President and CEO

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Posted: July 17, 2017
Location: Texas, United States
Position: Executive
Field: Arts
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Executive
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association in the search for a President and CEO.

The President and CEO of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association sets the strategic direction and provides the vision towards continued and growing artistic excellence and community engagement for the Orchestra. Working with a 35-member Executive Committee, over 75 Board of Directors members, and a professional administrative staff, the President and CEO is responsible for conceiving and realizing programs related to organizational operations, human and financial resources, marketing, fundraising, and advocacy activities to ensure the Orchestra’s short and long-term goals and financial stability. The President will serve as an ambassador for the FWSO in its relationships with business leaders, government officials, arts organizations, and other key stakeholders and will build the Orchestra’s visibility and reach in the community.

The next President and CEO will lead the Orchestra in its next phase of strategic planning; provide the vision for continued excellence and growth; increase recognition of the FWSO as one of the community’s greatest assets; and continue to shepherd strong financial management to ensure short and long-term stability.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has grown to become one of the most successful orchestras of its size in the United States, with an annual budget of $12 million, a 200+ concert season, and a $23 million endowment fund. The Orchestra attracts music lovers of all ages with a ten-concert Symphonic Series, a seven-concert Pops Series, several Blockbuster Specials, and a three-day Composer Festival each year at Bass Performance Hall. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has transcended the dream held by its founders in 1912 when they assembled a group of musicians to create what is now one of the community’s greatest assets. Since its beginnings, the Orchestra has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts.

Today, the FWSO is one of the most successful orchestras in the United States, performing an impressive 200 concerts each year for an audience of more than 200,000 adults and children from all walks of life. Over the last 17 seasons, Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya has transformed the FWSO into an ensemble that is admired the world over for its artistic excellence and commitment
to community engagement.

The next five years will present significant opportunities for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra continues to be recognized as one of the most successful orchestras in the United States, each year performing more than 200 concerts for more than 200,000 individuals, including 70,000 children. Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya is now in his 17th season, and under his leadership the Orchestra continues to reach new levels of excellence. FWSO has been selected as one of only four orchestras to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center in the 2018 SHIFT Festival, a week-long spotlight of American orchestras.

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of symphony orchestra, opera or festival experience including leadership experience. Familiarity with professional orchestra management and operations is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/260