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President and Chief Executive Officer

The Music School of Delaware
Delaware, United States
$115,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

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Position Type
Arts, Education
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Music School of Delaware in the search for a President and Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of The Music School of Delaware, and will support, encourage, and promote the strategic pillars which support the School: ensuring that members of the community have affordable access to outstanding music and music instruction; that all feel welcome and heard and see themselves and their culture represented in the School's work; that faculty and staff are properly rewarded for their talent and work; and that the community and the School have a state-of-the-art venue appropriate to the 21st century.

Founded in 1924, The Music School of Delaware is the only statewide, accredited, community school in the nation, serving residents of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. As a community resource open to the public, the School employs nearly 90 musical experts and offers outstanding instructional programs for people of all ages and abilities. It offers more than 120 public performances each year, many free of charge, allowing opportunities for everyone to enjoy exceptional music in a variety of styles and genres. Both on-site and virtual programming is available that includes private lessons in approximately 30 instruments and voice; early childhood classes; Suzuki Academy; orchestral, choral, and small ensembles for children and adults; group instruction; music history and musicianship classes; music therapy; an “el sistema” ensemble program for underserved populations; and programs especially for adults. Classical, rock, jazz, and folk genres are all taught at The Music School.

As a non-profit organization, the mission of The Music School of Delaware is to provide excellence in music education, training, and experiences for everyone. Fostering individual advancement of music skills, knowledge, and appreciation, as well as providing a foundation for many types of musical expression while preserving the traditions of classical music training and performance, are key goals of the School. The aim of making music instruction accessible to all is supported by scholarship programs for those with financial need and those with special merits.

The Music School of Delaware is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Pre-Collegiate Arts Schools, and by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is a charter member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. The Music School received Delaware’s Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2010.

The Music School of Delaware embraces diversity including race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, and socioeconomic status in welcoming all members of its community. It is committed to continuing to foster a culture that is inclusive, respectful, and safe for all. The School believes this approach reflects the founding intentions and philosophy of the School in 1924, and it strives today to live out a mission of increasing inclusiveness and access that enriches everyone it reaches through the education, experiences, and training that it delivers to the people of the region.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of experience managing a staff of significant size and diversity with a proven record in development. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of The Music School of Delaware as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $115,000 to $125,000 annually.

Preference will be given to applications received by February 28, 2023.

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