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Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Positions Supervised: Director of Operations, MYSP conductors, MYSP interns

FLSA: Exempt

Hours: This position is full-time. The ideal candidate must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Mission: The MYSP celebrates musical development in a fun, inclusive, and collaborative community.

Position Description
MYSP seeks a dynamic and creative, visionary Executive Director with a passion for, and commitment to providing equitable musical opportunities for all youth in the Memphis metropolitan area. The ED will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of MYSP and its overall strategic direction, administration, and fundraising consistent with policies and directives established by the Board. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, operations management, and community fundraising capability. The ED will attend all concerts and special events and will work closely with the Board of Directors and the artistic staff to develop and sustain programs.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
General Administration
• Lead the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the organization that supports the artistic, financial, and public relations objectives of the organization in collaboration with the MYSP Board of Directors and artistic staff.
• Responsible for paying all MYSP bills (office rent, insurance, licensing fees, memberships, etc.)
• Track financial aid and scholarship awards
• Responsible for collecting and tracking tuition from families
• Work closely with the MYSP Board Treasurer to manage the budget and categorize expenses in QuickBooks

Operations
• Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the MYSP (secure venues for rehearsals, concerts, and events; oversee music library, music distribution, student attendance/tracking, and concert program layout and publishing)
• Maintain annual calendar and scheduling
• Hire, supervise, and collaborate with staff, conductors, and interns

Marketing
• Create flyers and social media content in Canva
• Manage social media accounts (including regular posts on Instagram and Facebook)
• Maintain the MYSP website
• Send regular email blasts to MYSP email list
• Manage student recruitment efforts alongside conductors

Development
• Develop and implement an annual revenue generation plan
• Research and prepare grant proposals and foundation requests from local, regional, state, and national funding sources
• Identify prospects (corporate and individual) and develop a strategy for soliciting donations

Public Relations
• Develop and maintain high-level relationships within the philanthropic, music education, government and private sector communities
• Serve as a community spokesperson for MYSP
• Maintain marketing activities (traditional media, website, social media, newsletter, etc.)
• Develop and implement an integrated strategic marketing plan to advance brand identity, broaden awareness of programs and priorities, increase the visibility of programs across key stakeholder audiences, and build strong relationships with the local school districts and the artistic community

Skills
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Takes initiative
• Works well independently and collaboratively
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Enthusiastic and dynamic
• Flexible and organized
• Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external; e.g., board, parents, students, conductors, part-time employees, as well as public facing donors, sponsors, etc.)
• Experience with children, ages 7-19
• Experience in the following software platforms is a plus: Network for Good, Squarespace, QuickBooks, Canva, Google Forms

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be fully committed to this role and the mission of the MYSP. They will be comfortable engaging in both strategic activities as well as taking a hands‐on role with regards to program execution and administrative issues.

• Five to ten years of leadership and project management experience in the nonprofit arts/education sector
• Demonstrated experience fundraising: grant writing, year‐end appeals, soliciting major gifts, experience working with a donor database system, e.g., Network for Good
• Demonstrated experience setting and managing budgets and financial forecasting

Compensation and Benefits
Salary: $50,000-$55,000
Health insurance: Reimbursed up to $500/month.
Vacation: Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days.
Some flexibility to work remotely.

To apply
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to boardchair@myspmusic.org with “MYSP Executive Director Position” in the subject line by Friday, May 31. No phone inquiries, please.

For more information about the Memphis Youth Symphony Program, please visit our website at www.myspmusic.org

Artistic Director

Memphis ChoralArts, a distinguished 501(c)3 organization and the sole community chorale of its kind in Memphis, is seeking an experienced and visionary Artistic Director to lead the artistic vision for the chorales that make-up Memphis ChoralArts- Memphis Men’s Chorale, Memphis Women’s Chorale, Memphis Youth Chorale, and Memphis Children’s Chorale. The successful candidate will possess a clear artistic vision that will inspire and engage both singers and audiences, propelling MCA to an even greater level of success. This position is responsible for the leadership, planning, and management of artistic operations, including rehearsals and performances, community outreach, and collaboration with other community arts and cultural organizations. The Artistic Director reports to, and works in consultation with, the Board of Directors of MCA.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education: Master’s degree in choral conducting or directly related field; PhD or current pursuit of PhD preferred.
Minimum Experience: 5 years of choral conducting experience, consisting of leading community, school, and/or church choral programs; 10+ years of experience preferred.
Demonstrated expertise in developing and programming large and diverse choral programs.
Proven track record in conducting and enhancing choral performances.
Excellent conducting, musicianship, and artistic production/theatrical element skills
Strong written, verbal, leadership, and interpersonal skills
Culturally sensitive to and experience recruiting, supporting, and conducting diverse choral membership.
Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall artistic direction of MCA.
Oversee the artistic direction of the Memphis Men’s Chorale (MMC) Memphis Youth Chorale (MYC) and Memphis Children’s Chorale (MCC) through the respective directors of MMC, MYC, and MCC, ensuring programming for those groups aligns with the theme of the current season and/or cycle.
Audition prospective adult members of Memphis Women’s Chorale.
Directly responsible for conducting all Memphis Women’s Chorale rehearsals (and/or engaging appropriate Choral Fellows to conduct sectional rehearsals), concerts, and recording sessions.
Has responsibility for setting and executing artistic vision of each season and concert, working with the other directors to establish concert program and logistics, and conducts ensembles in each concert.
Works with Executive Director on venue procurement and assessment for rehearsals and performances.
Ensures the highest possible musical standards are achieved both at rehearsals and concerts, consistent with MCA’s musical and financial resources.
Make recommendations to the Board Representative for the engagement of other performers needed for concerts and audition them if necessary.
The Artistic Director is an Ex Officio (non-voting) member of the Board and Executive Committee and is generally expected to attend Board and Executive Committee meetings.
Participate in recruitment efforts for membership in MCA.
Provide to the Marketing Committee all details reasonably required for producing posters, programs, or other concert collateral material by deadline set by Marketing Director.
Has the authority to select repertoire and seek performance opportunities subject to the advice and consent of the Board.
Assist MCA grant writer in authoring the artistic vision for the arts project/concert/season.
Job Information

Location: Memphis City/Shelby County, Tennessee
Organization: Memphis ChoralArts
Position Title: Artistic Director
Job Type: Part-Time, independent contractor
Compensation: To be negotiated based on qualifications and experience ($12,000 -$17,000per annum)
If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for choral music and a commitment to artistic excellence, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with Memphis ChoralArts.

To inquire, email Janette McCall, President of the Board at thememphischoralarts.org, or apply directly through the job posting on Chorus America before March 16, 2024.  For more information on Memphis ChoralArts, please visit us at www.memphischoralarts.org , on our FaceBook page, or on our YouTube channel.