Managing Director

Washington Men's Camerata

Washington, D.C.

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office

Choral

  • Full Time
  • Washington, D.C. (Remote)
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2024
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Choral
  • $68,000.00
  • $75,000.00

Website Washington Men's Camerata

Washington Men’s Camerata – Position Description: Managing Director

The Washington Men’s Camerata, the preeminent men’s chorus in the Nation’s Capital, invites qualified applicants to apply for the full-time, salaried position of Managing Director commencing with the 2024-2025 concert season. Applications must be submitted no later than July 31, 2024.

About the Washington Men’s Camerata – Washington, DC: The Washington Men’s Camerata (WMC), founded in 1984 and based in Washington, DC, performs and promotes the rich tradition of men’s choral singing. Under the artistic leadership of accomplished maestro Scott Tucker, the WMC currently comprises some 50 members. Known for its Demetrius Project, a national repository library of men’s choral music, the Camerata prides itself on its commissioning program of works for men’s chorus, as well as its history of making distinctive recordings. Set in the vibrant choral community of Washington, DC, the Camerata has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra; at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institutions; at the White House and at several Embassies. Ticketed concerts are performed in December, March and May/June each season at various venues in the Washington, DC metro area.

Position Overview: The Managing Director (MD) will serve as the full-time, primary administrative staff member of the WMC, managing operations that encompass membership, performance, ticket sales, and fundraising activities. Reporting directly to the President of the WMC Board of Directors, the MD will represent WMC before the chorus, general public, donors, stakeholders, media, partners, performance venues and other vendors. The MD also supports the Board in short and long-term planning and in driving strategic initiatives to expand WMC’s audience and funding base and recruit new members. The MD will work closely with the Artistic Director, Board, librarian, committee chairs, and other members of the organization.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week, with some flexibility in schedule. Evening/weekend hours will be required as follows: attendance at weekly Wednesday-evening rehearsals and extra rehearsals if scheduled; during periods leading up to and during concerts; and possibly during special events.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
● Advance the WMC’s mission of performing, promoting and preserving men’s choral music, working in coordination with the WMC Board and the Artistic Director
● Manage all tasks and services related to ongoing operations, including the varied elements involved in each concert cycle, from music acquisition to promotion and sales to venue rental to management of concert-day logistics
● Support the WMC Board in developing short and long-range goals and plans
● Create and implement strategies for expanding WMC’s audience and ticket sales, promoting visibility and reputation, and recruiting members
● Serve as a face of and contact for the WMC to both internal and external stakeholders, including members, patrons, donors, media, businesses and venues
● Hire and supervise outside contractors/vendors

Concert Management Responsibilities:
● Engage and confirm performance venues and any additional supporting services and equipment
● Manage performance-related advertising/publicity, including drafting and dissemination of press releases and postcards/brochures, direct outreach to traditional and social media influencers, placement of calendar listings, print and broadcast ads, and social media placements and toolkits
● Manage advance ticket sales operations, including processing and fulfilling orders via telephone and website
● Manage front of house for concerts, including training and managing ushers and ticket table staff, managing ticket and merchandise sales, and ensuring deposit of revenue at a financial institution following the event
● Draft and coordinate printing of concert and special programs

Fundraising Responsibilities:
● Cultivate, solicit, qualify and steward direct gifts on behalf of WMC and ensure timely acknowledgement of gifts
● Manage implementation and monitoring of general fundraising appeals
● Support WMC Board and other staff in development and submission of grantmaking proposals and reporting

Other Operational Responsibilities:
● Schedule, organize and support WMC Board meetings
● Assist Treasurer in development of budget and periodic financial reporting
● Support work of Board committees as needed
● Assist Artistic Director in coordinating membership auditions
● Execute contacts with, and serve as liaison to, guest professional singers and contract instrumentalists
● Maintain CD and merchandise inventory and fulfill orders

Education and Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution preferred
● At least two years’ experience working in event planning and/or project management
● Residency in the Washington, DC, Metro Area is required; DC residency is preferred

Required Skills and Experience:
● Ability to use Google Workspace, and web-based applications
● Database and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) experience
● Frontline patron and donor service experience
● Familiarity with theater or stage production skills (lighting; live sound; stage management)
● Experience building, tracking, and adhering to budgets
● Strong understanding of social media channels
● Experience in publicity and media relations methods
● Keen sense of detail, organization, and time management and ability to meet deadlines
● Clear written and verbal communication skills
● Resourcefulness and flexibility in dealing with unexpected scenarios

Desired Attributes and Skills:
● Hands-on implementer who is also a creative, strategic thinker
● Self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and collegially with a range of partners
● A calm, professional presence and positive attitude, even in stressful situations
● Familiarity with and appreciation of the choral art form

Compensation and Benefits:
● $68,000-$75,000 per year, commensurate with education, skills and experience (full-time, exempt)
● Health benefits, including vision and dental, and disability insurance, with all premiums paid by WMC
● 15 vacation days, 8 sick days, plus 10 federal holidays and December 24-31 off annually
● Relocation expenses up to $2,500 are reimbursable pending submission of qualified receipts

How to Apply:
● Email a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to: search@camerata.com
● Application deadline: July 31, 2024

The Washington Men’s Camerata is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are based on business need, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

To apply for this job email your details to search@camerata.com