WMGSO is an entirely volunteer-run organization. Our non-performing volunteers are vital to the success of our organization. Detailed below are some of our open positions.

 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM OPENINGS

The Development Team (Dev Team) researches, plans, and implements outreach activities with the goal of increasing external engagement and income for the organization. Led by the Development Director, the Dev Team's Event Managers and Street Team volunteers work closely with the Communications Team and Concert Production Team to publicize outreach events and provide WMGSO musicians with performing opportunities outside of the traditional concert season.

Outreach Event Manager
The Outreach Event Manager will serve as the lead for an appointed Development Team event (such as a fundraiser, local convention, etc.).

Duties:
● Determine the scope of the event, and follow the appropriate event planning SOP.
● Organize and maintain a roster of volunteers.
● Coordinate with the event venue to determine any associated costs, space restrictions, as well as setup and breakdown time.
● Coordinate with the Communications team to ensure promotional materials are available for the event.
● Consolidate and transport all tabling materials to the event (tablets, standing banner, tablecloth, etc.).
If applicable:
● Schedule musicians from the Small Ensemble Registry to perform at the event.
● Coordinate with the Concert Producers to ensure AV support is available.
● Consolidate and transport all equipment for musicians.
● Compile a Summary Report of sales and submit to the Treasurer.

Expectations:
● Access to a car for transporting tabling materials.
● Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
● Business-professional tone in both written and verbal communication.
● Include Development Director and/or Assistant Development Director in all event-related communications.

Street Team Member
The Street Team member will support Development Team operations and events over the course of the season.

Duties:
● Attend Development Team meetings and provide project updates, as appropriate.
● Attend event- or assignment-specific meetings.
● Assist Outreach Event Managers, Development Team members, and the PR Director with promotional initiatives (e.g., flyering, drafting copy for social media).
● Assist Outreach Event Managers and Development Team members with ad-hoc assignments related to the implementation of events (gathering supplies, contacting musicians, etc.).
● Support the Development Director, Assistant Development Director, and Comms Director with research or writing for grant submissions.
● Provide tabling support at conventions, fundraisers, and other events.


Expectations:
● Proactively research new opportunities.
● Cross reference new opportunities with the Pass/Pursue Criteria to gauge feasibility.
● Find as many details as possible about a potential event before presenting to the team.
● Open availability for tabling at conventions and fundraisers, to the best of their ability.

 To apply for a Dev Team opening, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CONCERT PRODUCTION OPENINGS

Concert Producer (In-Person)

Duties:

● Book venues for concerts.
● Book vendors like percussion rental. Work with correct people to determine booking requirements. Ensure prompt delivery/pickup, and return, of rented equipment.
● Ensure bookings include equipment for both on-stage and front of house operations, including choir risers, mics, stage chairs, stands, piano, front of house tables and front of house chairs.
● Develop a rehearsal schedule with the Music Director and Ensemble Manager, with guidance from the Board.
● Book extra/sectional rehearsals upon request, staying within budget limits.
● Proactively look for problems related to concert production and bring them to the correct person's attention (e.g. scheduling issues, workflow problems).
● Work with the Chamber Groups Coordinator during the season to ensure chamber groups are auditioned and prepared for the concert. 
● Work with Event Coordinator to recruit volunteer staff for stage and equipment/instrument transportation.
● Ensures stage operations (stage manager, setup technician, etc.) and front of house operations are prepared and functioning as required for day-of events
● Delegate as needed for various hands-on tasks listed above.

Concert Producer (Virtual)

Duties:

● Determine online recital dates in coordination with Twitch Leads, Ensemble Manager, and Board.
● Books WMGSO musicians and guests for minimum of two-hour recital blocks.
● Schedules tech checks/dress rehearsals with musicians and Twitch Team.
● Lines up mods, announcers, and tech assistance from the Twitch Team.
● Coordinates with Comms Team leadership to ensure proper promotion of the online concert.
● Ensures graphics, donation links, etc. are accurate and functioning.

To apply for a Concert Production opening, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.