Convergence Ensemble (www.convergenceensemble.org), a Dorchester-based chamber
music group with a commitment to connecting underserved neighborhoods in
Boston, is looking for a part-time General Manager.
Broadly, the General
Manager ensures that work is completed efficiently, that resources are
wisely used, and that best practices are adhered to.
The General Manager works
closely with the Artistic Director, Rachel Goodwin, in implementing
concert and program plans. Tasks would include coordinating venues, local
marketing, outreach to local schools for educational programs, program budget
management, and the oversight of production activities.
There is incredible
potential for growth in this position, both through learning the systems and
processes of a small nonprofit organization, and through meeting key contacts
in the field of Arts Administration. The person in this position has the
opportunity to grow organizational capacity and resources in a significant way.
The General Manager also
oversees these areas (through the assistance of volunteer or paid consultants as needed):
Board development and monthly board meeting preparation
Development management and coordination
The position will involve
approximately 8 hours/week. It is currently funded for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
The General Manager can
work remotely, but will occasionally be required to work weekly at Rachel Goodwin’s
home in Ashmont (within easy walking distance of the Red Line and easy parking).
· Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coach staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and oversee large projects
· Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
· Adaptable, positive, and self-directed mindset
· Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
· Experience working in a small nonprofit organization preferred
About this Organization:
The mission of Convergence Ensemble is to present unusual chamber music programming by supporting a diverse group of musicians that engage local audiences, inspire local pride, and strengthen the connections between our various Boston neighborhoods. Convergence Ensemble musicians have primary commitments to larger, local institutions such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University, New England Conservatory, and Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Convergence Ensemble productions will provide an outlet for area musicians to perform seldom heard instrumental and vocal works along with the classics of the chamber music literature. We program an expanded repertoire of works in order to connects with diverse and underserved audiences in the Boston area. Further, we seek a management framework to present these fully produced concerts throughout New England.
A medium-range goal is to develop educational outreach programs that have a long-term, meaningful impact our community’s young people. These programs encompass artist residencies that relate the chamber music being performed to the personal and academic lives of students (especially junior and senior high school students but we are open to college-aged audiences) through history, poetry, literature, dance, and visual art. By working with a number of artistic disciplines the programs will also explore performance-related issues, both in terms of technique and of communicating with an audience.