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Director of People and Culture

About Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

Position Overview

The Director of People and Culture will collaborate with all team members as the primary stakeholder of the lifecycle employee experience. You will develop, implement and maintain talent-related strategies and systems that make Little Kids Rock a high-performing, rewarding, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Additionally, you will develop and support career growth, sustain a positive organizational culture, develop and manage talent sourcing and retention practices for the best people, facilitate employee performance and engagement, and oversee HR-related functions.

Responsibilities

You would be responsible for overseeing and developing professional growth and development, employee performance, organizational Culture and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB), HR operations, talent strategy, and talent acquisition.

These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with all departments to support the development and delivery of effective professional development programs that support employee performance and growth
  • Lead organizational culture building initiatives
  • Identify opportunities for job-related and career path learning and development for all staff
  • Facilitate the annual employee performance management cycle to include periodic reflections on performance goals and personal growth
  • Provide coaching, training, and other forms of support to both promote success and address underperformance throughout the workforce
  • Develop and manage an internship program to provide effective training opportunities for interns (with a focus on engaging local Little Kids Rock alumni), support for team members and a pipeline for team growth
  • Primary point person for team member questions, concerns and guidance on HR matters
  • Identify talent-related needs and develop key talent initiatives informed by best practices
  • Work with search partners and colleagues to develop and implement processes to evaluate candidates through interviews, demonstrations, work assignments, and other elements of a comprehensive selection process
  • Lead cross-functional internal teams to implement innovative talent initiatives and sustain them over time

Qualifications

  • At least eight years of progressive experience in a social enterprise, mission-driven corporation or nonprofit organization in a talent and culture operations position
  • Experience successfully helping define, create, and perpetuate a high-performing, rewarding, diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture
  • Excellent at providing timely feedback, managing conflict, and coaching through challenges
  • Experience working with remote employees
  • Comfortable developing and implementing new ways of working and managing change in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep knowledge of HR processes, including sourcing and retention, performance management, benefits administration, federal and state employment laws and regulations
  • Optimal discretion and sense of confidentiality, serving as a trusted advisor to leadership and employees
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision, but can also respond to critical immediate requests
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, HR systems, and database systems, preferably Salesforce
  • Must thrive in an innovative environment, show grace and positivity under pressure, and display a sense of fun, wonder and humor
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with a preference toward an advanced certificate or degree in a related field
  • An undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock; music maker a plus!

Compensation and Benefits

Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

Application Procedure

Apply Here.

Location and Travel

Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (near Montclair). Occasional travel will be required.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Executive Assistant to CEO

About Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

Position Overview

Working closely with and in support of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Executive Assistant (EA) will play a critical role in supporting the work and efficiency of the CEO, and, consequently, will have a tremendous impact on the overall success of Little Kids Rock. The EA will oversee the daily administrative activities of the top executive’s office, and serves as a confidential assistant. We seek a uniquely qualified individual who takes pride in his or her work, who is flexible, extremely hard working, fast-paced and detail-oriented. Responsibilities include calendar management, prioritization of scheduling and communications, preparation for meetings and written and verbal communications. This person is the first point of contact with the CEO and should be committed to maintaining a level of excellence in all that he or she does. If you would like to be part of a fun, fast-paced, growing and energetic culture, this could be the place for you! This is a wonderful opportunity for an extraordinary professional to join a team committed to bringing the gift of music to children across the country. Little Kids Rock has already reached thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of children, and this is only the beginning! This is a full-time position.

Supervision Structure

Reports to CEO/Founder

Keys to Success

  • Positive and Helpful Team Player – Seeks out opportunities to help others and be of service to the team; collaborative and approachable, but with a strong disposition
  • Proactive – Identifies opportunities to make improvements and seizes them; creates, maintains and evolves systems that work as needed, both for consistent management of support and to adapt as the organization grows
  • Respectful – Treats others with respect, shows respect to the organization, colleagues, various stakeholders and all external contacts
  • Responsibilities

    • Create and maintain effective systems regarding CEO’s calendar management, internal communication protocols, meeting scheduling, meeting preparation, etc.
    • Based on CEO’s priorities, goals, workflow, work style, proactively anticipate CEO’s support needs
    • Maintain the CEO’s schedule, which is constantly changing and requires a significant amount of communication and juggling of priorities
    • Schedule meetings and do required research and preparation of materials to support the CEO for his meetings and presentations
    • Help organize the CEO’s time and priorities, which requires making judgment calls on his behalf and managing expectations of those competing for his time and attention
    • Master the most effective communication protocols with the CEO (e.g. face to face, text, email, call, even interrupt) based on urgency and importance of communication
    • Track and book the CEO’s travel schedule, including flights, accommodations, etc.
    • Facilitate effective follow up after donor cultivation trips and speaking engagements
    • First point of contact between the CEO and outside contacts and LKR staff; manage CEO’s emails by being proactive, filtering the inbox, identifying more urgent and important emails and consolidating messages
    • Communicate on behalf of the CEO to ensure timely and accurate information flow
    • Provide general administrative support including answering calls and emails, returning messages, setting up meetings, greeting visitors, sorting mail and receiving packages
    • Follow up on staff assignments that will report back to the CEO
    • Take notes at meetings and distribute notes and action items to relevant parties
    • Track and prepare reports for expense reimbursement regarding travel and use of corporate credit cards using LKR’s financial system and online tools
    • Understand and work with the CEO regarding his personal affairs to ensure that personal commitments do not conflict with business obligations

    Qualifications

    • Has an undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
    • Minimum five years of work experience required, with at least two years prior experience as an administrative or executive assistant
    • College degree required
    • Experience with data entry beneficial
    • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact successfully with a variety of internal and external audiences, including senior funders, program partners, board members, staff, colleagues and strategic partners
    • Optimal discretion and sense of confidentiality
    • Can gracefully handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment; can prioritize effectively and is extremely organized and efficient
    • Can work independently with minimal supervision, but can also respond to critical immediate requests at any time
    • Is comfortable in an online environment, and is always eager to learn more about how best to use technology to build effective systems and communicate effectively
    • Is willing to go above and beyond to support the CEO and the organization to fulfill its mission and organizational objectives and goals
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    • Proficiency with database systems, preferably Salesforce
    • Must thrive in an innovative, think-outside-the-box environment
    • Shows grace under pressure
    • Displays a sense of fun, wonder and humor

    Compensation and Benefits

    Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

    Application Procedure

    Please email cover letter and resume to victoria.goulet@officeteam.com with “Little Kids Rock Executive Assistant” in the subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including number of years of experience) and what you consider makes you a unique candidate for this position as relates to the job description’s Keys to Success. References may be requested. No phone calls please. Early submission recommended. This position is available immediately. For more information about our work, please visit www.littlekidsrock.org.

    Location and Travel

    Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (near Montclair). Occasional travel will be required, including occasional travel to NYC on days when the CEO has meetings in NYC, and travel at least once per year to organization events.

    Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

    1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
    2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
    3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
    4. We are inspirational.
    5. We are accountable.
    6. We are respectful.
    7. We support personal and professional growth.
    8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

    Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    EOE


    Miami Regional Program Manager

    About Little Kids Rock

    Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

    Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

    The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

    More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

    Position Overview

    The Miami Regional Program Manager’s primary role is to help create a sustainable modern band program in Miami-Dade County Public School District (M-DCPSD). This involves understanding LKR’s strategies, curriculum and model in addition to truly understanding (and being able to represent) the goals of the school district. The Program Manager will serve as a primary point of contact for the organization’s local affiliated teachers, keep information in Salesforce up to date, and fulfill curricular and other teacher customer service requests for local classrooms. The Program Manager will also serve as a training coordinator for all local workshops and professional developments in the county. This is a very detail-oriented position that also requires the creative and entrepreneurial skills to drive innovations that will continue to support the organization’s growing and evolving needs in this area.

    Supervision Structure

    Reports to Director of Regional Initiatives (based in Chicago, IL)

    Keys to Success

    • Establish themselves as the primary point person for Little Kids Rock teacher customer service in the Miami market
    • Ability to connect and communicate with teachers, district partners, arts partners, and key stakeholders as related to teaching responsibilities, management of programs, data collection and curricular innovations
    • Ability to work independently and to manage multiple deadlines working with various internal and external stakeholders

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the Director of Regional Initiatives to understand the music-related priorities of the M-DCPSD, and to integrate LKR’s strategy and model with the goals of the district to help create sustainable culturally-relevant and student-centered music programs in the region
    • Pilot and manage regional initiatives as part of LKR’s modern band sustainability strategies, including potential Ambassador Program and All-City Modern Band
    • Visit local school programs to identify both “bright spot” programs and programs that may need additional mentoring
    • Manage Miami site visit schedules and meetings
    • Manage workshop and professional development logistics
    • Workshop recruitment and lead processing, including calls and emails to teachers and principals
    • Manage approved regional program events beyond professional development events, such as JamFests and social meet-ups
    • Local teacher customer service related to modern band resources provided by LKR, such as curriculum and instruments, e.g. responding to phone and email inquiries about order status, product questions or issues, as well as build upon the local modern band teacher community
    • Manage local teacher instrument requests, transfers, drop-offs and pickups at schools
    • Manage local Chicago instrument inventory and office maintenance
    • Work with the district to manage inventory of instruments provided to the district by LKR
    • Provide accurate teacher information, such as event attendance, school information, or other related information in Salesforce to ensure accurate reporting
    • Work with program, development and marketing department colleagues to coordinate local special events, including site visits from program supporters, student gigs, media events, and other potential programmatic or development-related focus areas
    • Work in close collaboration with other regional staff members to align regional work with organizational priorities and strategies, and to share best practices
    • Develop and foster collaborations alongside Director of Regional Initiatives with other arts organizations
    • Represent the Little Kids Rock brand, curriculum, and program to all audiences as assigned
    • Assigned to special projects as needed, such as contributing to aspects of LKR’s national teacher conference (Modern Band Summit), as schedule allows

    Qualifications

    • At least 4-5 years relevant experience, 2 years teaching experience preferred
    • Entrepreneurial thinker who pushes themselves to take ownership over tasks and drives projects forward
    • Data entry experience, preferably with database systems
    • Customer service experience required
    • Proficiency on at least two modern band instruments (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals) preferred
    • Musical performance experience a plus
    • Experience working with teachers or in a school district environment preferred
    • Quick learner and hard worker with ability to focus independently with minimal oversight, and to thrive with multiple objectives and deadlines
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, G-Suite and the Internet
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • BA required
    • Valid drivers license, proof of automobile insurance and access to a vehicle preferred
    • Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds

    Ideal Attributes

    • A shared passion for Little Kids Rock’s mission, pedagogy and the unique value of arts education to serve underserved youth
    • Matchless integrity and ethics
    • A true love for working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
    • Flexible – adaptable to changing priorities and multi-tasking as conditions require
    • Self-aware and skilled at building and maintaining professional relationships
    • A desire to grow with the organization
    • A sense of fun, wonder and humor and an undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
    • Passionate about popular music and actively connected to popular culture
    • High energy, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude

    Compensation and Benefits

    Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture, and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events, and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

    Application Procedure

    Please email cover letter and résumé to programjobs@littlekidsrock.org with “Miami Regional Program Manager” in the subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including years of experience) and what makes you a unique candidate for this position as relates to the job description’s Keys to Success. References may be requested. No phone calls please. Early submission recommended. For more information about our work, please visit www.littlekidsrock.org.

    Location and Travel

    This is a work-from-home based position. Significant local travel is required, and occasional additional out of area travel is expected, such as travel to Little Kids Rock’s headquarters in New Jersey at least once per year, and attending other organization events, at least once per year.

    Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

    1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
    2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
    3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
    4. We are inspirational.
    5. We are accountable.
    6. We are respectful.
    7. We support personal and professional growth.
    8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

    Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    EOE


    Manager, Institutional Giving

    About Little Kids Rock

    Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

    Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

    The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

    More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

    Position Overview

    The Manager, Institutional Giving is a member of a three-person institutional giving staff that currently generates more than $2M annually in grants to support the work of the organization. Under the guidance of the Senior Manager of Institutional Giving, the Manager is primarily responsible for generating compelling and targeted proposals for funding to support the mission of Little Kids Rock. The role requires managing a portfolio of institutional funders, stewarding relationships with grantors, and researching and cultivating prospective funders.

    The ideal candidate is proactive, anticipates the future needs of the Institutional Giving department, and demonstrates responsiveness, strong customer service, independent thinking, and solid judgment in an exciting, fast-paced environment. S/he will have exceptional writing skills, the ability to perform quickly, and a talent for capturing the voice of Little Kids Rock to tell the Little Kids Rock story.

    Responsibilities

    • Draft proposals, letters of inquiry, briefing materials, internal memos, and other documents
    • Assure compliance with current grants in the portfolio by monitoring grant reporting requirements and preparing narrative and financial reports as appropriate
    • Identify and vet potential funders to grow the institutional funding portfolio according to programmatic priorities and scaling models
    • Conduct and compile external research on youth development, mentoring, and arts education organizations to strengthen and update case statements
    • Maintain an updated set of supporting materials
    • Process grants in database, prepare grantor acknowledgments, and be a liaison with finance and program staff to coordinate bookkeeping allocations

    Qualifications

    • Proven track record of at least three (3) years of successful grantsmanship, which includes writing and interacting with funders
    • Proven superior writing skills with a concise, clear, and compelling style overall; able to adapt personal writing style to capture the voice of Little Kids Rock and tell our story
    • Ability to organize, expedite, and manage multiple projects simultaneously, working within and across diverse groups and teams
    • A strong collaborator, who can work well with colleagues, recognize and optimize their talents, expertise and skills, and foster cross-departmental enthusiasm for generating grant support
    • Attention to detail and the ability to shape the narrative in response to funder inquiry while maintaining organizational voice
    • Experience with donor databases; Salesforce is a bonus
    • Primarily New Jersey-based but working with a national base
    • Preferred in office in Verona, NJ, three or more days per week
    • Passion for the field of education and for providing opportunities for young people growing up in underserved communities

    Compensation and Benefits

    Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture, and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events, and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

    Application Procedure

    Applications that contain a meaningful, relevant writing sample will be considered. Any applications that do not contain writing samples cannot be considered at this time.

    Apply Here.

    Location and Travel

    Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (near Montclair). Occasional travel will be required.

    Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

    1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
    2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
    3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
    4. We are inspirational.
    5. We are accountable.
    6. We are respectful.
    7. We support personal and professional growth.
    8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

    Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    EOE


    Senior Manager of Artist and Industry Relations

    About Little Kids Rock

    Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

    Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

    The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

    More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

    Position Overview

    The Senior Manager of Artist and Industry Relations will build and manage the organization’s Artist Relations strategy, with key tactics designed to reach goals determined by and in conjunction with the Director of Major Gifts and Partnerships and the Chief Development Officer. The Senior Manager is responsible for nurturing and stewarding all of Little Kids Rock’s artist relationships, and making asks for auction items, school visits, event participation, campaign partnership, social media promotion, curricular support, etc. This position reports within the Development department, but also supports the Marketing and Program departments.

    Ideal Attributes

    • A shared passion for Little Kids Rock’s mission, pedagogy and the unique value of arts education to serve underserved youth
    • Ability to think big, while providing tangible, constructive suggestions to improve the organization and support its growth objectives
    • Inspirational, with a talent for leading by example, as well as motivating and empowering others to reach goals
    • A desire to grow with the organization
    • Passionate about popular music and actively connected to popular culture
    • High energy, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude

    Responsibilities

    • Create and execute an organization-wide Artist Relations strategy that achieves key goals that are in line with the organization’s strategic plan
    • Establish new and nurture existing relationships with artists, artist management, labels, brand partners, festivals and industry professionals across all genres
    • Manage and create scalable, fun, and meaningful events and programs that solidify personal bonds within the artist community, including, but not limited to school visits, instrument deliveries, pop-up concerts, soundcheck meet-and-greets, donor cultivation events, etc.
    • Solidify Little Kids Rock’s reputation an organization with which artists love to partner, making us widely known in creative circles as a great place for artists to engage in local communities and have a direct impact on music education
    • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to ensure deep engagement with artists across social channels and traditional media
    • Be constantly on the lookout for new opportunities for Little Kids Rock to engage with the music industry, and work cross-departmentally to ensure seamless execution of artist-driven events and promotions
    • Create and deliver compelling influencer fundraising campaigns that drive revenue growth and brand appeal
    • Identify, create and execute revenue opportunities, including, but not limited to ticket add-ons, launch events, contests, raffles, etc.
    • Book appropriate artists for Little Kids Rock’s largest annual fundraiser, Little Kids Rock Benefit in New York City, as well as Little Kids Rock’s largest teacher conference, Modern Band Summit in Fort Collins, CO;
    • Work closely with the Marketing and Development teams to develop artist-driven campaigns, ensuring deep and credible brand exposure for Little Kids Rock, corporate partners, and the artists

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years working in a similar role within the music or nonprofit industries
    • Proven track record of successful long term client/account relationship management
    • Experience in building strong relationships with major artists/artist management; proven success in building relationships with new artists resulting in financial support and/or awareness-raising
    • Several strong, existing artist relationships that will come with you to this job
    • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, team player, big-picture thinker, and adept at execution and meeting deadlines
    • Must have a strong understanding of the multi-faceted and ever-evolving music industry, including but not limited to artist licensing, label artist dynamics, touring, and the online music space
    • Budget management experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Spanish is beneficial
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, tech-savvy online, donor databases; Salesforce is a plus
    • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend development events on an as-needed basis
    • Prior experience working on major, national, artist-driven campaigns, especially in the fields of arts and culture and/or youth development preferred
    • Ability to travel is a must

    Compensation and Benefits

    Little Kids Rock is committed to its team and strives to offer employees a competitive compensation package that reflects the organization’s values, culture, and mission. Salary is in accordance with Little Kids Rock’s competitive compensation and career path plan, and the organization’s array of benefits include medical coverage (health, dental, vision, AFLAC) with significant employer contributions, short and long-term disability, life insurance, matching 403(b) plan and pre-tax spending accounts (FSA, commuter). Perks include unlimited vacation, flexible work arrangements, professional development, fun staff events, and reimbursements for music lessons and experiences.

    Application Procedure

    Apply Here.

    Location and Travel

    Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (near Montclair). Occasional travel will be required.

    Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

    1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
    2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
    3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
    4. We are inspirational.
    5. We are accountable.
    6. We are respectful.
    7. We support personal and professional growth.
    8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

    Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    EOE


    INTERNSHIPS


    Marketing & Communications Intern

    About Little Kids Rock

    Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

    Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

    The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

    More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

    Position Overview

    The Little Kids Rock team is a music-loving, hard-working, close-knit group of individuals. We’re looking for a high-energy Marketing & Communications Intern with a can-do attitude. The candidate must be detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, and be a creative thinker with excellent communication skills. Daily tasks will include keeping files and media organized through Google Drive and external hard drives, management of social media community engagement, supporting organizational marketing campaigns and events, database entry and management, and general administrative support for a small, nimble, high output team.

    Responsibilities

    • Creating consistency for the Little Kids Rock Flickr account and YouTube channel
    • Organizing video and photo assets across Google Drive and external hard drive platforms
    • Build community through engagement on Little Kids Rock’s social media channels
      • Engage in Little Kids Rock’s social posts or any mentions of Little Kids Rock across all platforms
      • Identify profiles on Twitter with high partnership opportunity with Little Kids Rock
      • Identify top-performing social posts and any trends among the channels
      • Offer recommendations for relevant potential social posts (e.g. relevant blog posts, research articles, etc)
    • Identify publications with mention of Little Kids Rock and the modern band program
    • Collect and compile recent organizational news for a bi-weekly staff internal newsletter

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and LinkedIn
    • Knowledge of G Suite
    • Experience with Adobe Premiere or other video editing software is a plus
    • An undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock and helping grow a mission-based organization
    • A sense of fun, wonder, and humor
    • True love for working within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
    • High energy, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • A desire to learn while doing
    • Quick learner and proactive problem solver

    Schedule

    This position is scheduled for up to three days per week (10-15 hours per week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. The exact days and times of this position will be established in harmony with the candidate’s schedule.

    Compensation and Benefits

    This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300 per month.

    Application Procedure

    Please email a cover letter and resume to marketing@littlekidsrock.org. The email should include “Communications and Marketing Internship” in the subject line and also briefly state the following:

    • Relevant experience, including the number of years (if any) of experience
    • Distinguishing characteristic that makes you an ideal candidate for this position

    Please submit your application early, and be prepared to provide references. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org and email marketing@littlekidsrock.org with any questions.

    Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

    1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
    2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
    3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
    4. We are inspirational.
    5. We are accountable.
    6. We are respectful.
    7. We support personal and professional growth.
    8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

    Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    EOE


    Program Operations Intern

    About Little Kids Rock

    Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 45 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students.

    Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. Our students see themselves reflected in their classes, which strengthens their connection to their school, their peers, and their community. Little Kids Rock also donates necessary instruments, and curriculum, meeting a key need of many school music programs.

    The world of music expands through innovation. We ensure that music education does as well.

    More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide. Since 2002, the organization has reached more than 850,000 students with highly-inclusive and culturally relevant music education. We aim to reach the 1,000,000th student in our history this year.

    Position Overview

    We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist the Little Kids Rock program team with day to day operations. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the operation of a growing and leading music education nonprofit.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist the program staff with teacher customer service, i.e. registration and instrument order reminders
    • Data entry and clean up on Salesforce.com
    • Online evaluation compilation and organization
    • Provide affiliated teachers with modern band curricular materials upon request
    • Assist with event and travel logistics
    • Instrument Invoice sorting
    • Local errands as needed

    Qualifications

    • Organized and with great attention to detail
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
    • Positive “can-do” attitude and team player
    • Relationship building through customer service
    • Experience with data entry beneficial
    • Interest in music education greatly encouraged

    Schedule

    Up to three days per week (10-15 hours/week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. Exact days and times will be established in harmony with the intern’s schedule.

    Compensation and Benefits

    This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300 per month.

    Application Procedure

    Please email a cover letter and resume to johncarrano@littlekidsrock.org. Please include “Program Operations Internship” in the e-mail subject line. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

    Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

    1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
    2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
    3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
    4. We are inspirational.
    5. We are accountable.
    6. We are respectful.
    7. We support personal and professional growth.
    8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

    Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    EOE