Overview: Founded in 1938, the Barbershop Harmony Society (“BHS”) is an arts education and performance organization with more than 20,000 singers in nearly 700 chapters throughout North America. This position is responsible for developing and creating new singing communities (very large quartets, high school or college ensembles, clubs, meetups, etc.). A person in this role will be successful if they 1) work in partnership with the current Chapter Success Manager and Marketing Team to identify where current singing communities could thrive, 2) proactively develop those communities, and 3) provide content/material/resources that directly support overall community health.
Reports To: Sr. Director Of Impact, Barbershop Harmony Society
Plant, nurture, and grow new singing communities across North America
Work in partnership with the Chapter Success Manager to facilitate transition of new communities that want to become an official chapter
Provide quarterly updates to Director of Membership, Director of Education, Executive Team, Harmony Foundation International, and District President’s Council on growth or new communities, including:
Participation & engagement totals
Descriptions of new communities and resources needed
Next steps for cultivating that community
Create and maintain dashboard of community health indicators
Proactively facilitate resolution of community start up specific needs to available resources at the Barbershop Harmony Society
Provide timely responses to email and phone calls from communities
Liaise and manage relationships with current non-chapter barbershop communities in North America to ensure we meet their expectations. Current communities include Harmony Brigades, Association of International Champions, Ancient Harmonious Society of Woodshedders, etc.
Other duties as yet to be defined
Ability to maintain professional demeanor
Experience analyzing data to identify opportunity
Community development experience helpful
Appreciation and understanding of the value of singing together
Ability to travel - up to 20% per year
Working knowledge of Google drive and shared Google documents
Orientation toward sales and outreach
Ability to deliver results
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be able to both function as part of a team and work independently
Working knowledge of the BHS desired
Interested Parties: Please submit your application, cover letter and resume here.
About Barbershop Harmony Society
Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Barbershop Harmony Society preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions.Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance, and outreach, the Society now expends nearly $1 million annually in support of community and school programs that bring the fellowship, fulfillment, and excitement of vocal music to a new generation of singers. The Society relocated its headquarters to the heart of Nashville in 2007 and has established powerful relationships in the civic and education communities.Voted Nashville Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" two years in a row, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to spreading joy through singing in everything we do. Join us as we work towards our vision of everyone in harmony!The Barbershop Harmony Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.