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Executive Director - Fairfield County Children's Chorus

Job Description:

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC) is seeking an exceptional Executive Director with strong management and leadership skills. The FCCC is a community-based choral program made up of over three hundred children in grades four through twelve from communities in Connecticut's Fairfield County and beyond. The FCCC was founded in 1995 to provide instruction in vocal technique, choral technique, music literacy and the appreciation of music through the practice and performance of great choral repertoire.

Basic Function

The Executive Director (ED) is the administrative leader of the FCCC, providing leadership, vision and management of the organization’s business operations in support of the artistic and educational mission. The ED is responsible for the administration, development and marketing of the choir. The ED reports to the Board of Directors and the Music Director.

Job Description

This is a part-time position (25 hours weekly, for 50 weeks annually). Due to the nature of the job, some weeks will require fewer than 25 hours; others will require more. The Executive Director will attend all major concert events. A complete job description is available upon request. 

Salary: $35,000 - $40,000; commensurate with experience. 

Representative Duties

Administration            

- Develop and present the annual budget. 

- Organize and direct the day-to-day activities of the business staff.

- Maintain records.

- Assure timely and accurate implementation of Board directives, coordinating activities with other staff.

- Oversee production of newsletter for donors and subscribers. 

- Oversee production of season concert book.

- Oversee production of three major concert program inserts.

- Build and oversee management of the master database.

Development

- Plan, coordinate and implement development efforts.

- Develop and implement a comprehensive program to identify funding sources.

- Maintain contact with donors; solicit and maintain season sponsors. 

- Increase percentage of donations vs. tuition-based income.

Marketing

- Plan, organize and implement an overall marketing program.

- Research, analyze, and prepare information on a variety of topics for dissemination to the public.

Board support                        

- Conduct a comprehensive program to ensure proper Board functions, relations, communications and encouragement.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Board functions, governance and policy development

                         Chorus organization, operations, policies, and objectives

Ability to:        Communicate through outstanding verbal and writing skills

                        Plan, coordinate and implement overall development efforts of an arts organization

                        Plan, organize and implement an overall marketing program

                        Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

                        Maintain the ethics of the profession

Qualifications: Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to bachelor’s degree in arts administration, public relations, marketing or a related field and fundraising experience for an arts organization, preferably in choral music.

The Process and Deadline

Please submit a cover letter with resume to Marina Philips, President of the Board of Directors, at singfccc.president@gmail.com. Application deadline: October 1, 2017. Starting date: January 1, 2018.

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