Under the supervision of the Provost of Eastern Mennonite University, the Executive Director will be responsible for fundraising and administration for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. The Executive Director works with an Advisory Board, Artistic Director, Orchestra Personnel Manager, Bach Guild, and university offices to oversee the financial and artistic integrity of the Festival.
Application review will begin immediately. EMU reserves the right to fill this position immediately or to extend the search as circumstances may warrant. Send application, resume, and contact information for three (3) references to:
Human Resources Eastern Mennonite University 1200 Park Road Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802 email@example.com fax: 540-432-4744
Eastern Mennonite University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Eastern Mennonite University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.
Advanced degree in music, arts management, or related field preferred. Must live no more than 2-3 hours drive from Harrisonburg.
About Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people. The festival takes place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Three featured concerts with orchestra, soloists, and choir; six chamber music concerts; a Leipzig Service; and open rehearsals infuse the Valley with unequaled musical richness. Additional offerings include internships, youth programs, Road Scholar (Elderhostel), and the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy.
The Festival Orchestra, with its fine professional musicians from all over the country, produces vibrant performances. Membership in the Festival Choir, a volunteer ensemble, is open to the public and allows vocalists, both amateur and professional, to sing the most celebrated works of the orchestral-choral repertoire. The quality of the performances is first-rate.
The Festival, widely recognized for its artistic excellence, has been named the “jewel in Harrisonburg’s crown” by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.