Musica Sacra

P O Box 381336
Cambridge, MA 02238
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Date Posted:
March 10, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Executive

Type:
Part-Time

Executive Director

Description:

Musica Sacra, a choral chamber ensemble based in Cambridge, MA, seeks a part-time Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization as we move through these COVID times and into a post-pandemic performance world. The ideal candidate is passionate about the value of music, highly technologically literate, and enthusiastic about connecting with diverse communities, bringing both vision and operational skills to the position. Although not-for-profit and arts administration experience is preferable, we recognize that the right candidate may have transferable skills from other backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Musica Sacra is committed to striving toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion—all are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and working closely with the Artistic Director, the ED works an average of 20 hours per week, fewer from June-August and more during the concert season. The ED is responsible for managing the workload and corresponding hours. Day-to-day work will be conducted remotely.

In-person duties include attendance at concerts, board meetings, fundraising events, and one Wednesday chorus rehearsal per month during the season (September-May). Salary is $30k, based on alignment with our core requirements, including but not limited to:

  • - knowledge of and passion for choral music

  • - capacity for warm, enthusiastic engagement with our singers, audience, and donors

  • - technological literacy

  • - commitment to Musica Sacra’s future

  • - administrative ability and leadership skills

  • - excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • - proactive work ethic

    Responsibilities:

    Marketing and Development

    Create and implement an annual marketing and development plan. Work with the Development Committee to set goals, plan and implement fundraising events, recruit donors and manage stewardship and appeals. Maintain records and database. Research funding opportunities and develop grant proposals. Maintain social media presence, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and more. Collaborate with volunteer webmaster and graphic designer on website, season brochure, and other marketing and publicity materials, both print and digital.

    Finance and Governance

    Oversee day-to-day financial management, supervise part-time bookkeeper, and work with Board Treasurer and Artistic Director to develop annual budget—prior knowledge of or ability to learn Quickbooks is required. Collaborate with the Board on governance and strategic planning.

    Concerts and Outreach

    Act as the face of the organization, providing a welcoming presence at all of our concerts through audience interaction and public speaking. Oversee concert management, including ticketing, supervision of volunteer front-of-house staff, and digital streaming of virtual and live concerts. Actively pursue collaborations with outside artists and organizations. Explore and secure bookings at outside venues.


    Hiring Timeline:

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The application is open until filled.

    How to apply:

    Please send application materials to jobs@musicasacra.org

    • Resume
    • Brief cover letter
    • 3 references who can speak to your skills as they align with our core requirements
    • Optional: website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or writing samples

    About Musica Sacra

    From a choral repertoire spanning five centuries, Musica Sacra performs works with a crisp passion that awakens the listener to yearnings and joys, sorrows and delights—all that defines and inspires the best in human lives. Since 1959, Musica Sacra has been performing choral music with the highest standards of musical excellence. Next season, Mary Beekman, Artistic Director of Musica Sacra, celebrates her 42nd season of ardently engaging audiences with choral music, both familiar and rare.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, motivated, communicative and enthusiastic individual who wishes to build a career in arts management. S/he will have:

• At least five years experience, preferably in non-profit management and/or hold a graduate degree in arts administration

• Demonstrated fundraising experience

• Knowledge of and experience with non-profit boards, including the ability to communicate priorities and accomplishments effectively and concisely

• Strong tech skills. Microsoft Suite (or Mac equivalent), Excel, QuickBooks, Adobe CS (including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

• Strong love of performing arts

• Exceptional organizational, oral and written communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills

• Excellent time management skills; ability to balance and prioritize a variety of projects and handle deadlines in a face-paced environment

How To Apply:

Please send application materials to jobs@musicasacra.org

  • Resume
  • Brief cover letter 
  • References who can speak to your alignment with our core requirements.
  • Optional: website, Facebook, instagram, twitter, and/or writing samples

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Apply by:
April 15, 2021
Salary:
$30,000
About this Organization:
From a choral repertoire spanning five centuries, Musica Sacra performs works both familiar and rare, with a crisp passion that awakens the listener to yearnings and joys, sorrows and delights--all that defines and inspires the best in human lives. Since 1959, Musica Sacra's 30-voice ensemble has been performing choral music with the highest standards of musical excellence and a sound that has been called 'breathtaking' and 'uncommonly fresh and direct.' Director Mary Beekman, now in her 41st  season, continues to thrill Musica Sacra's singers and audiences with a varied and engaging repertoire.