Employment Opportunities

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

Part-time Grant Specialist, Supporting the Community through Music

If you like music, have a passion for helping others, and want to set your own hours, then please consider applying for the part-time position (20 hours a week) of Grant Specialist 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 work we do uses music as a platform for change and to support our community members of all ages and musical interests. In our last pre-covid year, we secured grants that allowed us to reach over 13,000 kids, mostly at-risk. The Grant Specialist will write and manage all grants, assemble and submit grant requests, put together supplemental materials required for applications, and write final reports. The Grant Specialist will manage a well-organized grant system including maintaining detailed records, prioritizing multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and tracking grant progress.

A 2-year degree in business, communications, or equivalent is required, plus excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook); detail-oriented and able to work under tight deadlines; able to work quickly and produce quality work; able to plan, shift priorities if necessary, coordinate multiple projects to meet deadlines; able to overcome roadblocks when seeking solutions, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.

Since The Music Center is a non-profit, our pay isn’t at the top of the scale at $14 to $20 an hour (based on experience), but you’ll also get free tickets to most of our events and join a strong team which is moving forward, even at this difficult Covid time. And, we are very flexible on the office hours for this position so, within reason, you can set your own.

You can email your resume to Careers@YourMusicCenter.org. Please include a cover letter as a writing sample. NO calls.

Full-time Office Manager Position in Music Industry

If you like music and have a passion for helping others, then please consider applying for the full-time position of Office Manager 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 manage all aspects of the office such as preparing materials for meetings, entering data and notes in our donor management software, answering calls and emails, managing projects, and taking ticket orders for concerts, fundraisers, and other events. Ticketing duties include managing ticket sales, both at The Music Center and at event venues, providing reports, inputting sales data, greeting and serving customers in a friendly and helpful manner, assisting with event setup, and helping other staff.

To be successful at this fast paced, ever-evolving position, you’ll need to be flexible, reliable, attentive to detail, a great proofreader, good writer, and able to overcome roadblocks when seeking solutions. You’ll need to be a good verbal communicator as well.

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.

We prefer you have an associate’s degree or some advanced education, but if you have a minimum of a high school degree or equivalent and think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply. Hours are likely to be Monday thru Thursday 11:30am to 8:30pm, and noon to 6:30pm on Friday with some weekend work on concert nights a few times per year.

You can email your resume to Careers@YourMusicCenter.org. Please include a cover letter as a writing sample. NO calls.

Battle Creek Symphony openings

See the Auditions page for current openings.