19 Jun 2020

Part-Time Managing Director – Music Festival

Carlsbad Music Festival  Carlsbad, California, United States

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Job Description

Carlsbad Music Festival is hiring a part-time Managing Director

Job Summary

The Managing Director (MD) is responsible for the day to day operations of the Carlsbad Music Festival, as well as supervising staff to ensure successful events.
The Managing Director is responsible for the management and administration of the organization, and reports directly to the Founder and Artistic Director. This is a part time position.

Specific responsibilities


  • work directly with the Founder and Artistic Director in shaping the direction of the organization
  • manage all day-to-day operations of the organization throughout the year
  • creating and maintaining work schedules and deadlines for the entire organization, staff, and contractors
  • update job descriptions for year-round and seasonal staff positions
  • manage year round and seasonal staff


  • manage the organization’s finances
  • work with the Accountant to ensure the accuracy of financial statements
  • work with the AD, Treasurer and Finance Committee in creating budgets
  • work with the AD, Treasurer and Finance Committee to
  • ensure that budget targets are met
  • work with AD to ensure fiscally prudent and artistically significant growth
  • create and execute staff and artist contracts
  • manage organization’s databases: master contact list, to do list/timeline, etc.
  • ASCAP/BMI record keeping and status filings
  • other administrative tasks as they arise
  • Supervises and works with the assistance of the Operations Coordinator


  • oversee Marketing Manager
  • implement marketing for small events outside of Marketing Manager’s contract
  • update website and social media during period outside of Marketing Manager’s contract


  • oversee Development Manager to ensure fundraising goals are met
  • oversee distribution and mailings of donation requests
  • work with Grant Writer to develop strategies for applications, and to ensure grants are successfully applied for


  • oversee Production Manager
  • implement production for small events outside of Production Manager’s contract period

Business Development

  • manage Merchandise and Vendor Coordinator to ensure adequate vendor sales goals reached
  • work with Development Manager and Operations Administrator to ensure sponsorship and advertising goals are met
  • attending networking events

Event Logistics

  • manage ticketing for all events
  • attend and work all events
  • manage logistics (e.g. permits/regulations) outside of Production Manager contract period
  • manage cash flow


  • manage internal communications with staff, board, artists, and contractors


  • regularly work from the Carlsbad Music Festival office on a weekly basis throughout the year


Required qualifications and experience

  • Experience working in managerial and administrative capacities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and work within budgets
  • Past work in non-profit or similar arts organization (music organization preferred)
  • Experience fundraising
  • Experience managing vendors and outside contractors
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, organize work, and function independently and in a team
  • Ability to identify and solve problems in a timely and drama-free manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor
  • Exemplary judgement: able to stay calm under pressure and react appropriately to intense situations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in SquareSpace or similar web design platforms


Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Experience working in a Festival setting
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite
  • Extensive knowledge of diverse forms of music including contemporary classical, indie-rock, jazz, and world music
  • Advanced study in the performing arts
  • Experience managing teams of volunteers
  • Knowledge of the Village of Carlsbad, California



$30/hr, 16 hrs/week


How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: mattmcbane@carlsbadmusicfestival.org


About Carlsbad Music Festival

Carlsbad Music Festival is a 501(c) (3) organization that aims to engage and inspire local, national, and international communities of composers, performers, creators, and concertgoers through world class performances of adventurous music. CMF is committed to premiering new works, programming fresh, compelling music, and providing professional opportunities for established and emerging performers. Founded in 2004 by Matt McBane, CMF strives to enhance Carlsbad, California as a cultural center; engaging diverse audiences and providing wide accessibility by integrating events within community spaces. Now in its twelfth season, CMF has achieved a level of artistic integrity and vision that has been praised as “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” (KPBS, San Diego’s NPR affiliate), “phenomenal” (San Diego UnionTribune), “A starry array of new music specialists” (Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise), and “magnificently enlightening” (Los Angeles Times). In 2010, CMF won ASCAP’s Award for Adventurous Programming.

Learn more at carlsbadmusicfestival.org


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Managing Director – Music Festival
  Carlsbad Music Festival
   Carlsbad, California, United States
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Job Categories: Music. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: arts administration, director, festival, finance, human resources, management, music, and recruitment. States: California.
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