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executive director search

New Works Project seeks applicants for an Executive Director position, to begin July 1, 2022.


The Executive Director is the key management leader of New Works Project, and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and enacting the strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. This position reports to, and collaborates with, the Board of Directors.


Through lowering financial barriers and increasing representation, the New Works Project promotes equity in commissioning and performing new music. The project was founded in 2014 in response to many of the barriers in commissioning and performing new music, and maintains a structure of regularly scheduled solo and duo commission projects that unite small communities of performers for each work. The New Works Project is a 501(c)(3) organization.


The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include:


  1. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

  2. Supervise, collaborate with organization staff and volunteers.

  3. Strategic planning and implementation.

  4. Planning and operation of the annual budget.

  5. Serve as New Works Project’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.

  6. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance New Works Project’s Mission.

  7. Leads the charge in fundraising and developing other revenues.

  8. Supports Board fundraising efforts.

  9. Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.

  10. Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.

  11. Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.

  12. Review and approve contracts for services.

  13. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Involved with the contemporary music community

  • Strong communication skills, collaborative spirit

  • Nonprofit and/or administrative experience


This is a part-time and remote position. Pay of the position is dependent upon Board approval of the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year budget, but is estimated to be a stipend of approximately $85-100/month.


If selected for an interview, applicants may be asked to submit 2-3 references.


Questions may be directed to 


Open Until Filled


New Works Project is looking for volunteers and board members.


Areas for volunteer participation include marketing, design, donor relations, community engagement, education, fundraising, and more! We can help you build new skills or you can use your current strengths to contribute to our program.

To learn more about the role and commitment of being a board member, follow the link below.


"My favorite part of volunteering is that I not only get to be a part of a community that values and supports the many underrepresented voices in composition but I also get to advocate for those voices and share their incredible work with musicians all over the world."

Paulina Michels, Program Manager


"The New Works Project brings a community together around making new art. It's an affordable way for me to bring new music into the world."

Scott Farkas, Commissioner

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