Open Positions (as of September 18, 2017) Annual/Ongoing Open Positions
  • Internships in the following areas: Arts Administration, Marketing, and Development

Associate Artistic Director

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. seeks a qualified volunteer for the position of Associate Artistic Director (AAD) within the organization. The Associate Artistic Director reports directly to the Artistic Director (AD), and assists with and provides backup support for the general duties of the Artistic Director. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring arts administration professional to gain valuable and significant experience in the contemporary music industry while serving as a prominent member of the leadership team in an emerging nonprofit music corporation. This position is currently Open Until Filled, and review of applicants shall begin immediately. 

Staff positions are volunteer positions by default and typically require between 3-5 hours of volunteer work per week during the concert season, which runs from August through May. As the organization does not maintain a physical office location, most responsibilities can be performed online with a flexible schedule. The organization is sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules with advance notice. College credit for internships may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements. 

Description: Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Associate Artistic Director is responsible for assisting in overseeing the artistic operations of the Organization as a whole. 

General responsibilities: 

  • Working with the Artistic Director and President, develop the proposal for the Organization’s Annual Season Plan detailing all anticipated activities (and associated costs) for the upcoming season. This includes but is not limited to: proposed number of concerts, proposed venues and repertoire; schedule for competitions and auditions (commissioning contests; calls for scores; soloist/guest artist/conductor/ensemble evaluations, selections, or auditions); and specific composers or works to be performed. 
  • Working with the AD and Membership Director, develop the proposal for all networking and professional development and membership activities and events, and associated costs for the upcoming season. 
  • Inform the annual calendar/project plan regarding dates, deadlines, and time frames for specific Artistic events and activities 
  • Assist in scheduling and running monthly Artistic staff meetings as needed 
  • Assist AD in overseeing Artistic Department, including Concert Series and Director of Concert Series position 
  • Communicate and work with Artistic Director and Executive Director to develop Marketing, Development, Membership, and Administrative support for Artistic and Organization-wide plans 
  • Actively pursue opportunities for collaboration, consultation, and networking with other like-minded individuals, ensembles, and organizations 
  • Communicate with the AD and President regarding Organization’s ongoing artistic needs 
Specific responsibilities: 
  • Attend and participate as needed in all Organization Artistic activities, including concerts, workshops and other professional development events, networking events, and membership events 
  • Monitor the performance and address any concerns of all members of Artistic staff 
  • Participate in pre-concert and post-event Concert Series Staff Meetings 
  • Communicate regularly with the AD and Director of Concert Series to ensure the continued functioning capacity of the Organization’s Concerts 
  • Assist in organizing and recruiting various selection committees, with recommendations from members of the department and the Board of Directors, to select appropriate works to be programmed at Organization concerts and events 
Required Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated training and experience within the contemporary classical music and arts community 
  • Strong interpersonal and internal and external communication skills 
  • Volunteer management skills and ability to work well within a team of other volunteers 
  • Ability to correspond quickly, effectively, and respectfully via phone, email, or in person 
  • Applicants should be organized and efficient, and able to work independently and proactively 
  • Strong computer skills are required, including an ability to work with or quickly gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps 
  • Candidates should also have a strong awareness of and support for the Organization’s mission and current and long-term goals 
  • Strong reputation and presence within the Boston performing arts community 
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest in the position and relevant experience, along with a résumé or CV to jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org with the subject: “Associate Artistic Director.” 

Apply By: October 31, 2017

Date Posted: September 18, 2017

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Operations Coordinator

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking a qualified and interested volunteer for the position of Operations Coordinator within the organization. Duties for this position will commence in Fall 2017. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring music and/or arts professional to gain valuable and significant administrative experience in the new music industry while serving as a prominent addition to the team in a growing non-profit music corporation. The position will run through June 2018, with a possibility for renewal based upon mutual interest.

Coordinator positions are volunteer positions by default and typically require 1-3 hours of support in an average week.  As the organization does not maintain a physical office location, most responsibilities can be performed online with a flexible schedule. The organization is sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules with advance notice. College credit for internships may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements.

The Operations Coordinator (OC) reports to the President and Executive Director and is responsible for assisting with many of the internal business operations of the organization.  Specific responsibilities include:

Operational support

  • Track on internal staff forms and documents
  • Maintain and operate Organization Intranet site and calendars
  • Support with budgetary and financial reports upon request
  • Assist the development team in grant proposals and general development support
Volunteer/Personnel management
  • Manage overall search process for all vacancies, upon request of President or Executive Director.
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews upon request.
  • On-board new staff with relevant setup instructions, organization tools and resources, and job descriptions
  • Maintain and distribute operations manual for all new staff
  • Maintain full listing of job descriptions for all members of staff, and assist administration in creating new job descriptions for additional personnel
Additional
  • Provide support and assistance in the planning and execution of organization events
  • Other duties relevant to internal business operations, upon request

Qualifications: Applicants should be organized and efficient, and able to work independently and proactively. Some technical skills are required, including an ability to work with or quickly gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps. Candidates should also have a strong awareness of and support for the Organization’s mission and current and long-term goals.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a brief letter of interest in the position and relevant experience, along with a résumé or CV to Tim Davis, President, at jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org with the subject: “Operations Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply By: October 31, 2017

Salary: Volunteer position; college credit may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements. Other benefits include gaining valuable professional tech experience in concert and event production, working with a team of experienced and respected professionals in a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization, networking with prominent members of the industry, and name recognition in the international new music community.

Date Posted: September 18, 2017

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Membership Associate(s)

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. seeks qualified and interested volunteers for the position of Membership Associate. Multiple positions are potentially available, and review of applicants shall begin immediately. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring professional in the music and arts industry to gain valuable experience while serving as a prominent addition to the team in a rapidly-growing non-profit music corporation.

Staff positions are volunteer positions by default and typically require approximately one to three hours of support per week. As the organization does not maintain a physical office location, many responsibilities can be performed online with a flexible schedule. The organization is sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules with advance notice. College credit for internships may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements.

Reporting to the Membership Director, the Membership Associate (MA) is responsible for assisting the MD in the creation, implementation, and execution of the Organization’s short-term and long-term strategies in the areas of career and industry professional development and networking. The Membership department establishes events, activities, programs, and opportunities for Organization members for career advancement and fostering stronger connections with other members in the field of new music.

Specific responsibilities of the department include:

  • Identify, design, develop, implement, and assess virtual and face-to-face professional development programs, workshops, and roundtable discussions for Organization members, including the Organization’s quarterly podcast series and membership newsletter
  • Collaborate with established professionals in the industry to determine relevant trends, developments, alternative/additional career options, and tools for success to be shared with Organization members
  • Create and foster important and relevant virtual and face-to-face connections with other members in the field through a series of social and professional events
  • As a representative of the Organization, actively pursue the objective to develop a stronger musical network within the community and the industry
  • Create and maintain a virtual and physical presence in the industry designed to create awareness of the Organization’s role in the local community as well as the international new music community
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director to coordinate timing of events and activities to align with existing Organization schedule, plans, and season themes

Qualifications:  Experience with membership-based organizations is a plus. Applicants should be organized and efficient, and able to work independently and proactively. Strong computer skills are required, including an ability to work with or quickly gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Wild Apricot, and Google Apps.

How To Apply: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest in the position and relevant experience, along with a résumé or CV to jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org with the subject: “Membership Associate.”

Apply by: October 31, 2017

Salary: Volunteer position; college credit may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements. Other benefits include gaining valuable professional tech experience in concert and event production, working with a team of experienced and respected professionals in a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization, networking with prominent members of the industry, and name recognition in the international new music community.

Date Posted: September 18, 2017



Marketing Associate(s)

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. seeks qualified and interested volunteers for Marketing Associates positions within the organization. The positions are Open Until Filled and review of applicants shall begin immediately. These positions are excellent opportunities for aspiring professionals in the music business and performing arts industry to gain valuable marketing experience while serving as prominent additions to the team in a rapidly-growing non-profit music corporation.

Staff positions are volunteer positions by default and typically require approximately one to three hours of support per week. As the organization does not maintain a physical office location, most responsibilities can be performed online with a flexible schedule. The organization is sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules with advance notice. College credit for internships may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements.

Description: Marketing Associates report to the Director of Marketing and are responsible for assisting the Director with day-to-day marketing operations and specific marketing projects and events. Note: specific duties will be assigned to each Marketing Associate according to each associate’s areas of interest and qualifications (when possible). A sample of potential duties are listed below.

Duties and Responsibilities (to be divided among associates):

  • Assist in creating and distributing press releases to various media outlets; create and update press kits and other PR/marketing materials (ads, fliers, websites, etc.)
  • Coordinate with staff regarding content, design, and distribution of Organization’s newsletter and/or mailing lists
  • Serve on Marketing Committee to brainstorm, draft, and execute marketing projects to continue promoting and furthering the Organization’s brand
  • Coordinate with Artistic, Production, and Development Committees to coordinate and provide PR, marketing, and advertising help for concerts, fundraising, professional development events throughout the course of the season
  • Oversee and maintain online box office and door ticket sales for Organization concerts and events
  • Update Organization news and information on Organization’s website as necessary
  • Maintain and/or supervise Organization's activity on specific social networking websites
  • Additional public relations, advertising, or marketing support as requested by Director of Publicity and Marketing

Qualifications: Background in marketing within the performing arts preferred. Experience in concert or event planning a bonus. Web and graphics design a major plus but not required. Applicants should be organized and efficient, and able to work independently and proactively. Strong computer skills are required, including an ability to work with or quickly gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps.

How To Apply: Interested applicants should send a brief letter of interest in the position and relevant experience to jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org with the subject: "Marketing Associates."

Apply by: October 31, 2017

Salary: Volunteer position. Benefits include working with a team of experienced music professionals in a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization, gaining experience in concert planning and execution.

Date Posted: September 18, 2017


Technical Coordinator

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking a qualified and interested volunteer for the position of Technical Coordinator within the organization. Duties for this position will commence in Fall 2017. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring music and/or arts professional to gain valuable and significant technical experience in concert production while serving as a prominent addition to the team in a growing non-profit music corporation. The position will run through June 2018, with a possibility for renewal based upon mutual interest.

Coordinator positions are volunteer positions by default and typically require no more than five (5) hours of work per week, although additional hours may occasionally be required during the week of a concert or event. As the organization does not maintain a physical office location, most responsibilities can be performed online with a flexible schedule. The organization is sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules with advance notice. College credit for internships may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements.

Description: Reporting to the Artistic Director (AD) and Director of Concert Series (DCS), the Technical Coordinator (Tech) is responsible for the technical operations and logistics of all Organization concerts and events, including . Responsibilities:

  • Consult with AD regarding repertoire during the rep selection, preparation, and rehearsal processes in consideration of all technical needs required for successful execution of concert program. Make recommendations on additional equipment, equipment or software upgrades, or equipment use as needed.
  • Coordinate with AD and DCS to determine technical capabilities of concert and event venues to match the concert repertoire; communicate any equipment needs, restrictions, load-in/load-out, or other logistics with the venue contacts as necessary.
  • Coordinate transportation of equipment to rehearsal, concert, and event venues, and organize load-in, setup, and operation of A/V equipment during rehearsals and concerts as needed. Organize teardown and load-out at the conclusion of all concerts and events.
  • Other relevant technical duties as requested by AD.

Qualifications: Significant experience with audiovisual and multimedia systems required, specifically in a live concert or theatrical setting. Experience with audio engineering, multimedia performance in the arts, and contemporary electronic/electroacoustic composition or performance strongly preferred. Strong interpersonal and professional internal and external communication required, as well as an ability to delegate tasks effectively and responsibly. Applicants should be organized and efficient, and able to work independently and proactively. Additional technical skills are required, including an ability to work with or quickly gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps. Candidates should also have a strong awareness of and support for the Organization’s mission and current and long-term goals.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a brief letter of interest in the position and relevant experience, along with a résumé or CV to Beth Ratay, Artistic Director, at jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org with the subject: “Technical Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply By: October 31, 2017

Salary: Volunteer position; college credit may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements. Other benefits include gaining valuable professional tech experience in concert and event production, working with a team of experienced and respected professionals in a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization, networking with prominent members of the industry, and name recognition in the international new music community.

Date Posted: September 18, 2017

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Administrative Associates or Interns (multiple positions available)

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking qualified and interested volunteers for the positions of Administrative Associates within the organization beginning in Fall 2017. Review of applicants shall begin immediately. These positions serve as excellent opportunities for aspiring music professionals to gain valuable and significant experience in arts administration while serving as prominent additions to the team in a growing non-profit music corporation. The positions will run through June 2018, with a possibility for renewal based upon mutual interest.

Associate positions are volunteer positions by default and typically require 2-5 hours of work per week, although additional hours may occasionally be required during the week of a concert or event. As the organization does not maintain a physical office location, most responsibilities can be performed online with a flexible schedule. The organization is sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules with advance notice. College credit for internships may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements.

Responsibilities: Administrative and Artistic Associates assist several departments and directors in a number of ways, in particular with marketing and administrative support.

Administration/Marketing (reporting to Executive Director or Marketing Director)

Administrative/Financial Support

  • Assist with internal staff forms and documents
  • Maintain Organization Intranet site and calendars, including access control
  • Assist the President with budgetary updates and reports
  • Assist with job postings and on-boarding for new staff
  • Provide general or ad hoc project support for Administrative staff

Development

  • Assist with writing and distributing donor acknowledgement letters for general donations and any fundraising campaigns
  • Assist in writing and submitting applications for grant, foundation, and corporate support
  • Assist in tracking incoming donations and grants
  • Coordinate live fundraising events
  • Provide general or ad hoc project support for Development activities

Qualifications: Educational or professional background or interest in the performing arts, non-profit work, marketing, or development/fundraising strongly desired. Career ambition to work professionally in a similar organization to BNMI a plus. Applicants should be organized and efficient, and able to work independently and proactively. Strong communication and computer skills are required, including an ability to work with or quickly gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a brief letter of interest in the position and any relevant experience, along with a résumé or CV to jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org.

Apply By: October 15, 2017

Salary: Volunteer position; college credit may be available depending upon each school’s internship requirements. Other benefits include gaining valuable professional experience in arts administration, working with a team of experienced and respected professionals in a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization, networking with prominent members of the industry, and name recognition in the international new music community.

Date Posted: September 18, 2017



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