. The ideal candidate is currently serving as a lead manager in a smaller orchestra or holds a senior position in a larger orchestra. Candidates should also possess a strong command of the business of running a performing arts organization, including financial management, staff development, communication skills, and a track record in donor stewardship and the successful solicitation of major gifts. Candidates must also know how to work effectively with a Music Director, Board members, staff, musicians, and volunteers and have an avid interest in and/or knowledge of orchestral music or a closely related art form.
Additional Salary Information: The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra provides competitive compensation for an organization its size and a standard benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, and holidays.
About Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 54th season, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional per service orchestra committed to uncompromising standards of artistic excellence. It operates on an annual budget of approximately $800,000 and performs in Owensboro's RiverPark Center, an acoustically superb performing arts center with a seating capacity of 1,500. The core of the orchestra's artistic programming is a five-concert subscription series presenting a cross-section of repertoire. In addition, the orchestra presents free outdoors pops concerts, in-school concerts, chamber concerts in local churches, and on a contract basis other concerts in conjunction with local arts organizations. An essential component of the Symphony's Community Engagement program is its commitment to educational programming. The Symphony operates an Academy, where private lessons are offered daily. In addition, the Symphony supports a Youth and String Orchestra program which gives specialized training to more than 100 talented young musicians each year, some of whom have gone on to join leading American orchestras. The Symphony is governed by an engaged and committed governing board of directors. Troy Quinn is the Music Director and Conductor.