Organization

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is a semi-professional, community supported symphony orchestra led by recently appointed Music Director, Elliot Moore.  Inspiring audiences with live musical experiences that resonate with our expanding community, the upcoming 2019-2020 season will mark the symphony’s 53rd season.

The LSO currently performs five masterwork concerts, a Family concert, two educational outreach concerts, two chamber orchestra concerts, two Nutcracker performances, a Gentle Nutcracker performance, a Candlelight concert, and a fourth of July concert in an historic downtown park.  The Masterwork and Nutcracker performances are held in a 1300 seat Civic Auditorium.   The Chamber Orchestra concerts are held in the 250 seat Stewart Auditorium.  In addition, the symphony has well-established outreach programs in the St. Vrain Valley School district reaching over 6000 students annually.

The LSO has an operating budget of over $300,000 and is governed by a 10-member board of directors.  It is deeply committed to its role as a leader of the cultural sector in Longmont, believing our community is made stronger and more vibrant by live symphonic music.

Community

The city of Longmont is experiencing unprecedented growth.  Located just 45 minutes north of Denver, Longmont has a population of over 90,000 and is the 13th most populous city in Colorado.  Longmont is one of the state’s 22 Creative Districts and a portion of its downtown was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.  Longmont’s 300+ days of sunshine and easy access to the greater outdoors make it an extremely desirable place to live.

Position
The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Office of the Longmont Symphony and is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s operations.  The position provides leadership in organizational development, fundraising, program development, as well as education and community outreach opportunities.  Reporting to the board of directors and working in partnership with the Board President and Music Director, the Executive Director will provide the leadership and vision to ensure the Longmont Symphony Orchestra achieves its mission and realizes its goals for artistic vibrancy, financial stability, and relevance to our community.

Job Requirements

-BA/MA in Arts Administration or a closely related field required, and nonprofit performing arts management experience preferred.

-Knowledge of orchestras and their operations preferred.

-Demonstrated success in fundraising, building partnerships, and financial management preferred.

-A working knowledge of computer software, database management, and accounting practices required.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

-Detail oriented and high organized.

-Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, delegate responsibilities, and recruit, motivate, and work with volunteers.

-Supervision of Administrative Assistant

Compensation

The position averages 18-24 hours per week and has the potential to become full time as the organization grows.   Salary is dependent upon experience and is commensurate for an organization of its size.

Application Process

The job posting closes on April 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Please submit a letter of interest and resume (both as pdf files) to info@longmontsymphony.org – with Executive Director Search – in the subject line.

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