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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Music for All is seeking an individual to be our Accounting Manager. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Perform accounting operations related to program revenues, including Music for All National Festival travel packages, Summer Symposium registrations and housing, and Fall Regional registrations.
- Maintain records of billings and revenue received and due related to Sponsorship agreements, Grants, Commissions, and Donations.
- Serve as project lead for the PatronManager ticketing module, tracking daily sales and deposits, ticket account management, and ensuring timely ticket order fulfillment.
- Work with TicketMaster venues to manage ticketing for MFA events, including managing secondary box office orders, and coordinating ticketing process from pre-orders through settlement of each TicketMaster event.
- Oversee processing of revenue related financial transactions and processing of customer invoices in a timely manner.
- Maintain Accounts Receivable aging and manage collection of past due accounts. Identify and resolve outstanding balances on a monthly basis.
- Verify, balance, and perform daily deposits.
- Prepare accounting records and financial reports per organization standards.
- Perform reconciliations of accounts receivable and deferred sponsorship revenue.
- Generate monthly revenue reports and analyses to support management team’s decision-making and strategic planning.
- Work with management team to analyze program results compared to budget and strategic plan.
- Support financial planning, revenue variance analysis, and revenue budgeting and forecasting.
- Utilize software applications for company accounting operations.
- Mentor accounting staff and support recruitment and training of event volunteers and contract staff for box office operations.
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 an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with the following skills and experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field.
- Three to five years of related work experience.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and accounting software i.e. Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) and customer relationship management software, such as Salesforce.
- Experience with managing volunteers and front-of-house operations at special events.
- Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong work ethic and a willingness to serve Music for All’s mission.
- Solid communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Advancement Intern beginning August 12, 2019 through December 13, 2019. The Advancement Intern works under the direction of the Advancement Coordinator and is an important part of the Music for All team.
Music for All’s Advancement department focuses on fundraising and sponsorships, which includes responsibility for the annual fund, sponsorship sales, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment and campaign initiatives, stewardship, and sponsorship and advancement services.
Internship primary duties include but are not limited to:
- Conduct prospect research on potential granting organizations and corporate sponsors.
- Assist with database management and data entry.
- Prepare fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
- Assist Advancement team with administrative tasks for the department.
- Work with Advancement team on special projects and assignments
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. Some travel, night, and weekend work may be required.
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with an interest in music and fine arts and possesses the skills listed below. Music for All’s Advancement Internship focus will vary by season, based on the need of current workflow, and the training and interests of the successful intern applicant:
- Currently enrolled in a college-level degree program (preferred)
- Pursuing a degree in Non-profit Management, Communications, Writing, English, Journalism, History or Marketing (preferred)
- Strong work ethic and eager to learn the organization’s mission, vision, and core values
- Customer service-oriented attitude
- Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills as well as the ability to interact with individuals in and out of the organization (such as donors and sponsors)
- Demonstrated leadership, organization, and strong attention to detail
- Be able to work on a wide variety of projects at one time
- Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
- Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance
TIMING, COMPENSATION, AND BENEFITS
Typical internships work 30 hours a week and earn $950 per month before taxes. Payments are made on the 15th and last day of each month. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization. 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 hours in our office located in downtown Indianapolis, IN.