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
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 email@example.com.
The salary for this position is $125,000 annually.
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