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JOB: Executive Director – International Music Camp (Manitoba / North Dakota)
September 24, 2012
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* Please note that the deadline for this listing has now passed *


Position: Executive Director
Institution: International Music Camp Summer School of Fine Arts
Summer Location: International Peace Garden, North Dakota/Manitoba
Website:  www.internationalmusiccamp.com
Category: Administration
Reports To:  Board of Directors
Posted: September 17. 2012
Application Deadline:  Applications reviewed upon receipt, position open until filled
Type: Full-time, year-round
Start Date:  January 1, 2013 (negotiable based on availability)
Salary: Commensurate with experience and background

The Organization

The International Music Camp was founded in 1956 as a one-week summer band camp, and has evolved into a vibrant summer school of fine arts now offering over 40 programs for students of all ages. Approximately 2,000 students from around the world attend camp every summer, and more than 127,000 students have participated in IMC programs over 57 seasons. The IMC is a residential camp, where students and staff live and learn in intense one-week sessions each summer. Campers are led and influenced by carefully selected artist teachers in every discipline and artistic specialty.  Programs are offered in vocal and instrumental music, theatre, dance, visual art and writing. A Professional Development for Educators program is offered during each session, in which middle school and high school arts teachers participate in learning opportunities with IMC faculty. The camp is located within the beautiful International Peace Garden on the Manitoba/North Dakota border.  The camp facility includes nearly 80 buildings, including a state-of-the-art concert hall, music library and computer lab, classrooms, studios, dormitories and more.  The International Music Camp is a non-profit corporation in the United States and Canada.

Mission Statement

The mission of the International Music Camp is to enrich lives through artistic expression and personal growth, accomplished by opportunities provided through a summer school of fine arts located at the International Peace Garden on the Canada/USA border between Manitoba and North Dakota. Youth and adults who participate in camp sessions are immersed in a rich creative culture, which encourages individual expression, group interaction, and the development of independent thinking and decision-making. Activities in music, theatre, dance, writing, and visual art are taught and led by professional artist-teachers who serve as motivational role models and who are dedicated to providing exemplary instruction and direction, a positive and nurturing environment, and authentic learning experiences.


The International Music Camp seeks a dynamic, forward thinking arts administrator to lead the organization in the position of Executive Director.  The Executive Director directs and administers all programs and operations of the camp and corporation.  The Director supervises a small year-round staff and a large summer staff, and oversees an operating budget of nearly $1 million.  The successful candidate represents the mission of the International Music Camp, and serves as an advocate for the arts and arts education.

The Executive Director is responsible for

  • Designing, implementing and managing over 40 fine arts education programs for youth and adults
  • Evaluating and assessing the effectiveness of educational and artistic programming and personnel throughout the year
  • Coordinating and promoting an annual 7-week summer camp
  • Coordinating and promoting a fall retreat season
  • Hiring, supervising and evaluating approximately 200 seasonal administrative staff and professional artist teachers on an annual basis
  • Administering a non-profit corporation with a joint US/Canadian board of directors
  • Creating and managing an annual budget
  • Executing an annual fundraising campaign
  • Pursuing additional funding opportunities, including grant writing
  • Maintaining relationships with sponsors and seeking new sponsorships
  • Serving as the spokesperson of the organization
  • Overseeing maintenance of camp buildings, inventory and supplies, including instruments, vehicles and library holdings
  • Managing public relations with regional and national media
  • Promoting and marketing all camp programs via

o   Website
o   Social media
o   Print collateral
o   Advertising
o   Promotional visits and conference displays

  • Recruiting, coordinating and managing volunteers throughout the year
  • Serving as an active advocate of the arts and arts education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Considerable experience and success in leadership, education, or similar position
  • Management and organizational skills with success in arts and/or cultural organizations, events and activities
  • Success in budget development and fiscal management
  • Success in marketing and promotion, including relevant experience in electronic media
  • Success in human relations, especially in a supervisory role
  • Success in public speaking
  • An advanced degree in arts education, administration and/or nonprofit management

To Apply

  • Submit a letter of interest, resume/vitae, and a list of at least four professional references (including addresses, emails, and telephone numbers)
  • Send completed applications to:

International Music Camp
c/o Ms. Carola Winkle, Search Committee Chair
111 11th Ave. SW, Suite 3
Minot, ND 58701-4693 USA

For additional information contact:
Dr. Timothy Wollenzien, Camp Director
International Music Camp
(701) 838-8472