The Florence Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for the executive director position, a part-time post with flexible hours. Current executive director Roger Malfatti recently announced plans to retire at the end of the season. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28.
Candidates should have experience with the arts and/or nonprofit organizations and a good track record in administration, budget management, event planning, public relations, marketing and fundraising. Computer proficiency, website publishing, social media and other related skills are a plus. Direct experience with a symphony, and/or musical abilities are useful, but not essential. Candidates from both inside and outside the Florence/Pee Dee area are sought, but a working knowledge of the area and its people would be beneficial.
Malfatti began his work with the Florence Symphony on Jan. 1, 2010. His stint with the FSO followed a long career in the arts and recreation field. Malfatti has years of experience in concert management in New York, and symphony management in Long Island, N.Y.; Des Moines, Iowa; and Savannah, Ga.
Malfatti presided over a major expansion of the FSO’s scope and reach. During his three years at the helm, the symphony’s subscriptions increased from 370 per year to more than 600 for the current season. The number of concerts increased from four to six per year, the organization’s income and contributions both doubled and the symphony moved into a new home at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center.
“Roger has done a terrific job as our director, and we have really appreciated his hard work,” said Marion Swink, chairman of the FSO board. “We wish him well, but he’ll be sorely missed.”
Said Malfatti, “It has been an honor and a pleasure to have served the Florence Symphony. I’ve enjoyed my time working with the board, conductor Terry Roberts, the musicians and our patrons. I’ll miss it, but I look forward to attending concerts for years to come.”
Malfatti will stay on board until a new executive director is hired.
A complete job description and information about how to apply can be found on the FSO’s website.
Via: Florence Symphony Orchestra