Executive Director

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Treasure Coast, Florida

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


Website Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Atlantic Classical Orchestra
Executive Director Job Description

All materials and questions must be submitted electronically to this email:

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors and functions in partnership with the Music Director. The ED provides leadership in strategic planning, serves as an ex officio member of all standing committees of the Board and effectively articulates the mission, vision, and goals of the ACO to the various constituencies that comprise its audiences and the various publics in the communities that the ACO serves. ACO is offering a competitive salary, ranging from $75,000- $100,000 commensurate with experience, paid vacation time and monthly health insurance allowance.

Board of Directors
The ED keeps the Board of Directors regularly informed about fiscal and operational activities through ongoing informal communications and the presentation of periodic detailed reports on such matters as the status of contributions, earned income, expense, staffing, special event activities, community feedback. The ED is active in the cultivation of prospective new board members and plays an essential role in the orientation of new members.
The ED leads fundraising activities with the assistance of the Development Committee and appropriate development staff, helps devise and implement strategies specific to the cultivation, and solicitation of individuals, corporations, foundations, agencies, and volunteer groups. The ED develops and oversees a program of stewardship for previous donors.
The ED devises an annual marketing plan and oversees the development of all publications, their design and content, for the website and other media outlets, and any official statements or “scripts” for ACO spokespersons to present to the public.
With the assistance of the Finance Committee, the ED prepares the annual budget for approval by the Board of Directors and monitors all subsequent financial activities, maintains the financial record and prepares periodic reports to the board. As required, the ED prepares reports to granting agencies and the IRS, approves and oversees payroll for staff and for musicians.
Concert Production
The ED develops an annual plan for orchestra operations, including concert series, rehearsal schedules, special events, and audience development. The ED negotiates and executes concert venues leases/rents and other space as required, secures required equipment, instruments, licenses, and permits. The ED arranges for necessary transportation and accommodations for artists and equipment and ensures staffing of rehearsals and concerts.
With Board approval, the ED determines the need for additional staff, their titles, and job descriptions in areas such as: fundraising, orchestra management or liaison, marketing, ticket sales, technology, accounting, and office management. The ED is responsible for determining levels of compensation and the hiring, oversight, management, assessment, and termination of staff.

Music Director
The ED works closely with the Music Director and the Artistic Committee to balance audience development, artistic, and financial elements and to consider alternatives for future programming and growth. In consultation with the Music Director, the ED negotiates fees with guest artists within pre-approved budget parameters.

• Degree(s) in music, preferred, or demonstrated equivalency by way of knowledge and experience.
• Knowledge of orchestral music/composers.
• Three-five years of experience in non-profit leadership roles.
• Strong budget forecast and management skills.
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations.
• Demonstrated ability to hire, oversee, mentor, and evaluate staff.
• Ability to convey a vision of the ACO’s mission and strategic goals to the board, volunteers, donors, and other constituencies.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written.

The application must be accompanied by a resume and include a narrative that thoroughly relates qualifications and experiences to the responsibilities enumerated in the body of the position announcement and the qualifications listed above.
It must be accompanied by the names and contact information of at least three references.
Reviews of applications will commence February 15th, 2024, and will continue until the position has been filled. All materials and questions must be submitted electronically to this email:

To apply for this job email your details to ACOrchestraSEARCH2024@proton.me