Managing Director

Chamber Music on the Fox

CMotF is a chamber music series series serving Elgin and Aurora.

Elgin, IL

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office

Nonprofit Service Organization

  • Part Time
  • Elgin, IL (Remote)
  • Applications have closed
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Nonprofit Service Organization
  • $20,000.00
  • $20,000.00
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): N/A

Website Chamber Music on the Fox

CMotF is a chamber music series series serving Elgin and Aurora.

Chamber Music on the Fox of Elgin, IL, seeks a Managing Director who will grow the organization administratively while fostering engaging, enriching, and immersive performances.

The Managing Director’s Responsibilities will include:

Overseeing staff
Working collaboratively with Artistic Director
Overseeing Box Office Manager and Social Media Manager

Overseeing contractors
Marketing/Design
Accounting
Grant Writer

Fundraising
Meet with foundation representatives, individual donors, appear in person to Elgin Cultural Arts Commission meetings
Solicit sponsorships and donations
Plan fundraisers (and friend-raisers), create fundraising campaigns
Grow organization’s budget through new funding sources

Budgeting
Review monthly financials
Work with Artistic Director to create annual budget
Negotiate fees with artists and create/send out contracts
Pay vendors, artists, any other invoices

Community
Establish and nurture relationships with community members, arts organizations, public library, city of Elgin, etc
Be present, visible, available
Welcome audiences, have a comfort with public speaking

Operations
Organize bar/reception food and drinks if needed
Engage board, grow board, expand board meetings and board member responsibilities, organize regular meetings
Oversee design/printing of concert program booklets

The ideal candidate will have:

A passion for chamber music, collaboration, and communication
A successful track record of fundraising for arts organizations, including fundraising efforts with individual donors and writing/management of grants
A working understanding of the greater Fox Valley community

This position is part time and will average approximately 15 hours per week. The starting salary we are offering is $20,000; however, we envision this number increasing as new fundraising strategies are put into place. As Chamber Music on the Fox grows, so will this position and its salary.

Interested candidates should email their resume to info@chambermusiconthefox.org.