The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc.

P.O. Box 45252
Somerville, MA 02145

Date Posted:
July 28, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Boston New Music Initiative - Administrative Coordinator


The Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to dedicate a few hours (typically 1-3 hours) per week to support the organization’s day-to-day operations. BNMI doesn’t maintain a physical office location, so most responsibilities can be performed online and with a flexible schedule. We’re sensitive to busy schedules (we all have those ourselves!) and work to accommodate the schedules of our volunteer staff as much as we can.

We’re looking for people who are organized, passionate about music and the arts, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have an interest in developing skills and/or developing a career in arts administration, artistic planning, and project management.

Our volunteer staff consists of full-time music professionals, as well as professionals in industries such as information technology, nonprofits, higher education, and project management. We volunteer our time because we are passionate about promoting the performance of music by living composers, and advancing the careers of our membership, who consist of performers, composers, conductors, and music administrators. BNMI’s leadership is committed to improving career opportunities for its volunteer staff, and looks to serve as a resource to provide valuable hands-on experience, training, and mentorship whenever possible.

  • Responsibilities:

    Assist in the development and tracking of the Organization’s annual season plan, including maintaining and updating the annual project plan as needed

  • Notify staff of upcoming deadlines and requirements

  • Assist in the tracking of the Organization’s annual budget, including budget review and analysis

  • Account Payable and Accounts Receivable assistance

  • Attend and participate in quarterly budgetary meetings with Executive Officers

  • Assist in the planning and execution of the staff’s annual summer retreat

  • Attend, participate, and contribute to monthly staff meetings

  • Attend all Organization concerts and events and assist the team as directed by the Executive Director

    • Interest in current or future career (or gaining relevant professional experience) in project management and/or arts administration

    • Ability to consistently commit a few hours per week to the role, including email monitoring and responding as needed

    • Strong organization skills, with a careful attention to detail (i.e. ability to adhere to specific protocols and procedures)

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, some technical capability (i.e. working in and/or ability to quickly learn Microsoft Office products, Google Apps)

    • Ability to work independently and proactively, as well as possessing an interest in being an active and reliable player in a close-knit team

    • Experience or background in the performing arts is a plus but not required

    • We are specifically seeking applicants who can commit to the position for at least the upcoming academic year, as we are looking to avoid frequent turnover and disruption in the position.

How To Apply:
Send us a brief letter of interest that demonstrates your interest in the position and addresses your qualifications described above and a résumé to “jobs at” with the subject “Administrative Associate.”
Apply by:
August 30, 2019
About this Organization:
The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on establishing, maintaining, and developing an international network of contemporary music champions, performers, conductors, directors, and composers of music so as to foster collaborations, new music concerts, and commissions in the music industry. The organization's mission is to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, professional development, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.

In nine concert seasons to date, BNMI has performed the works of over 150 living composers, including 24 world premieres and five commissioned works. In an ongoing effort to recognize, perform, and create new repertoire for the concert hall and beyond, BNMI holds a commissioning competition, a young composers competition, and two international calls for scores each season, with the winning composers programmed on future BNMI seasons.