The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, Inc. (MOSC) is currently accepting applications for Executive Director of the organization, with a start date of July 1, 2020.

The Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale is the premiere arts organization of West Texas, serving Midland, Odessa and the surrounding communities. The Symphony Orchestra draws talented professional musicians from throughout the country to perform eight concerts per season, including four Masterworks and four Pops. Concerts take place in the award-winning 1,800-seat Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. 

Founded in 1962, the organization includes a volunteer 70-member chorale (performing two concerts per year) and a 70-member youth choir (performing one concert per year.)  Additionally, there are three salaried chamber instrumental ensembles: Lone Star Brass, West Texas Winds, Permian Basin String Quartet each performing two chamber concerts per year. The MOSC has excellent operating reserves and endowment funds in excess of $3,000,000 and operates with an annual budget in excess of $1,000,000.

The executive director assumes responsibility for the management of all human and financial resources needed to achieve the orchestra's mission. To that end, the executive director is accountable for all aspects of the organization and for implementing policies set by the board of directors. The executive director sets the tone for organizational operations, formulating and carrying out policies and programs related to the administrative, budgetary, staffing, fundraising, education and advocacy activities. This position provides the "public face" for the orchestra in community activities and patron/donor relations.


Reports To: Board President

Supervises: Office Administrator, Personnel Manager, Operations Manager, Development Director, Marketing Director, Music Education Coordinator, Chorale Director and Youth Choir Director as well as any new positions approved by the Board of Directors.

Collaborates With: Music Director


Qualifications: Masters Degree preferred, with five years of administrative experience as Executive Director or Associate Director with a nonprofit organization; performing arts/music experience preferred. 

Personal Characteristics: Working knowledge of fundraising, financial, administrative and organizational management in the nonprofit sector; ability to work effectively with volunteers; excellent communicator (verbal and written); strong leadership skills required in a team-based environment. 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, name and contact information for 3-5 references by email at employment@mosc.org. (No phone calls please.)

Salary is negotiable based on the resources of the organization and candidate’s experience.

Job benefits include 401K, Health and Life Insurance.