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Chief Executive Officer

Orchestra Iowa
Iowa, United States
$125,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

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Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Orchestra Iowa in the search for a Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Chair, the Chief Executive Officer will serve as a creative, visionary leader, maximizing the resources of Orchestra Iowa and partnering with the Music Director to develop and produce high quality concerts and music education opportunities that assure and enhance Orchestra Iowa's position as a premier symphony orchestra and a valued community asset. The Chief Executive Officer will work with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan for increased funding from current funders as well as identify new funding sources while managing and participating in comprehensive programs that build contributor support.

Founded in 1923, Orchestra Iowa is widely recognized as the state’s premier symphony orchestra. The orchestra’s mission is to foster enjoyment of, and support for, fine symphonic music through quality performances, education, and community involvement. Under the direction of Timothy Hankewich, its 68 professional musicians perform more than 180 public performances throughout the year, many of which can be heard on Iowa Public Radio and seen on Iowa Public Television. Orchestra Iowa showcases its artistic excellence each season through an accomplished array of classical, ballet, opera, popular, and chamber performances, in addition to extensive community education and involvement.

Incredibly generous support from hundreds of individuals, foundations, and corporations is an instrumental part of bringing inspiring musical experiences and outstanding educational outreach to eastern Iowa. Engaging over 50,000 individuals during its most recent season, Orchestra Iowa, the Orchestra Iowa School, and the Opus Concert Café continue a grand tradition of bringing the highest quality music to Eastern Iowa. Through programs such as Music in the Schools, Youth Concerts, Fifth Grade Fiddles, and Pied Piper Concerts, over 15,000 young people can experience this art form every year.

An important part of Orchestra Iowa’s work is in community schools. With a strong commitment to area youth, Orchestra Iowa provides in-classroom experiences and opportunities for elementary students in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Linn-Mar school districts. The Music in the Schools Program impacts 8,800 area students each year. The Fifth Grade Fiddles Program is a set of group violin lessons offered by the Orchestra Iowa School to all students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District during their fifth-grade year. Pied Piper concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely free.

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least eight years of leadership experience in the performing arts is preferred. Orchestra Iowa will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to Orchestra Iowa, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Orchestra Iowa as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

Orchestra Iowa is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Marianna DiVietro at

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

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