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Piedmont Wind Symphony - Executive Director

JOB TITLE: Executive Director

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

STATUS: Full Time Salaried, Exempt

ANNUAL SALARY: $45,000 - $55,000, based on experience

BENEFITS: Annual health stipend negotiable

SUPERVISES: None at this time, would supervise any future staff

JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director is responsible for managing the human, public relations, marketing/branding, and financial resources of the Piedmont Wind Symphony to achieve the symphony's mission. To that end, the Executive Director is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the organization as well as for implementing the plans and policies set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will serve as the chief operating officer of the Piedmont Wind Symphony, will work in partnership with the Music Director, and will report to the Board of Directors through the Board President/CEO.



· Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic plans that support the artistic, financial, and public relations objectives of the organization.

· Develop and implement current and long-range administrative and personnel planning to ensure that the organization is effectively structured and staffed competently.

Board of Directors

· Advise the Board on matters within the Executive Director's scope of responsibilities.

· Assist in staffing the Board and its committees; ensure that meeting minutes are recorded and filed.

· Serve as non-voting ex officio member of the Board and various committees as needed.

· Attend all meetings of the Board.

· Prepare and present reports for each Board meeting.

· Work with the Board Development Committee to help to identify and recruit qualified candidates for Board membership; assist with new member orientation.


· Use volunteer resources effectively to assist the organization in meeting its goals and to make the experience meaningful for the organization's volunteers.

· Assist volunteers as necessary to help ensure the success of their activities.

Fundraising and Development/External Relations

· Serve as primary liaison with Arts Council, attending meetings and acting as primary point of communication promote the goals of both organizations.

· Build relationships and ensure effective communication with strategic partners and stakeholders including, volunteer groups, other arts organizations, public agencies, government agencies, and the general public.

· Create and implement a development plan to fund the organization’s objectives, including an annual fund, corporate sponsorships, special events, endowment campaigns, and planned giving programs, as well as identification, cultivation, and stewardship of individual and corporate donors.

· Identify grant opportunities; prepare and submit grant applications and associated reports as required by grantors.

· Ensure that all contributions and other support are acknowledged as required by law and as is otherwise appropriate; maintain accurate and complete records of financial contributions and other substantial support.

· Direct advocacy activities at local, state, and federal level. Monitor legislative activity that affects the symphony and recommend appropriate action to the Board of Directors.

· Represent the organization at private and public events in ways that promote the vision and advance the mission of the organization.

Artistic Administration

· Works in partnership with the Music Director to facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring of the symphony’s artistic objectives.

· Works in partnership with the Music Director to facilitate the appropriation of guest artists, guest conductors, performing groups, and programs to support the symphony's artistic objectives.

· Works in partnership with the Music Director to facilitate contract negotiations for all guest artists within budget parameters set by the Board; arrange for their transportation, lodging, and entertainment as required.

Concert Production

· Develop