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Why work at Powers?

It’s easy to jump right in and get to know our small but passionate team here at Powers. Our staff members are creative and innovative (most of us have our own music projects too), always eager to learn and share ideas, and dedicated to improving our students’ and families’ experience as much as we can. When you join us, your thoughts are encouraged and valued, and you’ll be part of a hard-working team committed to solving problems and making our community better and stronger.

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Performance Manager (Part-time)

Position
Reporting to the Director of Education and working closely with faculty, students andexternal constituencies, the Performance Manger is responsible for the preparation andoversight of nearly 150 student and faculty performances each year. The PerformanceManager prepares weekly ensemble and student rehearsals, organizes student recitals, andcoordinates the onsite logistics of Powers’ many community outreach events.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Weekly set up of youth orchestra rehearsals and early childhood classes at Powers’ All Saints’ Church location
  2. Working with faculty to schedule semester end studio recitals
  3. Scheduling students for all school recitals that take place several times per year
  4. Attending all recitals: handling setup, student sign-in, and breakdown
  5. Managing setup and breakdown for 10 Neighborhood Concert Series events which take place at various locations offsite
  6. Managing all administrative and logistical aspects of the Musical Storytelling Program, including contacting area libraries to schedule performances, securing performance rights for books, working with the Artistic Director to schedule rehearsals, and securing additional performers from Powers’ faculty
  7. Managing onsite execution of special events such as the Stein Chamber Music Festival, Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival, and Belmont Open Sings, including setup, technical assistance, and breakdown
  8. Purchasing supplies for recital receptions
  9. Completing written event reports

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required. A background in music and/or event logistics is required. The position requires significant amounts of offsite work and as such, candidates must have access to a reliable vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Setup and tear down may involve moving of musical instruments including, but not limited to, harpsichords and percussion. Candidates must be able to comfortably lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds. The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. The successful candidate will be organized, creative, patient, detail oriented, a team player, and be able to work with diverse constituencies.

Schedule/Hours
8:30am to 5:30pm each Saturday during the school year, plus additional weekday and weekend (day and evening) hours based on Powers Music School’s event calendar.

This is a part-time position with hours that are based on Powers’ performance calendar. That said, a minimum of 10-15 hours per week can be expected during the school year with peak periods at the close of each semester reaching 20-30 hours per week. Summer hours depend on our June and July day programs.

Compensation
$18-21 per hour

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Dr. Daniel Acsadi, Director of Education and Community Programs: dacsadi@powersmusic.org

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Why teach at Powers?

Here you can meet, talk, and build relationships with some of the area’s most respected music educators and teaching artists. You’ll work for, and with, an organization that values creativity, compassion, and commitment. You’ll meet students wherever they are in their journey and guide them towards their goals in a way that makes sense for them – it’s truly a collaborative and rewarding teaching experience. You’ll also have opportunities to further connect with and impact the Powers community (and beyond!) through summer day programs, workshops, faculty committees, and more.

There are no open positions at this time. 

To apply for any open faculty position:

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references by email to dacsadi@powersmusic.org or by mail to:

Dr. Daniel Acsadi
Director of Education & Community Programs
Powers Music School
PO Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478