Cappella Clausura seeks Executive Director - Join us!

posted June 6, 2019

 

Executive Director Job Description

Cappella Clausura, an award winning professional vocal ensemble, seeks an Executive Director responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Artistic Director. Hours are flexible and must include weekend and evening performances and events.

Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Amelia LeClair, Cappella Clausura, performs music of women composers from the 9th century to the present day and in 2017 received the Alice Parker /ASCAP Awards for adventurous programming.

 

Responsibilities:

Marketing/Communications:

  • Work closely with Artistic Director to develop annual marketing and communications plan for promotion 
of all activities of the ensemble including press releases 


  • Maintain communications with a local and national audience, including email marketing, in coordination 
with social media intern, to maximize visibility and audience for all ensemble activities 


  • Monitor website content and provide direction for website development, according to the priorities and 
current activities of the ensemble (www.clausura.org) 


  • Monitor and respond to all ensemble email communications and inquiries 


  • Assist with the sale of program ads 


  • Assist Artistic Director with community, school, and business relationships


Production/Events: 


  • Manage Vendini or equivalent CRM for self-produced concerts, and ticket sales, with support of Artistic Director 


  • Recruit and maintain core of volunteers for all concerts and events 


  • Coordinate and oversee front of house 


  • Oversee chorus manager in developing contracts and policies for artists 


Development 


  • Create and execute an annual development plan with Board of Directors 


  • Work with board to write and produce two annual appeals 


  • Oversee planning and execution of several private events per season, and possible annual 
fundraising gala 


  • Manage gift acknowledgements/receipts, and oversee patron communications 


  • Meet with donors at concerts and privately


Corporation: 


  • Serve as non-voting ex-officio member of the BoD and attend all meetings (5 per year). 


  • Work closely with the board chair to develop meeting agendas 


  • Manage all financial activities of the organization 


  • Process W9s and 1099s

  • Process payments to artists, venues, publishers, and vendors 


  • Work with board treasurer in submitting tax and insurance forms 


  • Prepare annual operating budget, in consultation with the Artistic Director, for submission to 
BoD for approval 


  • Work with treasurer to prepare quarterly financial reports for the BoD, annual financial statements 


  • Maintain all corporate files in Dropbox 


 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent professional or academic experience 


  • A passion for our mission of performing long neglected works by women in music and the arts 


  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (must network at concerts) 


  • The ability to effectively recruit and manage volunteers 


  • Experience in the field of arts non-profits, preferably in Boston area 


  • Experience planning and executing large-scale projects: i.e. concerts, fundraising events, educational 
residencies 


  • Experience and success in pursuing financial support from private donors, foundations, and corporations 


  • Familiarity with Mac System preferred but not essential 


  • Experience with CRMs essential: Vendini helpful but not essential 


  • Technology skills include: Quickbooks, InDesign, Photoshop, Wix, MS Office 


  • Abide by Association of Fundraising Professionals code of ethical standards 


  • Must have computer, printer, and transportation

 

Compensation: 


  • Contract position at $35,000-40,000 commensurate with experience

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically to aleclair@clausura.org 
Instructions for submitting confidential applications: 


  1. Subject Line: ED APPLICATION 


  2. A PDF version of a resume/CV 


  3. A PDF version of a one-page letter of introduction and interest 
You will receive a confirmation of your submitted materials within 48 hours. Please note: Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2019. 
Cappella Clausura is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender expression, or any other protected class. 


CONTACT US
PO Box 600100
Newtonville, MA 02460
617-993-0013
manager@clausura.org
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Cappella Clausura's programs are sponsored in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Newton Cultural Council and the Boston Cultural Council

as administered by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Amelia LeClair is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center

Cappella Clausura is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium

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