The Executive Director is responsible for managing fundraising, promoting community relations, and working with the music director, marketing/communications director and the treasurer to assure the goals of the Boulder Symphony are met. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors through the Chairman of the Board.
Primary Responsibilities: -Advise the Board on matters within the Executive Director's scope of responsibilities and act as the “CEO” of the board and staff, overseeing all operations and ensuring that everything in the organization is working together. -Provide and facilitate strategic planning for the organization, along with vision for increasing and creating relevance for modern audiences and the Boulder Community. -Advise the Board of matters, activities and developments in the orchestra field that assist with the promotion of the orchestra’s objectives. -Recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the Board with the goal of building year- round development programs. -Verbal and written communication, maintaining and building relationships with all outside organizations interacting with the Symphony
-Develop, plan, manage, and implement all fundraising campaigns in collaboration with the Board; cultivate new prospects and seek out new funding opportunities; establish appropriate goals. -Report to the Board and Executive Committee on progress of all fundraising events and campaigns; provide other reports and statements as requested.
-Manage the process for grant applications for corporations, foundations, and government agencies that provide arts funding; research all grant possibilities and write reports and backup materials to support each application; follow up on each proposal. -Oversee the development and production of all materials used to support the Boulder Symphony’s fundraising events and campaigns. -Together with Music Director and Board, develop an annual master plan/calendar for orchestra operations, including rehearsal schedules, local and runout concerts, program themes and ideas, special events, and audience development. -Consult with the Music Director to seek and obtain new opportunities for Orchestra performances and its ensembles. -Oversee marketing of the Orchestra to new and existing audiences including press releases, online calendars, mail chimp and social media. Ensure website reflects current Orchestra mission, objectives and happenings. -Function as Box Office Manager and providing point of contact for patrons, customers. -Determine if additional staff are needed in areas such as Marketing, Communications, Box Office, Volunteer Leadership, etc. -Arrange, lead and inspire volunteers to participate in events -Communicate and build relationships/collaborations with all outside organizations including First Presbyterian Church, Local Businesses and Business leaders, arts organizations, press organizations, etc. Respond to emails and inquires from within and outside the Orchestra in a timely manner. -Work with Creative Designer to ensure that marketing and promotional materials reflect
Review in progress, please send resume, letter of application & 5 references.
Additional Salary Information: Independent Contractor, no benefits.
Boulder Symphony’s mission is to connect with and profoundly affect the human spirit.
WE ENVISION A COMMUNITY THAT IS INFORMED, CONNECTED AND INSPIRED BY THE ARTS. WE ASPIRE TO INFUSE THESE QUALITIES INTO THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY IN BOULDER BY INNOVATING HOW THEY DISCOVER, EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY CLASSICAL MUSIC.
OUR AIM is to provide the community with the following:
• Powerful... new works of symphonic art written by gifted composers
• Platforms for local artists of world-class talent and dedication to showcase their
• Interactive musical engagement, soul-filling performances, and re-imagination of
audience participation and symphonic music
• Educational programming utilizing the depth, creativity, and ingenuity of classical
music for Boulder youth and organizations which share a passion for diversity and excellence
Boulder Symphony is a young community-focused orchestra going full speed ahead into shaping the music scene in Boulder and beyond. Themed “Intrepid Explorers,” the Symphony’s inaugural season reflected the artistic vision of commitment to consistent innovation, the joy of discovery through audience and youth education, and creating modern relevance to the long- standing art form that is the classical music genre.
Now, seven years later, Boulder Symphony is actively performing classical music’s most challenging repertoire and presenting flash mobs, fully-staged operas, and many world premieres, including Gray Rain, a Global Music Award winner by Colorado-born and Grammy- Nominated composer Austin Wintory. Some of the many stepping stones in creating what Boulder Symphony is today include serenading locals at the Boulder Farmer’s Market, showcasing young soloists who go on to win national competitions, and the Symphony featured in the documentary film Song of the Untouchable. Also, the recent developments of a high school apprenticeship program and an immersive summer music camp go hand-in-hand with the Symphony’s goal of providing a platform for both volunteer and professional musicians alike to play high-level, heart-filling music.
Connectivity and vibrancy within the community is the driving force behind Boulder Symphony and we invite you to join us in this exciting artistic adventure!