Employment Opportunities

Executive Director – APPLY ON INDEED


Girls Rock! Rochester (GR!R) is a non-profit organization dedicated to using music as a vehicle for personal growth and positive change for girls, women, and the LGBTQ+ community.

GR!R is seeking an Executive Director to help lead the organization. The ED is responsible for ensuring all operations and administration of GR!R year-round. They maintain the budget, conduct payroll, and accounting, communicate with constituencies, lead development efforts, and manage the GR!R website. They are responsible for defining best practices for the organization’s operations and assuring compliance with record keeping, filings, and database maintenance. They maintain fundraising activities in communication with the Board of Directors. Working in conjunction with the Program Director and Board of Directors, the Executive Director helps to define the strategic goals and direction of the organization. The Program Director and Executive Director will coordinate closely as their respective responsibilities are highly interrelated. Both Program Director and Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors.

Specific Responsibilities include:
30% Administration and operations — including financial oversight, human resource management, information, database, and website management.
30% Development and strategic planning — including grant writing, soliciting gifts, coordinating membership programs and other incoming gifts, and developing annual strategic fundraising plans.
20% Management of operations teams, core volunteers, and interns — oversees several key activities of GR!R operations including merchandise, donation tracking, and donor communications as well as provide project management over key initiatives.
10% Other duties as needed — including but not limited to providing miscellaneous support during camp sessions, such as gathering supplies and ordering equipment, board governance support, and managing office supplies and space with Program Director.

Qualifications and Skills:

At least three years of administrative and/or fundraising experience and experience in financial management and budgeting, especially in a nonprofit setting.
Proficiency with Google Suite applications, Quickbooks, social media platforms, CRM databases or equivalent experience with similar programs. Experience with Salesforce, Canva, and graphic design programs would be an asset.
A strong commitment to GR!R’s mission and an unwavering commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in both organizational operations and programs
A proven track record of leadership, people development, and relationship management experience, preferably in a youth education or music education setting
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff and volunteers

Hours and Compensation: You will be taking on a non-traditional, part-time (15-20 hours per week) role that has the potential to grow into a full-time opportunity pending budgetary and programmatic expansion under your leadership.

For further information about our organization please visit https://girlsrockrochester.org/

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • Self-determined schedule
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are required for all programming when case count is over 15 per 100k in Monroe county. Our office features an air purifier and sanitizer stations. The ED has input on setting the Covid-19 policy in combination with our Board of Directors.

Work Location: One location

Open Call for Teaching Artists


Girls Rock! Rochester is seeking teaching artists to facilitate music education programming at our Village Gate studio. This is a part-time paid position.


Girls Rock! Rochester is dedicated to using music as a vehicle for personal growth and positive change for girls, women, and the LGBTQ+ community.

Driving Principles

  1. We believe that music is a powerful vehicle for personal growth and positive change
  2. We value constructive approaches to fighting sexism
  3. We promote collaboration and community above competition and isolation
  4. We recognize the importance of diversity in all forms
  5. We provide a safe and accessible environment for personal and creative exploration
  6. We encourage all voices and stories to be shared and heard

We serve over 200 students ages 5-16 per year through multidisciplinary programs delivered at our Village Gate Studio, throughout Rochester in collaboration with organizations and online. GR!R offers free and sliding scale programming including summer camp; community workshops, weekend programming, and pop-up events; and streamed online performances and activities.

Position details

Frequency: About six one-hour sessions per quarter.

Compensation: $40 per session

Core Responsibilities​

  • Develop and implement lesson plans for instrument instruction
  • Facilitate group music lessons based on provided goals and class outlines
  • Lead in-person classes for youth ages 5 – 16
  • Show up on time and prepared for the day
  • Take attendance daily
  • Meet with and share feedback to program staff


  • Working knowledge of music theory and expertise in one or more of the following instruments: drums, guitar, synthesizers/keyboard, bass, and voice.
  • One to three years of experience working with youth
  • Ability to improvise & meet the moment
  • Basic administrative skills including familiarity with Google forms and sheets for daily note-taking and attendance tracking
  • Have a positive and encouraging attitude
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Experience working with diverse learning communities
  • Commitment to social justice and equity

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to info@girlsrockrochester.org, and include “Teaching Artist” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. 


Girls Rock! Rochester does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, physical ability, developmental ability, size, age, economic status, gender expression, gender identity, religion, thought, politics, musical interests, learning styles, citizenship status, and sexual orientation, in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarships or other Camp-related policies and programs, as well as volunteer and employment-related policies and activities.

Covid 19

Girls Rock! Rochester, Inc. requires vaccination for all staff and compliance with health and safety guidelines.



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