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wcfsymphony is pleased to announce its search for a new Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all operational functions of this well-established and long-running organization. The Executive Director is selected by and reports to the symphony’s Board of Directors through the Board President, and works directly and collaboratively with the Artistic Director/Conductor, a staff of up to 8 full- and part-time office employees, musicians from across the state of Iowa, and venue personnel.

wcfsymphony seeks in its new Executive Director a proven organizational leader with strong business skills and a clear commitment to community, the arts, and symphonic music. The Executive Director is an inspiring leader who understands how to effectively partner with a dynamic Artistic Director and an array of community organizations. The Executive Director is a big picture thinker who develops and pursues strategic avenues while managing the organization’s daily affairs and finances.

Candidates should have extensive experience in project and people management, budget creation and oversight, fundraising and corporate relations, event presentation, and public speaking. Requirements include executive experience in non-profit arts management or a related field, strong financial management skills, and proven success in fundraising. A deep appreciation for music and the arts is also required; familiarity with the orchestra world is an asset. Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree in arts management, non-profit management, or business is preferred. 

Full-time salary is locally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes health insurance, life insurance, SIMPLE retirement plan, paid holidays and vacation. 

Download the complete job description and application requirements

Applications are due by July 1, 2022. Please submit the following (in pdf format): 

  • One-page cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position
  • One-page CV

All applications will be treated as confidential. Email submissions with the subject ‘wcfsymphony Executive Director Search - [Your First Name Your Last Name]’ to: [email protected]

No phone calls or hard copy materials will be accepted. Thank you for your interest!

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Audition information for 2022-23 season will be updated soon.  To receive further notifications or to request and audition, please contact [email protected] or submit your information via the form below,

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