We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Program Director

Job Description

The position of Program Director is a salaried position that reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing and implementing all educational and artistic programs at the MRC. The Program Director is expected to be at the center 11am-7pm Monday through Friday. Very occasionally, remote work will be permitted for extreme circumstances.

Programs overseen by the Program Director include our youth recording services, the MRC Certified job-training and internship program, instrument and voice lessons, our Fame Track student project tracking program, and our Spring Break and Summer Camps. The Program Director is also responsible for providing on-demand lessons and software tutorials to students who come to the center during drop-in hours, and has the authority to hire and manage part-time program support staff, with Executive Director oversight.

The MRC staff are a close-knit team, who often collaborate on projects, and enjoy working together, and we are looking for someone to join us in our mission.


-Facilitates and supervises all phases of program planning with the MRC team
-Identifies community needs and creates/modifies programming to meet those needs
-Works with the Community Coordinator to communicate with schools and outside agencies to secure outreach, collaborative, and promotional opportunities for MRC
-Works with Executive Director and Development Director to plan grant and foundation requests that fund MRC programs
-Provide shift supervision for staff as it relates to programming
-Oversees all member recording projects, including engineering, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering of original music written by MRC members
-Manages MRC Certified, including supervising and facilitating planned curriculum, securing internship positions for participants, and recruiting/managing program participants
– Oversees the maintenance of and keeps accurate records of MRC recording and instrument equipment inventory
– Troubleshoot and repair equipment as needed, including finding qualified persons to repair equipment as needed
-Assigns and coordinates volunteers to support programming
-Schedules lessons
-Plans and facilitates summer and spring break camps
-Teach lessons in an array of instruments
-Represent the organization at community events
-Model professional skills and behavior to teen members



-Must pass a background check
-Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent professional experience (relevant fields include audio production, music composition, music education, music performance, etc., or youth counseling, education, etc. with extensive extra-curricular music experience)
-Advanced to expert skills and experience in Pro Tools and Logic Pro, digital music production and composition, and live multi-track recording
-General computer and media literacy skills
-Understanding of songwriting techniques and practices
-Strong, broad background in popular music genres


-Educational background in addition to strong background in music and audio production
-Advanced to expert skills and experience in Maschine, FL Studios, and Ableton
-Performance experience and proficiency in multiple instruments (particularly non-orchestral)
-Experience in live music production, performance, and performer/stage management
-Experience working with teens
-Experience teaching music


This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $40,000-45,000, based on experience. Annual benefits include medical insurance, 15 days of PTO, and paid holidays. Staff members are given after-hours use of the facility.

Our Organization

The Music Resource Center (MRC) fosters the youth of Charlottesville through music. The MRC is a safe, diverse, and creative community where teens learn, grow, and make music together. MRC is affordable to all.
As a nonprofit after-school program, the center provides unlimited voice, instrument, and dance lessons, practice space, mentorship, access to instruments and equipment, performance opportunities, summer camps, and recording studio time to 6th – 12th grade students.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume and a brief introduction to with the job title, Program Director, in the subject line.

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