Seeking Director of Operations
Awesöme Orchestra seeks a skilled, organized, and detail-oriented person to join our small, part-time staff.

About Awesöme Orchestra: Awesöme Orchestra Collective brings together Bay Area music-lovers for orchestral adventures. We hold drop-in reading sessions that are open to all musicians, and free for everybody.

Director of Operations Job Description
Work type: Independent working, 20 hours a month, $25/hour. Flexible hours, but must meet deadlines as needed. Paid by the hour as an independent contractor (benefits are not included and taxes are not withheld from paycheck).

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working for a non-profit

  • Experience working with a small team

  • Experience playing in an orchestra or working with musicians a plus

  • Experience with bookkeeping

Required Traits:

  • Team player

  • Love of live music and community events

  • Clear communication skills

  • Quick learner

  • Able to work efficiently from home and complete tasks on deadline (ability to work some hours at a shared office work space in Downtown Oakland a possibility if preferred)

  • Motivated to think creatively about how Awesöme Orchestra can get even more awesome and to stay financially sustainable

  • Calm under pressure

Skills Needed:

  • Detail oriented

  • Basic knowledge of accounting practices

  • Experience using G Suite and spreadsheets

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree


Orchestra Financial Management and Planning

  • Creating a budget in line with our fiscal sponsors and the mission of Awesome Orchestra

  • Help in overall programming and strategic planning for Awesome Orchestra

  • Attend monthly staff meetings (about every 3 weeks)

  • Maintain secure, financial records

  • Maintain and update account balance information and cash flow documents to keep the organization financially on track

Bookkeeping with Intersection for the Arts

  • Follow our Fiscal Sponsor’s guidelines (Intersection for the Arts) for accounting, deposits, reimbursements, and payment submissions

  • Mirror Intersections accounting records

  • Maintain and update accounting records as needed

  • Organize and keep track of submissions in confidentiality

  • Submit digital payment and reimbursement requests at least every 2 weeks, or as needed

  • Submit our storage and space rental payments

  • Take deposit donations and checks to Intersection for the Arts as needed

Contracting and Invoicing

  • Draft and send contracts and invoices as needed for events in coordination with the Artistic Director

Event production

  • Oversee event production in both reading sessions and outside produced concerts in coordination with the Artistic Director

  • Hire relevant stage managers, librarian, volunteers, and interns for events

  • Secure van for stage managers

  • Coordinate and communicate event timelines with hired personnel


  • Maintain professional and confidential communications with our Fiscal Sponsors Intersection for the Arts (based in downtown San Francisco), our co-working partners Flight Deck (based in downtown Oakland), Awesome Orchestra staff, hired personnel, musicians, interns, and volunteers

We encourage applications from women, people of color, queer folks, and people with disabilities.

Email applications by February 8, 2019 to

Begin training around: February 15, 2019
Official start date: March 15, 2019
Contract period: February 15 - June 30
(option to renew upon review)