Chief Development Officer

Date Posted: 
Wed, May 01, 2019
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Boston, MA
Company Name: 
Lindauer for The Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Now in its 138th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is the world’s largest orchestral organization in terms of its scope of offerings and is among the finest in the art form worldwide — its range of performance, educational, and community programs engage more than 1.2 million people each year.

The BSO has led the way in programming that makes classical and popular music accessible and relevant to today’s listening audiences. It reaches listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra commissions works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is among the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and educational outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it operates the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of BSO principals, are known worldwide, and the Boston Pops Orchestra sets an international standard for performances of lighter music.

Job Description: 

As an integral part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s senior management team, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for development of overall strategic contributed revenue goals and is the executive directly responsible for operational execution of the BSO’s philanthropic efforts in support of the organization’s mission and vision for the future. The CDO leads a team of approximately 36 individuals, which currently includes seven direct reports.

This role is ideal for a passionate, innovative change agent and thought partner to lead the BSO to a new level of philanthropic success.

How to apply: 

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Libby Roberts., Senior Vice President, LINDAUER, at or