General Manager, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

Diversity Focus Yale School of Music

Reporting to the Director, the General Manager has responsibility for the administrative, operational, and financial activities of the Summer School of Music and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. During the Norfolk season, the General Manager resides on the estate and oversees a full seasonal staff with responsibility for administrative, housekeeping, and concert and school operations, including special events and approximately 50 – 60 public events. Additionally, the General Manager plays a key role in community relations, public relations and planning, marketing, and development activities throughout the year.

Working at Yale:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

The School:

The Yale School of Music, a graduate professional school within Yale University, is a worldwide leader in educating the creative musicians and cultural leaders of tomorrow. It is the only school of music in the Ivy League and has 40% international enrollment.  Degrees offered at the School of Music are: Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma, and Certificate in Performance.

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ administrative experience in a classical music performing and/or teaching institution, or similar performing arts administration related experience, including fiscal management, development and fundraising, and marketing. Further details may be found at the application link below.


  1. Proven knowledge of classical music; performing arts.
  2. Excellent communications skills. Knowledge of grant writing and fund raising. Knowledge of box office administration.
  3. Demonstrated ability to implement financial controls. Familiarity with accounting procedures and software. Excellent marketing skills
  4. Excellent computer skills including word-processing, spreadsheets, database application development, box office systems, and network administration.
  5. Willingness to relocate between New Haven office and Norfolk (May-August) offices.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  1. Graduate degree in arts administration.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


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