RSO is searching for a new Executive Director
See the Difference Your Leadership Can Make!
As Executive Director, apply your business acumen, passion for music and desire to serve the community with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. The RSO seeks an innovative leader who possesses a strategic mindset to establish a clear business and community minded vision. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Governors and works closely with Victor Sawa, the Music Director, to ensure the organization continues to fulfill its mission and achieve its next level of success.
The Role: The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership. The Executive Director has the clear mandate to develop a strategic plan and implement the plan of action required to achieve the organization’s long and short term goals. With a budget of $2 million, the Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fundraising and development, marketing, budget preparation, education, operations and contract negotiations.
As a respected leader, you will build upon strong community relationships and partnerships with corporations, donors and government agencies. You will provide leadership in the development of sustainable fundraising practices and processes in order to grow the organization. You will continue to extend the reach of the RSO throughout Southern Saskatchewan through revenue generating events and education.
Requirements: Ideally, the successful candidate will have honed leadership and business skills in an arts management role. Experience in marketing and fundraising and a sound understanding of the grant application process would be preferable.
Vital characteristics include strong people skills, a sense of humor, a decisive nature and a willingness to be an “agent of change”. The ability to deal with a broad spectrum of talented artists and personalities is essential.
Compensation: The salary is highly competitive accompanied by an excellent benefit plan. Relocation assistance is provided.
The Regina Symphony Orchestra is a registered charitable organization with an enviable record of fiscal responsibility. The RSO serves the people of Southern Saskatchewan and is financed by ticket sales, grants from government agencies and by contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals. The RSO is one of Canada’s oldest symphony orchestras and celebrated its centennial in 2008.
The RSO is a full scale, fully professional orchestra that, in a 39 week season presents Classics, Pops and Baroque concerts. Complimenting the standards are concerts for children, the holidays and double chamber concerts. Community outreach is important to the RSO which, with its chamber group performing approximately 40 school concerts each season and a number of double “run out” concerts in South Saskatchewan communities and free concerts in various venues throughout the City of Regina. International guest performers and up-and-coming Canadian talent welcome the opportunity to perform in Regina and experience the warmth of this community-minded city with such a long and rich musical history.
The City of Regina and Southern Saskatchewan: Regina is a city of 230,000 people and is the Capital of the province of Saskatchewan. It has a low cost of living compared to large urban centres across the country. With its Symphony/Orchestra, Art Gallery, Live Theatre, Science Centre, Museum and Professional Sports team, Regina has all the pillars of a vibrant, growing North American City. There are also a wide variety of community and private entertainment events available. There is truly something to do in Regina every night. Regina boasts one of the largest inner city parks in North America.
Regina and Southern Saskatchewan have a diverse, booming economy with strong sectors in manufacturing, natural resources, agriculture, government and financial institutions to name a few. The University of Regina and community colleges provide first-rate post secondary education.
Interested candidates can contact Doug Wallace in complete confidence by email or telephone.
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