Job: Managing Director


The Newport String Project invites applications for the newly created position of Managing Director. A feature of this position is a flexible schedule that ebbs and flows in accordance with program activities, closely following the academic year.The position requires variable number of weekly hours between September and June, provides added flexibility over the summer, and necessitates occasional weekend and evening hours at our concerts and events in and around Newport.


A successful applicant will be a professional administrator who has experience working within donor-centric nonprofits, including donor cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgement processes. Additionally, managing our finances, supporting our staff of professional musicians, coordinating our communications, and providing support for our public events, along with coordinating our volunteers, are all important aspects of the job. 


Commitment to our mission; a relationship-building orientation; ease with technology; QuickBooks experience a plus; excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working in a collaborative environment; self-motivated and able to work independently and  primarily remotely (must have own computer and reliable Internet access); knowledge of Newport community; relevant experience in a small non-profit or community-based organization; experience with arts, education, community development, social justice a plus.   Bottom line: you are passionate about helping us grow as an organization by improving and managing systems that will make our administrative work effective and efficient.


The anticipated start date is the final quarter of 2020. In the first iteration of this new position, it is anticipated that the annual salary will be in the vicinity of $45,000, depending on candidate qualifications.

TO APPLY: please send a letter of interest and resume to Ealain McMullin, co-founder and director,


The Newport String Project was founded in 2012 with the vision of a string quartet in a long-term residency in a community, drawing inspiration from Community MusicWorks and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Experiencing rapid growth over seven years, the organization currently has an operating budget of $215,000. 

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