The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in the search for a President and Chief Executive Officer.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization in order to deliver its mission and vision, as well as guide the strategic planning necessary to advance the TSO. In tandem with the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO will develop and oversee the development and implementation of goals and strategies that advance artistic excellence, ensure financial stability, maximize community relevance, and ensure organizational efficiency. In collaboration with the Music Director and talented staff, the President and CEO will create, communicate, and implement a programmatic vision that ensures that the TSO both has a significant impact and is positioned as a leader in the orchestral field within the United States and beyond.
The President and CEO will be a highly visible representative of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and have an active year-round presence in Tucson and surrounding communities and help to build a strong brand identity and relevance to the community. The successful candidate will be responsible for relationship management among of the organization’s constituent groups – musicians, local arts and culture organizations, subscribers, funders, government and civic leaders, Honorary Council, TSO League, and other partners to advance the mission and vision of the TSO. The President and CEO will provide direct supervision of the Vice President of Operations and Artistic Planning, Vice President of Patron Loyalty, Vice President of Development, Director of Education, Director of Finance, and Business Operations Manager.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Tucson Symphony Orchestra seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer with • a resourceful and entrepreneurial perspective and the ability to work in a collaborative style and maintain balance in a demanding and fluid environment; • exemplary communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively, build rapport, and relate well to people with varying age and values; • a commitment to consistently placing a high value on TSO’s extensive network of internal and external stakeholders with a keen focus on listening to, understanding, and appreciating feedback; • a demonstrated ability to connect dots, see the big-picture, and recognize long-term effects and future trends; • a demonstrated ability to oversee major gifts cultivation, stewardship and solicitation; and • a demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete tasks necessary to meet or exceed the mutually agreed-upon expectations while being accountable for personal and professional actions.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position. At least eight years of management experience in a performing arts institution is preferred as is an advanced degree.
Additional Salary Information: Tucson Symphony Orchestra offers a competitive and comprehensive salary and a package of employee benefits.
About Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Now celebrating its 90th season, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to engage, educate, and transform the community through live musical experiences of the highest quality, envisioning a community where music is the catalyst that brings people together across all boundaries for inspired living. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director, José Luis Gomez, the TSO impacts more than 120,000 lives each year, infuses millions into Southern Arizona’s economy annually, and attracts over 75 professional musicians from across the country to live, perform, and teach in Tucson and throughout the state. Programming, Engagement, Partnership, and Learning are the TSO’s pillars. Its diverse offerings include the Classic, MasterWorks, and Pops series, free Just for Kids concerts, a Free Community Concert, and many special performances. TSO’s nationally-recognized education programs are present in 120 schools from Southern Pinal County to the Arizona–Mexico border reaching over 40,000 students each year and include the 9-month award-winning Young Composer’s Project. The TSO partners with a variety of regional organizations to deepen its engagement with the community. Maestro Gomez cond...ucts orchestras all over the world, serving as Tucson’s cultural ambassador to audiences on every continent.