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CURRENT OPENING:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Constellations Chamber Concerts is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, forward-thinking, and experienced individual to direct its operations and manage several part-time operational personnel. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment.

LOCATION: Washington, DC area with remote work option for most tasks

 

HOURS:

Salaried position with flexible hours and some fixed hours. Typical time commitment will be approximately 20-30 hours per week, and infrequently as much as 40 hours. Must be able to occasionally work nights and weekends, particularly during concert weeks. Timing depends on candidate availability and organizational needs. 

 

COMPENSATION:

$30,000 to $35,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits negotiable.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is responsible for effectively administering multiple aspects of Constellations Chamber Concerts to ensure a positive public experience and smooth overall operations. The Executive Director will also supervise part-time staff and volunteers working in three general areas: communications and marketing; fundraising and development; and event support. The Executive Director is responsible for planning and overseeing quality, timely staff work.

 

The Executive Director will be responsible for making day-to-day business decisions and resolving operational challenges, and to advise on key strategic decisions that will be made in conjunction with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  MINIMUM:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong skills in using Windows- or Mac-based computers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability to navigate online databases and resources

  • Proven interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with coordinators, patrons, and the community in a team environment

  • Supervisory and program management experience

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience with communications, newsletters, other promotional materials

  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines

  • Ability to review written materials and discern voice and audible tones

 

  DESIRED:

  • Understanding of and appreciation for chamber music

  • Arts administration experience, especially concert production

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor, motivate, and inspire contract staff and volunteers

  • Experience working with community organizations and cultural institutions

  • Familiarity with grant writing and nonprofit development

  • Familiarity with website editing and management

  • Familiarity with video and audio editing and podcast production
     

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

  Operational Leadership and Administration – 40%

  • Operational planning and evaluation

  • Project management

  • Relationship management with patrons, donors, partner organizations

  • Leading development/fundraising efforts for the organization

  • Volunteer recruitment and management

  • Venue and partnership research and outreach

  • Other support for Artistic Director and Board

 

  Supervision of Part-Time Staff with Responsibility for Development Activities – 25%

  • Fundraising events

  • Grant research and applications

  • Patron and donor relations

  • Donor acknowledgements

 

  Supervision of Part-Time Staff with Responsibility for Communications and Marketing – 20%

  • Brochure and program design

  • Website and social media updating

  • Newsletter drafting

  • Donor, patron, and volunteer outreach

  • Audio and video production and editing

  • Interfacing with Public Relations firm

 

  Supervision of Part-Time Staff with Responsibility for Event Management – 15%

  • Announcements, ticketing, patron services

  • Artist pickup, care & feeding

  • Musical instrument rental, tuning, and transport

  • Reception planning, set-up and clean-up
     

 

ABOUT CONSTELLATIONS:

Constellations Chamber Concerts draws together world-class artists in programs that engage audiences with a dynamic interweaving of music from all eras and genres. We explore and celebrate connections in music: between genres, works, composers, generations, and the performers on stage, approaching music traditional and new with a fresh perspective. Our main activities include formal concerts and informal community education and outreach activities. For more information, visit our website: www.constellationsmusic.org

 

APPLICATION:

The application is available online below.  A resume or CV and cover letter must accompany your application. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis with a decision expected by the end of 2022. The successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.

If you encounter any difficulties with the application form, you can email your application materials to Ellen Hwangbo, Artistic Director at: hwangbo@constellationsmusic.org

 

Application Form