Shelter Music Boston

1337 Massachusetts Ave #116
Arlington, MA 02476

Date Posted:
February 07, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Administrative Assistant


Reporting to the Director of Development and Operations, the Administrative Assistant aids in the daily operations of Shelter Music Boston to support the organization’s mission. Responsibilities include:

Program Delivery

  • Research and craft monthly program notes and prepare concert programs using scheduled repertoire

  • Create/send promotional flyers and concert reminders to service partners each month

  • Transcribe and tabulate audience survey data each month

  • Coordinate concert volunteer program including scheduling monthly volunteers

  • Attend concerts as available


  • Enter data into and run reports from the organization’s database (currently Salesforce)

  • Format artist contracts from existing template

  • Curate information and create posts for SMB social media channels, including uploads to YouTube and SoundCloud

  • Contribute to SMB communications including content writing, simple graphic design, photo editing, and video design/editing

  • Update SMB website, including monthly concert calendar and repertoire listing


  • Conduct prospect and foundation research

  • Assist with the Spring and Fall Fundraising Appeal process

  • Prepare logistics and materials for fundraising events

  • Attend fundraising events to assist with set-up, registration/ticket sales, and break down

  • Other tasks as needed

  • A passion for social justice; an outgoing, personable, and articulate ambassador

  • Appreciation and recognition of the transformational power of live classical music

  • Completion of undergraduate studies preferred

  • Ability to work independently and remotely

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Experience with simple graphic design, photo editing, and video design/editing

  • Efficient organizational skills

  • Experience with Google Suite, SalesForce, DonorPerfect, Weebly, Mailchimp, social media platforms preferred

  • Must be comfortable working with people of myriad circumstances, as he/she will interact directly with homeless shelter guests


  • 5 hours per week for 48 weeks (specific schedule flexible based on workload)

  • Must own phone and personal computer; must have reliable internet access

  • Access to a car preferred or experience using multiple modes of public transportation

How To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Erin Merceruio Nelson at Questions are welcome. 
Apply by:
February 22, 2019
$12/hour; benefits not included
About this Organization:

Shelter Music Boston presents classical chamber music concerts, of the highest artistic standards, in homeless shelters and other sheltering environments.  Our goal is to promote community, creative interaction, respect, and therapeutic benefit.  We believe all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music whether or not they have a home.