AMP Academy Program Associate

Atlanta, Georgia
Commensurate with experience.
Jun 12, 2021
Jul 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level



AMP Academy Program Associate

Full-Time, Salaried

Starting August 2021

Summary of Position

The Atlanta Music Project seeks a creative, motivated, and detail-oriented individual to take on the full-time position of Development Associate. This is an entry-level position. College graduates passionate about AMP’s mission are encouraged to apply.

The Development Associate will work within the AMP development team, focusing on donor database management, post-gift donor management, and various tasks in support of development and marketing. The AMP development team consists of the Chief Executive Officer, Development Manager, Development Associate, Marketing Associate, and Grants Manager.

The successful candidate will possess an unyielding commitment to empowering youth to realize their possibilities through music. This position reports to the Atlanta Music Project’s Chief Executive Director.

About the Atlanta Music Project

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music. In addition to after-school learning sites providing band, orchestra and choir instruction, AMP’s programs include: the AMP Academy, providing advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Choirs & Orchestras. Programs in development include student leadership and entrepreneurship.

AMP music ensembles perform more than 50 concerts annually, performing in venues all across Atlanta, from community centers to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. AMP music ensembles have performed alongside international stars such as the Harlem Quartet,The Imani Winds, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, pianist Terrence Wilson, soprano Alison Buchanan, rapper Lecrae, R&B singer Monica, and the Imani Winds. AMP musicians can be seen performing with rapper T.I. on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. AMP’s young musicians have successfully auditioned for Georgia All-State ensembles, the Atlanta Opera, and have concertized as far away as Los Angeles, Aspen and Mexico City. AMP is a 2019 winner of ArtsATL’s Luminary Award for Arts Education and a 2018 winner of Emory University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. In 2016 and 2017, the White House named AMP one of the top 50 after-school arts programs in the nation.

AMP’s existence is a direct result of the 2009 TED Prize, which was awarded to Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela’s El Sistema. AMP’s co-founders were members of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

The 2021-2022 school year will hopefully be a return to normalcy with all programming held in person and our headquarters, the AMP Center for Performance & Education, reopening. With a 2021-2022 annual operating budget projected at $1.9 MM, AMP will serve 300 young musicians.

AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, MailChimp, Cricket Wireless, The Zeist Foundation, the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation, the Harland Charitable Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Music Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

AMP’s partners and collaborators include the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Atlanta Public Schools, and Clayton State University.

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Development Responsibilities (100%):

Donor Management Support

  • Donor database management (Bloomerang)
  • Post-gift management, including thank you letters and follow-up

Event Production Support

  • Assist with special event production
  • Assist with special event fundraising, ticketing, and donor management, including production of event collateral: invitations, donor cards, thank you cards

Grant Support

  • Contribute to the research and discovery of new grant funding opportunities
  • Assist in the writing process and information gathering for grant application

Marketing Support

  • Assist Marketing Associate with general marketing needs

Administrative Support

  • Assist with development of social media story bank
  • Support general program administration
  • As needed, provide general administrative support related to AMP’s development activities

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Internship or work experience, preferably in sales, arts, fundraising, non-profit
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strongly skilled in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Mailchimp

Candidate Profile and Skills:

  • High Integrity, dependable and self-motivated
  • Natural curiosity and creativity
  • Superior organization skills, both cloud-based and office-based
  • Superior time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Possesses extreme optimism and tenacity, especially in the face of challenging, high-pressure situations
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit who thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and oral
  • Knowledge of the arts and arts education, particularly music

Additional Work Demands:

  • Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds

Notes: The AMP Development Associate is a full-time, salaried position starting in August of 2021. Compensation commensurate with experience, and includes health insurance and retirement benefits. Generous vacation schedule. The successful candidate must be available as needed on evenings and weekends. Some travel for work necessary. Background check required. The AMP offices are located at the AMP Center for Performance & Education 883 Dill Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to with subject “AMP Development Associate” no later than July 9, 2021. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. This position may be filled prior to the application deadline. It is the policy of the Atlanta Music Project not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.

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