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Business Sponsorship & Development Manager

Worcester Youth Orchestras (WYO)
Job Title: Business Sponsorship & Development Manager
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Job Search Ends:
May 24th, 2019
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The Business Sponsorship & Development Manager solicits financial contributions from the business community to support WYO’s educational and community outreach programs.


Specific Duties:


  • Solicit program ads, concert & season sponsorships from local and regional businesses.

  • Obtain corporate and business endorsements to support WYO’s educational programs. Such as in kind donations for concert receptions, raffle and auction items.

  • Obtain corporate based grant programs to support WYO’s mission & programming.

  • Ensure all business ads and sponsorships are properly listed in concert program book.

  • Send business donation and sponsorship acknowledgement letters and invitations to donor events.


Shared Duties:

  • Reconciling business donations with Development Committee, Artistic Executive Director & Bookkeeper.

  • Tracking business donations with donor software. (Patron Manager).


Other Responsibilities/Attributes:

  • Access to e-mail and telephone on a regular basis, ability to respond in a timely fashion to all inquiries.

  • Knowledge of Google Docs/Drive highly desirable.

  • Attend meetings with Development Committee when needed.

  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Superior organizational skills.

  • Proven self-starter with desire to take initiative.


Reports to Development Committee and Artistic Executive Director.

  • Bachelors and/or Associates Degree required, preferably in Business, Accounting or Arts Administration, other areas considered with relevant work experience and references.

  • Non-profit experience with fundraising and development strongly preferred.

  • Must have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Connections in the Greater Worcester and Central Massachusetts business community, including chambers of commerce, local newspapers and business associations and clubs.

  • Desire to promote youth education and empowerment, and enrich the cultural life of central Massachusetts.

How To Apply:

Please submit all applications (cover letter, resume, references and other relevant documents) and all inquiries via email to search@worcesteryouthorchestras.org, attn: Personnel Committee.


Position is considered open until filled. Preference given to applications submitted before May 24th. 


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a CORI check, including a check of your employment references.

Apply by:
May 24, 2019
$23.50 - $25/hour
About this Organization:

The Organization

Founded in 1947, the Worcester Youth Orchestras (WYO) have maintained an integral presence in Central Massachusetts for over 70 years. Drawing from over 32 Massachusetts communities, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, the orchestras are open to all aspiring young musicians studying their instruments in individual and/or school lessons. WYO's Symphonic Division is for advanced players seeking training in standard orchestral repertoire and is comprised of the WYO Symphony Orchestra & Baroque Chamber Orchestra. WYO's Preparatory Program consists of the WY Philharmonic, a training orchestra for beginning and intermediate players, and WY String Orchestra. WYO also includes a Wind Ensemble and Jazz Program. In addition, WYO has several smaller ensembles: WY Flute Choir, WY Clarinet Choir and the Honors Chamber Music Program. The WYO program produces more than 25 concerts a season, including a highly anticipated popular Family Holiday Concert. In addition, WYO regularly collaborates with other arts organizations and has many outreach and community performances. Recent performances include Tuckerman Hall, Mechanics Hall, Academy of Music Northampton, Paramount Theatre Boston, Tsai Performing Arts Center, Alden Hall, The Warner Theatre, Pappas Theatre and the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts. In February 2019, the Symphony Orchestra will take a seven-day tour to Czech Republic. WYO serves over 200 students in Central Massachusetts and brings musical performances and cultural events to over 8,000 people. WYO’s offices are at Mechanics Hall, the oldest pre-civil war concert hall in the country, and holds numerous concerts and events there each season.


Mission Statement


The mission of WYO is twofold - first, providing youth with an educational and enjoyable musical experience to build the qualities of teamwork, self-discipline and diligence that will benefit them now and as adults. And second, providing accessible live musical performances and cultural enrichment to the greater Worcester community.



Vision Statement


The vision of WYO is making greater Worcester a beacon for music education by providing students of all backgrounds (social, economic, racial, ethnic, national origin and sexual/gender identity) with the highest quality music education. WYO aspires to enrich the cultural life of the greater Worcester community with accessible concerts free from financial obstacles.


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