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Executive Director



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With the vision to be a vital cultural force in Los Angeles and recognized as a premier orchestra worldwide, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is well positioned for the future and is seeking an innovative, strategic and collaborative Executive Director inspired by its 50-year history and excited to lead the organization toward its next chapter. The Executive Director will be presented with the exceptional opportunity to partner with LACO’s new Music Director, acclaimed flutist and conductor Jaime Martín, to move the Orchestra to new heights. For more information about LACO, please visit www.laco.org.

As the administrative leader of LACO, the Executive Director is responsible for providing the vision, strategic direction and oversight of the organization’s resources to ensure success in carrying out its mission. Together with the Board of Directors, Music Director and the orchestra-at-large, the Executive Director will work to ensure LACO’s financial and operational stability and maintain its artistic excellence. The Executive Director oversees an annual budget of approximately $4.5 million and a total staff of 12. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to guide LACO into the achievement of its strategic goals: to position the Orchestra as an indispensable community resource; to present programs that diversify, expand and strengthen the LACO community; and to establish a stable financial foundation on which to build the next 50 years of sustainability. While the successful candidate will likely have solid knowledge and skills in nonprofit management, those with other professional experience who demonstrate a passion for LACO may also be considered. A strong interest or passion for classical music, including contemporary classical music, is critical. Although previous experience in the arts is not required, experience working in a collegial relationship with a music director or an artistic director would be a plus. Prior successful fundraising, marketing/branding and Board relations experience is expected and essential.

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