FAME’s Executive Director, Marguerite Wilder, has served FAME since the beginning. She has been an integral part of the beginning and growth of FAME. She is looking to retire this year. We thank her for her 7+ years of working with FAME, her ideas, and her sense of humor. While she won’t be completely out of FAME’s life, we will miss her in that role, for sure. We have started a national search for her replacement. A description follows.
The Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) invites applications for the part-time position of Executive Director. FAME seeks a leader who understands and embraces the mission of FAME and possesses the vision for how to move the organization forward in collaboration with the officers and the Board of Directors. The Executive Director must have a proactive administrative style, know and understand the music education profession, understand budgets and fiscal management, possess organizational skills, have experience writing grants, and be entrepreneurial, while also promoting professional integrity within the organization. In order to be successful, this leader must be a clear communicator, an excellent listener, and able to work with a large number of volunteers so that they are effective in their efforts on behalf of the organization. Leadership experience in the arts, administrative experience, and knowledge of issues in music education are required. Relocation is not necessary. Annual salary: $15,000.00
The FAME Executive Director will provide strong administrative, management, and fiscal guidance for the organization and board, assuring a positive organizational culture and a service orientation toward the membership. The Executive-Director shall assist and support the Board of Directors; work collaboratively with the Executive Treasurer; administer fiscal activities, issuance and maintenance of certification records and FSM name usage certifications; collaborate with conference committee on the biennial international conference; maintain membership records; develop and manage effective dissemination of information concerning the organization via traditional print and electronic and social media; responsible for contributing an opening/greeting for every FAME Newsletter; grant writing; and establish and maintain effective liaisons with education, business, and governmental organizations in music and music education.
To apply, fill out the online application. Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2019.