Caramoor is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentoring young professional musicians, and engaging young children through interactive educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music.
It’s also a pretty great place to work. Openings will be posted below or you may contact us to find out more about seasonal, part-time, and full-time employment at Caramoor. We look forward to meeting you!
Cover letters and resumes may be submitted to [email protected] unless otherwise noted.
No phone calls, please.
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Department: Artistic Programming
Supervisor: Artistic Director
Employment Type: Part Time
Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts is currently seeking qualified candidates for the role of Technical Director, with an anticipated start date in April 2021.
The Technical Director is responsible for planning and executing the theatrical operations of Caramoor’s performance spaces through collaboration with various departments: Artistic Programming, Guest Services and Event Operations, Special Events, and Facilities. While the bulk of the Technical Director’s work takes place between April and September, there are a number of smaller events that take place at other times of the year, for which the Tech Director is responsible.
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume no later than February 10, 2021 to [email protected] with “Technical Director” in the subject line. We will only contact candidates being considered for the role.
No phone calls, please.
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
The President and CEO will be an innovative leader committed to and passionate about world-class music across multiple genres, who will provide vision, strategic direction, and general management for Caramoor. Overseeing the day-to-day operations of this multifaceted cultural institution, the President and CEO will be responsible for implementing an evolving and forward-thinking artistic and business model in order to position Caramoor for the future.
As the arbiter of Caramoor’s overarching artistic and business objectives, the President and CEO will work closely with the Vice President for Artistic Programming, helping to realize the artistic and strategic aspirations of the organization while respecting Caramoor’s legacy, ensuring fiscal health and sound management practices. The President and CEO will ensure Caramoor keeps pace with evolving musical tastes and preferences, nurtures the creative interests of its constituents, and avails itself of enhanced presenting and educational opportunities, partnerships, and new ventures. The President and CEO will give priority to developing marketing and engagement initiatives that complement and balance current institutional strengths and constituent interests.
The President and CEO will also be responsible for the general management of the organization, including all administrative, fundraising, audience development, finance, educational outreach, community building, and collaborative ventures and partnerships, while also ensuring that all the physical, logistical, and production aspects of Caramoor are expertly managed and presented.
As Caramoor’s chief external spokesperson and advocate, the President and CEO will be particularly important in an externally facing role, while balancing internal responsibilities.
Caramoor in the Age of COVID-19
Like most other cultural institutions, Caramoor closed its doors to the public on Friday, March 13, 2020 in response to the growing uncertainties and challenges posed by the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Its President and CEO and Board of Trustees, along with its Finance Committee, made a commitment not to lay off staff during the shutdown. Next, Caramoor developed a budget model for the financial operation that pared back revenues to the most realistic levels and reduced all expenses to the extent possible while maintaining the institution’s safety and care. This model has allowed Caramoor to stay financially stable during these unprecedented times and, at the same time, not negatively impact its endowment portfolio or create unnecessary debt.
Caramoor presented just a few limited-capacity outdoor performances over the summer and has ventured into live-streaming most of its scheduled fall performances. The grounds have reopened on weekends for guests to picnic, explore, and enjoy its four Sonic Innovations art works.
Caramoor is truly fortunate to project stable fiscal solvency during these difficult times for nonprofit organizations worldwide. A strong and supportive Board of Trustees, dedicated staff, and successful $41 million campaign has put Caramoor in a strong position to meet any future fiscal challenges.
Caramoor is committed to a fair and equitable workplace. Caramoor is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO); this means that all aspects of employment, including recruiting, advertising, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, disciplinary action, and discharge shall be conducted on the basis of qualification and ability without regard to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, color, age, gender, national origin, citizenship, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Applications, nominations, and contact information should be sent to Mark Tarnacki and Jane Donaldson at [email protected].
Caramoor is a cultural landmark and non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentoring young professional musicians, and engaging young children through interactive educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music. It’s also a pretty great place to work. Learn more about Caramoor.