Shriver Hall Concert Series invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director, available immediately.


Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the 2015-16 Season, Shriver Hall Concert Series is one of the nation’s most respected presenters of internationally known soloists and chamber ensembles.  Established in 1966, the eight-concert subscription series is presented in the 1,100-seat Shriver Hall auditorium on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  An additional three “Discovery Series” concerts are presented in venues throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, and outreach residencies are conducted on a regular basis.  The Series currently has 725 subscribers, national recognition, an endowment in excess of $1,600,000, an annual budget of over $600,000, and recognition in the local and regional press.  

Though it maintains a close working relationship with The Johns Hopkins University,

Shriver Hall Concert Series is an independent 501(c3) corporation that relies solely on ticket sales, endowment income, grants, and contributions for support, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Series’ operations, including artist selection and booking, fundraising, financial oversight, board support and communications, marketing, public relations, and social media, box office operations, and website management.  Working closely with the board, the Executive Director develops and executes strategic planning and policy, supervises the operations manager, marketing manager, bookkeeper, various hourly employees, and volunteers.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • - Programming and selecting performers in conjunction with the music committee
  • - Providing hospitality for performers
  • - Maintaining strong relationships with artists and their managers
  • - Booking artists and negotiating fees


  • - Supervising box office operations including ticket sales and patron relations
  • - Developing and monitoring annual budget and investment accounts
  • - Working effectively with the board 
  • - Serving as liaison between the Series and The Johns Hopkins University

Development and Marketing

  • - Overseeing fundraising, including major gifts, annual and planned giving, corporate support, grant writing, sponsorships, and personal solicitations
  • - Overseeing  community outreach, education, and audience development
  • - Developing strong relationships with local press and other media to publicize the series and its events
  • - Serving as spokesperson in the media and for series events
  • - Producing marketing, Prelude program guide, and other published materials

The successful candidate will be a proven leader who combines a thorough knowledge of the performing arts with a strong record of success in programming, presenting, audience development, and fundraising. She/he will have a broad and compelling vision for the importance and relevance of classical music and the pivotal role the series plays in the greater Baltimore community.

The preferred candidate will have superb interpersonal, communication, supervisory, and financial management skills. She/he will have a minimum of five years’ experience as a senior manager within a performing arts organization. A bachelor’s degree and knowledge of classical music artists and repertoire is essential.


Shriver Hall Concert Series offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.


Potential candidates are invited to send a letter detailing their interest and qualifications along with a resume and three professional references. References will remain confidential and will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior knowledge. Please send application materials to:

Shriver Hall Concert Series
Shriver Hall 105
3400 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD  21218-2698



No phone inquiries, please.

The position will remain open until filled.  The Search Committee will begin to review applications in mid-April.

Shriver Hall Concert Series is an equal opportunity employer.



tell us about yourself

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Stephen Jacobsohn, President
Shriver Hall, Suite 105
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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