Chorus General Manager
About the chorus:
Based in Alexandria, Virginia for more than seventy years, the Alexandria Harmonizers specialize in one of a cappella’s most challenging forms: four-part close harmony. The chorus is made up of more than 100 volunteer singers ranging in age from their teens to their eighties. The Harmonizers have won nineteen International medals, including four championship gold medals, and received the 2018 Greater Washington DC Area Choral Excellence "Ovation" Award for "Best a Cappella Ensemble."
The Harmonizers mission statement is: “Enriching lives through vocal harmony in the greater D.C. area.” Beyond musical excellence, the Harmonizers are focused on community outreach and bringing their love of song to new audiences.
The General Manager (GM) will be responsible for the administrative management of the Harmonizers. He/she will work approximately 20 hours per week on a contract basis and will report to the Executive Director. A number of volunteers from within the chorus, with experience in areas such as communications and development, are available to assist the GM in carrying out these responsibilities.
The GM will work primarily from home and precise working hours are flexible. Occasional attendance at night and weekend events will be required, including chorus rehearsals, community events, board meetings, Harmonizer performances, and other events.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Patron and Donor Management
Work to maintain, nurture, and grow the Harmonizer base of patrons and donors and to maintain and enhance regular communications with patrons, donors, and the public:
- Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of the CRM database of patrons and donors
- Monitor opportunities for new or upgraded resources and tools for maintaining contact with donors, patrons and the public
- Support communication with and cultivation of large donors, including organizing special events, premium ticket packages, or other events targeting such donors
Marketing and Communications
Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to market the Harmonizers and their programs:
- Develop a program of regular newsletters, social media posts, and other forms of outreach to maintain contacts and promote the Harmonizer brand
- Support development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing strategy, including press releases, advertising, calendar listing, brochures, public service announcements, and radio and online advertising
- Oversee the content and format of the chorus website
- Monitor incoming emails and other communications to the chorus and respond to or distribute those communications as required
General Administrative Support
Work with the Board of Directors, Artistic Director, officers, and volunteers, as needed, to help them fulfill their functions:
- Prepare, as requested, written reports for presentation to the Board
- Provide support for development efforts, including donor campaigns, fundraising events, and development of fundraising materials
- Provide, as needed, general administrative support for other chorus functions such as performances, educational/community outreach events, and membership recruitment
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of performers and volunteers
- Experience with CRM databases and related software programs, Google docs, Excel, and similar software. Experience with graphic design and/or web design a plus
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion
- Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to set own schedule and priorities
- Reliable personal transportation
The Harmonizers are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
This is a part-time contract position with expected average work time of 20 hours per week.
Salary: $2,000-$2,500/mo., commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest to Randall Eliason, Executive Director, at [email protected]