Executive Director

Portland Baroque Orchestra
Portland, OR
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Portland Baroque Orchestra (PBO), one of the largest period performance orchestras in the United States, is seeking a forward-thinking, creative, innovative, and energetic leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Founded in 1984, PBO performs on period instruments, specializing in works of the Baroque and Early Classical eras, as well as exploring the musical world outside of these time constraints. PBO celebrates historically informed performance by presenting programs renowned for their spontaneity, playfulness, and extraordinary artistry in intimate venues up to 750 seats.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and partnering with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director will be responsible for: achieving annual strategic, programming, fundraising, and operational objectives. Leading a dedicated and creative staff, the Executive Director will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong vision to successfully create and execute strategic initiatives for artistic and organizational growth, which will include both live and digital programming opportunities.

Ensuring the financial viability of the organization is critical to success in this role. This includes budgetary planning and management alongside the experience to raise funds for PBO’s programs and initiatives. As the primary external executive ambassador, the Executive Director will steward current relationships and partner to develop new opportunities with the goal of deepening donor engagement in PBO’s vision.

As a team builder who values collaboration, the Executive Director will have responsibility for all organizational aspects of PBO. The Executive Director will attract, retain, and inspire staff and board within an organizational culture that prioritizes inclusivity, kindness, respect, equity, communication, accountability, integrity, empathy, and mutual care.

Compensation and Benefits: 

The salary range for the Executive Director is $100,000 - $110,000 commensurate with experience. PBO offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and dental insurance, FSA plan, paid time off, holidays and a retirement plan with employer matching.

Application Procedure: 

For the full position profile please visit the PBO website, prior to applying.  

PBO’s Executive Director Search is led by Martin Bragg of Martin Bragg & Associates in collaboration with Rebekah Lambert of Range2Basin Strategic. To apply in confidence, please email your letter of interest and resume in Word or PDF format to Martin Bragg & Associates at pbosearch@mbassociates.ca. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, and all applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their application. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Portland Baroque Orchestra and Martin Bragg & Associates are committed to an open and transparent hiring process and encourage applications from diverse communities. We are committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion and are unwavering in our pursuit of excellence.

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