Managing/Executive Director

About the Position

The Austin Chamber Music Center (ACMC) seeks a new Managing/Executive Director. The Austin-based position is salaried, full-time, and works collaboratively alongside the Artistic Director, both reporting directly to the Board of Directors. The position is responsible for the operational, administrative, fundraising, and financial management of the organization.

Now in its 43rd season, ACMC is Central Texas’s leading presenter of chamber music, producing a season of chamber music concerts as well as a summer Chamber Music Festival featuring world-class concerts and educational outreach by leading international chamber ensembles. ACMC’s work also includes comprehensive educational and outreach programming with a school year Chamber Music Academy, In-School Coaching Program, a Summer Workshop, and Coltman Chamber Music Competition as well as Outreach Programs that include concerts in schools, retirement communities, and other community centers.


The successful candidate will demonstrate most or all of the following qualifications:

  • A passion for ACMC’s mission which is to “create chamber music experiences that connect, educate, and inspire our community.”
  • 5 years experience of managerial experience in nonprofit administration and knowledge of the performing arts.
  • Demonstrated marketing and fundraising experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Ability to carry out the items in the job description below.

Job Description

Managing/Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing/Executive Director will be responsible for developing ACMC’s financial management strategy and will contribute to the development of ACMC’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the MD/ED will be charged with developing and implementing policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms appropriate to a high-growth, mission-driven organization. The MD/ED will lead all internal operations and have the following responsibilities:

Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Working in partnership with the Board of Directors and the Artistic Director (AD), review and update a strategic plan and implement activities and processes to achieve it.
  • Serve as internal leader of the organization:
    • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
    • Provide for all staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence.
  • Serve as the management liaison to the Board. Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Board informed of all critical issues.
  • Expand and diversify ACMC’s audience and donor base.
  • Represent the organization externally including serving as a spokesperson of the organization and exploring and carrying out strategic partnerships.

Team Development/Leadership

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Communicate Board initiatives to staff.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
  • Hire, mentor and develop staff.
  • Oversee human resources including salaries, benefits, and employee handbook.


  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
  • Oversee the organization’s finances and ensure that operational transactions are aligned with the approved budget.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that ACMC is adhering to its strategic plan, delivering status updates to the Board.
  • Develop and manage fundraising initiatives:
    • Coordinate and oversee major fundraising events.
    • Develop fundraising presentations as needed.
    • Research and apply for government, foundation, and corporate grants.
    • Manage and oversee Annual Fund, Amplify Austin, and The Friends of Festival fundraising campaigns.
    • Draft proposals for sponsorships and partnerships, including in-kind donations.
  • Develop and manage marketing initiatives including approving all marketing copy and serving as primary contact with marketing partners.
  • Review and approve all contracts with artists, faculty members, vendors, and venues.
  • Oversee the logistics of the Season Concerts (Intimate Concerts and Synchronism Series) and the Austin Chamber Music Festival.
  • Oversee all technology acquisitions including hardware and software that best meet the operational needs of the organization.

Salary & Benefits

The job title (Managing or Executive Director) and salary are negotiable based on each candidate’s experience.

  • Health/dental/vision insurance benefits fully covered.
  • Participation in a SIMPLE IRA program with a 3% employer match.
  • Six weeks of paid time off: Three weeks of flexible paid time off plus three weeks of institutional paid time off when the office is closed (Thanksgiving week, post-Festival/Workshop, winter holiday).

To Apply

The application form closed on March 15, 2024.

Austin Chamber Music Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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