believes that symphonic music enriches humanity, by creating and providing the finest possible orchestral music in order to serve the cultural and educational needs of its community.
partners with the Music Director to develop programming to ensure the integrity and growth of the orchestra.
excels in all aspects of fundraising and marketing from the perspective of a sincere commitment to and passion for symphonic music.
achieves the Mission of the ESO through responsible strategic and tactical leadership of staff and ESO Board.
values and communicates successfully with all ESO stakeholders: Board, Trustees, League, staff, musicians, donors, volunteers, concert goers and the wider community
Degree from an accredited 4-year college/university, with a preference for an advanced degree or equivalent experience in arts organization management, business or nonprofit management, or other arts fields (music, theater, dance, visual/digital arts)
Work and leadership experience relevant to the position: e.g., employment by an arts or other non-profit organization, or experience such as personnel supervision, budget and program management, marketing, accounting, grant writing, or donor development
Knowledge of and passion for symphonic music
Ability to work standard office hours as well as evenings and weekends as appropriate
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven track record of donor development, fund raising and/or marketing
Strong financial management ability, especially budget development
Ability to convey the ESO vision through public speaking
About Elgin Symphony Orchestra
In its 70th season, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra is unmatched for quality music and a reimagining the symphony experience. We are a Four-Time recipient of Illinois Orchestra of the Year and Conductor Andrew Grams won Illinois Conductor of the year in 2015. Committed to presenting compelling guest artists, a broad repertoire, and diversity, the ESO strives to connect music and community.