Open Positions (as of January 16, 2017) Annual/Ongoing Open Positions
  • Internships in the following areas: Arts Administration, Marketing, and Development

Assistant Director of Concert Series

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. seeks a qualified and interested volunteer for the position of Assistant Director of Concert Series. This position is Open Until Filled and review of applicants shall begin immediately. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring arts administration professional to gain valuable and significant experience in concert management while serving as a prominent addition to the team in a rapidly-growing non-profit music corporation. 

Assistant Director 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 September 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 Director of Concert Series, the Assistant Director of Concert Series (ADCS) is responsible for assisting the Director of Concert Series in the execution of the Organization’s concert season. The DCS works closely with the Artistic Director to develop the Annual Concert Season Plan to be submitted to the Board of Directors prior to the start of each season, and alongside the Artistic Director, to perform the logistical planning for the concert season once the season plan has been officially approved. The DCS also manages the Concert Production team, and leads the team’s strategy for all scheduled concerts in the series. 

Specific responsibilities of the Assistant Director include: 

Concert Production 

  • Maintain regular communication with other Organization officers, staff, and members of the Concert Production team throughout the season, and attend Organization meetings 
  • Closely monitor and adhere to the budget detailed in the approved season plan; regularly coordinate with Executive Team to track and review expenses against the budget throughout the season 
  • Determine and assist with performance needs for all concerts, including equipment and instrument transportation and accessibility, acquisition of scores and parts from composers and publishers, and assignment of parts to individual performers
  • Assist conductors in logistical, scheduling, and production matters as requested 
  • Recruit performers (soloists, ensembles, individuals) as necessary for concerts and events 
  • Coordinate with the Artistic Staff regarding all logistics for each concert in the Concert Series 
  • Work closely with the Artistic Staff, which is responsible for discussing all future music-related business for the Organization Make recommendations to the Executive Team and Artistic Director for future concerts and concert seasons 
  • Be available and present during and after concerts and rehearsals to meet and network with performers, composers, members of the Organization, and interested members of the public to promote the Organization’s mission and growth 
Documentation 
  • Assist in tracking and maintaining databases pertaining to necessary concert series paperwork, ensuring all records are current and accurate throughout the season 
  • Work with the Executive Team to make updates and adjustments to documentation as necessary. Draft, distribute, and collect all relevant documents, including but not limited to standard release forms from performers and composers, contracts, and other annual or event-specific agreements 
  • Submit purchase orders for invoices and expenses incurred during the season, including but not limited to contractor fees, travel stipends, staff reimbursements, and venue and equipment rental 
Qualifications: Strong interpersonal and internal and external communication required. Ability to correspond quickly, effectively, and respectfully via phone, email, or in person is a necessity. Experience in concert planning and execution and arts administration preferred. 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. 

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 jobs at bostonnewmusic dot org with the subject: “Assistant Director of Concert Series.” 

Apply By: February 15, 2017 

Date Posted: January 16, 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 January 2016, although review of applicants shall begin immediately. 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 2016, 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 Patrick Valentino, Artistic Director, at jobs (at) bostonnewmusic (dot) org with the subject: “Technical Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Apply By: February 15, 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: January 16, 2017

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Artistic and Administrative Associates or Interns (multiple positions available)

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking qualified and interested volunteers for the positions of Administrative and Artistic Associates within the organization beginning in January 2016. 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 2016, 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.

Artistic/Marketing (reporting to Artistic Director)

General

  • Coordinate and distribute e-blasts and press releases for relevant artistic activities and events.
Calls for Scores and Competitions
  • Prepare/edit language for upcoming competitions. Post guidelines/details to website and social media when the competition is ready to go live.
  • Assist with coordinating judges’ ballots for all competitions, compiling and calculating scores from judges once complete.
  • Identify selected/winning composer(s) and notify of selection.
  • Identify contact information for all other submitting composers and notify them of selection results.

Professional Development (reporting to Artistic Director, or via Networking/PD Director)

General

  • Assist with coordinating any live networking, professional development, or membership events.

Podcasts

  • Participate with podcast team in identifying topics and guests, conducting interviews, and editing final product for release
  • Assist in creating abstract/press release to accompany each podcast’s release

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

General

  • Provide general or ad hoc project support for Administrative staff

Social Media

  • Help increase organization’s online presence through social media postings
    • General or specific organization information or activity
    • Cross-promotion of other like-minded organizations
    • General industry news, trends, or discussion topics

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: February 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: January 16, 2017



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