Vancouver Symphony Orchestra


Description – On the heels of celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Juno and Grammy-award winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (“VSO”), is engaged in a search for its next President of the VSS and the VSOSOM.
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In close collaboration with the Music Director and the Board, the President of the Vancouver Symphony Society (VSS) and the VSO School of Music (VSOSOM) will lead the overall strategy and business affairs of the VSO with consideration to its purpose, ambition, long term strategic goals and short-term priorities. The VSO’S recent successes, ambitious strategic goals and incredible assets; including an amazing orchestra, a new and engaging Maestro and the VSO School of Music, provide future candidates with an opportunity to make their mark on the VSO’s next phase of impact.The successful candidate will be an engaging and effective leader with strong sense of purpose, external relations and management skills, who will thrive working in this rewarding position leading this premier organization.


The President of the VSS and the VSOSOM is responsible for setting the organization’s strategy in collaboration with the Board and leading the day-to-day operations, assuring the VSO’s financial viability through income generation and philanthropic support. He / She will provide inspiration and motivation internally and externally to the Board, volunteers, staff and external stakeholders and assure the VSO takes advantage of Maestro Otto Tausk’s artistic leadership.

This opportunity will appeal to a proactive, roll-up-the-sleeves, results-oriented individual. He / She will bring a fresh perspective to the various programs of the VSO and demonstrate an openness and willingness to explore new ideas and approaches.

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