Development and Communications Manager | Classical Kids Music Education

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Good hourly rate depending on professional experience and ability.



Start Date


Application Deadline



5611 North Wayne Avenue
Ste 1
United States


Classical Kids is seeking a part-time Development and Communications Manager to help our organization grow in our musical mission.

Organization Description

Classical Kids Music Education (Classical Kids) is a nonprofit theatrical organization based in Chicago that is the leading provider of school and family concert series programming for symphony orchestras in North America. Classical Kids presents the Classical Kids Live! symphony concert series, which has collaborated with more than 400 distinguished orchestras in introducing over 2 million children and their parents to the extraordinary lives and musical masterpieces of the great classical composers. Additionally, we present a local Music Inspires! program that brings week-long music education residencies to underserved Chicago Public School students. Classical Kids is seeking a part-time (10 hours/week) Development and Communications Manager to help our organization grow in our musical mission.

Position Responsibilities

-Manage all funding and development efforts for the organization

-Compose grant applications and reports for foundations and government sources

-Research and pursue corporate sponsorship opportunities

-Lead individual giving campaigns with the assistance of the Development and Communications Committee

-Create written content for campaigns, including email blasts, personalized postcards, and thank you letters

-Work with Marketing and Events Committee to coordinate logistics of fundraising events

-Develop and analyze program evaluations 

-Maintain the development and communications calendar

-Manage Mailchimp email list and Nationbuilder donor database

-Report fundraising progress to Board of Directors at quarterly meetings

-Work closely with the Executive and Artistic Director to create funding plans for upcoming programs

Skills & Qualifications: 

-Bachelor’s degree

-2+ years experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Ability to work well independently as well as with other collaborators

-Positive and professional attitude with excellent attention to detail

-Interest in theatre, music, and education

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Paul Pement

Executive & Artistic Director