Join Music of the Baroque at this exciting time in its history. With a new Executive Director in place and the organization’s 50th anniversary three seasons away, Music of the Baroque is seeking to hire a Director of Development to partner with the Executive Director in taking the organization’s solid base of fundraising to the next level.
Under the direction of internationally acclaimed British conductor Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque occupies a special place in the rich cultural life of Chicago. Long recognized as one of the region’s top classical groups, Music of the Baroque’s professional chorus and orchestra is one of the leading ensembles in the country devoted to the performance of eighteenth-century works.
With an annual budget of $2 million and an administrative staff of seven full-time employees, the ensemble performs regularly at the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago and the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, as well as at city and suburban church venues.
Develop and execute Music of the Baroque’s annual development plan to raise $1.5 million annually;
Secure annual support from board members, individuals, corporations, foundations, and government;
Play a leading role in the planning and execution of Music of the Baroque’s annual fundraising gala;
Develop and manage relationships with major donors and prospects;
Create and implement a corporate sponsorship program;
In partnership with the Executive Director, maintain and create relationships with Chicago foundations;
Support the Executive Director and board to identify and enlist new directors for Music of the Baroque;
Create a large fundraising campaign capitalizing on Music of the Baroque’s upcoming 50th anniversary season in 2020/21;
Manage the development department’s work including supervision of the Development Manager;
Work closely with the marketing team and other colleagues to ensure high-quality collaboration and first-class communications are in place at all times;
Other responsibilities as they arise in what is a versatile work environment
5-7 years of fundraising experience, with at least 2-3 years in a leadership role
Demonstrated track record of securing major gifts
Experience of high-level work in executing a solicitation strategy
In-depth knowledge of Chicago’s philanthropic community preferred
Ability to multi-task and to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs
To apply, please email resume and cover letter detailing your fundraising achievements and interest in this position to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of Development” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please. Music of the Baroque is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about Music of the Baroque, visit www.baroque.org.