Employment Opportunities

Part-time Bookkeeper Position in Music Industry

If you like music and have a passion for helping others, then please consider applying for the part-time position of Bookkeeper at The Music Center. You’ll have the chance to experience being a part of the organization that runs the Battle Creek Symphony, the Community Music School, multiple choir programs, and music classes in a variety of categories. The successful candidate will be responsible for recording all financial transactions, reconciling accounts, maintaining all financial records, and managing all aspects of payroll. The Bookkeeper will also work closely with our external accounting firm.

To be successful at this fast-paced, ever-evolving position, you’ll need a high school diploma or equivalent…a degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or relevant field is preferred. A minimum of 3+ years' experience in a bookkeeper position is required, plus proficiency in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks. Attention to detail and accuracy is mandatory. The successful candidate must be able to complete all tasks with little direct oversight.

Since The Music Center is a non-profit, our pay isn’t at the top of the scale at $14 an hour to start, but increases are possible for a hard worker, you’ll get free tickets to most of our events, and join a strong team which is moving forward, even at this difficult Covid time. Hours will be about 20 per week with some flexibility to set your own hours.

You can email your resume and cover letter to Careers@YourMusicCenter.org. NO calls will be accepted.


Community Music School Faculty Openings

The Community Music School™, a program of The Music Center™ in Battle Creek, Michigan, offers private instruction in most band and orchestra instruments, piano, voice, and guitar, as well as Music First classes for infant through 5 years. Prospective faculty with the following qualifications are invited to submit resumes at any time: Bachelor’s degree in music or related area, proficiency and continuing performance on major instrument, three years teaching experience, two professional references, able to pass a background check.

Please contact us via our contact form for information on openings. No phone calls, please


Battle Creek Symphony openings

See the Auditions page for current openings.


About The Music Center

The Music Center is dedicated to the highest standards of music performance and education and to making our community better than ever by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. By using music as a tool for change and as a platform to embrace everyone, our goal is to normalize diversity wherever we serve.

We provide musical listening, learning, and performance opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2000, The Music Center offers programs including I.M.P.A.C.T.: FREE after school classes/Sojourner Truth Choir, Ars Voce, the FREE Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls Chorus, Battle Creek Community Chorus, the Community Music School, and Michigan's oldest continuously running orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony. For more information, please visit our website at www.YourMusicCenter.org.