Convergence Ensemble

67 Ocean St
Boston, MA 02124
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Date Posted:
April 05, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Part-Time

General Manager

Description:

Convergence Ensemble (CE) is seeking a creative, organized, and innovative part-time General Manager with a passion for classical music, education, and community building to lead the Ensemble through its next phase. CE is a small chamber music ensemble led by Artistic Director Rachel Goodwin. CE enjoys a wide network of educational and community partners and seeks to strengthen and expand this network.

This position is the perfect opportunity to strengthen leadership skills through hands-on experience in marketing strategy, fiscal oversight, development, grant writing, community engagement, and strategic/operational growth. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, a strong desire to learn, and be willing to strategize and implement new procedures.


The position is ideal for a self-starter, ready to work independently but with a strong commitment to the growth of the organization and its programs.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Qualifications:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Administration, Operations, Board, and Finance:

· Execute and guide CE through its five-year strategic plan

· Manages day-to-day operations (office administration, banking, staffing, database maintenance, basic bookkeeping, etc.)

· Board development and monthly board meeting preparation

· Maintain tax and legal documents

· Supervise, train, and grow network of staff, volunteers, and/or interns, as needed


Development and Fundraising:

· Expand CE’s operational budget

· Develop and execute fundraising strategies with the Board and Artistic Director

· Streamline donor database

· Research grant opportunities and manage the grant process (proposal writing, calendar updates and reporting to funders) and write grant proposals


Marketing and Communications:

· Serve as a passionate voice of the ensemble to diverse constituents (educational partners, community partners, audience members, donors, business sponsors)

· Oversee the Communications Manager position, working collaboratively on brand consistency and market data analysis.


Programming, Community Outreach, and Production:

· Develop production timelines for public concerts and educational performances

· Liaise with educational partners about needs, production, and planning

· Survey community needs

· Coordinate rehearsals, venues, and concerts

· Manage printed and digital programming materials

· Refine virtual infrastructure

· Collect and analyze audience and student data

· Oversee program development and design

· Actively recruit community supporters and partners


Qualifications:

· 1 year of related experience with basic financing, budgeting, and bookeeping; 3 years of nonprofit management preferred; Bachelor’s degree preferred

· Background in classical music required

· Experience in concert production; experience with virtual events a plus

· Fluency with Google Drive or Microsoft Office (including Excel); Adobe inDesign a plus

· Proficiency with various social media platforms, previous experience with CRMs, and drag-and-drop website platforms preferred

· Experience with OBS, Logic, Premiere Pro, or their respective equivalents a plus

· Demonstrated community building skills

· Demonstrated commitment to education and equity

· Demonstrated ability to supervise, collaborate, and guide team members

· Excellent written communication skills required


Compensation:

· $10,000 – 12,000 salary; part-time, one-year contract

· Flexible hours; 8-20 hours per week; occasional nights/weekends required

· Remote, with one day in the office; occasional travel to offsite locations required

How To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples to Nicholas Tran atnicholas@convergenceensemble.org with “General Manager Application” in the subject line. Your cover letter should briefly outline your qualifications, commitment to diversity, and interest. Successful first-round candidates should be prepared to submit contact information for 2 references.


CE encourages you to apply even if your experience is limited. This position is an incredible learning opportunity for those who want to explore small nonprofit operations.

Interviews will begin the week of April 19.

Ideal Start date: May 17

Apply by:
April 30, 2021
Salary:
$10,000 - $12,000
About this Organization:

Fostering community through chamber music, Convergence Ensemble provides welcoming, accessible, and exceptional quality music experiences for audiences, educational institutions, and neighborhood organizations throughout New England.