Employment

Employment

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

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Advancement Intern - Fall

Advocacy & Educational Resources Intern - Fall

Marketing Intern - Fall

 

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As an integral member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the development and implementation of Music for All’s financial management strategy in a way that builds credibility, trust, and transparency with internal and external stakeholders. The CFO ensures that the organization is sustained through strong internal control systems, diversified funding, and a strategic and compelling position in the external world. The CFO has direct responsibility for organization wide financial strategy, performance, and risk management. The CFO will manage and actively participate in all financial functions with direct responsibility for the following functions, including but not limited to accounting, financial analysis, strategic planning, budgets and forecasts, payroll, and human resources.

REPORTING STRUCTURE

This position reports to and works closely with the President & CEO of Music for All. The finance department includes four direct reports to the CFO: Revenue Analyst, Senior Financial Analyst and two Accounting Coordinators.

RESPONSIBILITES:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Manage cash flow and short and long-term investments
  • Manage financial strategies as well as banking relationships
  • Develop models for forecasting, business planning, pricing, and reporting
  • Review financial statements, prepare financial analysis and reports, and make strategic recommendations to ensure financial stability
  • Remain current on nonprofit accounting pronouncements and best practices and state and federal laws and regulations regarding nonprofit operations
  • As a business partner to the CEO, COO, and management team, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and Music for All’s strategic plan
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the management team and Board of Directors and make actionable recommendations on both financial and operations strategies.

PLANNING, POLICY, AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS:

  • Manage the budget and forecast processes to ensure annual operating plans align with five-year strategic plan
  • Review and analyze budgets to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Represent the organization to stakeholders (financial institutions, donors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.)

ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for all stakeholders including foundations, donors, sponsors, the Board of Directors, and program participants
  • Coordinate audits and ensure accurate and timely filing of tax returns
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Serve as Music for All’s risk manager, including evaluating loss exposure and obtaining and maintaining appropriate insurance coverage
  • Manage outsourced functions including payroll and human resources

LEADERSHIP

  • Assume responsibility for the overall success of the finance department in meeting or exceeding goals
  • Provide coaching and leadership to finance department staff to ensure support of the mission of Music for All and the professional growth of team members
  • Share responsibility for strategic integration of operational activities within and between finance and other areas of the organization
  • Serve as member of the executive leadership team and participate in organization-wide problem-solving and decision-making
  • Provide insight, vision, and leadership to enable the organization to actualize opportunities that align with Music for All’s mission and vision
  • Utilize strong business judgment and financial acumen to strategically analyze Music for All’s internal strengths and weaknesses, and respond to external opportunities and threats

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in senior financial management roles, in corporate finance and accounting and or public accounting. Experience in nonprofit accounting and management of complex financial systems. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics and SalesForce a plus
  • Ability to operate in a flexible and entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
  • Successful leader of large-scale initiatives, change management, and culture shifts
  • Experience directing and implementing new systems, processes, and technology to enhance internal operations and organizational effectiveness
  • A track record of building, managing, and mentoring high-performing teams
  • A commitment to excellence and continuous improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including solid presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain productive relationships with diverse constituents including internal staff, board members, donors, vendors, strategic partners, legal counsel, bankers, auditors, and other professionals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, focus on accuracy, ability to safeguard confidentiality of corporate matters, and dedication to the mission and vision of Music for All

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 programs. As such, all Music for All employees are involved in the planning of programs and events and will have on-site program production duties and responsibilities, including some overnight and weekend travel.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Music for All offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including base salary, health, life, dental, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, professional development, health savings account, and flexible spending account.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Advancement Intern - Fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All correspondence will be handled through email. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply before July 8. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Advocacy & Educational Resources - Fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Advocacy and Educational Resources Intern beginning August 12, 2019 through December 13, 2019. 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 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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 at least one 2019 Bands of America Regional or Super Regional Championship event
  • Participation in the 2019 Bands of America Grand National Championships (November 14-16, 2019)

STIPEND

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.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 30-hours per week during their internships. This position will run August 12, 2019 - December 13, 2019. 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply befor July 8. All correspondence will be handled through email. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.

 

Marketing Intern - Fall

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Fall Marketing Internship beginning August 12, 2019 through December 13, 2019. The Marketing Intern works under the direction of the Senior Marketing Coordinator and is an important part of the Music for All team. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Marketing Staff in the preparation and execution of marketing materials and projects
  • Coordination of information for marketing and communications materials
  • Projects coordinating to the Bands of America Championship season in graphic design, writing, public relations, website maintenance, social media, and video production
  • Updating information for website and publication, and maintenance of marketing department data

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 are required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual with the skills listed below:

  • Currently enrolled in a college level degree program (preferred)
  • Pursuing a degree in marketing/communications (preferred)
  • Writing and proof reading skills (Copywriting, social media, and story-telling)
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable running on-site interviews for video packages
  • Enthusiasm and interest for being involved in a wide variety of marketing related projects
  • Adobe InDesign required (Creative Cloud currently used)
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator helpful
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Ability to work independently, with little to no guidance
  • Participation in a minimum of four Bands of America Regional or Super Regional Championships
  • Participation in the 2019 Bands of America Grand National Championships

STIPEND

Music for All interns are paid based on experience, education, and time commitment. Interns typically receive a stipend of up to $950 a month, pre-tax. In addition, Interns receive a parking stipend of $40 to help offset the cost of parking or public transportation fares. Travel expenses (housing, transportation, meals, etc.), while working an event, are covered by the organization.

INTERNSHIP TIMING

Music for All offers internships year round. These positions are expected to work 30‐hours a week during their internships. This position will run August 12 – December 13, 2019. Start 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit resume, and cover letter, and any writing/design samples to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All correspondence will be handled through email. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply before July 8. Music for All, Inc. is a 501©(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce. 

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