Seeking highly motivated and passionate advocate of the arts, theater development and programming.
Applications Close:
March 1, 2024
Position Type:
Paid Staff
Compensation Type:
Salary Position
The Board of Directors of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) seeks highly motivated and passionate advocate of the arts, theatre development, and programming. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations, financial management and fundraising efforts of the organization. The Executive Director will manage external relationships with the community and be the face of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. They will manage a staff to include business development, operations, volunteers, marketing, finance development and production

General roles and responsibilities are as follows:

Strategic Planning and Community Engagement
  • Develop and enhance relationships with BROS constituents.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of programming including shows, events, fundraisers, and collaborations. Feed the artistic council with a steady diet of ideas and connections to great artists.
  • Represent and lead BROS toward cultivating and expanding relationships with corporate, community, government and institutional partners to carry out the BROS mission.
  • Create the organization’s strategic plan and operational budget.
  • Build organizational capacity through professional development opportunities that enhance and attract/retain volunteer artists.
Advocacy and Leadership
  • Maintain political awareness of arts-related matters at local and state levels and provide a regional/statewide representation for BROS presence.  
  • Promote a positive public image of BROS using all available communications media and publicize BROS programming.
  • Serve as the face of the organization, representing the organization at meetings, conventions, and public forums in the business, philanthropic, and civic sectors.
  • Empower the Board of Directors with knowledge and information that energizes their advocacy efforts, as appropriate.
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and operational systems with recommended timelines and resources needed to achieve the goals as outlined by BROS Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the decisions of the BROS Artistic Council, production and programming.
  • Actively engage and energize staff, volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Manager of the BROS staff and the leader of hiring decision and org chart management.
Fiscal Oversight and Administration
  • Track the annual and future operating budgets; present operating results, analysis and administrative reports.
  • Lead organization fundraising activities including annual and major gift development, donor relations, special events and new funding sources for current and long-term financial stability and revenue growth.
  • Develop necessary policy or policy changes for Board approval and be responsible for implementing such policies.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws in creating and governing an independent nonprofit organization.

Demonstrated education and/or successful professional experience to indicate:

  • Passionate arts advocate.
  • A natural propensity toward strategically developing and growing an organization (versus sustaining), with a demonstrated track record of growth.
  • Strong communication skills- speaking, writing, listening and responding.
  • Demonstrated and proven track record of leadership that effectively builds consensus among complex and diverse private and public stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising or corporate development.
  • Ability to develop, articulate and implement a vision.
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and presenting organizational and financial reports
  • Creative thinker with the ability to search out solutions, present and facilitate effective resolutions.
  • Ability to effective engage a diversity of interests, cultures, people and businesses; able to effectively manage competing internal and external interests.
Working at BROS
  • Highly flexible weekly schedule consists of a few regular meetings (mostly remote) with other team members and occasional in-person meetings at BROS Headquarters (3304 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218)
  • Many meetings, rehearsals and production tasks will take place in early evening time slots (between 6pm and 9pm) since some BROS employees and many of our volunteers work other daytime jobs.
  • Solo work can be done remotely or at the office as preferred.
  • An environment highly supportive of creative expression and full of unique and wonderful artists – an environment that must be cultivated and maintained by the Executive Director. 
  • As decreed by the Dragon King, gives the full force of their powers to complete their duties, bringing forth the 7,000 year mission of BROS to unite hearts and minds across the galaxy with face-melting works of visionary live performance.

This is a part-time position, with a salary of $19,000, reporting directly to and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Salary is negotiable and will be dependent on experience and qualifications. The organization seeks to hire the most qualified person, regardless of that individual’s race, gender, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or sexual orientation.
It is important that your application package demonstrate all relevant education, training, experience, knowledge, abilities and skills you possess that qualify you for this position. Please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications, a resume of past employment history and at least three professional references to:
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