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Employment Opportunities

POSITION AVAILABLE: Development and Communications Director

POSITION SUMMARY: The Development and Communications Director leads our efforts to tell the story of Westrick Music Academy effectively to new and existing donors, funders, students, families, audiences, and the community. They are responsible for the fundraising and resource development efforts of Westrick Music Academy, including the annual fund, major gifts, grants, and corporate giving, as well as coordinating marketing and communications efforts around recruitment, audience cultivation, and brand awareness.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development & Fundraising (55%)

  • Develop comprehensive annual development plan in conjunction with the Board Development Committee and Executive Director
  • Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all prospects and donors, with support from Executive Director and Board
  • Research and write foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals, managing ongoing relationships
  • Develop and implement a successful growth strategy for Annual Giving
  • Engage with social media to forward WMA’s development strategies
  • Attend concerts and events as appropriate related to donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship
  • Participate in the establishment and tracking of annual development goals and budget
  • Oversee creation of development materials
  • Maintain prospect and donor files
  • Lead organization’s database maintenance, ensuring proper tracking of donor and prospect records, and coordinating efforts of other staff to continue accurate data management
  • Support the Board Development Committee efforts, assisting in strategy development and implementation, attending meetings as appropriate
  • Support efforts of our fledging Alumnae Association and their fundraising team

Marketing & Communications (40%)

  • Develop marketing and communication plans and calendars for the organization to foster program awareness, drive recruitment, and build audiences through social media, digital, email, press releases, and other appropriate channels, then lead implementation of the plans
  • Determine the right tools to track and evaluate responses and effectiveness of our marketing efforts
  • Collaborate across the organization to adopt and develop brand voice and tone, both visually and textually
  • Build, leverage, and execute social media presence to drive increased engagement while fostering and building community
  • Work with contractors to maintain organizational website, ensuring accuracy and relevancy of content
  • Develop print and digital materials as needed, including concert images, ads, brochures, etc., working with volunteers, staff, and contractors as needed

Administrative (5%)

  • As part of maintaining the organization’s database, act as the “CRM expert,” coordinating event and registration setup, and integrations between PatronManager (salesforce platform) and other programs
  • Assist at major events as needed

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in successful fundraising and communications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills required
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets
  • Demonstrated ability in successful cultivation, face-to-face solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in securing grants from government and foundation sources preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with alumni relations and annual fund appeals preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment and audience development, using multiple media channels preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, donor database software, email programs, social media, and willingness to learn new programs if needed
  • Ability to manage time and priorities independently and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required
  • A passion for music and the arts is a plus

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

HOURS: Full-time, including some evening and weekend events. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, flexible hours, some remote work, and travel reimbursement. Salary $50,000-56,000, DOE.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@WestrickMusic.org and reference Development and Communications Director in the subject line.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Rehearsal Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: Assists in rehearsal management on a weekly basis and at concerts as needed. May also have project-based assignments based on experience and desired areas of growth.  Reports to Executive Director, works closely with Operations Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rehearsal Coordinator’s tasks will include some or all of the following:

  • Assists in management of weekly rehearsals, including tracking attendance, distributing and collecting music, and assisting directors and volunteers as needed with administrative tasks.
  • Cooperate with parent volunteers in executing choir activities.
  • Assist in monitoring chorister drop-off and pick-up as needed.
  • Support the WMA office with music library maintenance, data collecting, database management, marketing, development, events management, etc. as needed within the schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A passion for music and the arts is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail are a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required.
  • This position requires a successful background and reference check.

HOURS: Part-time, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday evenings between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, depending on the day. Some other evening and weekend work may be requested for events.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@WestrickMusic.org and reference Rehearsal Coordinator in the subject line.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Administrative and Development Interns

POSITION SUMMARY: Assists in a wide-range of administrative projects in operations, marketing, and development, while gaining hands-on experience in the day-to-day processes involved in arts administration. Interns also work with staff to develop a project-based assignment tailored to their experience and desired areas of growth. In addition, the Development Intern works closely with our Development Director in database management and executing on elements of the annual development plan.

2-3 Administrative Internships and 1 Development Internship available

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Arts or Arts Management majors preferred. A passion for music and the arts is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills required
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail are a must
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required

HOURS: Part-time, approximately 5 hours per week depending on availability for one or two semesters. Schedule during the workday is flexible based on the availability of the candidate. Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday hours preferred for Development Intern position. Some other evening and weekend hours may be requested for events based on candidate availability. Summer internships also available on a part-time or full-time basis.

This is an unpaid-internship position, but college credit may be available based upon the requirements of your institution.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@WestrickMusic.org and reference Administrative Intern in the subject line.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: To ensure the safety of all our staff and students, WMA requires all employees to provide proof of full vaccination with one of three FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson). Accommodations related to medical or religious exemption will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be discussed with the Executive Director.

Westrick Music Academy is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. WMA does not discriminate in its hiring, compensation, or other employment practices on the basis of disability, race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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