Pt-time Executive Director, Network for New Music

Posted by Network for New Music on May 5, 2014

Executive Director (PT, avg 25 hrs/weekly, year-round): Network for New Music, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary music ensemble since its founding in 1984, seeks an Executive Director to work closely with founding Artistic Director and President, performing ensembles selected from a pool of 20 musicians, and Board of Directors to present programs in the Philadelphia region for diverse audiences. Responsibilities include working closely with prominent musicians and composers to maintain the highest artistic standards in all program areas; overseeing a part-time staff person and volunteers; managing an annual budget of approximately $225,000; overseeing fundraising and developing relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations and public funding agencies; preparing grant proposals and reports; and advancing Network’s mission also through strategic partnerships and stakeholder development.

Executive Director reports to the President of Network for New Music.

Seasonal activities generally take place between September and May (including weekend and evening events) and include: oversight and/or implementation of arrangements for personnel, rehearsals, concerts, instrument rental, venues, marketing and audience development, ticket sales and other logistical needs for 4-5 annual performances, 2-3 educational programs, and 2-3 donor events; and carrying out arrangements for 3-8 annual composer commissions and occasional CD recordings. Executive Director schedules, attends, and documents 4-5 board meetings annually, and works closely with Board committees. Position is year-round; a training period with the current ED will begin July 1, 2014 (some flexibility with the start date is possible).

Required qualifications: Familiarity with contemporary classical music; excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; at least 5 years of leadership or management experience with a non-profit organization (arts preferred); evening and weekend hours as needed, and daytime flexibility; demonstrated success with grant proposals and reporting; excellent software skills in MS Office and familiarity or ability to learn quickly other applications in use: Quickbooks, Mailchimp, Giftworks, WordPress, and basic audio- and video-editing software. Position requires occasional heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs.) and carrying. Note: The average work week is 25 hours; work requirements may increase significantly (up to double) during concert weeks.

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