Chief Executive Officer

Orchestra Iowa - Cedar Rapids, IA
Orchestra Iowa seeks a Chief Executive Officer to 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. 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 are able to experience this art form every year.
Orchestra Iowa is currently recognized as one of the nation’s premier regional orchestras. It is a member of the Regional Orchestra Players Association and the League of American Orchestras, and serves as a model symphony, opera, and ballet orchestra within the industry. It operates its own Opus Concert Café, which serves as a home to chamber music, jazz, cabaret, and comedy, and is a co-operator of the Paramount Theatre. As a vibrant arts enterprise, Orchestra Iowa continues to connect Iowans through the world of music.

"On the heels of a monumental and memorable year-long centennial celebration, Orchestra Iowa is proud to be kicking off our 101st season with great programming, fabulous musicians, a beloved music director, and a solid, hard-working staff. We’re searching for our next Chief Executive Officer with the vision and leadership skills to join this team and guide us boldly and successfully into our second century. We hope you’ll embrace this opportunity to be an integral part of that future." — Lisa Rhatigan, Chair, Board of Directors

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.