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President and CEO

Reno Philharmonic Association
Nevada, United States
$125,000.00 - $145,000.00
Closing date
Oct 10, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Administrative, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Reno Philharmonic Association in the search for a President and CEO.

As the senior staff administrative position within the organization, the President and CEO will manage the human and financial resources of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Reno Philharmonic Association (RPA). Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO will be accountable for all operational aspects of the organization and implementing the policies set by the Board of Trustees. The President and CEO will provide the leadership, vision, and information needed to enable the Board of Trustees to adopt constructive, progressive, sound, and practical plans for the continued development of the organization and the continued enrichment of the musical life of the community. The President and CEO will ensure that the RPA constantly improves its musical product, that it operates on as stable a financial basis as possible, and that it carries out its obligation to serve as a community cultural and educational institution.

The Reno Phil is northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization with music for all tastes and ages. Finishing its 54rd season, the orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Laura Jackson, is a part-time, per-service orchestra composed of over 60 professional musicians who perform annually throughout the Reno, Carson Valley, and Lake Tahoe region. The Reno Phil oversees and operates the professional orchestra, a symphonic chorus, four youth orchestras, and numerous educational and outreach programs. Musicians of the professional orchestra, youth orchestras, various ensembles, and education programs offer more than 60 performances each year, playing to over 50,000 people—half of them school-aged children. As a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Nevada, the Reno Phil engages an active Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, patrons, donors, sponsors, partner organizations, and the community to ensure that it will thrive through future generations. The orchestra operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the American Federation of Musicians.

The Reno Phil is a resident company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada. The flagship of the Reno Phil’s concert offerings is a six-concert series, Classix, performed at the Pioneer Center. Guest soloists of local and international acclaim are invited to perform with the orchestra. Laura Jackson thoughtfully selects programming that will inspire and challenge both the audience and the orchestra, balancing traditional with contemporary. The Reno Phil also offers four performances of Spirit of the Season in December—a variety-show-style holiday concert conducted by Jason Altieri; a free and open-to-the-public Family Concert in the fall; two Youth Orchestra showcases; various recitals and ensemble performances; and a summer season that includes a variety of concerts and events, including the ever-popular Pops on the River, Bravo on the Beach Summer Concert Series, and others, at both indoor and outdoor venues.

The Reno Philharmonic's award-winning and diverse education department gained national recognition with its four youth orchestras, a series of eight Young People’s Concerts performed throughout the school year, the Reno Philharmonic Association Kids (RPA Kids) after-school music instruction program, and the Discover Music program which brings music ensembles into schools. The Reno Phil began in 1969, with the first public performance on August 3rd at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The fourth conductor in the orchestra’s history, Laura Jackson, joined the Reno Phil for the 2009-2010 season. Since then, she continues to captivate audiences, win praise, and gain local and national recognition for her inspiring leadership, innovative programming, and passionate community engagement.

Reno Philharmonic Association will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least eight years of orchestra, opera, or festival administrative experience, including leadership experience and familiarity with professional orchestra management and operations, is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Reno Philharmonic Association as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $145,000 annually.

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