About the School

Manchester Community Music School serves over 1,200 students each year through a wide array of high quality music education programs, including private lessons, music therapy, early childhood, Suzuki, NH Youth Ensemble Program, summer camps and community music programs. Committed to serving our community, nearly all of our concerts are free and open to the public and we have awarded over $1million in financial aid to over 5,000 students since our founding in 1983. Our mission is changing lives through the power of learning, sharing and making music.

Current Openings

Executive Director

The Music School serves over 1,200 students each year through a wide range of high quality music programs including music education and music therapy private lessons and group classes, the New Hampshire Youth Ensemble program, and an extensive community outreach program providing music education and music therapy services to our area schools and hospitals. The Music School is searching for a dynamic leader to lead the school into its next chapter of Excellence.

The ideal candidate will intimately understand the qualities music brings into one’s life. They will firmly understand the mission of the school and the community we serve, and clearly articulate a vision for the Music School of tomorrow.

This position reports to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include:

Leading the schools mission to “change lives through the power of learning, sharing and making music”.
Managing a highly qualified leadership team including, Director of Music Therapy, Director of Finance, Office Manager and Registrar, Performance Leadership Director, and Director of Communications.
Spearhead initiatives for both contributed and earned income.
Working with the Director of Finance to ensure successful financial management of current operating budget
Working with the Board of Directors in determining organizational strategies and operational goals.
Sharing facilities management through an established condominium association.
Board and committee representation
Representing the school and acting as a spokes-person to the community, donors, sponsors
Overseeing day to day school function

Key qualifications include:
Successful team leadership skills
Creative and innovative problem-solving skills.
Strong strategic planning and donor development skills
Firm understanding of music education and music therapy programs.
Comprehensive understanding of contributed income strategies and implementation.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, with a Master’s Degree preferred, 5 or more years of experience working within a music or related non-profit organization at a senior management level.

This is a full-time position and salary will be commensurate with experience. Medical benefits provided per the School’s policies.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to
Heather Chase
Manchester Community Music School
2291 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03104
*Accepting Applications until June 15

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