Associate Managing Director
Miles of Music is seeking an enthusiastic, resourceful, creative leader to manage a week-long music camp for adults on a gorgeous island in the woods of New Hampshire and two small weekend events in New York City and Boston. The camp is a place where people come to retreat, find their musical selves, and forge lasting relationships that expand their musical world in life-altering and indescribably fun ways. We are looking for someone who enjoys steering a small group of dedicated volunteers, and with lots of help and guidance, being the central brain and delegator behind our 7-year-old operation. We live in google docs and social media and hope to find someone as technically fluid as we are. Is this your dream job? Maybe you’re a musician with an arts administration degree. Maybe you love organizing big crews of volunteers for community organizing missions. Maybe you love warm summer nights on the lakeshore around a campfire hearing the voices of new and old friends in riotous laughter and song.
Here are some of the things you’ll do as Associate Managing Director of this fine ship. You don’t need to do all of these things yourself; some of them can be delegated to volunteers. You’ll track and manage their success.
This job can be remote! We need face to face check-ins in Nashville, Boston and/or NYC throughout the year. Camps take place in New Hampshire, NYC, and Boston, with plans to expand to Nashville soon. (So if you live in one of those places it's a plus!).
Variable throughout the year with minimum weeks of 3-5 hours and maximum weeks of 40 hours+. Final stage applicants will be given a detailed outline of the projected work schedule.
For instance: Range from 5hrs/week (summer) to 40hrs/week (two full-time planning weeks and three weeks preceding camp events). Attendance at camps is a must (and super fun).
The Associate Managing Director will work with and report to the Artistic Directors, who are also responsible for Operations (Kristin Andreassen) and Development (Laura Cortese).
Supervise & Liaise With Staff & Volunteers Including:
Chef (Island Camp & House Camp)
Island Staff - “Croo” Manager
Event Managers (House Camps & Other Events)
Camper Travel Coordinator
Island Liaison (Dinty Child)
Graphic Design Assistant
Social Media Assistants (Marketing and/or Internal Communications)
Description of Duties:
Oversee all camp operations and timeline.
Manage sustaining members and member events.
Support overall organizational health, security, quality, and environmental goals (these will come from the Artistic Directors). Make sure resources are provided to help meet these goals, track goal progress, and course correct when necessary.
Develop and implement yearly Marketing plan
- develop and implement strategies for reaching target audiences.
- develop and implement communications plan
- revise and maintain website
- social media management
- oversee graphic design needs
Assist Directors of Operations and Development in maintaining necessary paperwork: liability insurance, LLC annual reports, renewing domain names, web hosting and other company accounts.
Research and report on what else is happening in the field of music camps. Help grow the work by offering strategic guidance.
Manage budgets, including:
- Develop and implement annual and event-specific budgets with Operations & Development Directors.
- Help developing and implementing a fundraising plan.
- Consult with Operations Director, Development Director and Advisory Committee on developing long-term organizational budgets and plans.
- Light accounting/bookkeeping
- Write checks/pay bills in general
Represent Miles of Music at 1 to 3 relevant events each year
Maintain files and records for Director correspondence and communications.
Tune, optimize and maintain Miles of Music registration and organization systems
Compile info for taxes and issue 1099s
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or or practical experience in arts administration or event management.
Project management skills a big plus
Interest and ability in learning relevant project management software.
Strong analytical, writing, communication and presentation skills.
Complete fluency and experience with Google docs, spreadsheets, basic accounting software, Photoshop or equivalent design software is a plus
Knowledge of and experience with granting organizations that are involved with, influence, or fund traditional and folk music or other arts events.
Available to attend Miles of Music Island Camp (second week of June) and at least one of two House Camps in either Brooklyn or Boston (dates TBD).
Skill in managing volunteers
Daily access to a computer and phone line with internet/wifi
$12-15,000/year for the first year. Paid in regular installments as project milestones are reached. Salary is based on expected work hours at $17/hour and is somewhat negotiable depending on experience and final breakdown of job duties between this position and other staff. The first year of this position is fully funded; the ideal candidate will want to stay in the job for at least two years and will help secure funds for their (increased) salary in the second year. There are excellent performance-based opportunities for growth, including raises and eventual promotion to full-time managing director after an agreed-upon time period and performance review.
*This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.