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    Full time position, to begin by 1 March 2015.

    American Recorder Society (ARS) exists to promote the recorder and its music by providing resources and opportunities to the diverse recorder community.

    The Administrative Director is responsible for general administration of American Recorder Society (ARS) and the operation of its business office. He or she reports to the President and Board of Directors, and is responsible for working with the Board, ARS members and other stakeholders to carry out ARS programs and represent its interests. The Administrative Director handles finances and bookkeeping, office management, website content and administration, and ARS newsletter. The holder will have an office assistant, and appropriate input and help from Board members.



    • Work professionally with board members, other staff, the editor of American Recorder, and vendors
    • Carry out ARS programs effectively, and represent ARS interests in the larger community of ARS stakeholders, comprising:
    • ARS members, ARS chapters, consorts and recorder orchestras, Recorder professionals, Recorder students of all ages, Vendors, Donors, other music organziations
    • Manage the ARS office, including supervision of an assistant



    • Maintain corporate and personnel records, state and local licenses
    • Evaluate and monitor Insurance for Workers Compensation, Property/Liability Insurance and Directors & Officers Liability
    • Maintain communication with Chapters and members
    • Approve and edit calendar events
    • Assist with Board committee tasks and election of Board members (every two years)



    • Prepare annual budget with input from the Board and assistance from the Finance Committee
    • Keep the books, and provide monthly statements to the Board
    • Maintain records and file state and federal reports (about 35 annually)
    • Process payroll, reconcile bank and investment accounts and credit card transactions


    American Recorder Magazine, Newsletter and other ARS publications

    • Solicit material and produce quarterly Newsletter
    • Work closely with the editor of American Recorder, to provide content, obtain copyright permissions and maintain subscriber data


    Special Events

      Assist with planning and executing for Board meetings, American Orff-Schulwerk Association—exhibition booth and playing session, Music festivals—ARS exhibitions and activities, Play the Recorder Month



    • Create content and update software, with assistance from Board members
    • Maintain membership database and online store



    • Office management
    • Quickbooks



    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to handle a variety of tasks and projects simultaneously
    • proficiency in the following areas: Non-profit accounting skills, Website management, Event registration, Ability to meet tight deadlines and assist others in doing so, Relevant software programs, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, MMS membership database and MMS Content Manager, MS Publisher, Constant Contact


    Application materials should be submitted as soon as possible by email to the ARS office:

    Tafelmusik, “one of the top baroque orchestras in the world, exemplary in every way” (Gramophone), is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Managing Director. Deadline for Applications: Monday, December 8, 2014Click to read the full description and instructions on applying.


      The Rose Ensemble announces openings for all parts. Successful candidates will possess extraordinary musical abilities, a strong and enthusiastic work ethic, and an engaging stage personality. Basic requirements include: at least two years of concert performance experience, solid sight-reading and non-English (typical Western, Latin, and Hebrew and/or Church Slavonic) language-singing skills, and the ability to switch musical styles with ease, excelling in both ensemble and soloistic settings. The Rose Ensemble's schedule is filled with a variety of local, national and international performances, recordings, educational programs and special projects. While the group's continuously growing and demanding performance calendar varies from season to season, 2015 will be particularly busy. For those candidates considering relocating to Minnesota for this position, resources and connections will be available to help secure other freelance work, such as a church soloist position.

      To apply, please prepare the following:
      - Current résumé
      - Two letters of recommendation
      - Audio and/or video samples featuring three works of contrasting style: at least two should be non-English language; one can be of folk style and/or from oral tradition; two should be from pre-18th-century source material.

      Submit no later than December 1, 2014 to:
      Jordan Sramek
      Founder/Artistic Director, The Rose Ensemble
      75 West 5th Street, Suite 314
      Saint Paul, MN 55102
      Email submissions (PDF; MP3 and/or WAV files via Dropbox link) and inquiries will be accepted only at: