The Russian Chamber Orchestra Society
(RCOS), a nonprofit organization, was incorporated in 1998 and attained tax-exempt 501(c) (3) status in 1999. The RCO is unique in that the orchestra
often brings audiences chamber ensemble transcriptions of large-scale
orchestral works.The RCO's conductor
transcribes and arranges these works each season for RCO performances.In addition, the RCO often performs more
obscure works from the classical repertoire, performs noteworthy pieces by
Russian composers, and provides local musicians with solo opportunities. The mission of the Russian Chamber Orchestra Society is: to share sensitive, evocative, passionate,
and innovative classical music with diverse audiencesin acoustically pleasingand intimate environments.
The Russian Chamber Orchestra
Society is seeking dynamic and talented individuals to serve on the
organization’s Board of Directors.The
selected candidate(s) will work closely with the Board’s president, treasurer,
secretary, other board officers, the organization’s music director/conductor,
and volunteers to provide general organizational oversight.
IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITES OF THE
all scheduled board and committee meetings and functions, such as special
events.The board meets 4 to 6
informed about the Russian Chamber Orchestra Society’ mission, services,
policies, and programs.
agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
with the organization’s long-term planning process.
a personal financial contribution to the organization.
others in the community about the organization.
possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to
the work of the board and the organization.
up-to-date on developments in the arts.
the organization’s conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
the roles of staff/volunteers.
the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as
reviewing the organizations’ annual financial statements.
NECESSARY PERSONAL CHARATERISTICS
to:Listen, analyze, think clearly
and creatively, and work well with people individually and in a group.
to:Prepare for and attend board
and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow
through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources
in a generous way (according to personal circumstances), and network in
certain skills, such as:
Cultivating and soliciting funds, cultivating and recruiting
additional board members and other volunteers, reading and understanding
financial statements, learning more about the organization’s program
- Possess:Honesty, sensitivity to and acceptance
of differing views; friendliness; responsiveness; patience; personal
integrity; and be willing to develop a shared sense of values and concern
for the organization’s development.
The ideal candidates will maintain a strong knowledge base
in the arts; have an awareness of fund development and/or connections to
foundations and other funding entities; and being willing and able to share
professional and personal skills for the betterment of the organization.
Please email a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your
interest in this position and any relevant qualifications.