Music for All Employment Opportunities
Current Positions Available at Music for All

Director of Development / Chief Development Officer
Internships

COMPANY PROFILE

Over thirty years ago an organization called Marching Bands of America (MBA) was established to unify the high school band activity. In 1984, that same organization became a not-for-profit renamed Bands of America (BOA) and expanded its reach to musicians of all instrumental genres. For the next twenty-two years BOA provided educational and performance opportunities to more than 1.25 million student musicians.

In 2006, Bands of America merged with another not-for-profit, the Music for All Foundation, to become Music for All (MFA) and expanded its participation in advocating for arts education. MFA programs are recognized as the pinnacle of educational programming for high school instrumental music programs nationwide.

MFA provides high-impact performance experiences and hands-on teaching activities that promote personal and professional development in America's student musicians and teachers.

The organization reaches a vast number of people; each year, more than 300,000 people attend MFA events. Its programs foster discipline, teamwork, confidence and a desire for achievement in its participants.




Immediate (Seasonal) Position Available:

Music for All is seeking one or two articulate, MFA or BOA experienced persons, to provide marketing and sales support for its upcoming Summer Symposium. The positions will be temporary, hourly positions based from MFA's Indianapolis offices. Excellent customer service, business phone and email communication skills are required. These positions are excellent opportunities for former participants, parents of participants, or others familiar with MFA's mission and programs or music education. These seasonal assignments will extend from the date of hire through June 15, 2010. Applicants may request part or full time hours during our 8:30am-5:00pm business day. For more information and/immediate consideration, please contact us with your resume at .




Director of Development / Chief Development Officer

Position Description
Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for our Director of Development / Chief Development Officer position. The Director of Development / Chief Development Officer works under the direction of the President & CEO and is an important part of the Music for All team. This position is responsible for a comprehensive contributed income plan, including participation of individuals, corporations, and foundations and developing and implementing a planned giving program. Conceives, develops and implements fundraising strategy, works with the CEO to specify development goals, and identifies and cultivates prospects. Primary focus is growing the annual donor base, identifying major prospects and closing gifts. Primary duties include but are not limited to
  • Continue to engage and solicit individuals (alumni and parents of Music for All's Bands of America) as well as corporations and foundations. Design, implement and manage a comprehensive virtual campaign around Bands of America's 35th year anniversary.
  • Identify, qualify, and manage a portfolio of special and major gift prospects: Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects. Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship. Assist the CEO in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding higg-end prospects. Develop innovative approaches to expanding the organization's donor base.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Music for All's mission and events, and continually match the interests of prospects with organizational events and needs.
  • Plan and direct solicitation of prospects managed by the CEO. Provide executive staff support to the CEO related to fundraising activities, including strategic planning for the CEO's fundraising travel, providing briefing materials, and drafting correspondence and speeches.
  • Oversee fundraising and stewardship activities including donor and scholarship events, alumni communication, participation, and giving, and corporate and foundation relations.
  • Supervise the Development Staff, including Community Relations Manager and Development Coordinator, who has primary responsibility for donor-relations, reporting, volunteer management and direct mail solicitations.
  • Work collaboratively with other MFA staff, including the director of marketing on the development of promotional materials, the events team on volunteer management, participant relations on the identification of constituency development, and the accounting staff on the coordination of financial reporting and tracking.
  • Assess and evaluate efforts and outcomes of development activities, and make appropriate revisions to the strategic plan.
  • Gather, record, and properly store information about prospects and donors utilizing the a donor and alumni tracking database.
  • Represent MFA at designated functions and events related to fundraising.
  • Manage, educate, develop and coach staff to become knowledgeable about all development efforts and to become effective fundraisers.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the board in cultivation, soliciting and stewarding major gifts and serve as the coordinator of their activities.
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 may be involved in the planning of events and have some on-site event production duties and responsibilities. Some travel, night and weekend work is required.

Position Requirements
Music for All is seeking an enthusiastic, team oriented individual who encompasses the below skills:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of senior development experience required
  • Significant experience and demonstrated success in gift fundraising in an organization with a comprehensive development program. Development experience in an organization with an alumni base is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic development plans, and to organize, initiate and motivate
  • Proven success in closing gifts at the six-figure level
  • Ability to analyze prospects and to assess and determine a solicitation approach with respect to size of ask, areas of interest, and timing
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner
  • Strong understanding of and enthusiasm for music and arts education
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as well as to work outside the normal workday as necessary and required
Application Process
Please submit resume, cover letter and salary history to . All correspondence will be handled through email.

Music for All, Inc. is a 501©(3) not for profit educational organization and is committed to a diverse workforce.




Immediate (Seasonal) Position Available:

Music for All is seeking one or two articulate, MFA or BOA experienced persons, to provide marketing and sales support for its upcoming Summer Symposium. The positions will be temporary, hourly positions based from MFA's Indianapolis offices. Excellent customer service, business phone and email communication skills are required. These positions are excellent opportunities for former participants, parents of participants, or others familiar with MFA's mission and programs or music education. These seasonal assignments will extend from the date of hire through June 15, 2010. Applicants may request part or full time hours during our 8:30am-5:00pm business day. For more information and/immediate consideration, please contact us with your resume at .




Internships at Music for All

Internships: General Criteria

Dates: Ongoing (Year round)

Length: Minimum of ten weeks to one year maximum

Compensation: Depending on experience and education level, up to $900 per month plus actual expenses for days working off-site at events. Each intern will travel to and be involved in the production of at least one Music for All event.

Level of Position will report to a director level or more senior Music for All official. Periodic evaluations will be made.

Hours of Work: Music for All works on a 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. regular work day. Because we are a producer of "special events," employees and interns work on a flexible basis, with substantially more time being worked during and immediately prior to events. Part-day (minimum four hours/day) assignments can also be arranged.

Educational Interns must have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate collegiate work.

Requirements: No specific major is required, but experience and/or course work in music, band, recreation, hotel management, business, or education is helpful.

Procedure: Submit resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation from faculty or previous employer. Applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person as determined by Music for All on a case by case basis.

Mailing Address:
Music for All, Inc.
39 W. Jackson Pl. Suite 150.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Contact:
Human Resources



Selection: Summer internships are in highest demand. We receive over 60 resumes for four positions annually. Internships are more readily available during the school year. We like for interns to work for a minimum of 60 days. The program adjusts to your school calendar and Music for All will do all that is possible and necessary to assist in efforts to secure academic credit for your experience.


Internship Positions Include:

Event Coordination Intern
Position available year-round. Various assignments in the special event production area including the fall marching season, spring Music for All National Festivals, and Summer Symposium. Assignments will focus on operational tasks (facility/equipment/supply issues and arrangements), event on-site operation (scheduling and correspondence/procedure & flow operations) and resource and procedure documentation (manual and procedure development/documentation).

Marketing & Public Relations Intern
Position available year-round. Assist with compiling media contact information, creating and distributing media kits, writing and submitting calendar listings and press releases, compiling event news clippings, and general media relations. Assist with advertising sales, ad contracts, ad artwork, invoicing advertisers, and light desktop publishing including advertisements and event program books.

Development/Sponsorship Intern
Position available year-round. Responsible for assisting with sponsorship proposals and research, direct mail, grant writing, and membership organization duties. Interns should possess writing and editing skills and be interested in non-profit fund-raising.

Website/Technology Intern
Position available year-round. Emphasis on special projects involving the development and refinement of Music for All databases of schools, participants, donors and boosters, and overall website enhancement. Interns will be responsible for and assist in coordination of mass e-mailings and mailings and have some data input responsibilities. Interns will gain experience using the Macintosh operating system.

Band Relations Intern
Position available year-round. Assist Director with correspondence and management of band and ensemble participation in year-round events. Interns must have excellent organizational and verbal skills and be proficient in Word and Excel. Interns will gain experience in logistical aspects of event production.

Copyright Intern
Position available year-round. Responsibilities include developing/updating copyright holder information on marching band repertoire; communicating with band directors/arrangers concerning rights holders and permissions to arrange; research on copyright law and interpretation; developing a library of copyright law and clearance resources. Use of Internet and other resources in assisting directors/arrangers in determining rights holders and obtaining clearances.

Volunteer Management Intern
Position available year-round. Responsible for the development of a volunteer pool available for coordination of Music for All events (on national and local event level). Focus on creation/maintenance of volunteer operational plans and care and feeding of volunteers. Develop new and creative sources for volunteers.

Marketing & Merchandise Intern
Position available year-round. Assist in ticketing and ordering and managing souvenirs and inventory. Assist with souvenirs by determining quantities, obtaining competitive price quotes, submitting purchase orders, following up on delivery dates, and inventory materials as they arrive. Includes souvenir shirts, small souvenir items, event trophies and awards, including patches and certificates. Will experience on-site management of souvenir stands and post-event inventory.