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Executive Director
Toms River , NJ
Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society
Part Time
Posted January 28, 2020
Garden State Philharmonic - Executive Director

The Garden State Philharmonic, a successful non-profit 501©3 professional regional symphony at the New Jersey Shore, is seeking a dynamic, energetic, proactive, collaborative Executive Director who will contribute to its growth and success. The Executive Director will provide administrative leadership and management to support the mission of bringing classical music to audiences of all ages through performance and education. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the Music Director & Conductor and the Philharmonic’s Board of Directors. The position reports to the Board of Directors through the Board President.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director of the Garden State Philharmonic (GSP) is the senior staff operational executive and is accountable for the management and leadership of the human and financial resources of the organization in order to achieve the GSP’s mission of bringing classical music to the community and achieve its goals for artistic excellence, audience development, education, financial stability and community engagement.

I. Summary:
The Executive Director manages the operational and administrative needs of all the Philharmonic’s entities which currently include a professional orchestra, a three-tiered youth orchestra program, a youth chorus and an adult community chorus. The Executive Director provides leadership and vision; implements the policies of the Board, and advises the Board on matters that will contribute to the organization’s success.

II. Responsibilities:
Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations, including concert planning, production and administration; fundraising budgeting and financial management; marketing & communications; orchestra relations, volunteer development and relations, staff management; educational programming; audience development and community engagement.

III. Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and recommend with the Board an annual operating plan and budget; and ensure appropriate monitoring, implementation and monthly reporting to the Board;
• Ensure attainment of financial goals of contributed and earned income through cultivation of existing funding; seeking additional funding opportunities, planning and managing fundraising events and a focus on audience development.
• Plan, manage, and implement all aspects of concert/event production and administration;
• Develop a collaborative relationship with the Music Director & Conductor that fosters excellence in concert and event planning, implementation, and audience development.
• Develop marketing, promotional, and communications programs designed to ensure image and brand excellence and audience development;
• Ensure a creative and broad based presence on social media that enhances the organization’s ability to market effectively,
• Oversea the GSP hardware & software systems and ensure their ability to effectively support the operational needs of the GSP.
• Ensure broad-based community support through development of productive relationships with corporate and community business leaders, other arts organizations, and educational and community organizations;
• Develop effective collaborative relationships with the Board of Directors and appropriate committees to ensure effective planning and successful implementation of the organization’s objectives.
• Ensure effective, timely management and reporting of financial resources as required by non-profit accounting regulations, state & county grant makers, and other funders as required;
• Manage a trained staff motivated to contribute to the organization’s success as demonstrated by excellence in quality of work and customer service;
• Expand the organization’s capacity by recruiting and maintaining an effective volunteer force.



Candidates should have a passion for classical music, familiarity with the classical repertoire, experience in an orchestral environment with preferably 3+ years of experience in non-profit arts management. An undergraduate degree in Arts Management is a definite plus.

The successful candidate must be articulate, flexible, energetic, and an enthusiastic ambassador capable of managing the organization effectively; developing our fundraising capacity and expanding our audience.

The candidate should have excellent organizational & interpersonal communication skills; marketing/public relations, social media skills & systems management, concert & event production, with a demonstrated ability in fundraising and audience development; leadership and financial management skills; and the ability to manage and motivate staff.

How To Apply

Application: Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the Board Search Committee at
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020