The California Music Center’s primary activities are the presentation annually of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition (kleincompetition.org) as well as concerts and events in the Bay Area and nationally, which present past semi-finalist/prize winners in order to further their careers. The Competition is a renowned musical event that takes place in collaboration with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Extraordinary young musicians, ages 15 – 23 years, come from all over the world to compete for more than $20,000 in prestigious prizes, significant performance opportunities, and the chance to follow in the footsteps of former winners who have gone on to major careers. The Klein Competition collaborates annually with numerous leading Bay Area performing arts organizations, including the Peninsula Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Music in the Vineyards (Napa Valley), Noontime Concerts, Vallejo Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Gualala Arts Center Chamber Music, and Master Sinfonia, among many others organizations. 2015 marked the 30th Anniversary of the Klein Competition. California Music Center anticipates considerable future growth in the diversity and scope of its activities. The current annual budget of the California Music Center is approximately $140,000.
The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board of Directors, and is the sole paid staff member responsible for overseeing all activities of the California Music Center, including:
- Generate and manage annual appeals (3-4 per year)
- Coordinate and attend meetings with major donors, do major gifts research and follow-up
- Write approximately 8-10 grant proposals per year, including all research, correspondence, follow-up, and grant administration
- Coordinate press releases, PSAs, media interviews, and interface with SFCM publicist on additional promotions
- Provide information/photos/biographical materials on past and present Competition winners
- Coordinate online presence via two websites
- Coordinate cross-promotions with other not-for-profit agencies
- Maintain social media presence and internet postings
- Produce program book for the Klein Competition in June and other publications
- Coordinate production of print, online, and media-based advertising campaign, including production and placement of all ads and related materials
- Coordinate advertising for program book
- Coordinate with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and assist with production of the Competition in June
- Recruit Jury members. Coordinate hosts, accommodations and transportation for semi-finalists and Jury members
- Create, plan and implement 8-10 annual events including house concerts, master classes, recitals and outreach events
- Coordinate four meetings of the Board of Directors and all Committee meetings each year with Board President
- Produce meeting materials and financial reports, provide follow-up to requests for information from Board members
- Provide leadership in organizational and Board development
Financial Management and Accounting
- Work with Treasurer, Board President, and Board to produce and manage annual budget
- Provide financial reports for the Board and Treasurer and ensure that taxes are paid and returns prepared.
- Perform bookkeeping functions for the organization
- Maintain database, track and acknowledge both actual and in-kind contributions, and general correspondence using Filemaker Pro/others, Excel spreadsheets, Quickbooks or equivalent.
- Cultivate and steward relationships with CMC’s network of past competition semi-finalists and prize winners; leverage these relationships for future performance, advocacy, and fundraising purposes
The strongest candidates will possess three to five years of experience in the field of arts management, as well as knowledge of the classical music industry and concert presentation.
- Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, non-profit management, or a related field
- Proficiency with MS Office, the internet, and computers
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Valid California driver’s license
Position: This is a one-third-time position. Hours worked per week will vary depending on the time of year. The weeks leading up to the Competition will be a time of intense activity. Successful candidate will assume the full duties of the position in July 2017; however, some involvement beginning in May – including being on hand for the Competition – is planned.
Compensation: Salary for this position will be
$24,000-$30,000 per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, a modest stipend will be provided to assist with health insurance and retirement.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, contact information for up to three references, and a brief writing sample (preferably a grant proposal or donor appeal) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 20, 2017. PDF format strongly preferred. No phone calls, please.
The California Music Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.