The Tallahassee Youth Orchestras seek a dynamic Executive Director for a 30hr per week professional position for administering its programs and maintaining its position as the premiere pre-college orchestral training program in the Big Bend area. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of all human and financial resources needed to achieve TYO’s mission. To that end, the Executive Director is accountable for all aspects of the organization and for implementing policies set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for presenting positive images and conveying compelling narratives to young musicians, parents, donors, and members of the community regarding organizational programs and the youth orchestra’s role in music education.
As the sole managerial employee of the TYO, the Executive Director’s duties include, but are not limited to managing and overseeing all aspects of the organization, including financials, fundraising, volunteers, personnel, marketing, recruitment, database and website maintenance, scholarships, and operations.
The TYO Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works in close contact with TYO Music Director Dr. Alexander Jiménez and Associate Music Director Mr. Chris Miller.
Compensation: $23,000 – $27,000 / depending on experience.
Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree with management experience; excellent communication and writing skills; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to collaborate with staff, Board of Directors, community members, students, and parents.
Preferred skills: grant-writing and fundraising experience; knowledge of music; possible background in music education
To apply: Send cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 25th.
Organization description: The Tallahassee Youth Orchestras (TYO), led by Dr. Alexander Jiménez, is the premier orchestral training program of Florida’s Big Bend area. The TYO believes that one of the best ways to ensure that classical music is a thriving part of our community is to win over the hearts and minds of young people.
Our goal is to provide high quality music education programs that cultivate the next generation of musicians and patrons of the arts. The activities of the TYO are meant to help transform our community into one that more fully recognizes the power and importance of musical literacy, and one that leads the state in its support of music education.
The TYO offers four orchestras designed for various levels of playing ability, from beginning strings to an advanced symphony orchestra. Additionally, the TYO has four chamber ensembles (string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass quintet and percussion ensemble) and assists TYO members in forming additional ensembles.
The TYO offers partial scholarships for young students in need of financial assistance, made possible in part by funding from Capital City Bank Group, Publix Super Market Charities, FSU Credit Union, and the Tallahassee Music Guild. The TYO is also grateful for the assistance of its private donors and the in-kind support it receives from the Florida State University College of Music.
Tallahassee Youth Orchestras Executive Director Duties