Executive Director

Calliope Brass

New York

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office

Nonprofit Service Organization

  • Part Time
  • New York (Remote)
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Nonprofit Service Organization
  • $15,000.00
  • $15,000.00

Website Calliope Brass

Calliope Brass is looking for our first external executive director!

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Calliope Brass’ staff, programs, fundraising, and execution of its mission.

About you

You’re experienced in individual and institutional fundraising and looking for an opportunity to lead a growing organization as our first external hire.

You’re comfortable working in a remote/hybrid environment. Calliope Brass does administrative work remotely in Slack, Google Drive, and Zoom.

You’re a pro at relationships: developing, maintaining, and growing connections with supporters, donors, partner organizations and granting institutions.


Board Governance: Reports to the board of directors to ensure group activities are aligned with Calliope Brass’ mission.

Financial: Oversees the financial health of the organization. This includes quarterly financial reports for board meetings, year-end 990 and 1099 filings, and other bookkeeping responsibilities.

Fundraising: Spearheads fundraising, donor relations, and develops additional revenues to support the organizational mission. The ED is responsible for growing Calliope Brass’ donor base and will make strong efforts to increase the annual budget by 30% YoY. 

Organizational Strategy: Drive the strategic planning process to fulfill the organization’s mission. The ED is involved with designing, planning, and implementing Calliope Brass’ programs. The ensemble is responsible for the artistic direction of the organization. 

Contracts & Booking: Source leads for revenue-generating opportunities, manage contracting process, and oversee marketing plans to reach new audiences.

Event Planning: Plan and execute Calliope’s Annual Benefit Concert each November.

Intern: Manage Calliope Brass’ intern, typically one intern per semester via Manhattan School of Music career office.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with individual and institutional fundraising in an arts organization

Previous experience strategic planning and annual reporting

Familiarity with Bloomerang (donor management software), Google Workspace, Mailchimp, QuickBooks Online 

Located within the greater NYC metro/tri-state area – Day-to-day work is remote, but would prefer candidate to be available for occasional in-person meetings as needed, attending season recitals, and organizing annual benefit concert

To apply for this job please visit calliopebrass.org.