AMP Center for Performance & Education
Posted 2 months ago




Full-Time, Starting Immediately


Please follow application instructions listed at the end of this job description.


Summary of Position

The Atlanta Music Project seeks a dependable, motivated, detail-oriented individual to take on the position of Program Operations Associate.

The Program Operations Associate will provide general support to program staff in the areas of administration, students records, communications, concerts, and special projects. This position reports to the Chief Program Officer.

The successful candidate will have at least one year of administrative experience in a corporate or nonprofit setting, a willingness to learn and develop administrative systems with the CPO and program staff, and demonstrate an unyielding commitment to the success of the AMP organization.


About the Atlanta Music Project

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides world-class music training supporting youth growth and development. Operating in under-resourced communities, AMP’s mission is to empower 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 Preparatory School for elementary school-aged musicians; the AMP Summer Series, a music festival and school; and the AMP Youth Orchestras and Choirs. AMP also has a college and career program supporting AMP alumni. With a projected 2023-20224 annual operating budget of $2.9MM, AMP will serve over 500 young musicians.

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, electric violinist Lindsey Stirling, cellist Sterling Elliott, operatic baritone Ed Parks, 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, Mexico City and Scotland. 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 youth 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.

AMP’s current and past funders include Carnegie Hall, PwC, Bank of America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, Mailchimp, 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, Clayton State University, and the Chestnut Family Foundation.

AMP is a member of “El Sistema USA,” the National Alliance of El Sistema Inspired Programs.

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Key Duties of the Program Operations Associate

  • Support program operations through general, daily administrative support
  • Understand AMP procedures and policies and implement them daily
  • Assist Chief Program Officer with the scheduling and setup of meetings
  • Prepare materials and presentations for program meetings and special events
  • In collaboration with Executive Assistant, track and process human resources documents for hired musicians and music educators
  • As assigned, take minutes and writing summaries at program meetings
  • In collaboration with program staff, execute the production of concert programs
  • Meet and greet visitors of program staff, prepare meeting rooms and meal arrangements
  • Assist with tracking and production of payroll documents
  • Assist with student registration/application processing and student records
  • Assist with tracking and documenting purchase of program materials
  • Assist program team to maintain functioning program materials and music instruments
  • Assist program team for rehearsals, concerts, recordings and special events
  • Assist administration of projects around travel, competitions, and touring
  • Plan and coordinate travel arrangements for program staff, teaching artists, and students, including airplane tickets, hotel accommodations, ground transportation
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief Program Officer
  • Special projects as assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (music degree is a plus)
  • Minimum one year experience in corporate or non-profit setting
  • Strongly skilled in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs


Candidate Profile and Skills:

  • Intrinsic desire to execute and contribute work of outstanding quality
  • Ability to learn new systems and procedures
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Possess a high level of discretion and diplomacy
  • 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 education (particularly music) and youth development


Additional Work Demands

  • Must be willing and able to work some evenings and weekends


Notes: The Program Operations Associate is a full-time position starting at the winning candidate’s earliest availability. Salary range is $40,000 – $55,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include company health insurance and 401K. Background check required.


To Apply:

Email the following in PDF format to with subject “Program Operations Associate.” Applications will be accepted through August 18, 2023. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

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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To Apply:  Qualified applicants may send their cover letter, resume, and three professional references (all in PDF format) to Please include the job title in the subject line.

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.