Community Concerts at Second seeks a full time Managing Director to start July 1, 2019. Currently the organization presents a schedule of 16 live concerts on Sunday afternoons and evenings from September through June. Concerts are held at Second Presbyterian Church at 4200 Saint Paul Street in Baltimore, MD. The Managing Director will work closely with the Governing Board, with the expectation that the successful candidate will be an active partner and devote significant time and effort with the Board to enhance awareness of the Series in the community and increase both audience size and fundraising.
In general: The Managing Director is responsible for the day to day operations and management of the organization. This includes: marketing and production of concerts; fundraising; as well as financial management and reporting. Financial matters are undertaken with support from a part-time (contractual) bookkeeper and the Board’s Treasurer. The Managing Director reports to the President of the Governing Board regarding all aspects of the position and works closely with the Committee Chairs, including the Chair of the Music Committee with regard to the operations of that Committee and contracting with artists and interacting with the Baltimore Symphony musicians.
Community Concerts does not have formal office space, but makes use of its concert venue at Second Presbyterian to receive mail. The Managing Director will need to provide their own work space. Community Concerts will provide a work laptop, printer, and other basic office supplies. The position is full time (35 hours per week on average). Benefits include 20 days of paid vacation, in addition to holidays. Working hours are flexible but require attendance at Board and committee meetings (which may occur on weekends or evenings), as well as rehearsals and Sunday concerts.
Salary: Competitive with similar non-profit arts organizations in the area and commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess or demonstrate:
- a Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in music or non-profit management is preferred, or 3 years arts management experience in lieu of an advanced degree;
- active membership in the Baltimore musical or arts community;
- strong written and verbal communication skills as well as command of social media;
- thorough knowledge of computers and proficiency in MS Word and Excel;
- experience with Quickbooks and NeonCRM (or other donor CRM system) preferred;
- proven initiative and flexibility in managing an organization;
- experience in concert operations and/or front-of-house a plus.
Responsibilities: Specific duties and responsibilities include:
I. Artistic Matters
- Provides support for the Music Committee, which meets approximately 6 times per year. This includes: oversight of press kit review and selection of artists for the afternoon concerts, all aspects of contracting, coordination activities related to the annual Wonderlic Voice / Piano Competition, as well as serving as principal liaison with BSO artistic directors for the candlelight concerts.
- Supervises production of concerts, including: rehearsals, set-up, break-down and management of performers.
- Markets the concert series in the local and regional media through multiple traditional and social media channels
- Manages production and distribution of season brochure, Sonata program book, and BSO biography cards.
- Manages the fundraising/development activities of the Board.
- Performs routine administrative duties related to the organization including: correspondence, email, answering phone and voice mails, oversight of financial transactions and reporting (including preparation of an annual budget) and preparation of materials for Board meetings.
For additional information about Community Concerts at Second, please visit our website: www.communityconcertsatsecond.org.
To apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin on June 1, 2019.