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LSO Executive Director

LSO Executive Director full job description

The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (LSO) seeks an experienced, dynamic, and highly skilled leader to serve as Executive Director. Founded in 1983, the LSO is a 60 member, professional orchestra that boasts a robust and diverse concert series year-round. Hailed as “one of the most cultural jewels of the Central Virginia area”, the organization also includes a vibrant youth symphony orchestra (LSYO) as well as the LSO Big Band.
The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator and financial manager for the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and its affiliate programs. This person is responsible for strategic planning designed to fulfill the mission of the organization, operational efficiencies of the programs and staff, and serves as the main point-person for fundraising, marketing, public relations and development of corporate relationships. This position reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

Salary Information:
$36K-55K with opportunities for advancement.

Minimum skills and qualifications:

  • Dynamic, transparent, and high integrity leader who enjoys being the public face of an organization.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results via
    fundraising, public relations, and marketing.
  • Demonstrated success establishing and/or expanding relationships with individuals and organizations
    of influence, including: patrons, donors, sponsors, partner agencies, and volunteers.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff, preferably with a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience and skill in working with a board of directors.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic
    future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
    Preferred skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree(s) in business, public administration, marketing, public relations,
    communications, or other related field(s).
  • Five or more years in senior management position, preferably with one or more nonprofit arts
  • Entrepreneurial and forward-thinking mindset with an innovative approach to growing the organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in the arts.

To apply for this position, please submit the following to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • List of References

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Website:

LSO Administrative Assistant

The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its office. The ideal candidate is a highly-organized self-starter who is detail-oriented and skilled in developing and maintaining relationships with our customers and patrons. This position has to work both independently and as a team member, depending on the day.

Specific skills that are required include:

  • familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • familiarity and proficiency with QuickBooks,
    database management and data extraction, and
  • familiarity with bookkeeping and internal accounting.

Other skills that are essential but not required before starting the position include experience with processing payment and credit card transactions, advanced knowledge and ability to manipulate data and tables in Excel, familiarity with nonprofit accounting (ability to book donations and distribute tax exemption letters), corporate maintenance with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and ability to manage the organization’s dues, licensing and amusement taxes. Digital marketing experience is a plus.

This is a part-time position (12-20 hours per week) that works closely with the Executive Director, the Bookkeeper, the Auditors, and of course, the patrons and customers.

To apply for this position, please send resume to

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Website:

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra 
621 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

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Mike Lewis
Executive Director