The Dallas Winds Board of Trustees is seeking to hire a full-time Executive Director for the organization following the retirement of Kim Campbell, in the Spring of 2024, after almost 40 years of service as Executive Director of the Dallas Winds. The Board hopes to have a new Executive Director in place several months before Mr. Campbell’s retirement to assist in the transfer of institutional knowledge and a smooth transition process. Responsibilities of the Executive Director include:
Strategic Plan: • Develop, in consultation with the Artistic Director and Board of Trustees, a Strategic Plan for the organization that prioritizes the diversity of audiences, programming, staff and the organization as a whole. Lead the implementation of the Strategic Plan, establishing milestones and reporting on progress to the Board of Trustees.
Development: • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, an annual Development Plan for the organization. • Provide leadership and direction of fundraising activities to secure funding and grants for the activities of the Dallas Winds. Ensure adherence to all grant requirements. • Seek corporate sponsorships and contributions from individuals, foundations and governmental agencies.
Programming: • Collaborate with the Artistic Director in the development of a multi-year Artistic Plan and season calendar of live performances. • Oversee production of concerts, recordings, livestream webcasts and online events.
Youth Education: • Collaborate with the Director of Education and the Board Education Committee to plan and oversee youth education programs including the Invitational Wind Band Festival, Dallas ISD 5th Grade Concerts, Dallas Winds Band Camp, Dallas Winds Honor Band and the Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State Jumpstart video project.
Marketing, External Communications and Engagement: • Serve as chief ambassador and public spokesperson for the Dallas Winds. • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Board Marketing Committee, an annual marketing plan to promote season and single ticket sales and youth education initiatives and expand institutional reach. • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts to generate positive print, broadcast and online media coverage. • Cultivate relationships within the nonprofit arts world and stay abreast of emerging trends in the nonprofit performing arts world.
Finance: • Create and manage, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and Board Finance Committee, an annual operating budget of approximately $1M. • Work with the bookkeeper to generate financial reports for the Board, staff, funders and in support of the organization’s annual audit.
Administration: • Ensure effective communication with Dallas Winds constituencies including musicians, conductor, staff, Board members, students and music educators, concert patrons, volunteers, foundations, corporate sponsors and government funding agencies. • Provide leadership and supervision of three full-time staff members (Director of Education, Director of Operations and Executive Assistant). Oversee activities of parttime staff and volunteers including Marketing Coordinator, Bookkeeper, Technical Director, Equipment Manager and Music Librarian. • Manage organization operations including ticketing operations, human resources, liability insurance, vendor contracts, securing venues and scheduling rehearsals. • Ensure that all employer responsibilities are met and maintain compliance with federal, state and local laws. Maintain all records for the organization including tax and legal records for the organization including annual registrations, contributions, liability insurance, payroll tax reports, annual tax returns, etc.
Governance: • Collaborate with the Chair of the Board of Trustees to create agendas for monthly Board meetings. • Attend all Board meetings and report on the financial and administrative aspects of the organization. Work with the Board Governance Committee to help identify qualified candidates for Board membership and provide orientation and onboarding of new Board members. • Serve as ex-officio member of standing committees of the Board, which include the Finance, Education, Governance and Marketing Committees.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ORGANIZATION:
Expand the reach of the organization to add new and diverse audience members, programming and venues.
Evaluate new partnerships with other nonprofit organizations.
Expand online programming, livestreams and similar opportunities.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
Is passionate about bringing joy to people through band music.
Values the esprit de corps between the musicians and conductor of the Dallas Winds and proactively nurtures this unique culture.
Has the ability to lead stakeholders on fulfilling the Vision and Mission of the Dallas Winds.
Will be able to successfully respect the past of this great organization while bringing it forward.
Has demonstrated the ability to build a strong and positive organizational culture that promotes the highest standards of ethics and integrity, values individuals and avoids unconscious biases.
Has an arts and business related skill set including effective implementation of a strategic plan for an arts organization.
Has hands-on budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
Has strong fundraising, leadership, written and verbal communication and public speaking skills.
Will be able to work cooperatively and independently to achieve goals.
Will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Is available to work nights and weekends during the rehearsal and concert season.
Has exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with artistic directors, partners, staff, students, volunteers, Board members and donors.
Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant experience preferred.
Experience working remotely and leading staff who work remotely.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dallas Winds is the leading professional civilian wind band in the United States today. Comprised of 55 woodwind, brass and percussion players, the band performs an eclectic blend
of musical styles ranging from Bach to Bernstein and Sousa to Strauss. They combine the tradition of the British brass band with the musical heritage of the American town band and the
pioneering spirit of the 21st century wind ensemble. The Vision of The Dallas Winds is to be a distinguished role model, whose artistry serves as the preeminent benchmark for instrumental ensembles worldwide by creating joyous shared musical experiences for audiences and performers.
The Dallas Winds was founded by its current Executive Director, Kim Campbell, and founding music director, Howard Dunn, in 1985. Its mission is to bring extraordinary musicians and
enthusiastic audiences together to celebrate American band music through live performances, youth education programs, recordings and media content, commissions of new compositions,
and projects that nurture the professional development of instrumentalists, composers, and conductors. Since its debut, the Dallas Winds has entertained millions of
people both... at home, on tour, through recordings and increasingly through streamed media.
The Dallas Winds presents an annual concert series at one of the world’s greatest concert halls, Dallas’ Morton H. Meyerson Concert Center, where it performs five concerts during its annual season and special concerts for Christmas and the Fourth of July. The Dallas Winds has performed over 500 unique concerts, rarely repeating repertoire from season to season. The
band is a five-time Grammy Award nominee, with 22 albums in current worldwide release on the Crystal Records, Reference Recordings and Klavier/Naxos labels. In collaboration with
Pacific Microsonics, the Dallas Winds pioneered the High-Definition Compatible Digital (HDCD) recording process and recorded the world’s first HDCD album. The Dallas Winds has been
honored to perform the World Premier of many new works and regularly features internationally acclaimed soloists and small ensembles. By invitation, the Dallas Winds has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in 2020 and the Midwest Clinic in 2021. The band is featured regularly on American Public Media’s nationally syndicated radio program
Performance Today, heard by over 1.25 million listeners throughout the United States. New York classical music blogger Gene Gaudette, in a review of the Dallas Winds album Linconshire
Posy – The Music of Percy Grainger said: “The disc is proof positive that the Dallas Winds is one of America’s elite cultural institutions, up there with the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles
Master Chorale, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.”
In addition to live performances and recording projects, the Dallas Winds seeks to inspire the next generation of musicians and listeners through its music education programs. Its annual
Strike Up the Band concerts reach 12,500 Dallas Independent School District (“Dallas ISD”) 5th grade students annually, encouraging kids to sign-up for band in the sixth grade. The Dallas
Winds Band Camp held in collaboration with the Dallas ISD, is the largest inner-city band camp in the United States, serving over 600 band students each summer. Since 2006, the group’s
annual Invitational Windband Festival has drawn 49 school bands and 2,500 students from a seven-state area to the Dallas Arts District for a unique three-day festival at the Meyerson
Symphony Center. In 1999, the Dallas Winds established its International Fanfare Competition, encouraging emerging composers to write new works for brass and percussion. To date, over
144 fanfares have received their World Premier in the atrium of the Meyerson Symphony Center, inviting participants to arrive early and enjoy the acoustics of this unique pre-concert event.
In response to the worldwide pandemic, the Dallas Winds developed a series of livestreamed recitals featuring its musicians in small ensembles performing in safe settings. The full band of
55 musicians was reduced to an ensemble of 15 COVID-tested players, performing customized musical arrangements in socially distanced concerts that were livestreamed to homes throughout the United States and abroad.
The Dallas Winds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation led by a Board of Trustees, Artistic Director and Conductor Jerry Junkin, an Executive Director, and administrative staff who
collectively advance the vision and mission of the organization. Conductor Jerry Junkin Jerry Junkin has served as Conductor of the Dallas Winds since 1993 and is recognized as one of
the world’s most highly regarded wind conductors. He has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia since 2003, and Principal Guest Conductor of
the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Wind Symphony in Tokyo since 2007. Additionally, 2023 marks his 36th year on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the
Vincent R. and Jane D. DiNino Chair for the Director of Bands. There, he also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. Previously, he served on the faculties of both the
University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. In addition to his responsibilities as Professor of Music and Conductor of the Texas Wind Ensemble, he serves as Head of the
Division of Conducting and Ensembles and teaches courses in conducting and wind band literature. He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, and students of Mr. Junkin hold major
positions throughout the world. Performances under the direction of Mr. Junkin have won the praise of such notable musicians as John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, William Kraft, Jacob Druckman and Michael Colgrass, among many others. Mr. Junkin has released over 30 compact disc recordings for the Reference, Klavier and Naxos labels. The New York Times named his release on the Reference Recordings label, Bells for Stokowski, one of the best classical CD's of 2004. His performance of Circus Maximus with The University of Texas Wind Ensemble was released on the world’s first Blu Ray audio disc in 5.1 surround sound by Naxos and was nominated for a Grammy. Mr. Junkin is an enthusiastic advocate of public-school music education, having conducted All-State bands and festivals in forty-eight states and on five continents. He spends his summers in residence at the lnterlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, as well as appearing at major music festivals throughout the world.
The Dallas Winds is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.