Carmel Symphony Orchestra Seeks Executive Director

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Executive Director
Carmel Symphony Orchestra
Carmel, Indiana

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management, Fund-raising, and Civic & Social Organization.
Field: Arts (orchestra).
Position: Administrative, Executive, Fundraising, Program Development.
Categories: Arts Administration, Fundraising, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Grants, Marketing, Community Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Employment Level: Full-time.
Qualifications: Minimum 5 years experience; a passion for and knowledge of music.
Living Location: Local residency is required.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the position of Executive Director, available in June 2018.

The Organization
Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the 85-member Resident Orchestra at The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN. Founded in 1975, the CSO comprises a unique and highly successful mix of passionate, professional
community volunteer and career musicians. With a 16 member board of directors and an annual operating budget of approximately $750,000, the orchestra performs concerts featuring an eclectic repertoire including some of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life through creative, artistically excellent performances and educational experiences for diverse audiences of all ages. In July, 2017 Maestro Janna Hymes
became the organization’s Music Director, opening a wonderful opportunity to
grow the organization to a new level.

Job Description
This exempt, full-time position reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and works with the Board to articulate and fulfill the organization’s mission. S/he is responsible for day-to- day administration, and for implementing the vision and strategic plan of the organization. Key duties include staff management, fundraising, marketing, community engagement, and maintaining a close collaborative relationship with the Music Director.

The ideal candidate will be a transparent, high integrity individual with five or more years senior nonprofit management experience, with preference for arts- related nonprofit. Knowledge of, and a passion for, orchestral music are a big plus. Proven organizational abilities including planning, program development, delegating, and task facilitation are a must. Solid hands-on budget management skills with a reasonable degree of computer literacy, and strong written, public speaking, and oral communication skills are also required. The current leadership is available to assist in the job transition as needed.

How to Apply
Please submit your resume, a cover letter, a sample fund raising letter and a sample written business communication (such as to a performance venue as might be required to organize a concert) to


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