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Managing Director

Passionate about music? Looking for an opportunity to lead in an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of students through music? The Musical Offering (MO), a non-profit community music school in Evanston, IL is seeking a Managing Director (MD) to join our leadership team to manage its operations, help grow the school and further its artistic mission.


  • Operations:
    • Be the face of the organization, greeting and assisting visitors and students at the front desk (where the MD office is stationed)
    • Maintain the class, special programming and concert calendars
    • Manage student registration, including logging registrations and sending invoices
    • Manage classroom assignments (teachers manage their own class schedules)
    • Ensure consistent communication between MO administration and faculty about scheduling, expectations and events, responding promptly to faculty inquiries
    • Recruit and manage volunteers, as needed
    • Establish protocol and arrange services to make sure facilities are kept clean and in order on a daily basis
    • Manage basic bookkeeping to report to financial consultant on a monthly basis, e.g. receiving and logging tuition payments, making deposits to bank, paying for approved expenses, documenting as needed, etc.
    • Provide any necessary documentation and support for the annual financial audit
  • Marketing and communications with the MO community:
    • Write and send email newsletters
    • Maintain the MO website, including design and content updates
    • Post to social media on behalf of the MO
    • Manage mailing lists, phone contacts, thank-yous, etc.
    • Work with the Board to develop and host marketing and fundraising campaigns
    • Find opportunities to make connections with and promote the MO among community groups, media, government, and local business
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director (AD):
    • Work collaboratively with the Artistic Director on planning and operations to further the mission of the MO
    • Provide administrative support to the AD and Board in the pursuit of grants
    • Work closely with the AD to support special programming and concerts with set-up, supplies and volunteers


  • Previous administrative experience required, preferably in an arts organization
  • 30 hours per week, with a minimum of 25 hours on-site
  • Both weekday and weekend availability preferred (versus just weekdays) as the MO is open seven days a week
  • A consistent weekly schedule that will offer predictable access to the MD
  • Be on-site to manage 1-2 evening concerts per month (included in 30 hours)
  • Attend monthly MO Board meetings and provide a MD report on operations (generally on Sundays – included in 30 hours)
  • Start date of August 12.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary range $28,000-$32,000, commensurate with experience
  • Five weeks paid time off when the school is closed
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Evanston, IL