Charlottesville Opera is currently seeking applicants for the following positions:
General Director reporting to the Board of Directors
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia; the General Director will be expected to reside in the Charlottesville area
Type/FLSA: Full Time – Exempt
Direct Reports: Artistic Director, Operations Manager, and seasonal hires
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
The General Director will partner with the Board of Directors to develop and execute an artistic vision and long-term fiscally responsible operational strategy for the Charlottesville Opera (CO). The successful applicant will have responsibility for all artistic, business and administrative activities of the company.
The General Director will have responsibility for and oversight of all aspects of the company’s operations including:
Financial Management, including budgeting and expense control
Fundraising, including individuals, corporations, foundations and special events
Artistic Operations, working with the Artistic Director to oversee Programming and Production Management
General Administration, including staff hiring and management
Marketing and Public Relations
Education and Community Outreach
Senior management experience in opera/musical theater strongly preferred
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various stakeholders, including Board members, donors, volunteers, and community members required
Exceptional written, oral, presentation, and organizational skill required
Proven ability to work independently, meet deadlines, multi-task, adapt to change, be creative, and problem-solve
Extensive knowledge of fund-raising “best practices,” principles, and ethics
Minimum of five years personally designing and executing successful fundraising campaigns strongly preferred.
Minimum of five years’ successful financial and personnel management experience (preferably with a non-profit organization) required
Expertise working with DonorPerfect and/or other fundraising databases required
Facility with QuickBooks accounting software required.
Advanced degree preferred
The city of Charlottesville, located in west central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Known for its architectural and historical significance and natural beauty, Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s house Monticello, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Downtown Charlottesville features one of the longest outdoor pedestrian malls in the United State with stores, restaurants, and civic attractions. The city hosts world-class entertainment such as Charlottesville Opera and has an active, highly regarded arts and theater community.
Charlottesville Opera is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and any other materials the candidate deems relevant to: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2021. Persons under consideration will be contacted by the Search Committee.
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