Employment / Volunteer

Position: Executive Assistant
Salary: $20 per hour
Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week (dependent on event schedule and season)

The Stulberg International String Competition seeks a proactive, organized, productive, and passionate individual for an exciting position at a nonprofit classical music organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This Executive Assistant position will support the day-to-day activity of the Stulberg and the numerous projects, events, and ongoing work of the Stulberg Competition. This position reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director. The individual should be comfortable working independently, have strong communication skills, be detailed oriented, and exhibit a collaborative spirit. The individual will regularly interact with Board members, major donors, and the wonderful Stulberg competitors and artists. A background in classical music and a deep love for music is a plus!

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working in arts administration, and eager to gain valuable experience with a legacy arts organization poised for a great next chapter. The Stulberg is embarking upon several initiatives and projects as we gear up for the 50th anniversary in 2025. This position will offer hands-on experience which will serve as a great steppingstone for future arts administration work.

The Stulberg’s young artists are the leaders of the future – stars who combine world-class talent with creative vision to bring new reach and relevance to classical music. For nearly 50 years the Stulberg has discovered extraordinary young musicians and given them performance and outreach opportunities, both locally and nationally. These brilliant young people are future leaders and are an absolute delight to work with. Working at the Stulberg is an investment in the future of the arts.

The Stulberg is a small nonprofit located in the heart of the arts community in the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Be part of a close team ready to pitch in with a strong spirit of collaboration.


  • Support the Executive Director in:
  • Day-to-day operations
  • Board communications
  • Donor relations
  • Event planning
  • Travel coordination
  • Project implementation and coordination
  • Social media
  • Regular written and phone communication
  • Regular work in project coordination, creating follow-up tasks and timelines, and office organization
  • Supporting the Executive Director to deepen the Stulberg’s educational and outreach initiatives
  • Ticket sales and tracking
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Sponsorship and advertising support

The Stulberg currently operates with a hybrid model of office and remote work. This individual must be able to come to the office at least twice a week. There will be occasional work in the evenings and weekends.


  • Undergraduate degree in classical music/nonprofit management preferred or comparable experience
  • Competency with office technology – email, G-suite, calendars, Microsoft word
  • Ability to learn new software and systems
  • Detail-oriented and organized, productive, and driven towards results
  • Great written skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work well on a team
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, juggling many projects, and meeting deadlines

Self-starter that’s driven to contribute to the team and the longevity of the Stulberg Competition

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to The deadline for applications is Friday, March 1, 2024.

The Stulberg is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to diversify its staff. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.