260 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Date Posted:
February 19, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Instrumental Music Manager



Since 1991, ZUMIX has provided music and creative technology programs for youth ages 7-18 in the Greater Boston area. We provide out-of-school programs throughout the year including: songwriting, audio technology, community media, and instrumental music instruction. ZUMIX’s goal is to foster young people’s personal development, artistic growth, civic engagement, and workforce development as well as to promote the 21st century skills needed to achieve success in college and career. For more information on our work, please visit www.zumix.org.

ZUMIX seeks an Instrumental Music Manager to supervise and support our Instrumental Music cohort, an integral part of our creative youth development programming. This is a multi-faceted position that requires enthusiasm, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail. The Instrumental Music Manager is a member of the Program Leadership Team, which collaborates to ensure excellence throughout ZUMIX programs. She/he/they will oversee ZUMIX’s Adventures In Music (AIM) program, which includes private and group instrumental lessons, as well as advanced ensembles. Additionally, the Instrumental Music Manager will plan, prepare, and facilitate our Rock Ed Program, which is co-facilitated by a dedicated and growing group of volunteers. She/he/they must be an experienced multi-instrumentalist with strong project managements skills, knowledge of database maintenance, and a comprehensive understanding of youth development.



  • Oversee Instrumental Music program area, which includes private and group lessons, ensembles, and Rock Ed Programs
  • Onboard and supervise all contracted music teachers in the AIM Program, as well as Rock Ed volunteers
  • Organize and facilitate bimonthly AIM teacher meetings
  • Support ensemble teachers with student auditions and preparing for gigs
  • Oversee AIM budget
  • Represent the Instrumental Music (AIM) program area as a member of the Program Leadership Team (PLT)
  • Collaborate with PLT to ensure program excellence including:
  • Support program outreach efforts including reaching out to local partners and schools
  • Coordinate intake, enrollment, and retention including tracking all students in database
  • Attend biweekly PLT meetings

Direct Service

  • Prepare curriculum, and facilitate 2 Rock Ed classes per semester
  • Prepare curriculum and facilitate 1 Advanced Rock Ed class per semester
  • Embody ZUMIX’s principles of youth development and theory of change
  • Help PLT lead Program Orientation each semester
  • Supervise and mentor Rock Ed Youth Co-Facilitators


  • Maintain and update monthly attendance sheets for private instructors
  • Manage private lesson waitlist, reach out to prospective students, and pair them with teachers
  • Plan bi-annual student recitals in January and June as well as end-of-semester Rock Ed showcases
  • Keep inventory of and maintain equipment/resources in teaching rooms
  • Monitor instrumental equipment donations
  • Manage room schedules and internal room scheduling requests for all AIM related programming
  • Manage all ensemble bookings
  • Maintain student database across all program areas

  • 2+ years experience in a supervisory/management position
  • 2+ years experience in youth development/music education, preferably in a nonprofit/community based setting or public school
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Portuguese
  • Degree in arts or music education, nonprofit administration, project management, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong database management skills and knowledge of administrative software
  • Strong relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, cross departmental priorities and work collaboratively
  • Ability to teach a variety of instruments (guitar, bass, piano, vocals, and/or drums strongly preferred)
  • Experience with individual and group music lessons in a non-conservatory environment
  • Strong administration and organizational skills

ZUMIX does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

ZUMIX is an equal opportunity employer. Benefits include generous paid vacation, holidays, sick days, life insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, professional development funds, and a creative, flexible organizational culture

How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume as well as three professional references to Jenny M. Shulman, Director of Operations at apply@zumix.org

In the subject line, please write "Instrumental Music Manager" followed by your last name.

Apply by:
March 01, 2019
About this Organization:
ZUMIX is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth to use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world.