Kingston Chamber Music Festival (KCMF)
Founded in 1989, KCMF's mission is to provide outstanding chamber music performed by exceptional young artists and world-class musicians to audiences in southern New England, and to present concerts at affordable prices. KCMF's annual season comprises a core summer festival featuring six chamber music concerts that take place at the University of Rhode Island's Fine Arts Center during the last week of July and the first week of August. KCMF also provides one to two concerts throughout the year in addition to educational and community outreach programs.
This position will report to the KMCF's Board of Directors and works closely with the Artistic Director and Board Committees to have overall strategic, fiscal, and operational responsibility for this non-profit organization. Additionally, the Executive Director will advise the Board on the direction and leadership for KCMF's programs, expansion and execution of its mission and values.
Leadership & Management
- Translate KCMF's mission, goals, and vision of the organization into an action plan for serving the community.
- Chairs the Operations Committee, to develop annual workplan to guide all the administrative, logistical functions necessary to deliver the annual festivals, off season concerts, education, and outreach programs.
- Overseeing all performing arts and administrative operations including season planning, artist engagement, venue bookings, and a wide array of constituent relationships.
- Substantial outreach, building strong community relationships resulting in mutually beneficial partnerships.
- Responsible for the Organization’s marketing and public relations.
- Recruitment, development, and management of part-time employees.
- Represent the organization as a confident ambassador of KCMF's mission and as a leader in the Kingston community.
Fundraising & Communication
- Grant writing to secure State, Federal, and Private funding.
- Guide strategic planning to approach all aspects of fundraising.
- A strategic and agile thinker who understands a vision of success and can translate it into a tactile plan which is in concert with the organization’s goals.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Prior experience managing finances and operational budgets.
- Strong sales, public speaking, networking, and negotiating skills; ability to connect with many different audiences and community partners.
- Passion for the arts, and a strong connection to KCMF’s mission.
- Prior non-profit experience preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite along with fund raising and data base software.
- Work remotely in a flexible position
Please email resume.
Kingston Chamber Music Festival
Assistant Director, Music School
The Assistant Director of the Music School provides overall leadership and day to day management of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. As an integral member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Senior Director of Education & Music School, this position supervises seventy faculty members and all tuition-based music education programs. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills; work collaboratively with others to develop and execute organizational priorities; demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to antiracism work; demonstrate a track record of successful music education management; have the proven ability to prioritize and manage projects and deadlines effectively; and exhibit strong administrative and organizational skills.
*September thru June - Tuesdays thru Saturdays
*Tuesdays – Thursdays – 10am to 6pm
*Fridays – 9am to 4pm
*Saturdays – 8am to 5pm
*****July and August – Mondays thru Friday -9am to 5pm
Additional evening and weekend hours as needed
Primary Responsibilities Include:
*Serve as an Ambassador for the RI Philharmonic Music School and our values of Quality, Access, Diversity, Collaboration, Community Service and Impact.
*Provide timely, quality service and an excellent experience to our customers.
*Hire, orient and manage all faculty members working in tuition-based programs.
*Advance and support quality music instruction utilizing elements of effective instruction and evaluation.
*Promote the value of learning and adaptability to faculty and staff to support continued development of knowledge and skills.
*Oversee the administration of all tuition-based programs, including lessons, ensembles, classes and summer programs.
*Supervise Youth Ensembles administrative staff.
*Manage Youth Ensembles policy development; schedule and book venues for Youth Ensembles concerts, hire substitute conductors, when necessary.
*Co-manage maintenance staff.
*Submit monthly report on music school events/activities.
*Manage equipment maintenance and piano tuning.
*Develop room schedule calendar each session, and keep calendar up to date
*Oversee maintenance of Music School calendar of events (recitals, concerts, masterclasses, competitions, etc.)
*Provide administrative leadership for the annual Concerto Competition.
*Serve as the liaison for the partners in music education and performance at the Carter Center including Providence Singers, JPS, RI Children’s Chorus, PCD, American Band, RIMEA, etc. and our East Greenwich branch at St. Luke’s.
*Work with families and faculty when any student issues are escalated.
*Review and determine outcome of requests for exceptions to attendance policy.
*Coordinate high-profile student performances, i.e. Laurelmead
*Develop and maintain a close working relationship with faculty. Work with them to develop appropriate programming and strategies to attract and retain students.
*Participate in strategic planning.
*Approve expenses and track income for Music School programs, and work within the organizational budget.
*Build and maintain relationships with music educators and other community members to increase visibility, recruit students and advocate for music education.
*Attend Music School events and functions acting in a leadership capacity.
*Attend board and staff meetings.
*Serve as back up support for the Senior Director of Education & Music School, Youth Ensembles Coordinator and Branch Coordinator Coverage.
*Other responsibilities, projects or duties as required.
*A college degree (required) with a Bachelor of Music or Music Education with 5 years of administration or education experience.
*Leadership, management, and professional interpersonal skills.
*Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
*Energy and enthusiasm.
*The ability to work collaboratively across departments as member of a shared responsibility team.
*Genuine commitment to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School’s mission.
*Excellent organizational skills.
*Experience as a music educator (preferred); in depth knowledge of music/music education (required).
*Knowledge of national music education standards.
*Lesson planning and curriculum design skills.
*Knowledge and curiosity about musical genres and traditions from a variety of diverse cultures.
*Proficient in computer skills, fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.
*Demonstrated problem solving skills, including experience navigating difficult conversations.
*The ability to assimilate new activities and information quickly in a fast-paced environment.
*A growth mind set, with an openness to incorporating feedback.
*A willingness to learn and grow quickly, and the flexibility to employ strategic experimentation when necessary.
*The ability to roll up your sleeves and pitch in wherever and whenever necessary.
*The ability to lift 25 pounds.
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is a $6 million per year, rapidly growing non-profit. RIPO&MS is redefining the musical arts organization of the 21st Century. Established in 1944, it is one of the finest regional orchestras in the nation and boasts the most comprehensive education programs of any professional orchestra. Artistry and education are equal priorities. Access, diversity, and collaboration are valued alongside a commitment to quality.
RIPO&MS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to cultural diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and women. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, ethnicity, disability, protected veteran status, or marital status.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org The subject line of the email should state “Assistant Director Music School”. No phone calls please.
Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School
East Providence , RI