President & Executive Director

President & Executive Director

The Hochstein School
Rochester, NY
$110,000 - $140,000
Posted On:
October 12, 2021


Dr. Margaret Quackenbush, President & Executive Director of the School since 1992, will retire in June 2022. She and her leadership team have skillfully positioned the School both financially and programmatically to move forward in previously unrealized directions as the Rochester community emerges from the pandemic. The Board of Directors is committed to finding a new President/Executive Director willing to explore innovative opportunities for current and future students, and in particular, those in our community who are underserved. The School’s new President will need to provide strategic thinking and creativity to ensure Hochstein’s continued development. Responsibilities: ● Develop the vision, direction, and oversight for the School’s educational programs and services. ● Work closely with the Board of Directors, to develop strategic goals/objectives; provide support of all aspects of the Board’s work; communicate regularly with the Board. ● Establish and maintain a professional faculty. ● Establish and maintain a well-qualified, mission-driven administrative staff. ● Oversee development efforts. ● Oversee management of the School’s finances. ● Oversee management of the School’s comprehensive campaign. ● Provide oversight of human resources. ● Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the School.


A candidate applying for the President/Executive Director position should be a visionary musician and educator with a strong background in teaching and performance. This candidate should also possess significant management and leadership experience in the arts and arts education. An advanced degree is required, preferably in music. The successful candidate will have the capacity to bring people together to work as a team, both within the School and in the greater community. Hochstein seeks a candidate who is both a big-picture thinker and an attention-to-detail organizer. Financial management skills are required to prepare and manage the School’s operating budget and other assets. A crucial aspect of the new leader’s role will be leading the School’s efforts to acquire the resources necessary to support its programs and operations, serving as the face of the School with donors, funders, and community partners. An experienced, professional administrative staff will provide significant support for carrying out the many responsibilities of the President/Executive Director.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three references no later than November 19, 2021 to:
Eric W. Logan
Chair, Search Committee
The Hochstein School

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