General Manager

Job Type

Part Time




Minimum: $20,000
Maximum: $20,000
Details: Annual stipend of $20,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



District of Columbia
United States


Reporting to the Board of Directors, Gourmet Symphony's first General Manager will be responsible for general operations, programming, strategic planning and partnerships, financial management, fundraising, communications, and hiring of additional contract staff as needed to execute the organization's goals. This is a part-time position, with an expectation of 15-20 hours per week.

General Operations

  • Manage day-to-day functions including event planning/booking, onsite event oversight, external relations, and the hiring and supervision of volunteer/contract staff
  • Provide regular updates to the Board of Directors through meetings and reports
  • Serve as the on-site coordinator at all Gourmet Symphony events
  • Lead staff meetings with contracted staff as needed


  • Identify and work with artistic and culinary partners to conceive, develop, and execute the artistic vision of Gourmet Symphony
  • Select and hire artistic/culinary curators and professional musicians for productions and events

Strategic Planning and Partnerships

  • With the Board of Directors to chart a strategic direction for Gourmet Symphony that prioritizes exploration and creative growth in service of the organizational mission
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Gourmet Symphony Advisory Board, leading regular convenings and engaging each Advisory Board member to his/her full potential
  • Identify and implement policies and procedures for recruiting, managing, and retaining external vendors and organizational stakeholders

Financial Management

  • In consultation with the Board Treasurer, develop an annual balanced budget that allows for organizational growth
  • Provide regular financial reporting to the Board of Directors and grant makers as requested
  • Creatively operate within the budget structure to hire additional contractors and staff members to build organizational capacity and achieve strategic goals


  • Coordinate fundraising efforts, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects
  • Serve as the lead grant writer for all foundation and corporate proposals and reports
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to coordinate peer fundraising efforts and identify additional board candidates. Seek to engage each board member through their interests and skill-set

Communications and Marketing

  • Coordinate strategic press coverage and marketing campaigns
  • Identify, engage, and develop new audience members
  • Drive innovative and strategic use of social media platforms

Level of Language Proficiency


Additional languages welcome!

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to John Coco at