Instrument Team Opportunities - Instrument Program Director (*Volunteer to Paid*)

*This is a volunteer to paid opportunity* This position will start out as volunteer, but is among the top positions to be moved to paid as the foundation grows.

Here's an amazing opportunity to get in on the ground floor (well almost, we've moved to floor 2 now :) of an exciting NPO in the Atlanta area AND help thousands in the process!   In our first year, we collected, refurbished, and gifted over 100 instruments to students and programs in need across Metro Atlanta, GA, and even in NYC!   Now, we need a super candidate to head up our Instrument Program-- one of the cornerstones of the foundation.  We know there are thousands and thousands of abandoned instruments in closets, shelves, basements, attics, pawn shops, schools, churches all over the USA.  The goal is to find these instruments, convert them into gifts to TGOMF, refurbish them, and then make sure EVERY child and program has the instrument(s) they need.  Because Music Matters!

Location:  Metro Atlanta area.  (Will consider EXCEPTIONAL candidates elsewhere.)  

Schedule:  Flexible, Varies. (Will require 5-10 hours per week commitment to start as a volunteer.) 

Skills/Tools Required Ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of all kinds of  musical instruments, be a self-starter, very well organized, have great communication skills,  have absolute follow-through, and be able to commit the time necessary to build this program.   This person will be able to work with limited supervision while still meeting deadlines and project goals on time.  Owning (or easy access to) a pickup truck, crossover, SUV, or van is a plus but not a necessity.   

Scope of Work: 

  •  Work with the Executive Director to build the Instrument Program for the Foundation.
  • Identify sources for donations and actively work to obtain a steady stream of donated instruments.
  • Search for instruments on eBay, Craigslist, pawn shops, yard sales, etc. that can be purchased inexpensively.
  • Search for instruments at schools, surplus warehouses, churches, etc. and set up "instrument drives" at schools/churches.  
  • Manage our inventory of instruments.
  • Work directly with our mobile repair vendor to get all instruments ready for use within the foundation (programs) or gifting.
  • Contact and work with businesses, schools, and churches to establish "collection and drop off locations" for donated instruments.
  • Work to build a team of Instrument Program Volunteers to assist with the Instrument Program as needed.
  • Help identify which students/programs instruments should be gifted to.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Advisory Board to establish and maintain a vetting processes to decide who gets donated instruments based on need, and other factors. 

Interested in this opportunity? Please create an account and complete an application today!

If you have questions:   Please feel free to contact Chris Monroe:  cmonroe@giftofmusic.org