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4 Nov 2022

Part-Time Program Manager

Luna Composition Lab – Posted by lunacompositionlab New York, New York, United States

Job Description

ABOUT LUNA COMPOSITION LAB 

Luna Composition Lab’s mission is to close the gender gap in the field of music composition. Founded in 2016 by composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid, Luna Composition Lab provides mentorship and resources for young female, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming composers. Luna Composition Lab is the only initiative of its kind in the United States. It has achieved national recognition as a program that not only celebrates underrepresented voices but also shapes music’s future by providing a support system for continued success.

Luna Composition Lab’s signature program—the Luna Lab Fellowship—offers six young composers one-on-one mentorship with acclaimed professional composers. Mentors guide fellows in the composition of a new piece of music that is premiered by a professional ensemble as part of a weeklong festival in New York City. This festival includes professional development activities, masterclasses with inspirational figures, networking events, and more. In addition, Luna Composition Lab offers a series of group composition courses—Adventures in Sound—that support young musicians who are interested in creating their own music. From notation and music theory to applied and hands-on compositional practices, students come away with a renewed sense of the possibilities for what composition can be. 

Luna Composition Lab continues to see the tangible, long-term results of its important work. Alumni of the fellowship program have gone on to receive national awards, attend the nation’s top colleges and conservatories, and have been commissioned by renowned chamber ensembles and orchestras. 

PROGRAM MANAGER

Position Scope

The Program Manager plays an active role in all Luna Composition Lab activities, including program administration, marketing and communications, and financial and administrative support. The role is the primary point of contact for all students, families, and faculty and maintains ongoing communication about applications, enrollment, events, and deadlines. In addition, the Program Manager will be responsible for the event management of the annual festival in June 2023. The role also assists with marketing and communication efforts, as well as ongoing administrative support. This is an opportunity for a detail-oriented self-starter with excellent writing and organizational skills to join a small but dedicated team. This is a part-time, hourly paid, fully remote position, with the expectation of in-person events on an as-needed basis. The Program Manager reports directly to the Executive and Artistic Directors. This position is expected to work an average of 15 hours per week, with heavier seasonal periods in September-October and April-May.

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsibilities

  • Programs
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for program administration with students, families, mentors, teachers, and guest artists (i.e. attendance, enrollment, troubleshooting)
    • Collect required documentation for enrollment and participation in Luna Composition Lab programs
    • Support the planning and coordination of the annual festival, including booking travel and lodging for guests, coordinating meals, staffing events, assisting with production
    • Track program alumni and assist with the development and maintenance of a directory
  • Marketing and Communications
    • Draft and send email newsletters 
    • Create social media posting calendar and monitor platforms
    • Build, draft, and maintain up to date content on Luna Composition Lab website
    • Maintain and update mailing list
  • Financial and Administrative Support
    • Liaise with bookkeeper to track invoice management, verify payroll status, and process tuition payments
    • Set up internal and external meetings, prepare advance briefings and supporting materials, provide calendar management, and follow-up communications
    • Assist with grant reporting, donor tracking, and building a comprehensive database of new institutional and individual giving opportunities
    • Manage databases, recordkeeping, event logistics, and other administrative tasks relevant to programming

Qualifications & Requirements

A successful candidate will meet many of these knowledge, skill, and ability requirements but also should demonstrate a strong desire to learn quickly on the job as they join a small team at a time of big growth and development. 

  • Belief in the mission and core values of Luna Composition Lab
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills with an ability to easily adapt writing styles to fit the correct audience and voice
  • Ability to adhere to a high level of professionalism and demonstrate excellent judgment and discretion
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Forward-thinking with willingness to manage multiple projects at once 
  • Eagerness to learn and take on new projects and responsibilities 
  • Ability to interface with individuals at every level of the organization, internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and ability to project manage with potentially competing deadlines
  • Impeccable attention to detail, excellent organizational management, and outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Culturally responsive and sensitive to diverse cultural, geographic, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds 
  • Ability to receive and assimilate constructive feedback and adapt accordingly
  • Computer literacy skills in Google Suite, Adobe Suite, MailChimp
  • Non-profit development and background in the arts is a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of office experience 

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@lunacompositionlab.org and include Program Manager in the subject line. Luna Composition Lab is committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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