Chorus pro Musica seeks a Director of Operations

Director of Operations (Part-Time)

Description

Chorus pro Musica (CpM) seeks a Director of Operations who will bring energy, resourcefulness, and innovation to their collaborative partnerships with CpM’s Music Director and leadership team. The Director of Operations is responsible for the administrative management of the Chorus, with a focus on financial planning and development. The role is a part-time position that reports to, and is supported by, the Board of Directors and various volunteer-led chorus committees.

Chorus pro Musica

Founded in 1949, Chorus pro Musica is a 100-member auditioned chorus led by Music Director Dr. Jamie Kirsch. Throughout its history, CpM has built a superb reputation as one of the most influential forces in choral music in New England. It is distinguished in the Boston area by its creative programming & high quality performances, collaboration with other music organizations, and active commissioning of new choral works. CpM has commonly collaborated with other Boston-area arts organizations such as the Boston Philharmonic, the New England Philharmonic, and the BoSoma Dance Company.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Development & Fundraising: Develop, coordinate, and execute a comprehensive strategy of financial development and support.
  2. Financial Management: In partnership with the Operations and Finance Committees, prepare budgets and manage financial operations in accordance with approved budget and governmental regulations.
  3. Concert Production & Event Management: Oversee the planning and execution of all concerts and events.
  4. Marketing: Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to market the Chorus and its programs.
  5. Community Relations: Act as a spokesperson for the Chorus to the media, government agencies, corporate communities, foundations, and funders, and develop ongoing relationships with peers across the arts field.
  6. Board of Directors: Work with the Board of Directors and its officers to support them in fulfilling their functions.
  7. Staffing & Volunteer Management: Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers across their respective committees.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience developing, organizing, and executing fundraising strategies and events
  • Experience nurturing both existing and potential donor relationships
  • Experience using online integrated systems and software used by nonprofits, including Quickbooks, Kindful, & Eventbrite
  • Experience executing artist contracts and negotiating with performance venues
  • Experience managing email and social media campaigns
  • Experience managing and/or coaching volunteers & staff
  • Knowledge of the performing arts environment in Boston
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to both work collaboratively and self-direct, as needed

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Application

Location: 645 Boylston Street. Boston, MA 02116; some remote work possible, depending upon needs of the Chorus

Schedule: Part-time (20-25 hours/week)

Salary: $25-30,000, depending upon experience; opportunity for promotion to full-time depending upon performance and funding

Start date: 1/3/2022

Please email a cover letter & resume to development@choruspromusica.org