The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors through the Board President and coordinates with the Music Director. The Executive Director is responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of the organization, and for the implementation of the policies set by the Board of Directors. Principally, the Executive Director promotes financial stability, coordinates Board operations and communications, maximizes audience and community awareness, and oversees concert and event production.
The position requires superb organizational skills, effective financial management capabilities, strong competence in completing grants and pursuing other development opportunities, fluency in social media and marketing, and strong communications and interpersonal skills. Degrees in arts management, as well as prior arts management or non-profit professional experience are desirable. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews will begin September 30, 2022.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Reviews will begin September 30, 2022.
The Executive Director has the following responsibilities: Planning •Administer the BCO strategic plan, which supports the artistic, financial, and public relationsobjectives of the organization. •Develop and implement current and long-range administrative and personnel planning to ensure thatthe BCO is efficiently run and staffed competently and adequately. •Work in conjunction with the Board, Music Director, other staff, consultants, and volunteers toarticulate the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the BCO. •Develop an annual list of goals / objectives for review and finalization with the President. •Participate in performance evaluation annually (or as requested) conducted by the President. Board of Directors •Attend appropriate meetings of the Board, Executive Committee and all Committees. •Review and implement action items identified by Committee chairs. •Prepare reports and other requested material for all meetings. •Notify Board / Committee members of upcoming meetings. •Mail documents distributed at meetings to those unable to attend. •Update and distribute new Board member handbook. •Maintain historical files of all Board / Committee meetings. •Assist Nominating Committee in identifying and recruiting potential Board members. Direct Service Volunteers •Manage volunteer organization. •Administer instructional program given to volunteers. • Inform volunteers about BCO functions. • Insure appropriate recognition of volunteers by the organization. Fund Raising and Development • Prepare and submit grant applications and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies. • Attend all meetings of grantors to maintain contact, funding and proper liaison. • Monitor legislative and community activity that affects the organization. • Identify and implement new approaches / processes to fundraising. • Maintain accurate and complete record keeping of contributions, subscriptions, ticket sales and other significant data. • Manage the gift acknowledgement process. • Coordinate and accompany Board members on fundraising calls. • Oversee foundation, corporate and individual appeal drives in Fall and Spring. • Manage and attend phonathons and other special events. • Administer BCO participation in / cooperation with regional and national cultural events. Artistic Administration • Consult with the Music Director in the selection of guest artists and guest conductors. • Negotiate contracts for all guest artists and guest conductors. Concert Administration • Develop and direct the implementation of a seasonal master plan for all orchestra operations, including rehearsals and performance schedules, special events, runouts, and small group performances. • Negotiate and execute concert hall leases and other rehearsal / performance space as needed. • Supervise the securing of required equipment, instruments, licenses, and permits. • Ensure that rehearsals and concerts are properly staffed. • Attend rehearsals, concerts, runouts, and small group performances only when necessary. • Arrange pre-concert lectures, as appropriate. • Oversee and administer non artistic aspects of Family concert / educational initiative, including but not limited to funding, development of collateral materials and public awareness. Marketing and Promotion • Administer graphic design and brochure preparation, program book, flyers, print advertisements, and any other promotional pieces. • Implement and administer marketing plan. • Develop and administer press coverage. • Design advertising campaigns. • Manage online and social media campaigns. • Oversee two main subscription mailings in the Fall and the Spring. Box Office • Supervise BCO web site and online ticket sales. • Manage sale of tickets and subscriptions. • Sell tickets as needed (answer phones, take orders). • Fill ticket and subscription orders as needed. Finance • Prepare and submit annual operating budgets. • Monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with approved budget. • Prepare monthly financial statements including projections and shortfalls for Board review. • Comply with all reporting requirements of grants. Administration • Recruit, select and manage administrative staff. • Recruit, select and manage internship program. • Purchase equipment, supplies, etc. according to budget. • Respond to correspondence, including patron suggestions and complaints. • Maintain all payroll records for administrative and artistic staff. • Prepare and conduct performance evaluation of each staff member. Musicians • Assist Music Director and Orchestra Administrator / Community Liaison in the hiring of all musicians. • Negotiate and execute individual contracts in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement • Serve as principal contact / liaison to the orchestra members for policy issues and non-artistic matters. Education • Develop and implement BCO educational initiatives Other • Any tasks assigned by the President that are appropriate to the position. Baltimore Chamber Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected category.
The mission of Baltimore Chamber Orchestra is to move, inspire, and educate our community through world-class performances. For the past 38 years, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra has been a key element in the thriving arts scene of greater Baltimore. The orchestra, comprising forty of the area’s best professional musicians, is the actual size for which the classical repertoire was originally composed. BCO’s exceptional musicians are passionate about their performances and provide accessible, high-quality, classical music with an intimate touch. Please visit our website to learn more about BCO: www.thebco.org.