Executive Director – Full-time, salaried
To apply: Email a letter of interest and resume to Director@ChesapeakeMusic.org with subject line “Executive Director Letter & Resume”.
Deadline: February 18, 2024.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.
Chesapeake Music was established in 1985 by a group of dedicated chamber music lovers committed to providing Eastern Shore of Maryland audiences with the opportunity to hear the world’s finest chamber music artists. Today the organization offers year-round concerts, youth outreach and appreciation programming, a bi-annual Chamber Music Competition for Young Artists, and its signature and founding event, the annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival – attracting renowned artists and devoted audiences to the historic town of Easton, Maryland.
Over the last three-and-a-half decades CM has welcomed an impressive array of the most talented and renowned chamber musicians. It is considered to be a gem in the local community and has become one of the most respected small chamber music organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Historically, Chesapeake Music has operated with two part-time staff, a number of contractors, and a robust volunteer corps. This Executive Director will be the first full-time position for the organization, and represents a unique opportunity in the organization’s history.
Our Ideal Candidate
The Executive Director will be a personable leader who is invested in building meaningful relationships with an array of stakeholders and able to articulate the importance of Chesapeake Music in the cultural life of the community it serves. This individual will be goal-oriented, inclusive, and persistent in pursuing priorities focused on successful outcomes. The Executive Director will demonstrate transparency, provide consistent leadership, and exhibit flexibility to navigate unexpected circumstances with thoughtful, strategic, and analytical decision making.
The successful candidate must have a passion for music and the ability to articulate the importance of music, education, and culture. Leading candidates will also have experience in finance, operations, development, relationship management, and strategic planning. The selected candidate will demonstrate exceptional written and spoken communication skills.