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 qualified candidates for our Annual Fund Manager position. The Annual Fund Manager works under the direction of the Vice President for Advancement and is an important part of the Music for All team. The Annual Fund Manager will work to strengthen the annual fundraising efforts by managing and building relationships with current and prospective donors, corporations, and foundations. The manager will be a proactive and strategic fundraiser committed to the mission and vision of Music for All.
- Knows, understands, and demonstrates the organization’s mission and vision
- Assists in the implementation for the organization’s Strategic Plan and the Advancement Plan and directly responsible for the Annual Fund
- Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of donors and prospects consisting of individuals, foundations, and corporations
- Prepares donor profiles, and manages the major donor solicitation process for the President & CEO, VP of Advancement, and other senior staff and Board members
- Supervises the email/direct mail solicitation program to insure timely solicitations according to the current Advancement Plan, which includes writing solicitation copy and donor acknowledgements
- Manages the foundation research, application, and reporting process
- Manages the corporation/organization research, grant application, and reporting process
- Ensures that donor and prospect database have accurate records, mapped to industry standards, and that donations are acknowledged in a timely manner
- Works with the Marketing Team and the Advancement Team to create attractive and eye-catching communications, which include appeals, social media, development section of the Music for All website, e-Newsletters, e-Blasts, and print pieces (including brochures, program books, the bi-annual report, etc.)
- Assists in plans to collect/capture, involve, and solicit Music for All alumni, parents, and fans
- Develops specific targeted messaging to donor segments for growing participation and increase annual giving year-over-year.
- Works comfortably with the entire Music for All staff and volunteers
Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization’s business involves planning and executing large special events. As such, this position will be involved in the planning of events and have on-site event production responsibilities. Some travel, nights, and weekend work is required.
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual who encompasses the below skills:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Three+ years experience in a Development Department or similar role
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and verbally
- Ability to keep information confidential
- Proficiency in computer applications such as Excel, Word, and especially PatronManager preferred
- Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills as well as strong attention to detail
- Strong work ethic, willingness to embrace our organization and an interest in supporting the music and arts community
- Positive attitude and strong desire to learn
- Participation in active music-making is preferred