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HEIFETZ INSTITUTE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
- Recruiting, hiring, inspiring, and supporting a talented, renowned, and diverse
- faculty, equally skilled in performance or pedagogy
- Acting as the liaison and advocate for the Heifetz Institute faculty
- Final admission decisions of Institute applicants
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, planning and creating programming that embraces the philosophies and furthers the mission of the Heifetz Institute, including the summer program, Heifetz On Tour, and other programmatic activities of the Institute.
- Participating in and supporting the cultivation and solicitation of donors, including foundations, corporations, individuals, and government agencies
- Performing in at least one Celebrity Series concert per summer, if the successful candidate is a performing artist
- Supporting the educational and community outreach imperatives of the Institute
- Facilitating and helping to shape the brand of the Institute by playing a key role in the institutional marketing of the organization
- Serving as a prominent representative of the Heifetz Institute to the public as well as among a national and international network of music professionals, with the ability to articulate the mission, vision, and goals of the organization.
- Engaging with the Heifetz Board of Directors to help maximize their effectiveness and support
- Working, when schedule permits, with Heifetz On Tour troupes to amplify their value as ambassadors of the Institute
- Extensive experience as a performing artist in the realm of Western classical music.
- Extensive experience as a teacher of stringed (e.g., violin, viola, cello) instruments preferred.
- Strong professional and/or educational background in Western classical music.
- Belief in and commitment to the value and importance of teaching the emotive understanding and presentation of music, as exemplified by the Heifetz Institute’s multi-disciplinary Performance and Communication Training curriculum.
The ability to articulate clearly the ideas and vision of the Institute in spoken and written form.
Comfort with inspiring and interacting with all types of donors and potential Board members.
An understanding of budgeting, marketing, development, endowments, and other basics of nonprofit arts management.
A demonstrated history of commitment to building and supporting a diverse community.
- The search committee is seeking someone who embodies the best of our beliefs about what we want the Institute itself to be, someone whose personal qualities and values include:
- A fundamental and abiding interest in music in all its forms and expressions.
- An interest in concert presentation and production, and a willingness to explore new possibilities
- A strong commitment to collaboration, inclusion, and kindness, within the Institute and the broader community
- A belief in the power of music to transform lives for the better and the ability to articulate that belief
- Intellectual curiosity, a breadth of interests, and an openness to innovative ideas
- A talent for storytelling, not just in concert but also in telling the story of the Heifetz Institute to the world
- A desire to maintain and expand a network of friends and colleagues in the professional world of music