Musica Sacra

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Musica Sacra is seeking a new Executive Director

Musica Sacra, a choral chamber ensemble based in Cambridge, MA, seeks a part-time Executive Director to lead, supervise, and oversee the major administrative functions of the organization. The Executive Director provides vital support to the Artistic Director and the Board of Trustees as Musica Sacra prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary in the 2019-2020 season. The ideal candidate will exhibit enthusiasm, professionalism, and creativity while working with a range of constituencies including the Board of Trustees, staff, patrons, chorus members and other performers, volunteers, and the greater artistic community.

Reports to

Board of Trustees


Fundraising and Development

Work with the Development Committee to identify potential fundraising opportunities, set annual fundraising goals, and create and implement an annual development plan which includes but is not limited to:


Manage all institutional finances. The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day financial management of the organization.

Concert Production/Events

Oversee all aspects of concert management including but not limited to:

Board of Trustees

With Board President, ensure regular communication with Board of Trustees and its committees as needed.

Marketing and Public Relations

Create an annual marketing and public relations plan that addresses each concert and fundraising event.


This job will require 20-25 hours per week Sept. - May, fewer in the summer months. Hours are flexible with the exception of mandatory attendance at each concert, Board meeting (at present, 5 per year), all fundraising events, and one Wednesday chorus rehearsal per month, Sept. - May. Most day-to-day work may be conducted remotely.


The successful candidate will be a dynamic, motivated, communicative and enthusiastic individual who wishes to build a career in arts management. S/he will have:

Compensation & Timeline

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Priority deadline for application materials is July 23, 2018, or until the position is filled. The successful applicant will begin work as early as mid-August 2018.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample/s and professional references in PDF form to Emily Nydam, No hard copy applications or phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is open until filled.

All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.

Musica Sacra is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer. Musica Sacra provides equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employees for any reason, including but not limited to rate, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.

About Musica Sacra

From a choral repertoire spanning five centuries, Musica Sacra performs works both familiar and rare, with a crisp passion that awakens the listener to yearnings and joys, sorrows and delights—all that defines and inspires the best in human lives. Since 1959, Musica Sacra has been performing choral music with the highest standards of musical excellence. Now in her 38th season as Artistic Director of Musica Sacra, Mary Beekman continues her mission of ardently engaging her audiences in works both familiar and new.