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
The Marketing Manager works under the direction of the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and is an important part of the Music for All Team.
Requirements of the Role
- Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or a related field required.
- Five years of positions in marketing.
- Experience supervising and managing a professional marketing staff.
- Strong analytical and project management skills.
- Confident and dynamic personality.
- Strong creative outlook.
Experience in the primary duties of the role, which include but are not limited to:
- Working with VP of Marketing and Communications on digital and online marketing strategies; create and deploy strategic campaigns.
- Supervision of Marketing staff and outside contractors.
- Being responsible for supervision and implementation of external communications including email marketing, social media marketing, and Website presence.
- Coordinating and implementing social media presence, including analytics and reporting.
- Supervising event video production and photography with video and photography team.
- Supervising marketing intern recruiting.
- Working with other departments within Music for All on digital and other marketing and communications campaigns.
- Coordinating and assisting in other marketing efforts as needed, such as writing, proofreading, brand enforcement, and organizational messaging.
- Coordinating marketing campaigns with other organization departments.
Required skills and characteristics
- Strong effective communicator.
- Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills.
- Ability to coordinate the efforts of a team of diverse creative employees within and across departments.
- Attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to write in business professional and narrative styles.
- Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution. Commitment to continuous learning.
- Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade in marketing including written communication, website development and implementation, email marketing services, visual communication software products, and creative services.
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.
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Summer Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern beginning May 14, 2018 through August 10, 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 band directors, 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 Summer Symposium (June 23-30, 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 May 14 – August 10, 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.