Cappella Romana is Hiring

Position Title: Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations

Location: Remote, or Portland, Oregon, USA

Application deadline:  6 October 2021

How to apply:  Instructions follow this posting.


Cappella Romana (CR) is seeking to fill a new position of Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations beginning at the earliest 15 October 2021. The director will assist Cappella Romana’s Executive and Musical Directors in developing and executing initiatives to fulfill and support Cappella Romana’s mission: to combine passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music.

The ideal candidate will possess: a) a master’s or doctoral degree with specialization in the music, art, history literature, or theology of the churches and cultures of Eastern Christianity; and b) directorial, managerial, or administrative experience in academic, educational, or cultural organizations.

This post may be configured as full-time post or compensation (pro rata for part time) commensurate with experience. Posted full-time salary range $65,000-80,000.  Remote working negotiable.

Required Qualifications

MA or higher in music, art, history, theology or a related field with specific knowledge of the churches and cultures of Eastern Christianity.

Five or more years’ experience in development with an emphasis in grant writing to private and public entities.

Well-developed administrative skills, including strong project management skills.

Demonstrated organizational, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.

Ability to work independently and collaborate with Cappella Romana staff.

Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with performing artists and members of the public, the academy, and ecclesiastical entities.

Aptitude in technology including familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Apple OS X. Familiarity with Salesforce (PatronManager) or similar CRM helpful.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in initiating, conceptualizing, developing, and executing educational and cultural programs.

Directorial, managerial, or administrative experience in academic, educational, or cultural organizations.

Working knowledge of relevant historical (e.g. Ancient Greek, Church Slavonic, Latin, and/or Syriac) and modern languages (e.g. French, German, Modern Greek, Romanian, Russian, or Serbian).

Knowledge of relevant systems of musical notation and the software employed to typeset them.

Full job description as core functions below.


Please send a letter of application, résumé/CV, and a writing sample of one or more of the following: grant narrative, promotional/blog/fundraising copy, and/or short academic article.  Cappella Romana welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Cappella Romana is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, military status, or marital or family status, or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, in any of its activities or operations. 

Please send all materials in one PDF to [email protected]

Initial deadline 6 October 2021; Open until filled.

About Cappella Romana

Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble that performs early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West. The ensemble is known especially for its presentations and recordings of medieval Byzantine chant (the Eastern sibling of Gregorian chant), Greek and Russian Orthodox choral works, and other sacred music that expresses the historic traditions of a unified Christian inheritance.


Our vision is to give a glimpse of transcendence through the music of the Christian East and West.


Founded in 1991, Cappella Romana’s name refers to the medieval Greek concept of the Roman oikoumene (inhabited world), which embraced Rome and Western Europe, as well as the Byzantine Empire of Constantinople (“New Rome”) and its Slavic commonwealth.

Flexible in size according to the demands of the repertory, Cappella Romana has a special commitment to mastering the Slavic and Byzantine musical repertories in their original languages, thereby making accessible to the general public two great musical traditions that are little known in the West.

In the field of contemporary music, Cappella Romana has taken a leading role in bringing to audiences the vocal works of such European contemporary composers as Michael Adamis, Ivan Moody, Arvo Pärt, and John Tavener, as well as promoting the work of North Americans such as Fr. Sergei Glagolev, Christos Hatzis, Peter Michaelides, and Tikey Zes.

The vocal ensemble presents annual concert series in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, in addition to touring nationally and internationally. Critics have consistently praised these for their unusual and innovative programming, including numerous world and American premieres. The group regularly collaborates with such artists as conductor Paul Hillier, chant specialist Ioannis Arvanitis, and composer Ivan Moody.

Cappella Romana is based in Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Cappella Romana

Job title:   Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations

Work Location: Remote, or Cappella Romana office (620 SW Main St Ste 714, Portland, Ore.)

Reports to: Executive Director and Music Director

Deadline to apply: 6 October 2021, Open until filled. [email protected]

Full-time, Exempt; or part-time, pro-rata

Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations

Core Functions, customizable to the successful candidate

Leader/Coach 10%

  • Working closely with Executive Director and Music Director as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Participating in the development and execution of a Long-Range Strategic Plan for 3-5 years in partnership with the Executive Director, Music Director, and Board
  • Implementing DEIA initiatives in collaboration with staff and board
  • Attending Board of Directors meetings and submitting updates within the reports of ED and MD.
  • Resolving issues and coach staff in problem-solving techniques
  • Participate with the senior leadership team through effective communication of vision, active coaching, and development of staff including measurement of results and performance reviews
  • Onboarding administrative staff with written procedures to ensure success and consistency

Publications 20%

  • Managing the publication of musical recordings, scores, and studies
  • Managing the publication of concert programs
  • Assisting in the planning and conducting of educational workshops and activities at the secondary, post-secondary, university, and post-baccalaureate levels
  • Disseminating CR contributions in the fields of musical performance, scholarship, and education in appropriate professional artistic, academic, educational, and liturgical settings directly or indirectly (i.e., through editorial oversight), including the creation of recordings and musical editions

Fund Development 25%

  • Researching grants, managing the application processes, and honoring all reporting deadlines throughout the period of the grants, applying for at least $50,000 grants from new sources in the first 18 months of employment.
  • Assisting the Executive Director with cultivating and stewarding relationships with potential and existing donors, including individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporate partners

Communications and Marketing 20%

  • Engaging in media communications including social media with of focus on content development
  • Marketing Cappella Romana to potential and existing audiences and the general public
  • Serving as a spokesperson to Cappella Romana’s patrons, the media, and the general public in advancing the organization’s mission, image, and brand

Project/Production Management 15%

  • Reviewing contracts for services in consultation with senior staff
  • Managing staff for contracting with individual artists
  • Managing staff for the operation of concerts, tours, and other events
  • Using and developing systems effectively to manage donor, audience, and community relations

Non-Profit Management and Administration  10%

  • Administering operations effectively, including employment and administrative policies and procedures including time tracking and payroll management that meet legal requirements
  • Collaborating with senior staff to minimize and manage risk for the organization

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