Managing Director

The Atlanta Boy Choir
Atlanta, GA
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 23, 2023

About Us

The Atlanta Boy Choir has long been one of Atlanta’s premier arts organizations. Now in its 76th year, the Choir is under the direction of Atlanta’s own Dr. Robert Henry, a renowned pianist, organist, director, and vocalist. Each performance season, the angelic sound of the Atlanta Boy Choir and the robust voices of the Alumni Men’s Choir are accompanied by talented musicians for festive Christmas and spring concerts, as well as a summer tour series.

Many boys who age out of the choir go on to join our alumni choir, adding their voices to a vocal legacy and continuing their professional vocal development as musicians. The Choir counts a community of alumni in Atlanta and across the world exceeding 3,000 and a track record of musical success, including a Grammy for its recording of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1989.

The Board of Trustees and the current leadership are excited to build the Choir and grow for the future together with the Managing Director.


Leadership and Staffing Structure

Dr. Henry became the music director after the retirement of the previous longstanding director in 2017, Mr. Fletcher Wolfe. Dr. Henry is supported by Huu Mai, who serves as Assistant Director and Accompanist to the Choir.

In addition to developing the talents of boys and young men into an acclaimed performance choir every year, Dr. Henry and Mr. Mai have assumed operational responsibilities with support from the Board of Trustees, since the departure of the previous Managing Director.


Mission Enablement

The Atlanta Boy Choir’s Managing Director will play a pivotal role in the Choir’s growth. The Managing Director will be integral in helping the Atlanta Boy Choir achieve its Mission and grow to be a world class choral organization.

  • Build upon the Boy Choir’s 76-year legacy to resume its prominence within Atlanta’s arts education landscape
  • Partner with artistic leadership to develop and grow the Choir’s programming
  • Develop a funding model that that balances earned revenue from tuition and events with accessibility and funding
  • Leverage the Choir’s alumni network and the Atlanta philanthropic community to drive partnership, collaboration and revenue growth
  • Collaborate with the Choir’s Board of Trustees to ensure effective governance, transparency and stewardship of the organization’s mission and resources
  • Build a cohesive staff and volunteer structure, balancing needs and resources available.
  • Oversee the administrative elements of performance and touring opportunities
  • Support the rebuilding journey the Choir has pursued following a hiatus after Maestro Wolfe’s sudden retirement in 2017 and again at the onset of the pandemic quarantine


The Position

The Managing Director is the Choir’s Administrative Leader, reporting to the Board of Trustees. The Managing Director works in partnership with the leadership and the Board to develop and execute the strategic vision that supports the organization’s mission and values. The Managing Director must be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic ambassador for the Atlanta Boy Choir within the educational, artistic, and philanthropic communities in Atlanta first and in other communities as the Choir resumes its global presence.


Key responsibilities include:

  1. Lead the development and implementation of the Choir’s strategic vision
  2. Establish consensus among the Choir’s stakeholders and constituencies
  3. Oversee the Choir’s recruitment activities and non-performance activities for current Choir membership
  4. Oversee the Choir’s fundraising efforts
  5. Serve as primary relationship manager for major individual and institutional funders
  6. Build the Choir’s profile through comprehensive programmatic and institutional marketing strategies
  7. Provide supportive, collaborative leadership to staff and volunteers
  8. Coordinate Choir alumni engagement programming and initiatives
  9. Engage the Board, in partnership with the Board Chair, and its committees in proper oversight of the organization and its activities
  10. Represent the Choir in the local and regional communities to the press, local and state governments
  11. Provide responsible financial leadership, adhering to industry standard and organization-specific governance.

The search committee seeks the following qualities in the Boy Choir’s next leader:

  • Knowledge of and appreciation for music education and youth development
  • Senior leadership experience in the non-profit arts education sector
  • Experience working with a Board of Trustees and administration of non-profit governance
  • Non-profit financial and budgeting acumen
  • Hands-on leadership in marketing (both digital and traditional), development, and operations
  • Strong leadership presence and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Strategic and Operational Planning experience
  • Fundraising strategy development and implementation experience, including cultivating and stewarding major and institutional donors.
  • A commitment to be an active member of the communities the Choir serves
Compensation and Benefits: 


Salary range: Competitive and starting at $70,000, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Negotiable benefits stipend will be provided as part of the total compensation package.

Application Procedure: 

Key Dates

Application Deadline: The search will continue until a suitable number of qualified candidates are identified. Applications received before June 9, 2023 will receive priority consideration.

Start Date: On/around August 1, 2023 (negotiable)

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to: [email protected]

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