Executive Director

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Philadelphia, PA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the administrative and development functions of the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus and bears this responsibility with the Board of Directors. The ED works in close partnership with the Artistic Director (AD), carries out necessary management policies and general business operations of the Organization, performs special assignments, and is empowered to exercise discretion and independent judgment in performing essential business for PGMC. The ED will develop harmonious working relationships within the organization (staff, membership, and Board of Directors) and represent the organization to the wider community, clients, donors, patrons, and business partners. The ED will also maintain productive working relationships with GALA and other community choruses and organizations.

Duties of the ED will include, but not be limited to:

  • Creation, implementation, and implementation of PGMC's annual budget and finances in collaboration with AD and committee chairs
  • Creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures and policies in collaboration with the Membership Chair to recommend best practices to the Board
  • Lead Development efforts
    • Fundraising
    • Donor cultivation and appreciation
    • Grant writing
  • Develop and execute overall marketing strategy in collaboration with Marketing Chair and any required additional contributors, i.e. photographer, graphic designer
  • Execution of the Strategic Plan
  • Ensure the ongoing development of the Board of Directors, including retention, recruitment of community Board members, as well as encouraging professional development opportunities for the Board
  • Oversight of day-to-day operations
  • In collaboration with the AD, act as the public face of PGMC
    • Inter-organizational communication
    • Attend area networking events
    • Serve as a community collaborator and connector
  • Oversight of all special events in collaboration with Events Chair, AD, or other event coordinators (dependent on event type)
  • Facilitate efficient communication and collaboration between Board committees
  • Oversee administration of PGMC technology solutions
  • Vendor contract negotiations, in collaboration with the AD
  • Ensure organizational membership benefits are fully utilized, i.e. Council on the Arts, GALA, Chorus America
  • Venue Selection, in collaboration with the AD
  • Establish Board of Director meeting schedule and structure in collaboration with the Board's Chair
  • Participation in Board of Directors and committee meetings
  • Oversee work of committee chairs and provide approval, when necessary
  • Maintain sole responsibility of employment decisions of administrative staff in consultation with the AD and Board of Directors
  • Attend all main stage PGMC concerts, events, and rehearsals whenever possible.
  • Facilitate staff meetings.



  • Commitment to the mission of the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, proven experience in administration, revenue development, and personnel management, preferably in the non-profit arts industry
  • Interest and passion in working with the LGBT+ community
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • The ability to present a professional and positive image to a wide variety of individuals and organizations
  • Experience cultivating and managing individual donors and corporate sponsors
  • Proven experience in generating diversified revenue sources
  • Experience with marketing strategies, e-marketing, media relations, branding standards, and managing advertising contracts
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks


The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by Federal, Pennsylvania, or Philadelphia laws governing non-discrimination in employment. PGMC is committed to a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT+ candidates to apply.

Compensation and Benefits: 

The Executive Director role is full time with flexible hours, inclusive of evenings and weekends, as necessary.


Salary and benefits are negotiable based on level of experience

Application Procedure: 

To apply, please send cover letter, resumé, and salary requirements to hire@pgmc.orgApplications are due by January 31st, 2019. Interviews are targeted to begin in early February 2019 with an anticipated started date of April 1, 2019.

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