Employment & Auditions

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra currently has the following employment opportunities available:

Campaign Director

Campaign Manager

 

Campaign Director

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:

The Campaign Director will lead the planning and execution of fundraising activities related to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A Grand Future Campaign. The Campaign Director will also manage a personal portfolio of major and planned gifts. S/he will work closely with the Development team leadership and campaign volunteers to determine effective strategies to engage a larger pool of identified potential donors. S/he will regularly meet and cultivate relationships with donors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a portfolio of leadership campaign prospects.
  • Serve as the day-to-day point person for major deadlines and deliverables related to the campaign.
  • Oversee the tracking and monitoring of all campaign cultivation and solicitation efforts.
  • Regularly report on the progress of all cultivation and solicitation efforts.
  • Support the campaign fundraising efforts of the Campaign Cabinet, Campaign Steering Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement.
  • Develop increasing levels of involvement and support among donors, prospects and contacts.
  • Oversee research efforts on campaign donors to create comprehensive profiles and briefing memos.
  • Oversee the production of campaign collateral and communications.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a stewardship program for all campaign donors.
  • Oversee the management of an effective communication system to ensure all campaign activities are on track and well-coordinated.
  • Oversee and manage logistics for all campaign donor visits.
  • Attend all campaign-related meetings.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the mission and vision of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
  • Previous campaign experience is required.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • At least six to eight years of professional fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated success with fundraising and management of donor portfolios of five- and six figure gifts.
  • A collaborative, team player with strong interpersonal and motivational skills, including ease and skill in conveying the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s mission to a wide variety of constituents.
  • A self-starter with strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work closely with executive leadership and a committed and engaged group of volunteer solicitors.
  • Articulate, with strong written communications and presentation skills.
  • Experience with prospect/donor management fundraising software applications.
  • Ability to travel as needed and attend evening and weekend events.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises Campaign Manager.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your resume, addressed to Susan Loris, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, by email in PDF or Word formats to loriss@mso.org. Please, no phone calls or hard copy/physical mail submissions.

 

CAMPAIGN Manager

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:

The Campaign Manager will assist the Campaign Director with the planning and execution of fundraising activities related to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A Grand Future Campaign. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the campaign calendar and serve as the day-to-day point person for major deadlines and deliverables related to the campaign.
  • Track and monitor the progress of all campaign cultivation and solicitation efforts in the donor database.
  • Generate timely reports to summarize campaign activity and continually assess the capacity of the prospect pool to ensure that the campaign is positioned to meet its fundraising targets.
  • Support the campaign fundraising efforts of the Campaign Cabinet, Campaign Steering Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement by preparing briefing materials for donor visits, drafting correspondence, entering contact reports, helping to schedule visits and ensuring that any needed meeting follow-up is completed.
  • Conduct research on campaign donors and create comprehensive profiles and briefing memos.
  • Plan and help implement logistics for campaign cultivation events and activities.
  • Help manage logistics for all donor visits, including scheduling appointments, coordinating travel plans, preparing meeting materials and facilitating post-visit follow up.
  • Coordinate the production of campaign collateral and communications.
  • Oversee the recording and receipting of all campaign gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining an efficient pledge reminder system.
  • Help create and implement a stewardship program for all campaign donors.
  • Handle the logistics for Campaign Cabinet and Campaign Steering Committee meetings, including mailing meeting notices and materials, and preparing agenda, follow-up correspondence and status reports.
  • Maintain an effective communication system to ensure all campaign activities are on track and well-coordinated, including facilitating and preparing materials for regular campaign update meetings with executive leadership, key volunteers and campaign counsel.
  • Attend—as requested—all campaign-related meetings and document proceedings.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the mission and vision of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • At least three to five years of professional fundraising experience.
  • A collaborative, team player with strong interpersonal and motivational skills, including ease and skill in conveying the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s mission to a wide variety of constituents.
  • A self-starter with strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work closely with executive leadership and a committed and engaged group of volunteer solicitors.
  • Articulate, with strong written communications and presentation skills.
  • Experience with prospect/donor management fundraising software applications.
  • Ability to travel as needed and attend evening and weekend events

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit your resume, addressed to Susan Loris, Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, by email in PDF or Word formats to loriss@mso.org. Please, no phone calls or hard copy/physical mail submissions.

The MSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AUDITIONS

Information on upcoming audition opportunities: