The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association and reports to the Board of Trustees through the President. S/he is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the Association. The Executive Director provides leadership and vision to the Association. S/he implements the policies of the Board of Trustees and advises the Board on matters that will contribute to the Association's success.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced orchestra or not-for-profit arts executive with proven leadership ability, excellent management skills, and a record of success with audience development, fund raising, and community engagement. S/he will have a strong working knowledge of music, orchestra operations, production, general office management, and budgeting. Experience working on the staff of a larger professional orchestra will be considered an asset.
The mission of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association is to enrich the cultural life of the Quad City region by presenting and maintaining symphonic music of the highest artistic quality and by providing comprehensive music education. The Association presents 17 professional performances each year, including symphonic, chamber, and pops concerts; maintains several education programs and 4 youth ensembles; employs 14 full- and part-time staff as well as 86 musicians; and has an annual operating budget of approximately $1.6 million. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra gave its first performance in 1916 and is a founding member of the League of American Orchestras.
The Quad Cities area comprises communities located in both Iowa and Illinois straddling the Mississippi River. The executive office is located in Davenport, IA. For more information about the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the Quad City area, go to www.qcsymphony.com.
Please send a letter of application that describes both interest and qualifications. Include a resume, contact information for at least three references, and salary history or requirements. All applications will be confidential and references will not be contacted without the candidate's consent. Please send materials to:
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
ATTN: Executive Director Search
327 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803