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The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, now in its 93rd season, is the oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra in Wisconsin. The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, a community based, semi-professional orchestra performs 5 subscription season concerts per year.

The Managing Director is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra (SSO).  The individual is selected by and reports to the SSO board of directors through the board president and is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the SSO policies set by the board of directors. The Managing Director’s artistic counterpart is the Music Director. The Managing Director and the Music Director are responsible for providing the leadership, vision and information needed to enable the board of directors to adopt constructive, progressive, sound and practical plans for the continued development of the SSO.  The individual manages the organization, including development and marketing, and serves as the liaison for the organization with the general public.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will 1) Have, at minimum, a four year degree. Experience in orchestral or other arts management preferred; 2) Have experience in all areas of arts management including development, marketing, education, finance, human resources and artistic operations; 3) Have experience with youth performing arts organizations; 4) Have considerable experience working with volunteers; 5) Have knowledge of orchestral repertoire and current arts marketing trends; 6) Have a track record of exceptional organizational skill and attention to detail; 7) Have the ability to manage multiple tasks and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure; 8) Exhibit integrity, commitment to confidentiality and professionalism; 9) Possess excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; 10) Have a passion for symphonic music and music education.

Application procedure:

Please submit electronically a resume with cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications and a list of at least three professional references to: volunteers@sheboygansymphony.org Subject: SSO Managing Director Search

Date posted: July 19, 2011
Application Deadline: August 15, 2011
Anticipated Start Date: Late Summer / Fall 2011