The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is the premiere arts organization of West Texas, serving Midland, Odessa and the surrounding communities.
The Symphony Orchestra draws talented professional musicians from throughout the country to perform eight concerts per season, including four Master The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, Inc. (MOSC) is currently accepting applications for Executive Director of the organization, with a start date of July 1, 2020.works and four Pops. Concerts take place in the award-winning 1,800-seat Wagner-Noël Performing Arts Center.
Founded in 1962, the organization includes a volunteer 70-member chorale (performing two concerts per year) and a 70-member youth choir (performing one concert per year.) Additionally, there are three salaried chamber instrumental ensembles: Lone Star Brass, West Texas Winds, Permian Basin String Quartet with each performing two chamber concerts per year. The MOSC has excellent operating reserves and endowment funds in excess of $3 million and operates with an annual budget in excess of $1 million.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
REPORTS TO: Board President
SUPERVISES: Office Administrator, Personnel Manager, Operations Manager, Development Director, Marketing Director, Music Education Coordinator, Chorale Director and Youth Choir Director as well as any new positions approved by the Board of Directors.
COLLABORATES WITH: Music Director
The executive director assumes responsibility for the management of all human and financial resources needed to achieve the orchestra's mission. To that end, the executive director is accountable for all aspects of the organization and for implementing policies set by the board of directors. The executive director sets the tone for organizational operations, formulating and carrying out policies and programs related to the administrative, budgetary, staffing, fundraising, education and advocacy activities. This position provides the "public face" for the orchestra in community activities and patron/donor relations.
Working knowledge of fundraising, financial, administrative and organizational management in the nonprofit sector; ability to work effectively with volunteers; excellent communicator (verbal and written); strong leadership skills required in a team-based environment.
Five years of administrative experience as Executive Director or Associate Director with a nonprofit organization; performing arts/music experience is preferred.
Please submit a letter of interest, résumé, name and contact information for 3-5 references by email at email@example.com. (No phone calls please.)
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Additional Salary Information: Job benefits include a 401K, Health and Life Insurance.
Internal Number: 1
About Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (MOSC) was founded in 1962, as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, when the then-modest individual orchestras of the two cities (Midland and Odessa, Texas) were combined under the leadership of Dr. Lara Hoggard. The MOSC currently includes a symphony of over 70 professional musicians and is ranked by the League of American Orchestras as a metropolitan Orchestra. Considering that metropolitan orchestras are typically supported by an average population of 500,000 or more, Midland-Odessa’s combined population of 250,000 is a remarkable statistical tribute to this orchestra. MOSC is currently in its 57th Season. The MOSC now holds the distinction of being the largest professional performing arts organization in West Texas.