Musical America Career Center

Executive Assistant

Young Concert Artists
New York, New York, United States
6 days ago


Young Concert Artists seeks a proactive, organized, productive, and passionate individual ready for an entry-level job at a classical music non-profit in the heart of Manhattan. This Executive Assistant position will offer administrative support in the day-to-day activity of YCA’s President, and the numerous projects, events, and ongoing work of the YCA office. This position reports directly to YCA’s President and will also work closely with the Chief Development Officer. The individual should be comfortable working independently and people oriented with strong communication skills, attention to detail, and a collaborative demeanor. The individual will regularly interact with Board members, major donors, the entire YCA staff, and the wonderful artists on the YCA roster. A background in classical music and a deep love for music is a plus!


This is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursuing work in arts administration and eager to gain vital experience with a legacy arts organization poised for a great next chapter. YCA recently unveiled our new Strategic Plan and is actively embarking upon several initiatives and exciting projects. We are in the early stages of an endowment campaign and will be expanding our presence to the west coast. This position will offer invaluable hands-on experience to serve as a great stepping stone for future arts administration work. You will work with Board members, help with a major endowment campaign, and work closely with the staff producing our annual auditions, concert series, Galas, fundraising activities, publicity materials, and a range of special projects.


YCA’s 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 more than 60 years YCA has discovered extraordinary young musicians, providing them with the support, clarity, and confidence to tell their stories, as well as with the tools, opportunities, and infrastructure to take their careers to the highest level. These brilliant young people are future leaders for our field and are an absolute delight to work with. Working at YCA is an investment in the future of the arts.


The non-profit nature of YCA connects this position with a community that includes Board members, donors, illustrious YCA alumni, venues in NYC and Washington DC, and a staff of thirteen. As a small non-profit located in the heart of the arts in Manhattan, we are a close team ready to pitch in with a strong spirit of collaboration. Will you be the newest addition to an already outstanding staff?


Job Duties

  • Support YCA’s President in scheduling, day to day operations, Board and donor work, event planning, travel, and project planning and coordination
  • Regular written and phone communication
  • Regular work in project coordination, note taking, creating follow-up tasks and timelines, and office organization
  • While there will be an emphasis on fundraising and Board work, the position will also interact with all YCA’s staff of 13 and the numerous artists on the YCA roster


This position will require travel around New York City and may include occasional travel outside of NYC. YCA currently operates with a hybrid model of 3-days in the office and 2-days working remotely. This individual must be able to come to the Manhattan office 3-days a week. There will be occasional work in the evenings and weekends. 



  • Undergraduate degree in classical music preferred or 2-3 years experience as an executive assistant in the performing arts
  • Good competency with office technology – email, G-suite, calendars, Microsoft word, Slack, Asana 
  • Ability to learn new software and systems
  • Administrative experience preferred
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized, productive, and driven towards results
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong people skills and ability to work well on a team
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment, juggling many projects, and meeting deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability are essential

YCA 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.


YCA benefits include health, dental, and vision, generous holiday and paid time off, and an employer-funded retirement plan.


YCA’s offices are located at 57th and Broadway in NYC.


Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64897273
  • Location:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Executive Assistant
  • Company Name For Job: Young Concert Artists
  • Job Function: Administrative Assistant
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Young Concert Artists seeks to discover brilliant and promising young classical musicians on the cusp of major careers. Through a rigorous international audition process we select a few new artists each year and offer them concert debuts in NYC and Washington DC, management, career guidance, and an array of publicity services. The YCA staff takes great pleasure in serving these extraordinary young people. We are a mission driven organization supported by a generous and engaging group of donors in both NYC and Washington DC....

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