Third Angle New Music, Portland’s oldest new music ensemble that performs, commissions and records innovative contemporary classical music is seeking an experienced candidate for Artistic Director.
The board and staff have formed a search committee to recruit and select an AD to create a cohesive musical voice as well as to think strategically about the future of new music and Third Angle. The new AD will be only the fifth person to hold that position in the organization’s 33-year history.
The Artistic Director’s key responsibilities include the following:
- Serve as the public face of the organization.
- Advocate for Third Angle and for new music in general.
- Lead the organization in carrying out its mission and achieving the goals defined by the Board of Directors in the Strategic Plan.
- Articulate in a clear and compelling way Third Angle’s artistic goals, plans and rationale.
- Program outstanding concerts, drawing on Third Angle’s storied history while also forging a unique musical voice that will reach new, untapped audiences.
- Develop season concerts, outreach and educational activities in alignment with the organization’s budget, strategic and marketing goals.
- Stay abreast of new developments and trends in contemporary music, including what is being performed and created by similar-sized ensembles nationally and internationally.
- Seek and obtain new opportunities for performances by Third Angle musicians locally and regionally.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and staff on planning major projects in Third Angle’s commissioning, recording and education initiatives.
- Submit artistic plans on a timely basis and provide accurate projections of rehearsal time.
- Write articulately and professionally about the artistic choices and direction of the organization.
- Set and uphold the highest artistic standards for the Third Angle musicians and productions.
- Lead rehearsals, performances and recordings.
- Thoroughly prepare for rehearsals and make effective use of rehearsal time.
- Write Artistic Director’s notes for each concert.
- Introduce from the stage performers and performances presented by Third Angle.
RELATIONS WITH BOARD, PERFORMERS, STAFF and COMMUNITY
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders in the Third Angle community.
- Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with Third Angle musicians to inspire and encourage their ownership in and loyalty to Third Angle and its programs.
- Work closely and cooperatively with the Executive Director (ED), including consulting with the ED during the development of season programming and regarding musician personnel decisions.
- Develop and maintain a working partnership with the Board by regularly participating in Board meetings and apprising Board members of artistic endeavors and challenges and their significance.
- Encourage open, regular communication and cooperation between musicians, Board members and staff.
- Select Third Angle musicians and guest artists.
- Consult with the ED on staff hiring.
- Work with the Board and ED to cultivate individual, government, foundation and corporate donors.
- Support and participate in fundraising activities on behalf of the organization.
- Write donor appeal letters as requested.
- Accompany Board members and/or the ED to selective meetings with major institutional funders and individual donors as well as prospective donors.
AUDIENCE BUILDING, COMMUNITY RELATIONS
- Boost audience-building goals through innovative programming, engaging and informative post-concert Q&A and educational and community outreach programs.
- Actively grow the educational program and participate as a guest artist.
- Cultivate and establish good relationships with artistic leaders in Portland as well as nationally and internationally.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://thirdangle.org/buzz/