Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music making in his or her scholastic environment.
Founded in 1975, Music for All is a destination – and sets the standard – for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. Music for All provides ensemble experiences, hands-on opportunities for individual student performance training and growth, and teacher professional development.
Music for All is also committed to informing and empowering students, parents, and teachers to be engaged advocates for the arts and music education in their communities and across the nation.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s programs include 30+ annual events, serving more than 500,000 attendees each year. Our programs including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the national honor concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2021.
Current Open Positions
Music for All is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as its Controller. This is a new position within the Music for All Finance Department. The Controller will be responsible for the oversight and management of all finance and accounting functions. The Controller ensures proper procedures and systems are in place to support effective planning, program implementation, audits, and internal controls. The Controller will report to the Executive Vice President & CFO. Direct reports to the Controller will include the Accounting Manager and Accounting Assistant. Additional Finance staff includes the Accounts Receivable Clerk and the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant who report to the Accounting Manager.
Music for All is looking for a finance professional who has a strong background in accounting—with five to ten years experience, preferably with two to four years experience in public accounting. If you meet the qualifications listed below, we strongly encourage you to apply for this position.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Directing and managing all finance and accounting functions including the management, leadership, and training of accounting staff
• Coordinating inter-departmental functions to ensure accurate, effective and timely processing of transactions
• Overseeing all accounts, ledgers and financial reporting systems
• Ensuring financial transactions are in accordance with GAAP, regulatory guidelines, and program requirements
• Ensuring all journal entries are posted and account reconciliations are completed in a timely and accurate manner
• Performing analysis and review of financial results
• Coordinating all necessary fiscal and reporting requirements pertinent to the execution of grants, sponsorships, and other strategic partnerships
• Tracking and reviewing revenues and expenditures for all grants and contracts and providing timely feedback and recommendations to both internal and external personnel
• Preparing financial statements, variance reports and developing other reporting tools necessary for the effective operation of accounting functions
• Assisting with budget and forecast preparation
• Overseeing program and project budgets and providing analysis and reports on project performance to internal and external personnel
• Maintaining and reviewing daily cash balance report and informing CFO of daily cash position.
• Maintaining and updating contract and agreement files
• Coordinating the communication, preparation, and execution of all audit, cost reporting, tax, and regulatory work
• Updating and developing applicable policies and procedures
• Providing support and back-up to the Chief Financial Officer and other Finance staff
Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees are involved in the planning of events and have some on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Some travel, night and weekend work is required.
• Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
• Minimum of 2 to 4 years public accounting experience
• CPA, MBA, or equivalent experience
• Minimum 5 to 10 years of progressively responsible accounting and finance experience
• Minimum 3 to 5 years supervising and managing finance and accounting professionals
• Expert user of Microsoft Excel and Word
• Previous experience in financial management roles at non-profit organizations
• Competency with general ledger accounting and financial reporting software systems
• Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Solid analytical skills; strategic thinker
Music for All, Inc. is a 501©(3) not-for-profit educational organization. Music for All is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Spring Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern beginning January 8, 2018 through May 11, 2018. The Fall Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern works under the direction of the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources and is an important part of the Music for All team.
Primary duties for the fall include but are not limited to:
- Assist the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources in performance of the department’s and his duties.
- Regularly communicate (phone and email) with adjudicators, clinicians, conductors, faculty, and VIPs regarding program details.
- Create, organize, and maintain consultants’ contract files and paperwork.
- Support in developing and curating organization’s advocacy initiatives.
- Manage several projects independently.
- Maintain professional and high-quality relationships with participants.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources.
Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business is the planning and execution of special events. As such, all Music for All employees and contractors are involved in the planning of events and will have on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Travel may be required, in which case individual travel expenses will be covered by Music for All.
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with the below skills:
- Currently or recently enrolled in a college-level degree program (third year or higher preferred).
- Pursuing a degree in Music Education, Music Business, Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations (preferred).
- Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to communicate with participants including music educators, students, and parents.
- Demonstrated leadership, organization, interpersonal skills as well as strong attention to detail.
- Willingness to re-design processes to improve them.
- Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word).
- Proficiency in Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc).
- Strong work ethic, willingness to embrace our organization, and an interest in supporting the arts community.
- Participation in 2018 Music for All National Festival (March 14-17, 2018).
This position will receive a stipend on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.
Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 30-hours per week during their internships. This position will run January 8 – May 11, 2018. Start and end dates can be modified to fit into the constraints of a current degree program. Please note that this is a residential internship, and you must be able to complete your 30 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.