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Director of Development

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ORGANIZATION: NATIONAL STRING SYMPHONIA

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Please note: While this is a virtual opportunity and work can be performed from anywhere, we are looking for someone who is in or near the areas of the District of Columbia, Baltimore or Frederick, MD.

Do you love orchestral music? Would you like to work as a volunteer with a small non-profit, meet interesting people, and listen to beautiful music? The National String Symphonia (NSS) is looking to fill the volunteer position of Director of Development. This person would be responsible for planning, managing, and overseeing fundraising activities for the orchestra, including but not limited to: business and corporate sponsorships, planned giving programs, grants, and fundraising events. The incumbent would develop an annual budget for each event or campaign, monitor progress, adjust plans when necessary, and evaluate each event. If interested or if you have questions, we would love to hear from you!

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About NATIONAL STRING SYMPHONIA

Location:

PO BOX 1397, FREDERICK, MD 21702, US

Mission Statement

The National String Symphonia (NSS) strives to preserve, promote, and present string orchestra music through a diverse array of concert performances, educational workshops, and innovative programming in the Greater Washington, DC area and beyond. Artistic Vision Statement: The NSS is committed to presenting music at the highest levels of musicianship and artistry. Vision Statement: The NSS envisions a world in which art music is a meaningful part of the shared experience of a universal community.

Description

Founded in 2013, the National String Symphonia is a professional symphonic string orchestra. Its mission is to preserve, promote, and present string orchestra music. Many ensembles do not program this repertoire for a variety of reasons, including its relative obscurity and its musical complexity as well as basic challenges in obtaining performance materials.

Our goal is to reach beyond the archetypical orchestra audience and become an integral part of the musical life of listeners at all ages and stages. We seek to innovate the concert experience, and we are exploring new and different ways of presenting the music. Since 2022, we have begun a program called #WildStrings and performed "in the wild" (i.e., outside the confines of concert halls) including libraries, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. We strive to increase accessibility to and relevance of the music while ensuring high-caliber performances.

The universality of the music and its makers is reflected in the makeup of the NSS. Our members represent a wide age range, hail from all over the world, and bring a variety of experience to our organization.

The NSS continues to grow rapidly. While COVID-19 forced the cancellation of our concerts in 2020, we are now back with a full concert line up. We have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as well as other venues in Baltimore, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Germantown, Columbia, and Frederick, MD.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Community, Seniors

WHEN

Fri Jun 14, 2024 - Thu Sep 12, 2024
12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Music Arts
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Average 5 hours per week

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