The Glacier Symphony is seeking a Development and Operations Director

The Development and Operations Director (D&O) reports to the Glacier Symphony Board of Directors and works closely with the Executive Artistic Director. The D&O is responsible for the business and administrative operations of the Glacier Symphony.  The candidate oversees the Symphony’s donor relations program, develops and manages fundraising initiatives, and builds a robust team for our organization.  If you have a strong background in nonprofit fundraising and administration, we encourage you to apply.

Development and Operations Director


  • Develop and lead the fundraising and development activities of the Glacier Symphony

  • Manage staffing of Individual Donor and Business Partnership Committees

  • Represent the Glacier Symphony at all concerts, special events, fundraisers, etc.

  • Oversee daily business and administrative operations of the Glacier Symphony

  • Oversee all aspects of the Symphony’s operating budget (currently $700,000/year)

    • Development of annual budget

    • Compliance 

    • Interface with Board Treasurer

  • Oversee content and production of the Glacier Symphony Annual Report

  • Plan and implement logistics and activities essential to the mission and programs of the GS

  • Cultivate Board Relations - communications, meetings, planning, committees

Qualifications and Experience

  • High proficiency with donor database management and computer-based office programs

  • Experience with nonprofit financial management, accounting, and budgeting

  • Experience with supervising staff and working as a team

  • Working knowledge and understanding of staff roles and Board interface

  • Engaging public speaking and personal communication skills

  • Practical social skills, discretion, and confidentiality

  • Available to work nights and weekends as necessary

Reports to the Symphony’s Board of Directors and works closely with its Executive Artistic Director

Hours: Full-time, non-exempt

Recommended salary: $50,000+ DOE

To Apply: Please submit letter of interest and credentials to Executive Artistic Director, John Zoltek  

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Glacier Symphony Development Associate

The Glacier Symphony seeks an individual with excellent communication skills and advanced technical proficiency for the position of Development Associate. The primary duties of this position are to assist and support the Executive Director in all fundraising and donor development activities of the Symphony, including managing and maintaining a donor database


  • Assist Executive Director with administrative, fundraising, and donor development activities

  • Manage and maintain an up to date Donor Database Program for the Symphony (Patron Manager)

  • Execute all direct mail tasks related to development

  • Assist with all special events production from invitations and guest management to day of event coordination and hands-on tasks

  • Solicit donor gifts as directed

  • Assist with submission of grant applications and grant reports

  • Provide additional support to the Executive Director, i.e. research, create and distribute reports, advertisements, announcements and other communication from the Symphony

  • Perform other administrative duties and tasks as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in administrative support role, preferably a nonprofit organization

  • Minimum 2 years’ fundraising/development experience

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (ex: Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Database management experience

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact

  • Able to think creatively and contribute to a motivated fundraising team

  • Understands Glacier Symphony organization and goals

  • Able to prioritize and complete multiple projects by deadline

  • Maintains donor confidentiality

  • Strong sense of discretion and independent judgment

Work Hours

This position is part-time at 32 hours/week. The Associate’s work schedule will be set by the Executive Director and may include hours after 5:00pm or on weekends. There is some flexibility around work from home or off-site. 

To Apply
Please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your interest in working with the Glacier Symphony, and your qualifications for the position to No calls or in-person inquiries, please.



Glacier Chorale Auditions

All musicians interested in auditioning for the Glacier Chorale should contact Chorale Conductor Micah Hunter at to set up an audition time.