The Louisville Orchestra has long had a strong reputation for innovation, creativity, and excellence. With an annual operating budget of $13M, 58 full-time musicians, and a 34-week performance season, it is currently an organization that is changing the very idea of what a 21st century orchestra can be and do. Under the leadership of Music Director Teddy Abrams, the Louisville Orchestra is well on its way toward achieving its goal of being “the most interesting orchestra on the planet.”


Position Summary: The Campaign Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the Orchestrating the Future Campaign, a new endowment campaign for the Louisville Orchestra. The Campaign Manager executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with members of the Louisville Orchestra Development staff, volunteers in various campaign committees, musicians, (e.g., Music Director) as well as fundraising counsel (if applicable).


The Ideal Candidate: The Louisville Orchestra is seeking a self-driven and results-oriented Campaign Manager for their Development team. Under the direction of the Director of Development and working closely with the Director of Endowment Giving, the successful Campaign Manager will have the ability to interact with both internal and external constituents with ease and grace. Key attributes include but are not limited to dedication to the mission, problem solving, relationship building, self-awareness and self-confidence, and the desire to work behind-the-scenes. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Development team to create highly organized fundraising operations for the campaign to support the work of the front-line fundraising team members. Candidates must be able to manage multiple priorities and act with a high degree of professionalism, personal integrity, creativity, and cooperation with both internal and external constituents.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive, Director of Development, and volunteer campaign leadership to continue to create and implement a strategic direction for the campaign
  • Lead the campaign through its various stages – quiet, major gift and public phase
  • Build cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors at all levels
  • Organize the pipeline of individual campaign prospects
  • Prioritize donors, conduct research, and draft communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos for prospective campaign donors
  • Support the volunteer committees; assist in campaign volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, run and conduct follow-up for group meetings and train volunteers for solicitations
  • Develop appropriate donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship platforms and ensure proper execution
  • Assist in strategizing and implementing campaign cultivation and recognition events, in conjunction with the Manager of Special Events and Donor Engagement
  • Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to Board Members and/or Director of Development
  • Continue to build a suite of relevant campaign reports, as necessary
  • Create campaign related materials (brochures, pamphlets, external communications, update case statement as needed, etc.), in conjunction with the Director of Marketing
  • Work with Director of Development to create a Campaign budget
  • Maintain a comprehensive campaign timetable
  • Maintain good relationships with diverse group of stakeholders and co-workers with a positive and helpful attitude
  • Work collaboratively and proactively to resolve problems and issues
  • Always maintain confidentiality related to all donors, prospects, and campaign plans/strategies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development


Required Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Passion for the mission of the Louisville Orchestra with a strong commitment to its core values
  • Experience in a similar function, project management or complex multi-tasking roles
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with a proven-record of fostering excellent relationships internally within a team/institution and externally between stakeholders and an institution
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – good attention to detail
  • Ability to recommend and set a course of action, prioritize work to solve complex and delicate problems, and present information in a concise and effective manner for internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PowerPoint and CRM database management experience preferred



Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, business or related field

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume here.  For confidential questions or inquiries, contact Lisa Betson Resnik at All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.