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LSO Seeks Candidates for Executive Director


The Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, located in Lakeland, Florida, is passionate about its mission to connect, enrich, educate, and entertain. The LSO is composed of professional musicians who are skilled in interpreting music that moves people – igniting creativity, provoking thought, inspiring action, and sparking emotion.

We seek candidates for the executive director position with the goal of filling it no later than March 31, 2022.  The executive director is responsible for managing the human and financial resources of the orchestral organization in order to achieve the orchestra’s mission. The executive director is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the organization and implementing the policies set by the board of directors, including external relations and development.

The executive director, responsible for implementing the vision of the Board of Directors, must show demonstrated success in strategic planning and be adept at forging collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders. Demonstrated success at working under the direction of a board of directors is critical. Assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of orchestra’s artistic objectives is also required, as is leading efforts to market and promote the organization.  He/she will oversee the budgeting process, fundraising, and grant writing. 

Qualifications include excellent customer service experience, verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated leadership abilities.  A Bachelor’s Degree in communication, management, arts, business, or related field or comparable work experience in the same fields over a minimum of five years management/leadership experience. Compensation and benefits are competitive and dependent upon experience. 

Download the job description.


Don Selvage
SHR Human Resources, LLC
124 S. Florida Ave, Suite 309
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 712-7360

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