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  • Part Time
  • St. Louis City
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  • Salary: $2,000 - $2,500 monthly
  • Organization Type: Art/Culture

Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

Orchestrating Diversity: El Sistema St. Louis is seeking a qualified Assistant Administrator to aid in the administration of our program. Position will open immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. This is a part-time paid position.

Orchestrating Diversity: is a project of the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts education organization. Patterned after the global El Sistema movement, Orchestrating Diversity: El Sistema St. Louis (ODESStL) serves the youth of the Greater St. Louis Area promoting social change through music. Focusing specifically on the under-served, ODESStL has established success in transforming the lives of these young people fostering self-empowerment, effective social skills and the development of life skills through the pursuit of orchestral performance. We currently serve in three locations. The Junior Urban Music Program (JUMP) is offered in partnership with the Messiah Community Center in Fox Park and serves beginning through intermediate students. Upon demonstrated ability to sight-read, the students become members of the Urban Youth Orchestra (UYO) which meets at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center in south city. The Keyboard Education for Young Students (KEYS) program meets on the campus of Washington University. The program is provided in three sessions: the two semesters of after-school classes and the Summer Intensive.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Administrator will initiate student recruitment campaigns, board development as well as grant writing. The administrator will also work with the Executive Director to schedule fundraising events, and parent meetings. They will work directly with the Exec. Dir. and Intern in soliciting funding through corporate, foundation, and private support as well as crowd-sourcing (especially during Giving Tuesday and GiveStL campaigns. The officer will act as a representative of the organization through attendance of meetings, fundraising events and public speaking. They will be expected to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to the Executive Director.

Expectations: The positions be held from 30 January – 30 June, 2022 and retains the option to renew at the end of the fiscal year. The Administrator should have a solid knowledge of non-profit management and financing. They should be able to evaluate where their support is needed and act accordingly.

They will:

•       Collaborate with the administrative team A

•       Attend all Staff and Board of Directors meetings as well as performances.

•       communicate effectively with the staff and the Executive Director.

•       Maintain contact lists

•       Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms

•       Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

•       Develop and maintain a filing system

•       Handle multiple projects

•       Develop and update administrative systems to make them more efficient

•       Oversee and supervise the work of junior staff


•       Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills.

•       Advanced Microsoft Office skills

•       Excellent communications skills and ability to be effective with a wide variety of social environments.

•       Proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties.

•       A full understanding of the nature of non-profit management.

•       Exceptional interpersonal skills.

•       Ability to work effectively in a
diverse team environment.

•       Post-secondary degree or equivalent; background in music preferred

•       Experience in non-profit management

Interested applicants should forward cover letter, resume with references and contact information to the Executive Director, Mark Sarich at For more information call 314 922-4096.