1337 Massachusetts Ave #116
Arlington, MA 02476
Date Posted: November 11, 2020
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Shelter Music Boston (SMB) presents classical chamber music concerts, of the highest artistic standards, in homeless shelters and other sheltering environments. Our goal is to promote community, creative interaction, respect, and therapeutic benefit. We believe all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music whether or not they have a home. In 2018, through a collaboration with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, SMB created our Children and Family Shelter Program to bring the power of live classical music to children and families impacted by homelessness. The part-time program coordinator position will work with SMB staff to manage the artistic and administrative aspects of the program.
Oversee the artistic and educational elements of the program
Select individual program repertoire with input from collaborating musicians, incorporating music by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning), and women composers on every program
Design educational activities that correspond with the repertoire and theme
Schedule musicians to perform or record the chosen program
Schedule and manage rehearsals of the program
Manage each performance’s flow and activities for live concerts
Implement and coordinate any artistic collaborations, i.e. our Opera Creation Project with Boston Lyric Opera
Plan for and acquire necessary materials for program implementation, with SMB staff
Work with SMB staff to craft language for funding proposals
Develop and draft a training manual for SMB musicians performing children’s programming in shelters and similar programs
Update the SMB Master Calendar with program dates and repertoire links
Prepare musician contracts for each concert program or recording
Work directly with partner sites to schedule live or live virtual concerts, receive feedback from site staff and program participants, and maintain proper permissions for artwork and photography
Upload feedback, comments, and photos to SMB files in a timely manner
Review raw material submitted for virtual concert videos and then send materials with detailed instructions to SMB Music Producer.
Design and implement an effective program evaluation process for live or virtual concerts
A passion for social justice and a commitment to anti-racism; an outgoing, personable, and articulate ambassador
Professional classical musician with an appreciation and recognition of the transformational power of live classical music
Ability to translate musical concepts and history into children’s activities
Ability to work independently and remotely
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Strong organizational skills; proficiency with Google Drive
Shelter Music Boston is offering a $3,600 annual stipend, with 4 weeks unpaid vacation, to coordinate SMB’s Children and Family Shelter Program. The work load averages 3 hours a week with a slight increase during busy periods. This position and associated compensation are above and beyond any work done as a musician during the concerts themselves.
This is a one-year part-time contract position. This 1099 position is paid monthly. There are no benefits associated with this position.
Please submit a Letter of Application outlining professional accomplishments and what makes you a good fit for Shelter Music Boston.
A current resume or CV.
Names and contact information for two (2) references.
Links to websites or online resources with representative samples of successfully delivered creative work, including your own musical performances. These samples should showcase work that includes BIPOC, LGTBTQ, and women composers.
Two sample chamber music concert programs which indicate an understanding of Shelter Music Boston programming priorities. Please submit a document outlining the musical selections you are proposing for these two sample programs including composers, instrumentation, and length of pieces/program. Please provide a brief description of why you’ve selected this repertoire.
For questions or application submissions, please contact email@example.com.
Shelter Music Boston presents classical chamber
music concerts, of the highest artistic standards, in homeless shelters and
other sheltering environments. Our goal is to promote community, creative
interaction, respect, and therapeutic benefit. We believe all people
deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music
whether or not they have a home.
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