For more than 75 years, the League of American Orchestras (www.americanorchestras.org) has led, supported, and championed America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. The only national organization dedicated solely to furthering the orchestral experience, the League today is committed to furthering field innovation and learning in response to the issues of our times.
The League serves a diverse membership of more than 2,000 organizations and individuals across North America, from world-renowned orchestras to community groups, from summer festivals to conservatories and youth ensembles. Thanks to the League, these organizations – and the managers, artists, trustees and volunteers who work with them – convene at conferences and events; are inspired by the award-winning Symphony magazine; and benefit from vital industry reports, leadership programs and grant opportunities.
This position focuses on managing the delivery of professional and organizational development programs that inspire, inform, and engage orchestras in topics of vital importance to the field’s future, and on informing these programs’ continual improvement. The Manager reports to one of two Directors, Learning and Leadership Programs, and is part of the nine-person Knowledge, Learning and Leadership team.
The Manager leads project management for a suite of the League’s programs, specifically its two national grant-making programs, The American Orchestras’ Futures Fund and The Catalyst Fund, as well as taking a leadership role in delivering the League’s Emerging Leaders Program. In these capacities, the position-holder can expect to work closely with distinguished program faculty, grants panelists, and leaders from orchestras and the performing arts across the United States. This is a role with national visibility and networking potential, offering the opportunity to help shape a significant portfolio of programmatic activity in service of the orchestra field.
Design, plan and manage annual plans and processes to ensure programs are delivered on time and within budget
Create and manage systems to support and inform program design, goals, objectives, and outcomes
Serve as liaison with software vendors in support of programs (e.g. grants management and applicant tracking software providers)
Inform curriculum, content delivery, and program design and development for select League programs
Organize, lead, and manage communications to stakeholders in select League programs such as applicants, participants, faculty, consultants, panelists, and partners
Serve as liaison to select member constituencies
Provide project management assistance for the League’s National Conference and Mid-Winter Managers Meeting
Collaborate with Knowledge Center colleagues to support program evaluations o Liaise with colleagues in Development and Marketing & Communications to support their marketing, fundraising, and compliance reporting work
Liaise with Marketing Membership and Communications colleagues to optimize the profile and visibility of the League’s programs, and work to increase and diversify the pool of program applicants and participants
The Manager oversees the day-to-day work of the Administrator, Knowledge, Learning and Leadership Programs, and assists in overseeing the work of Fellows and Interns as needed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties assigned.