The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the very best in the world, with a distinguished performance, recording, and touring history that few others can claim. Its home, Heinz Hall, is the cornerstone of the city’s Cultural District, an architectural and acoustical gem that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year for a diverse set of programs and events.
The PSO is known for its artistic excellence, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. The Music Director, Manfred Honeck, and the PSO have received GRAMMY nominations for its recordings in five of the last six years, and, for three years in a row, Honeck and the PSO have received GRAMMY nominations for Best Orchestral Performance, taking home the award in 2018 for their recording of Shostakovich: Symphony No.5; Barber: Adagio.
The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of PSO. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 — including international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America—the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.
PSO celebrates its 125th Anniversary during the 2020/2021 season and is the fifth oldest orchestra in the country. The institution made tremendous strides in turning its financial house around, is continuing to reach new artistic heights and is poised to launch the institution into its next 125 years.
Seeking a visionary and strategic thinker, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is seeking a Chief Development Officer to lead the PSO to a new level of philanthropic success. Reporting to the President & CEO and working with the Board of Directors and the senior management team, the CDO will lead the fundraising strategy including growing long-term fundraising activities to support the vision and mission of the PSO. This includes annual fund, which has grown to just under $10 million, one-time non-repeatable annual gifts which totals approximately $1.5 million - $2 million annually. If you are passionate about your work and inspired by energetic, collaborative leadership, this may be the role for you.
To apply or refer qualified candidates, please contact Libby Roberts, Senior Vice President, or Wendy Lazar, Senior Consultant, LINDAUER at https://bit.ly/PSOCD.