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F-T Managing Director
Community Concerts at Second

Date Posted: January 10, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD

Community Concerts at Second seeks a full-time Managing Director. 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.  Previous Managing Directors served as independent contractors in a part-time capacity. This new position is a full time employee 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.

General Description:  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 Chair of the Music Committee with regard to the operations of that Committee and contracting with artists and interacting with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). 

Community Concerts does not have formal office space, but makes use of our concert venue at Second Presbyterian to receive mail. The Managing Director will need to provide their own work space and equipment. 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 Bachelors degree; post-graduate education in music or non-profit management is preferred; 
  • minimum of 2 to 4 years of relevant experience with an arts or other non-profit organization;
  • active membership in the Baltimore musical or arts community; 
  • strong written and verbal communication skills as well as command of social media;
  • proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks;
  • proven initiative and flexibility in managing an organization.

Responsibilities:  Specific duties and responsibilities include: 

I.  Artistic Matters

  • Provides support for the Music Committee which includes: oversight of press kit review and selection of artists for the afternoon concerts, all aspects of contracting, as well as serving as principal liaison with BSO artistic directors for the candlelight concerts. (Committee meets approximately 6 times per year), and coordinates activities related to the annual Wonderlic Competition.
  • Supervises production of concerts, including:  rehearsals, set up, break down and management of performers.

II. Operations

  • Markets the concert series in the local and regional media through multiple traditional and social media channels
  • Manages production and distribution of season brochure (mailer), program guide, Sonata, and BSO biography pamphlet...
  • 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 review of  invoices for payment , preparation of an annual budget) and preparation of materials for Board meetings. 

To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume to Beth Felder at or:

Community Concerts at Second
4200 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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F-T Development Operations Coordinator
Baltimore Symphony

Date Posted: December 2, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary: The Development Operations Coordinator serves on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Development team and will be fully-versed in and exposed to the daily development operations of the BSO; performing as a key figure in the effectiveness and overall ability of the department to achieve its fundraising goals, steward donors and maintain financial records of donations. Under the direction of the Director of the Annual Fund & Development Operations, the Development Operations Coordinator supports the implementation of fundraising strategies to increase contributed revenues from individual donors to the Annual Fund, with an emphasis on telefunding and direct mail initiatives.

See URL above for responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and application instructions.

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Vacancies at the Levine School

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington DC area

Description: Applications being accepted for diverse administrative and teaching positions. See Employment Openings at the Levine School.

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Administrative Positions with the Baltimore Symphony

Date: Ongoing
Location: Baltimore, MD

Follow the above link to view current openings. If a position lacks a posting date or application deadline, contact the BSO to verify that a posted position remains open (many vacancy notices on the BSO site don't include posting dates or application deadlines).

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Kennedy Center Employment Opportunities

Date: Ongoing
Location: Washington, DC

Diverse employment openings in various arts admin. fields are posted on the Kennedy Center site.

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Jobs at Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Date: Ongoing
Location: 10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

See site for current job listings. Opportunities open periodically for full-time, part-time and temporary jobs.

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Administrative Positions - Philadelphia Orchestra

Date of Posting: Ongoing
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Visit the above site regularly to discover open positions.

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Administrative Openings - Young Audiences Maryland

Date: Ongoing
Location: Baltimore, MD

About: Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country's foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences (YAMD) provides over 4,000 arts education opportunities for nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators throughout the state each year. The staff, board, and teaching artists of YAMD work to generate opportunities for all students to imagine, create and realize their full potential through the arts.

See site for info about current openings.

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Administrative Positions - Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Date: Ongoing
Location: 201 N. Charles St., Suite 401, Baltimore, MD 21201

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation believes that art is essential, that it has the power to transform individuals and communities, and in so doing helps define our society. Excellence, integrity, service, inclusion, and engagement are fundamental tenets of its commitment to the arts.

We envision a vital arts and cultural sector enriched by the movement of a vibrant and diverse environment of artists and arts organizations engaging audiences across geographic, artistic and institutional boundaries regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Foundation serves the states and territories of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, the Foundation engages in national and international work focused on performing arts touring, jazz, and independent filmmakers.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming. Over the years, MAAF has built a core of program initiatives designed to address specific issues of regional, national and international arts support. We do this by:

  • Expanding access to the arts
  • Exploring new forms of creative expression and presentation
  • Providing leadership in the development of new models and partnerships
  • Expansion of markets for artists and their work
  • Providing resources to enable organizations to expand audiences
  • Exploring new ways for artists and organizations to enhance operational and creative practices
  • Representing best practices in management and governance

Our programming focuses on performing arts touring, jazz, the traditional arts, international engagement, filmmaking and touring, and artist fellowships.

To Apply: See site for vacancy announcements and application instructions -

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