Jobs and Internships

World Music/CRASHarts, New England's leading presenter of culturally diverse music and dance from all corners of the globe, seeks volunteers and street team participants.Volunteer your time and see concerts for free! Hours are flexible. You can sign up for as much or as little time as you can.

World Music/CRASHarts is currently seeking applicants for a the full-time role of Director of Development and temporary, unpaid Marketing and Development Interns.


Director of Development

Posted April 2, 2018. Application deadline is July 30, 2018.


Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, World Music/CRASHarts (WM/CA) seeks a dynamic development executive to develop and lead the organization’s fundraising efforts and strategies for long-term organizational growth and sustainability.  This position requires a director who is entrepreneurial, results-oriented, and ideally, passionate about the performing arts. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director, be a member of the organization’s leadership team, and manage a two-person development office.

The Director of Development will take a leadership role in creating and implementing an integrated development strategy, with particular focus on building a strong major gifts program through individual giving and building relationships leading to corporate sponsorships. The Director of Development will work with the Board of Directors, the Development Committee, and the Executive Director to achieve WM/CA’s ambitious development plan. The Director of Development will have oversight for all other aspects of the organization’s fundraising including: membership and annual fund, foundation grants and research, special events, and Board support.  WM/CA’s annual budget is $2.4 million, with a goal to maintain 35% contributed income.



  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Associate Director, and Board of Directors to create and implement a strategic and diversified fundraising plan that will guide the organization to meet fundraising goals, maximizing opportunities for major gift, corporate, foundation, and public support
  • Expand and diversify WM/CA’s donor base by assuming the primary responsibility in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and corporate contributions, and maintaining an active donor portfolio
  • Remain well informed of all current WM/CA programs, projects, and available gift opportunities to secure principal gifts and sponsorship in response to donor interests
  • Develop and manage the Board’s fundraising capacity to secure gifts by inspiring the team (staff, Board) and arming them with the tools needed to be successful
  • Assume oversight for the research and writing of high-quality foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals and reports, and the stewardship required to support ongoing funding through foundation and corporate support
  • Set annual benchmark goals and strategies, and leverage existing procedures for tracking, rating, and qualifying prospects, and for recording and reporting gifts
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and coordination of strategic and high-impact special events to promote the WM/CA mission
  • Represent WM/CA in a professional capacity at cultivation events, as well as numerous other civic and community events and forums

Board Liaison

  • Attend all Board meetings; prepare agenda and present development report
  • Maintain ongoing communication with Board regarding prospect cultivation, events, and general organizational communications
  • Along with Executive Director, support the Board with major gift solicitations
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board’s Development and Governance Committees
  • Identify and cultivate potential new Board members

Oversight and Administration

  • Ensure that the appropriate systems, staffing, and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals, including tracking donation records and prospects moves
  • Oversee prospect analysis and research, development databases, funder reports, and statistics related to annual goals and acquisition of individual prospects
  • Manage and mentor the Development Associate
  • Supervise and oversee PT grant writer/consultant as needed
  • Maintain overview of development income and expenses


The candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of professional development experience, including a record of successful solicitations of major gifts from individuals, and the capability to grow and manage a successful development operation. The candidate will have: the demonstrated ability to generate prospect leads, excellent networking and relational skills; strong interest in building the development function of WM/CA; proven problem-solving skills; seasoned experience with oversight of grant writing and database management; ability to work independently and as a team player; high-level analytical and organizational skills; exceptional writing skills; board management skills; special events knowledge; and, the ability to handle multiple projects. The candidate must exercise initiative in a hands-on environment, be able to work well with a diverse constituency, and have a commitment to excellence and to the mission of WM/CA.  Some on-site evening and weekend work at performance venues is required.


We seek an individual with an inspired and strategic outlook, who is committed, persuasive, and passionate about the mission and values of WM/CA.  The Director of Development should have excellent interpersonal skills and instincts, with the ability to move a prospect from cultivation to ask. The candidate should have an entrepreneurial and creative approach to development, be very comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and display the highest professional ethics.  The overall ability to set, pursue, and attain achievable goals, regardless of obstacles and circumstances, will be a key quality.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Development Director” in the subject line. Application deadline is May 15, 2018.


Internship - Development 

This position of Development Intern offers exposure to all areas of working in a non-profit arts organization including development research and fundraising, event planning, marketing and administration. Proven organizational abilities, writing and oral communication skills, creativity and computer literacy are essential. Leading candidates will have attention to detail, appreciation for the arts and the ability to work well within a small, non-profit organization. Attendance at concerts is an added benefit for interns.

Responsibilities include: *Assist with music festival planning, sponsorship soliciation, and production for CRASHfest *Assist with coordination of donor communication and campaigns *Create and analyze social media campaigns for membership solicitations and post-concert feedback *Conduct prospect research and update donor profiles in database *Research and identify businesses for program ad solicitations *Assist with database input and creating mail lists *Facilitate ticket giveaways and premium tracking *Other responsibilities as assigned. The successful candidate will have the following skills: *Highly organized, energetic, with exceptional attention to detail *Excellent written and proof reading skills *Good communication and social media skills *Must be able work independently, show initiative and be a problem-solver *Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, interest in learning database management skills.

Note: This internship is flexible. Responsibilities can be custom-tailored to intern’s interests and skills.

Interested candidates should email: Alexandria Petteruti, Assistant Director of Development 

Internship - Marketing

The Marketing Intern will work closely with the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator and Director of Marketing to implement many aspects of the marketing plan and publicity campaigns for an annual series of concerts. This intern position offers exposure to all areas of arts marketing - promotion, public relations and administration. Proven organizational abilities, writing and oral communication skills, creativity and computer literacy is essential. Leading candidates will have a sense of adventure, appreciation for the arts and the ability to work well within a small organization.

Responsibilities include: * Assist in the coordination of press and publicity direct mail campaigns * Maintain media support materials including photos, slides and CDs * Create program notes for concerts, dependent upon computer abilities * Supervise in-office volunteers * Conduct community outreach research, coordinate mailings and flyer distribution * Facilitate radio promotions and ticket giveaways * Other responsibilities as assigned • Note: This internship is flexible. Responsibilities can be custom-tailored to intern’s interests and skills. The successful candidate will have the following skills: * Highly organized, energetic and articulate with exceptional attention to detail * Excellent written and proof reading skills * An ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure. Must be able to take initiative and being a problem-solver * Working knowledge of Windows and Word * A background in graphic design a plus.

Interested candidates should email: Jen Fox, Marketing Director

Internship - Box Office

We are seeking a person to help out in our Box Office, assist with phone traffic, receive phone orders, and help maintain our database. This person will also be asked to help with all of our concerts on an automated ticketing system, take ticket orders, help handle member seating assignments and member services throughout the season, and provide reports to management as needed.  Presence at concerts is encouraged & may be requested from time to time.

The overall responsibility of the Box Office Internship is to help ensure the effective and smooth running of a small but very busy box office. The successful candidate will have the following: * Good organizational skills and the ability to handle many tasks at once. Must be able to take initiative and be a problem-solver. * Pleasant, friendly manner and a sincere commitment to customer service * Prior Box Office/ Ticketing/ or Office Assistant experience is helpful * Familiarity and experience of live performances & of the arts are a plus * Working knowledge of Windows, MS Excel, MS Word * Other responsibilities as assigned  * Ability to be in the office up to 2 days a week during our Fall Season 

Interested candidates should email: Jodi Schwedelson, Box Office Manager 

Volunteers for World Music/CRASHarts

*are called into the office to help with stuffing envelopes for member mailings, outreach packets, and labeling postcards *receive hourly credit towards future shows

 Street Team participants of World Music/CRASHarts

*spread the word about performances on campuses and throughout towns by distributing postcards and putting up posters *help spread the word virally through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. *receive hourly credit towards future shows