Musica Sacra

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Musica Sacra is seeking a new Executive Director

Musica Sacra, a choral chamber ensemble based in Cambridge, MA, seeks a part-time Executive Director to lead the organization as we embark on our 60th anniversary season. The ideal candidate will be passionate about choral music, enthusiastic about connecting with diverse communities, highly technologically literate, and excited to grow with the organization. Although not-for-profit and arts administration experience is preferable, we recognize that the right candidate may have transferable skills from other backgrounds. Musica Sacra is committed to growing as a multicultural organization, and women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The Executive Director works 20-25 hours per week Sept - May and 10-15 hours June - Aug. Day-to-day work may be conducted remotely or at our office in Cambridge.

Season events (Sept - May) include 4-5 concerts, 5 board meetings, and 1-2 fundraising events. The Executive Director also attends one Wednesday chorus rehearsal per month during the season. Salary is $25k - $29k, based on non-profit experience and alignment with our core requirements:


Marketing and Development: Create and implement an annual marketing and development plan. Work with the Development Committee to create fundraising events, stewardship, and appeals. Collaborate with volunteers on website, season brochure, and other marketing materials.

Finance and Governance: Manage day-to-day financial management of the organization, supervise bookkeeper, and work with Board Treasurer and Artistic Director to develop annual budget. Work with the Board on governance and strategic planning.

Concerts and Partnerships: Act as the face of the organization, welcoming all to our concerts. Work with volunteers to oversee concert management, show advertising, and ticketing. Steward partnerships with artists, venues, and outside organizations to promote Musica Sacra’s mission.

Hiring Timeline

We are seeking to interview candidates in October with a hire date of late October - early November. Please note we will be calling references before interviewing, not after. We are eager to hear how your community esteems you.

How to apply

Please send application materials to Emily Nydam at

About Musica Sacra

From a choral repertoire spanning five centuries, Musica Sacra performs works with a crisp passion that awakens the listener to yearnings and joys, sorrows and delights—all that defines and inspires the best in human lives. Since 1959, Musica Sacra has been performing choral music with the highest standards of musical excellence. This year, Mary Beekman, Artistic Director of Musica Sacra, celebrates her 40th season of ardently engaging audiences with choral music, both familiar and rare.