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New Positions Open:

Application deadline January 25, 2019:

Managing Director part-time position


Cantata Profana is a fearless classical chamber music ensemble and non-profit based in New York City. We are seeking a brilliant new Managing Director to execute all daily operations of the organization, help promote our exciting shows, and further our mission. Our artists are specialists in a dizzying array of musical genres, able to transform themselves from “a stylish early music ensemble” (New York Times) into “exacting and sensitive” performers of contemporary music (Boston Globe) all within one show. At the heart of each signature Cantata Profana production is a vision for a new kind of programming: breathing life into classical music by carefully and lovingly curating rarely-heard works from every chapter of music history and reveling in how it all fits together. Our new Managing Director will work closely with our Artistic Director, Board of Directors, and performing artists to realize the mission of a passionate staff and team.


Position: Managing Director


Reports to: Artistic Director


Part-time/compensation: 5-10 hours/week with increased hours around larger projects, shows, fundraisers, etc. Mostly remote. Must be available some evenings/weekends. Competitive pay commensurate with experience. This position is based in New York City.


  • Non-profit administration experience, preferably in the arts.

  • Bookkeeping and basic accounting, Quickbooks proficient.

  • Must be highly organized and able to manage schedules and deadlines.

  • Grant writing and research experience required.

  • Dedication to promoting the relevance and importance of classical music in a modern setting.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Experience with event planning.

  • Preferred experience in:

    • Non-profit marketing (managing Facebook, Instagram, and Mailchimp accounts including content calendars)

    • Development and donor relations

    • Website maintenance

    • Managing staff


Duties Include:

  • Work closely with Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director to manage daily operations of the organization including finances.

  • Research and prepare grant proposals including follow-up reports and foundation relations.

  • Liaise with venues, artists, and concert producers about logistics related to all shows, including contracting.

  • Liaise with Board of Directors including taking minutes at all board and committee meetings.

  • Manage and report to the Board about the financial health of the organization.

  • Maintain communications with Board of Directors, insurance company, legal team, payroll team, and performing artists.

  • Keep website updated throughout the year.

  • Attend all CP events.


To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter in .doc or .pdf format to with subject “Managing Director Application.” Application deadline is January 25, 2019. This position will begin February 1, 2019.

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