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The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. All eligible candidates will be considered without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Current openings:

Executive Director

Position Announcement (PDF)
Job Description (PDF)

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra welcomes applications for the position of Executive Director.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is western Maryland’s premier professional orchestra serving audiences from the quad-state region that also includes Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

The 2017-2018 Season includes a series of five classical concert pairs; two MSO Pops! concerts; two holiday concerts; an annual outdoor concert, Salute to Independence on the historic Antietam Battlefield and run-outs to Frostburg State University and the Wisp Resort in western Maryland.  The orchestra also presents a wide range of educational programs.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has an annual operating budget of $1.5 million, a Board of 24 and an administrative staff of five full-time and five part-time employees. 

The Executive Director manages the human and financial resources of the Maryland Symphony in order to achieve the Orchestra’s mission.  S/he is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the organization, including planning, fund raising, external relations, marketing and promotion, concert production, artistic administration, education, financial management, contract negotiations, and general operations.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors through the President.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader with excellent management and interpersonal skills.  S/he will have the proven ability to build productive relationships with a broad range of internal and external constituencies.  S/he will have a strong working knowledge of orchestra music, production, operations, and contract negotiations.  The successful candidate will have leadership experience as an executive director or senior manager with a professional orchestra or other performing arts organization and will be familiar with all aspects of concert production and orchestra operations.  

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Please submit a cover letter that describes your interest, a resume, the names of several professional references, and salary history or requirements.  References will not be contacted without an applicant’s knowledge.   Electronic submissions are preferred, to   Applications are due by Friday, June 16, 2017.

Michael Jonnes
Executive Director
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
30 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD  21740

About the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Under the leadership of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, currently in its 34th season, is a non-profit professional orchestra serving the quad-state region.  The orchestra performs five pairs of subscription concerts; a pair of holiday concerts and a pair of Pops concerts; youth concerts; and a free outdoor Independence Day concert at nearby Antietam National Battlefield.  The orchestra also presents a wide range of educational programs in partnership with the Washington County Public Schools.