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Open Positions (as of June 25, 2018) Annual/Ongoing Open Positions
  • Internships in the following areas: Arts Administration, Marketing, and Development

Administrative Associates 

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking a capable and interested volunteer to fill an immediate need for the position of Administrative Associate. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring arts administration or project management professional to gain valuable experience and significant insight into working in the arts while serving as a critical addition to the team of an established nonprofit music corporation.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to dedicate a few hours (typically 1-3 hours) per week to help support the Organization’s Executive Officers with day-to-day operations. BNMI doesn’t maintain a physical office location, so most responsibilities can be performed online and with a flexible schedule.  We’re sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules, and college credit for internships could be available depending on each school’s internship requirements.

Responsibilities for this position:

  • Assist in the tracking of the Organization’s annual season plan, including maintaining and updating the annual project plan as needed
  • Notify staff of upcoming deadlines and requirements
  • Assist in the tracking of the Organization’s annual budget, including budget review and analysis
  • Account Payable and Accounts Receivable assistance
  • Attend and participate in quarterly budgetary meetings with Executive Officers
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the staff’s annual summer retreat
  • Attend, participate, and contribute to monthly staff meetings
  • Attend all Organization concerts and events and assist the team as directed by the Executive Director

Qualifications for this position:

  • Interest in current or future career (or gaining relevant professional experience) in project management and/or arts administration
  • Ability to consistently commit a few hours per week to the role, including email monitoring and responding as needed
  • Strong organization skills, with a careful attention to detail (i.e. ability to adhere to specific protocols and procedures)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, some technical capability (i.e. working in and/or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Office products, Google Apps)
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as possessing an interest in being an active and reliable player in a close-knit team
  • Experience or background in the performing arts is a plus but not required
  • We are specifically seeking applicants who can commit to the position for at least the upcoming academic year, as we are looking to avoid frequent turnover and disruption in the position.

How To Apply:
Send us a brief letter of interest that demonstrates your interest in the position and addresses your qualifications described above and a résumé to “jobs at bostonnewmusic.org” with the subject “Administrative Associate.”

Apply by: July 1, 2018
 
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 arts administration and project, event, and budget management. 

Date Posted: June 8, 2018

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Artistic Associates 

Mission: The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on establishing, maintaining, and developing an international network of contemporary music champions, performers, conductors, directors, and composers of music so as to foster collaborations, new music concerts, and commissions in the music industry. The organization's mission is to advance the careers of its members in the field of music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.    

Performance History: In its first 9 concert seasons, BNMI has performed the works of over 160 living composers, including 27 world premieres and five commissioned works. In an ongoing effort to recognize, perform, and create new repertoire for the concert hall and beyond, BNMI holds a commissioning competition, a young composers competition, and two international calls for scores each season, with the winning composers programmed on future BNMI seasons. BNMI is also committed to interdisciplinary collaborations, having done past performance with dance, and plans for future collaborations with opera companies and visual artists.

Position: Artistic Associate

Overseen by: Artistic Director

Works with: Concert Series Staff, Core Ensemble, Artistic Director

Opportunity: The Boston New Music Initiative seeks one or more Artistic Associates to assist in the planning and realization of BNMI concerts, usually 2-3 per season.  Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Act as liaison between programmed composers and the organization
  • Act as liaison between concert and rehearsal venues and the organization
  • Assist in the selection of works and repertoire for the concert series
  • Attend at least two rehearsals per concert cycle including the dress rehearsal and all concerts
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, and other required staff events
  • Submit purchase orders for invoices and expenses incurred during the season

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to correspond quickly, effectively, and respectfully via phone, email, or in person
  • A strong commitment to the creation and promotion of new music
  • An ability and willingness to be proactive and work both within a team and independently

Required Materials:
1. Resume/CV
2. Statement or letter of interest

To Apply:
Send the required materials to jobs at bostonnewmusic.org. Please put “Artistic Associate” in the subject.

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Box Office Coordinator 

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking a capable and interested volunteer for the position of Box Office Coordinator with the organization.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a student or aspiring professional in event management, ticketing, and/or the performing arts industry to gain valuable experience while serving as a critical addition to the team of an established non-profit music corporation.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join the Organization’s event staff to assist the team with day- and week-of event responsibilities, and maintaining some box office duties throughout the season.  College credit for internships could be available depending on each school’s internship requirements.

Responsibilities for this position: 
The Box Office Coordinator reports to the Membership Director and is responsible for maintaining the Organization’s box office and event ticket sales throughout the season.  Specific duties:

  • Maintain, oversee, and ensure the continued functioning capacity of the Organization’s online ticketing system and database
  • Post all concert and event info on the Organization’s ticketing website as requested by Artistic or Membership directors
  • Create, test, and activate online discount codes when requested; communicate these discount codes to appropriate concert participants, Organization members, and members of the general public
  • Monitor and track single and group ticket sales, event registrations, season subscriptions and packages, and complimentary tickets
  • Maintain excellent communication and customer service skills when communicating with patrons online, via phone, or in person
  • Oversee box office or ticket booth prior to and during Organization concerts and events, maintaining an accurate record of all cash, check, and credit card transactions
  • Oversee the sale of merchandise and refreshments prior to, during, and after Organization concerts and events
  • Request additional box office assistance when necessary for Organization concerts and events
  • Attend, participate, and contribute to monthly staff meetings
  • Other relevant duties as requested by the Membership Director

Qualifications for this position:

  • Interest in current or future career (or gaining relevant professional experience) in ticketing, fundraising, or marketing
  • Ability to consistently commit 1-3 hours per week to the role, including email monitoring and responding as needed, as well as ability to adjust schedule to attend Organization concerts and events, which take place almost exclusively in the evening or on weekends and are scheduled well in advance.
  • Strong organization skills, with a careful attention to detail (i.e. ability to adhere to specific protocols and procedures)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, some technical capability (i.e. working in and/or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Office products, Google Apps).  Additional training on specific ticketing platforms will be provided as necessary.
  • Experience or background in the performing arts is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as possessing an interest in being an active and reliable player on a close-knit team
  • We are specifically seeking applicants who can commit to the position for at least the upcoming academic year, as we are looking to avoid frequent turnover and disruption in the position.

How to Apply:  Send us a brief letter of interest that demonstrates your interest in the position and addresses your qualifications described above, and a résumé, to “jobs at bostonnewmusic.org” with the subject “Box Office Coordinator.” 

Apply By: July 1, 2018

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 marketing, ticketing, event management, project management, and arts administration. 

Date Posted: June 8, 2018



Grants/Development Coordinator 

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking competent and interested volunteers to fill an immediate need for the position of Development/Grants Coordinator. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring development, fundraising, or arts administration professional to gain valuable experience and significant insight into working in the arts while serving as a critical addition to the team of an established nonprofit music corporation.  (Note: the duties of this position may be split across multiple volunteers.)

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to dedicate a few hours (typically 1-3 hours) per week to help coordinate the staff’s grant writing and fundraising efforts. BNMI doesn’t maintain a physical office location, so most responsibilities can be performed online and with a flexible schedule.  We’re sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules, and college credit for internships could be available depending on each school’s internship requirements.

Responsibilities for this position:

  • Track deadlines and workflow on existing grant opportunities as outlined in the team project plan; input any new grant opportunities into the project plan when notified by the Executive Director
  • Communicate with the team on grant application progress; track and report on issues, delays, or risks encountered ahead of deadlines
  • Assist Directors with short-term and long-term fund development strategies based upon the Organization’s current and future needs and goals
  • Maintain the Organization’s current list of donors, ensuring that list is current for all concert programs, and sending all letters of acknowledgement to donors in a prompt manner
  • Attend, participate, and contribute to monthly staff meetings
  • Assist in coordinating and execution of additional fundraising efforts with the team, including fundraising events and annual campaigns
  • Attend all Organization concerts and events and assist the team as directed by the Executive Director

Qualifications for this position:

  • Experience or background in the arts
  • Interest in current or future career (or gaining relevant professional experience) in project management, development, or arts administration
  • Ability to consistently commit a few hours per week to the role, including email monitoring and responding as needed
  • Strong organization skills, with a careful attention to detail (i.e. ability to adhere to specific protocols and procedures)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, some technical capability (i.e. working in and/or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Office products, Google Apps)
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as possessing an interest in being an active and reliable player in a close-knit team
  • We are specifically seeking applicants who can commit to the position for at least the upcoming academic year, as we are looking to avoid frequent turnover and disruption in the position.

How To Apply:
Send us a brief letter of interest that demonstrates your interest in the position and addresses your qualifications described above and a résumé to “jobs at bostonnewmusic.org” with the subject “Grants/Development Coordinator.”
 
Apply by: July 1, 2018
 
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 grant writing, project management, development, and arts administration. 

Date Posted: June 8, 2018


Marketing Associates 

The Boston New Music Initiative is seeking capable and interested volunteers to fill an immediate need for the position of Marketing Associate. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring marketing or arts administration professional to gain valuable experience and significant insight into working in the arts while serving as a critical addition to the team of an established nonprofit music corporation.  (Note: the duties of this position may be split across multiple volunteers.)

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to dedicate a few hours (typically 1-3 hours) per week to help coordinate the staff’s marketing efforts. BNMI doesn’t maintain a physical office location, so most responsibilities can be performed online and with a flexible schedule.  We’re sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules, and college credit for internships could be available depending on each school’s internship requirements.

Responsibilities for this position:
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.)  General responsibilities of the department include:

  • Drafting and distributing press releases to various media outlets; create and update press kits and other PR/marketing materials (ads, fliers, websites, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Membership department regarding content, design, and distribution of Organization’s newsletter
  • Coordinate with Artistic, Concert Series, and Development departments to coordinate and provide PR, marketing, and advertising support for concerts, fundraising, and membership events throughout the course of the season
  • Update content  on Organization’s website and social networking websites as necessary
  • Assist Directors with short-term and long-term marketing strategies based upon the Organization’s current and future needs and goals
  • Attend, participate, and contribute to monthly staff meetings
  • Attend all Organization concerts and events and assist the team as directed by the Executive Director
Qualifications for this position:
  • Experience or background in the performing arts
  • Web and graphics design a plus but not required
  • Interest in current or future career (or gaining relevant professional experience) in marketing, event management, or arts administration
  • Ability to consistently commit a few hours per week to the role, including email monitoring and responding as needed
  • Strong organization skills, with a careful attention to detail (i.e. ability to adhere to specific protocols and procedures)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, some technical capability (i.e. working in and/or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Office products, Google Apps)
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as possessing an interest in being an active and reliable player in a close-knit team
  • We are specifically seeking applicants who can commit to the position for at least the upcoming academic year, as we are looking to avoid frequent turnover and disruption in the position.

How To Apply:
Send us a brief letter of interest that demonstrates your interest in the position and addresses your qualifications described above and a résumé to “jobs at bostonnewmusic.org” with the subject “Marketing Associate.”

Apply by: July 1, 2018
 
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 grant writing, project management, development, and arts administration. 

Date Posted: June 8, 2018

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Membership Associates 

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. seeks capable and interested volunteers for the position of Membership Associate.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a student or aspiring professional in the music and arts industry to gain valuable experience while serving as a prominent addition to the team of an established non-profit music corporation.

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to dedicate a few hours (typically 1-3 hours) per week to help manage the Organization’s membership events and activities throughout the season. BNMI doesn’t maintain a physical office location, so most responsibilities can be performed online and with a flexible schedule.  We’re sensitive and accommodating to busy schedules, and college credit for internships could be available depending on each school’s internship requirements.

Responsibilities for this position:
Reporting to the Membership Director, the Membership Associate is responsible for assisting with membership events and serving as a point-of-contact with the organization’s membership.  Duties include:

  • Assist membership director in the planning and execution of all membership events (live and virtual) throughout each season
  • Reply to prospective new members with all necessary introductory information regarding membership benefits, and assisting with any specific questions or issues brought forth by new or existing members
  • Maintain accurate records to reflect member account status; track renewal notices to members when appropriate and note when member accounts fall into inactive status
  • Coordinate with director of marketing and membership director regarding distribution of monthly or quarterly organization newsletter
  • serve as the liaison between the staff/board of directors and the membership when requested by the executive officers, including notifying members full details of all annual and special membership meetings
  • attend all organization concerts and events and assist the team as directed by the executive director
  • attend, participate, and contribute to monthly staff meetings
  • other relevant duties as requested by the membership director

Qualifications for this position:

  • Ability to consistently commit 1-3 hours per week to the role, including email monitoring and responding as needed, as well as ability to adjust schedule to attend Organization concerts and events, which take place almost exclusively in the evening or on weekends and are scheduled well in advance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, some technical capability (i.e. working in and/or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Office products, Google Apps, Wild Apricot).  Additional training on specific platforms will be provided as necessary.
  • Experience or background in the arts or with membership-based organizations is a plus but not required
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as possessing an interest in being an active and reliable player on a close-knit team
  • >We are specifically seeking applicants who can commit to the position for at least the upcoming academic year, as we are looking to avoid frequent turnover and disruption in the position.

How to Apply:  Send us a brief letter of interest that demonstrates your interest in the position and addresses your qualifications described above and a résumé to “jobs at bostonnewmusic.org” with the subject “Membership Associate.” 

Apply By: July 1, 2018

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 event management, database management, marketing, project management, development, and arts administration. 

Date Posted: June 8, 2018




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