September 13, 2022

Managing Director
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

Job Description

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians is a nonprofit chamber music ensemble that produces five programs annually – once each in Chicago and Evanston, a high school chamber music competition, and educational outreach initiatives. The role of Managing Director is to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to provide program management, development support, and marketing and communications for the organization.

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians promotes chamber music as an art form accessible to audiences of all ages, performing works from the Baroque period to the present. We also commission new compositions, collaborate with renowned guest artists and community groups, and support younger musicians through our annual High School Chamber Music Competition and our music education programs in the public schools.

Program Management:

  • Produce concert season in collaboration with Artistic Director
  • Secure vendor contracts including videography, audio recording, venues, etc.
  • Process ticket orders
  • Provide collaborative support in program booklet creation
  • Attend all season concerts, manage box office, and obtain volunteers
  • Facilitate educational outreach programs with Evanston Township High School in collaboration with committee
  • Organize high school chamber music competition
  • Assess organization committee objectives and provide detailed reporting

Development and Financial Management:

  • Solicit donations for annual fundraising initiatives; mail annual appeals
  • Process standard acknowledgement letters and other donor communications
  • Act as administrator on donor databases – QuickBooks Online, Salesforce
  • Coordinate event logistics in collaboration with committee for annual benefit
  • Create organization budget drafts and manage throughout fiscal year; reconcile accounts
  • Assist in developing concert and event budgets
  • Administer organization’s invoice, billing, and payroll
  • Execute state and federal tax filings in collaboration with accountant
  • Manage granting including applications, updates, and final reports; discover new grant opportunities  

Marketing and Communications:

  • Develop annual marketing strategy in collaboration with committee; manage marketing calendar
  • Direct print and online marketing efforts
  • Act as copywriter for press releases, website content, bi-monthly e-newsletters, email communications, print advertising, and fundraising initiatives
  • Create content for social media including some graphic design and video production
  • Create and send eblasts

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend board and committee meetings
  • Draft agendas for board president and committee chairs
  • Act as administrator on various platforms including MailChimp, Square, Bidding Owl, Salesforce, QuickBooks, WordPress, Zoom, social media accounts, etc.

Skills and Qualifications

A successful candidate will bring a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, a strong attention to detail, and a willingness to take ownership of tasks both big and small. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, arts administration, or business
  • One to two years of nonprofit administration experience; knowledge of the arts preferable
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects and deadlines
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite including word and excel
  • Experience in QuickBooks, MailChimp, Square, Canva, Bidding Owl, WordPress, Zoom, etc.

This is a full-time position 35-40 hours per week, eligible for benefits. Some week night and weekend hours required for events or meetings.

Salary commensurate with experience

Health and Dental Insurance
Remote Office and Flexible Schedule
Paid Time Off

Please send a resume and cover letter to with the email subject line “RCM Managing Director Application”.