Operations and Development Manager Luna Composition Lab

Job Type

Part Time




Minimum: $10,000
Maximum: $10,000
Details: stipend for year, paid out over 10 months every two weeks



Start Date


Application Deadline



129 West 67th Street
New York
New York
United States



In the fall of 2016, Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music program teamed up with acclaimed composers Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid to launch Luna Composition Lab, a program intended to inspire girls and young women (or gender non-conforming individuals) to compose. In its first two years the program garnered attention from the New York Times, The New Yorker, Musical America, The Huffington Post, and NY1 News, fostered the creation of eight ambitious new works by fellows, and culminated in sold-out concerts at Brooklyn venues Roulette and National Sawdust. Encouraged by its successful two years and deepening partnerships, Luna Lab will begin its third year in the fall of 2018, and is looking to add a talented, smart, and passionate Operations and Development Manager to its team.


Based in New York City, the Operations and Development Manager position will work remotely for an average of 5 hours a week for 10 months (with much heavier time commitments in October 2018 and spring 2019) to make an enormous difference in the landscape of music composition for young female composers. This position provides key administrative support to the co-founders, mentors, and fellows, while also coordinating with the Marketing, Development, and Administrative staff at Kaufman Music Center. The Operations and Development Manager is responsible for writing grants (raising essential support to run the Lab), coordinating registration and travel for fellows, executing a crowdfunding campaign, attending various rehearsals and concerts in New York City, scheduling meetings, tracking budgets and metrics, assisting with communications, and handling other sundry tasks.

The person who fills this position will be hungry for the opportunity to make a difference, and is interested in fast-forwarding their music or arts career through connections with esteemed musicians, composers, New York City venues, and arts organizations.


·      Responsible for managing small portfolio (5-7+) of institutional funders, writing grant proposals, letters

of intent, and reports, submitting all materials and attachments on time and with accuracy, in

coordination with Development staff at Kaufman Music Center.

·      Steward institutional and individual funders through inviting them to events, sharing updates, and

scheduling meetings.

·      Responsible for scheduling operational meetings with Face the Music and Kaufman Music Center staff.

·      Track budget throughout the year, requesting and submitting invoices to Kaufman Music Center’s

administrative staff on behalf of mentors and co-founders.

·      Execute annual crowdfunding campaign to raise support for program.

·      Responsible for tracking and surveying past fellows, and developing metrics to track the value and

impact of the program, in partnership with Lab’s co-founders.

·      Organize and coordinate travel for any fellows outside of New York City.

·      Attend Face the Music rehearsals as needed on Sundays, to help with virtual communication between

fellows and Face the Music participants.

·      Organize and attend entire week of final concerts, museum and concert visits, dinners, and other

activities with fellows in June 2019.

·      Available to adjust hours as needed, given that application season in October 2018 and concert season

in late winter/spring 2019 will be extremely busy (requiring approximately 20 hours a week of availability).


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Based in New York City (though remotely, not in an office), with ability to work independently.
  • Prior proven successful experience with grant writing.
  • 3-5 years of successful experience in arts administration.
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with a strong ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues across departments.  
  • Maturity of judgment, high level of accuracy, and close attention to detail, with project management skills.
  • Organized and deadline oriented with a proven track record at delivering results preferred.
  • Deep sense of gratitude for those who support the arts and make these kinds of programs possible.
  • Must be passionate about Luna Composition Lab’s mission. Preference given to those with a background in music. 



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree