Open Positions

Executive Director
Full Time Position

The Executive Director assumes responsibility for the management of all human and financial resources needed to achieve the youth 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. As the public face of the organization, the executive director is responsible for presenting positive images to young musicians, parents, donors, and members of the community regarding programs and the youth orchestra’s role in music education.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • a minimum of five years of experience in non-profit arts management

  • a record of demonstrated organizational, community and industry leadership

  • a willingness to work flexible hours as required by weekend rehearsals, performance schedules, auditions, etc., and

  • the ability to collaborate with artistic and administrative staff, board and community members.

Experience in youth arts is a plus. 

Louisville Youth Orchestra  is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all of its employees.  We actively seek and employ qualified persons in all job classifications, and administer all personnel actions affecting employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. LYO does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment, to include sexual harassment, against applicants for employment and employees.


Please review this website for more information about the LYO. Also, please see the Position Description. To apply for the position please send a letter of interest, references (2 personal & 2 professional), and your current resume to  The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021. The LYO offers a competitive salary benefits package.