Adding a job/volunteer or call for artists posting is free for all Shoreline Arts Alliance members.

Non Members can post opportunities at the rate of $10 per week. 

Updated on: February 4th, 2020

Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Musical Masterworks

Musical Masterworks (MM) is a chamber music organization located in Old Lyme, CT, that is entering its 30th season next Fall.


 Our chamber music series now thrives under Artistic Director, Edward Arron, a brilliant and globally acclaimed cellist. We presents five concert weekends a year in our acoustically superb concert home in a historic Meeting House in Old Lyme. Committed to bringing live chamber music to future generations, MM offers an Outreach Program in local schools and, in recent years, we have expanded our repertoire through our MModern series to offer contemporary chamber music in other community venues. Musical Masterworks now seeks an accomplished part-time General Director (GD) who will be excited to build on our historic success as he/she works with the President, Board, Artistic Director and Marketing Director to position us for the future. He/She should be accustomed to managing all daily details and competent in Microsoft Office, Excel and QuickBooks. This person should enjoy working from their home office, interacting with concert goers and be capable of writing business correspondence. Ideally, the General Director will have a background in managing musical or cultural events but all experienced administrative applicants are encouraged to apply for consideration. Responsibilities: Board of Directors Interface and Support: Reports to the President and interacts frequently with the Board of Directors. Participates in and attends all Board and Executive Committee meetings. Provides support materials for Board meetings and collaborates on new initiatives. Administrative: Has primary responsibility for managing all day-to-day operations: including the administration of all audience and sponsor/donor transactions and services; grantor relations; artist relations; and working with the Marketing Director as needed. Fiscal Management: Serves as bookkeeper and maintains all financial and bank records and reviews them with the Treasurer and the Finance Committee; works with the Treasurer and the President to prepare the budget and periodic financial statements. Concert Management: Responsible for all aspects of each Musical Masterworks concert weekends (10 concerts over five weekends) and up to two additional MMModern concerts. Outreach: Plans and implements the community Outreach Program in consultation with the Board. Please email cover letter and resume to

Call for  Artists

September 09, 2020

Madison Art and Festival Group Gallery Show

Call for Artists for the Spectrum Art Gallery/Arts Center Killingworth Madison Art Festival and Group Gallery Show.

This is a group show for artists and artisans participating in the Madison Green Autumn Arts Festival on October 10 and 11. Only artists participating in the Madison Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show.  There is no specific theme.  Artists now have the option to use their own tents or rent space under one of our larger ones.  We will have 4 group tents this year so space is limited under these tents. Both the Madison Arts Festival and the gallery group show are wonderful opportunities to become involved with Spectrum Art Gallery. Put in the subject line Madison Green Arts Festival.


Receives: Wed. Sept. 9th-Sunday Sept. 13th

Receiving times are 1-6pm

Show opens Sept. 25th

Closes: November 8th

July 07, 2020

New Summer Show: Resurgence and Regrowth

Call for Artists for the Spectrum Art Gallery new summer show – “Resurgence and Regrowth”

In this new Summer show we are looking for images in all mediums that reflect the season’s resurgence and regrowth giving us all hope for a happier and healthier future.  Resurgence opens July 17th and closes Sept. 6th.  Spectrum is always looking to form new relationships with artisans in the store. Receiving: July 7-10th

Please contact and visit for information on how to submit.

September 04, 2019

Call for Guilford Artists to Exhibit work at Guilford Town Hall

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is currently seeking a Guilford based artist to exhibit work at the Guilford town hall. Work can be on exhibit for 1 - 3 months depending on length of time requested by the artist. Work that is focused on Guilford, landscapes, history, or Connecticut are encouraged to apply, some work may not fit the setting but we ask that you submit just to be sure. 

Exhibition dates range from November 2019 - Summer of 2020. Specific dates can be set between Artist and the Shoreline Arts Alliance staff. 

Please send an email to Whitney at in order to submit examples of your work.

September 04, 2019

Call for Shoreline Based Artist for Exhibition at Women and Family Life

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Arts Alliance is seeking several artists for upcoming exhibitions at Women and Family Life Center in Guilford, CT. Artists must reside in the Shoreline towns ranging from New Haven to New London. Women, especially women of color, are strongly encouraged to submit work for any of the upcoming exhibitions at this location. 

Exhibition dates are available throughout all of 2020. 

To submit work for consideration please email Whitney at Work that is strongly focused on women, family, home life, children, landscapes, or portraits will be considered. 

Please reload


Community Music School

General Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is the School’s chief professional officer, and implements the strategic vision articulated by the Board, fulfills its programmatic mission, and manages its overall administrative and program operations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and directly supervises 25+ staff and faculty.


Specific Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Prepare, with input from the Finance Committee, an annual operating and capital budget

  • Run the organization in a fiscally responsible manner within the Board approved budget

  • Develop pricing strategies for all lessons and classes

  • Prepare an accurate and timely set of monthly financial statements for presentation to the Board

  • Oversee the maintenance of financial management systems necessary to the efficient running of the organization

  • Assure prompt preparation of year end reports to all required governmental agencies and funders

  • Oversee scholarship and financial aid award process


Fund Development

  • Develop and lead the implementation of an annual development plan to secure funds

  • Write grant applications and reports to fund new or existing school programs

  • Coordinate special events focused on raising funds and assist the Board in all fundraising efforts, providing presence at key donor meetings, office support, mailings, publicity, etc.

  • Oversee development and maintenance of fundraising mailing lists and database

  • Execute biannual appeal mailings

  • Maintain awareness of fundraising opportunities in the community, applying for donations as appropriate


Program Administration

  • Development and implementation of all programmatic and pricing strategies

  • Coordinate execution and logistics of all programs

  • Oversee associated marketing, facilities, and registration activities to ensure success of programs

  • Oversee administrative support to address scheduling, room assignments, and student assignment process

  • Act as ombudsman for the resolution of complaints and disputes between parents, faculty, and admin staff

  • Oversee administrative aspects of student/faculty performances including providing marketing, securing appropriate performance venues, and ticket sales (if applicable)

  • Where possible, attend recitals and concerts sponsored by the school


Personnel Management

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate all administrative staff and faculty, including hiring and firing as needed

  • Orient new faculty members and staff in CMS procedures and maintain an employee handbook

  • Maintain employee records

  • Oversee support services to faculty members, including administrative support, recital programs, and communications with students

  • Communicate with faculty members regarding operations, procedures, and events on an ongoing basis

  • Lead semiannual faculty meetings


Facilities Management

  • Act as representative of CMS to the owner’s association on matters requiring their attention or input

  • Ensure facility related issues are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner, escalating issues to owner’s association when necessary

  • Oversee maintenance of non-owner’s association matters in a timely manner

  • Ensure East Lyme studio is kept tidy and in good condition as no other staff are present in that location

  • Maintain all piano humidifiers and water them on a regular basis


Marketing & Public Relations

  • Development of annual marketing and public relations strategy to publicize CMS in order to insure planned student enrollment

  • Implement marketing and public relations strategy, including CMS website, social media, print advertising, school mailings, community bulletin boards, biannual newsletter, press releases, calendar listings, digital marketing, email campaigns, etc.

  • Execute all graphic design including flyers, invitations, digital marketing materials, newsletters, etc.

  • Represent the school at public events; act as a spokesperson for the organization’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and at fundraising events and solicitations

  • Maintain relationships with community partners including local libraries, community centers, public schools, senior centers, board of trade, government agencies, etc.


Board Development

  • Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings

  • Serve as a member of each subcommittee of the board and attend all committee meetings

  • Prepare reports for board meetings, including: Executive Director’s report, development report, program report, and board evaluation report

  • Consult with appropriate trustees or officers on matters requiring their input

  • Prepare information packets for prospective board members, and binders for new board members



Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required; with focus in music, arts, or administration;  master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of senior management experience in a nonprofit organization, preferably in the performing arts

  • Demonstrate success in fundraising

  • Some experience with graphic design and/or digital marketing


Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Knowledge of fiscal management and nonprofit management

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills

  • Very comfortable with computers and technology, including database management

  • Ability to plan, set goals and objectives, organize resources and follow through

  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders in a positive manner

  • Ability to give direction and guidance, have the confidence to enforce rules and regulations, but be flexible in order to preserve a positive community brand image and stakeholder satisfaction

  • Ability to see the big picture and envision the completed project and collaboratively celebrate jobs well done by the entire team


Additional Attributes Desired

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission of CMS

  • Openness to change and new ideas; willingness to explore alternate view points and proposals and facilitate the development of collaborative solutions

  • Enjoy working with children, older people, and families

  • Energy and enthusiasm

Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to




24867 Attitude_Front Label FINAL-2 TM-1.
The Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust 


725 Boston Post Road,

Guilford, CT 06437


  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

Shoreline Arts Alliance © 2018 | All Rights Reserved

Photo Credits - Judith L. Barbosa

Website Design by Kristy Chambrelli