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Director of Development
Talea Ensemble
United States

4-Year Degree
Part Time Permanent





The Talea Ensemble, a 20-member chamber orchestra recognized internationally as a leader in progressive music, is committed to promoting new and groundbreaking music through innovative programming and fiercely dedicated performances. By tirelessly pursuing new, challenging, and previously undiscovered works Talea has quickly become one of the essential young ensembles in the U.S. Talea presents an annual New York concert season and performs regularly throughout the United States and internationally, presenting cutting edge new music from abroad while championing the most exciting American composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The Director of Development will work closely with key members of the Ensemble and its board to develop fundraising and outreach strategies that will foster the Ensemble’s artistic ambitions and cement its role as a leader in progressive music. Specifically, the Director will: -Manage all aspects of fundraising and resource development, including developing and implementing the organization’s overall fundraising strategy and annual development plan. -Actively seek, cultivate, and solicit new funding sources from individuals donors, foundation, corporate and public sources, with a focus on new music, education, community outreach, and other relevant or broader objectives. -Craft compelling written materials to communicate with current and future donors, including grant writing and reporting to corporate, foundation and public funders, and individual donors. -Orchestrate the annual campaign appeal and all fundraising-related events, and explore new fundraising projects and engagement opportunities. -Cultivate new partners and other resources to support the organization’s work. -Oversee and maintain the processes and systems to support development efforts, including research, cultivation, stewardship, record keeping, reporting, and acknowledgements. -Support the Executive Director in undertaking long-term strategic planning and implementation of the plan. -Connect with and expand the network of Talea followers, and nurture their relation with the ensemble through social media, e-newsletters, web site, and pre- or post-concert events. The ideal candidate should share the Ensemble’s vision of exploring progressive, cutting-edge music and making it accessible to diverse audiences and should be keen to explore innovative strategies to realize this vision. A successful record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, foundations, corporations, and sponsors (preferably in the arts) with a strong financial acumen and experience assembling budgets for, and writing, funding proposals is required. Successful candidates must possess strong communication and organizational skills, and a professional, outgoing demeanor with exceptional interpersonal skills. Excellent writing and computer skills are also required. Attention to detail and ability to take initiative is a must. The majority of working hours (30-40 hours a week) are flexible, with some evenings/weekends required, and office work can be done from home. Salary ranges between $40,000-$45,000. Position will start in mid-July 2017.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references no later than June 30 to Brent Ness at jobs@taleaensemble.org. Interviews will be scheduled at the beginning of July.