The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association in the search for a Vice President of Development.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association seeks an exceptional and experienced individual to serve in the critically important role of Vice President of Development. As a member of the Orchestra's senior management team and reporting to the President and CEO, Dr. Keith Cerny, the Vice President of Development will establish and achieve annual fundraising goals totaling approximately $6 million, in addition to planned giving and endowment fundraising. The Vice President of Development will work with the President and CEO and an engaged and dedicated Board of Directors to design, implement, and develop the funding resources necessary to support the Orchestra's mission. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts, together with proficiency in team management and program building. The position manages a full-time staff of four.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has grown to become one of the most successful orchestras of its size in the United States, with an annual budget of $13.5 million, a 200+ concert season, and a $25 million endowment fund. The Orchestra attracts music lovers of all ages with a ten-concert Symphonic Series, a seven-concert Pops Series, several Blockbuster Specials, and a three-day Composer Festival each year at Bass Performance Hall. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has transcended the dream held by its founders in 1912 when they assembled a group of musicians to create what is now one of the community’s greatest assets. Since its beginnings, the Orchestra has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts.

Today, the FWSO is one of the most successful orchestras in the United States, performing an impressive 200 concerts each year for an audience of more than 200,000 adults and children from all walks of life. Over the last 18 seasons, Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya has transformed the FWSO into an ensemble that is admired the world over for its artistic excellence and commitment to community engagement.

As the principal resident company of the acoustically superb Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a broad range of symphonic and pops concerts. The FWSO is recognized nationally for the strength and uniqueness of its collaborations with other organizations including the Fort Worth Opera, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale, Children’s Education Program of Bass Performance Hall, and the Texas Ballet Theater. The Orchestra's annual summer music festival, Concerts in the Garden, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful summer outdoor festivals of its kind in the United States, attracting an annual audience of more than 40,000. Adventures in Music, the Orchestra's education and outreach program, inspires, educates, and entertains 70,000 children through more than 100 engaging programs each year in Fort Worth and across the state of Texas.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra embraces equal opportunity and diversity. It is committed to building a leadership team and an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of development experience in the arts, including three or more years of supervisory experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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