Stern Grove Festival Association (SGFA) seeks an enthusiastic and experienced nonprofit leader and a skilled communicator to serve as its next Executive Director. SGFA is a nonprofit presenting organization providing admission-free access to world-class performing arts. Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Every summer Sunday for nearly eight decades, this beloved Bay Area tradition has brought family and friends together to enjoy free performances by some of the world’s greatest artists in this glorious natural setting. Each year, the concerts serve nearly 80,000 residents and visitors. For more information, please visit www.sterngrove.org.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is charged with providing leadership to SGFA, guided by its mission and values. The Executive Director will be SFGA’s chief spokesperson, representing the organization to its many internal and external constituencies. The Executive Director, in consultation with the Board of Directors, will be responsible for the development of the organization’s strategic and artistic vision as well as solid financial operations to sustain them. Preferred candidates will have experience that demonstrates leadership and management of dynamic organizations, preferably nonprofit organizations at the Executive Director level. The individual should have a track record of success in working at a senior level where fundraising, staff management and Board relations are key activities. Experience in business and financial management as well as strategic planning and community affairs is also important. An undergraduate degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
Stern Grove Festival Association has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/sterngrove.