EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Job Description
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1991, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) presents a season of eight subscription concerts on an annual budget of $1,300,000. The LCSO is the largest arts group in Irving, Texas. The ensemble’s professional musicians are engaged under a Master Agreement with Local 72-147 of the AFM and chosen by competitive auditions.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest and resume by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Search Committee. Applicants should address how their knowledge, skills, and abilities would allow them to fulfill the role, duties, and responsibilities of the Executive Director as set forth in this position description.
Application materials will be accepted until June 30, 2018.
COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits are negotiable based upon the candidate’s experience.
BASIC FUNCTION: The Executive Director is selected by and reports to the LCSO’s Board of Directors through the Board President. The position of Executive Director is distinct from the Music Director, who is responsible for all artistic matters and also reports to the Board of Directors through the Board President. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the organization in order to achieve the LCSO’s mission as articulated by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors contemplates that the Executive Director will function as both a chief executive officer and a chief operating officer. To that end, the Executive Director is responsible and accountable for all operational aspects of the organization (performing the tasks or supervising others who perform the tasks) and for implementing the policies set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall carry out any responsibilities delegated by the Board or Directors and shall represent the LCSO in all matters except those that are specifically delegated to the Music Director.
GENERAL FRAMEWORK: In conjunction with the Music Director, the Executive Director is responsible for providing the leadership, vision, and information needed to enable the organization to adopt constructive, progressive, sound, and practical plans for the development of the organization and the enrichment of the musical life of the community.
ROLE: The role of the Executive Director is to do all things possible to see that the organization constantly improves its musical product, that it operates on a stable financial basis, and that it carries out its obligation to serve as a community cultural and educational institution—an obligation placed upon it by federal tax laws as a 501(c)(3) organization, a