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WMA

Employment Opportunities

POSITION AVAILABLE: Development Director

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the fundraising and resource development efforts of Westrick Music Academy, including the annual fund, major gifts, grants, and corporate giving.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 and manage 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in successful fundraising
  • 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
  • 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: Part-time, approximately 15-18 hours per week. Flexible schedule and some remote work possible, but must accommodate some evening and weekend events. Potential for hours to grow with the organization.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@WestrickMusic.org and reference Development Director 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 3-5 hours per week for one or two semesters. Schedule during the workday is flexible based on the availability of the candidate. Monday and/or Thursday 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.

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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