Reports to: Board of Directors through the Board Chair
Job Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the Boise Philharmonic Association in order to fulfill the orchestra's mission. As such, the Executive Director oversees all administrative aspects of the organization and implements the policies set by the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include: serving as liaison with the musicians’ union; ensuring effective administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement; engaging in strategic partnership with the Music Director to expand the footprint of the Boise Philharmonic; advancing relationships with supporters, sponsors, community leaders and the public. The Executive Director, as the lead executive for the Boise Philharmonic Association, is selected by the Board of Directors and reports to the Board through the Board Chair.
The Executive Director is a highly visible and engaged member both of the Boise Phil family and of the wider Boise community, and represents the Boise Phil regionally and nationally. The Executive Director participates fully and collaboratively in partnership with the Board and Music Director. S/he is responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of the organization, including: strategic planning and marketing, fundraising, public relations, Human Resources, education and community engagement, concert production, contract negotiations, financial management, and implementing the policies adopted by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director, in collaboration with the Music Director, is responsible for providing the operational leadership and necessary financial understanding to enable the Board of Directors to adopt fiscally sound and practical plans for the continued development of the organization.
The successful candidate will bring the following attributes to the position of Executive Director:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with at least five years of leadership experience in business or arts organizations, with preference given to experience in the orchestral (or closely related) industry
Proven success in overall business management including: Fund Development, Finance, Public Relations, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Education and Community Engagement, Administration and Negotiation of Contracts (experience with Collective Bargaining Agreements preferred)
Proven strategic and analytical skills
The ability to effectively communicate with those both senior and junior
A team-oriented approach to working with the Board of Directors, Staff, Music Director, Musicians, Donors (both corporate and individual), other arts organizations, and community members
A passion for orchestral music
A commitment to being a highly visible and engaged public figure in the communities the BPA serves, as well as national organizations (including the League of American Orchestra
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Director’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Take a leadership role in driving the collaborative process with the Board of Directors, Staff, Musicians, and BPA Stakeholders in the development of objectives and strategic plans for the BPA that support the goals and mission of the organization
Cultivate a collaborative relationship with the Board of Directors to implement policies consistent with the mission and operations of the BPA
Ongoing evaluation of the administrative operations and structure to help ensure that the organization is operating at maximum efficiency and is appropriately staffed
FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT:
Proactively, and in conjunction with the Board, the Chair, and Director of Advancement, promote current and new fundraising activities, including the annual fund drives, corporate sponsorships, special events, endowment campaigns, planned giving program, and the identification and cultivation of donors
Participate in community engagement activities and promote partnerships with businesses, public officials, government agencies and other non-profits
Support the Director of Advancement in identifying, preparing, and submitting grant applications and reports to foundations, corporations, and government agencies
In coordination with the Finance Director, BPA Treasurer and Finance Committee, prepare and submit the BPA annual budget, prepare and review monthly financial statements, oversee outside audit of financial records, and finalize annual financial reports for the annual meeting
Provide leadership and support for Staff, Board of Directors and Volunteers so that they work collaboratively to meet the mission and objectives of the BPA
MARKETING, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
In coordination with the Marketing Director, Director of Advancement and Board of Directors, develop and implement an annual marketing and public relations campaign that is within budget and targets increases in subscription and single ticket sales; publicizes BPA activities, fundraisers, special events, community engagement activities and educational programs to increase revenues
Oversee Website Management and Social Media Platforms to disseminate timely and compelling information
Serve as chief liaison and contract administrator for the BPA with the Musicians’ Union, Local 423, AFM on policy issues for non-artistic matters and negotiate guest artist contracts within budget parameters
Partner with the Music Director to develop and implement an annual master plan for orchestra operations and seek new opportunities for performances
Negotiate and execute concert hall leases and rent other rehearsal/concert spaces as required
Oversee ticketing operations in conjunction with the Director of Patron Services
In conjunction with the Education Manager, Music Director and Board of Directors, implement appropriate education initiatives, including the BPA Youth Orchestra and BPA Explore Music Education programs
Assure that BPA Youth Orchestra and all BPA Explore Music education programs are integrated into BPA operations, e.g., budgets, fundraising, marketing and development, and music programs
Please send a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications with resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references. Electronic submissions are required. All applications will be treated as confidential and references will not be called without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement.
Please submit materials prior to November 30, 2019 to:
Executive Director Search Boise Philharmonic Association 516 S 9th Street Boise, Idaho 83702 ExDirSearch@boisephil.org MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments only, please.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
About Boise Philharmonic
THE ORCHESTRA AND THE COMMUNITY
The Boise Phil serves the beautiful city of Boise, the capital of the State of Idaho, and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is renowned for its quality of life, recreational activities, excellent schools, low crime rate and reasonable cost of living.
The Boise Phil was established 60 years ago but traces its artistic roots back to 1885. It is the longest continuously running cultural organization in the state, and one of the longest in the country.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary season, the Boise Phil employs nearly 80 professional musicians each concert season, which is comprised of 7 classical concerts, 3 Pops concerts, an array of chamber concerts, education opportunities and other special performances. Together with the Boise Phil Master Chorale, the organization is a leader in the industry.
The Boise Phil is very excited to have Maestro Eric Garcia begin his third season as Music Director and Conductor. Eric and his wife are residents of the community, and he looks forward to partnering with the incoming Executive Director.
With an annual budget of $2.2 mi...llion dollars and no accrued decifict, administrative operations are the responsibility of paid employees (7 full-time and 1 part-time) under the direction of the Executive Director. A 27 member Board of Directors are responsible for governance and oversight of the organization.
The Boise Phil performed for more than 32,000 adults and 16,000 children last year in concerts at the Morrison Center (Boise), the Swayne Auditorium on the NNU Campus (Nampa), and other venues. The Boise Phil continues to seek opportunities to expand its outreach into the communities it serves.
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