The General Manager is responsible for for all non-artistic aspects of the organization and for implementing policies set forth by the Board of Directors. The functional priorities of the General Manager will be Marketing, Patron Relations (fundraising), and for the infrastructure of the organization, including the database, ticketing, scheduling and communications.
The Boise Baroque Orchestra is a Level 8 ($225K budget) orchestra in Boise, Idaho. The BBO budget has grown by 50% in the past five years. Boise Idaho is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. and has been called a “Best Place to Live” by Outside Magazine and other publications.
BBO celebrates its 17th season, with a schedule of five concerts, two fundraising events featuring performances by the musicians, and a growing number of small ensemble engagements. It is the only baroque orchestra in the area. Boise is known for its arts scene, including organizations such as the
Boise Phil, Opera Idaho, and Ballet Idaho with whom we share many of the same musicians.
BBO performs during the fall and spring in the newly remodeled First Presbyterian Church in Boise. The BBO has recently inaugurated a Summer Concert series held outdoors at the beautiful Chateau des Fleurs in Eagle, Idaho. Fundraising events have also been held at the Chateau. BBO’s offices and conference room are located in the Alaska Building in downtown Boise.
Experience with or interest in marketing strategy and marketing tactics, especially social media.
Experience with or interest in patron development & fundraising.
Ability to understand financial statements.
Ability to interact with the public at all levels.
Experience with non-profit management.
Some proven ability to manage people, including volunteers.
Exposure to and interest in the arts, specifically classical music.
Experience in orchestra performance or operations, including the IT programs supporting ticketing, finance, and marketing.
Additional Salary Information: Hours: Flexible & varied with the timing of the five concerts per year. ~30 hours/week during July & August and during the two concert weeks during the year, plus the two fundraising events.
Compensation: $3,000/month, commensurate with experience.
This position has 4 direct reports and 3 individuals dual reporting to the GM and the Artistic Director. The GM reports to the Board of Directors under the supervision of the President of the Board.
About Boise Baroque Orchestra
The Boise Baroque Orchestra was formed in 2003 by a group of dedicated musicians. The 32-member orchestra has historically presented five Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts each year. Performances are scheduled to be held in the newly-remodeled First Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. The orchestra inaugurated its first "Summer Concerts at The Chateau" in August 2021 which included outdoor concerts at the Chateau des Fleurs in Eagle, Idaho. Over 1,200 patrons attended the highly successful series. The BBO has two concerts remaining to be held in the next year: October will feature guest artist Julie Andrijeski. April will feature Artistic Director Robert Franz with guest artist Soprano Cara Gabrielson. Soloists who have appeared with the orchestra include Rachel Barton Pine, Glenn Dicterow and Karen Dreyfus. The orchestra is also known for its collaboration with Opera Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale.