Charleston Academy of Music seeks executive director

Charleston Academy of Music seeks executive director

Applications are due Dec. 31, 2014.

The Charleston Academy of Music seeks a dynamic, collaborative, arts educator who will work with the board of directors and the faculty to set the future direction of the academy while promoting its mission and values.  He or she will be responsible for maintaining the high standards of quality and accessibility in music education while developing new partnerships in the community, as well as seeking new sources of funding and revenue.  The executive director will provide essential day-to-day leadership to the organization and support the staff to ensure the highest standards of financial and administrative management.


  1. Develop and oversee the music curriculum, annual calendar, and schedule of concerts and recitals for the academy.
  2. Recruit, vet, and hire new faculty and staff to ensure the highest quality music education.
  3. Supervise the day-to-day administration and operation of the academy including scheduling, finance, human resource management, facilities, and instrument maintenance.
  4. Oversee the production of all marketing and promotional materials and oversee the production and distribution of the annual fundraising letter.
  5. Define the fundraising strategy to seek potential gifts, grants and related opportunities.
  6. Identify and secure new opportunities that would benefit CAM and the Charleston arts community.
  7. Respond to the board in matters related to governance, strategic development, financial oversight, and maintenance of 501-C-3 status for CAM.
  8. Produce the annual budget for CAM and retain ultimate responsibility for all fiscal management and reporting.
  9. Develop and manage partnership projects in collaboration with other organizations.
  10. Supervise the Honors Program scholarships and Financial Aid awards.
  11. Conduct the Performance Classes and student concerts.
  12. Develop relationships with school music teachers and/or principals to promote CAM and recruit students.

Qualifications: The executive director must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a specific ability to promote CAM to the Charleston community, engage new partners, and develop strong philanthropic support.  He or she will have a record of music scholarship, and ideally, experience in teaching and performance.  A minimum of five years administrative experience is required in arts administration or nonprofit management or a demonstrated equivalent level of skill and competence.

To apply:  Please send a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and contact information for two references to Applications are due no later than Dec. 31, 2014.

Visit the Charleston Academy of Music website for more information.

About the Charleston Academy of Music
The Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) prides itself in being one of the leading music education institutions in the Lowcountry. Founded in 2003, CAM offers lessons in classical music for piano, strings, guitar, voice, and woodwinds. CAM promotes music in the community through concert series for the Lowcountry. Our teachers are professional musicians and trained music educators. The students of CAM perform and compete locally, nationally and from Europe to South America. They have gone on to study at prestigious conservatories, such as Curtis and Peabody. CAM is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization. Our revenue is generated by tuition fees and contributions from our generous community partners including foundations, businesses and individuals.