The Barbershop Harmony Society is the world’s largest all-male singing Society, with tens of thousands of members across North America; affiliated men’s and women’s organizations in more than a dozen countries bring the total number of active singers to more than 80,000 worldwide. Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance and outreach, the Society preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions. Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Society now expends nearly $1 million annually in support of community and school programs that bring the fellowship, fulfillment and excitement of vocal music to a new generation of singers. The Society relocated its headquarters to the heart of Nashville in 2007, and has established powerful relationships in the civic and education communities. Belmont University in Nashville has become the new home for the Society’s flagship annual education event, Harmony University, and in 2016, the Barbershop Harmony Society was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of its Best Places To Work.
The Music Specialist assists the Director of Harmony University with online educational tools, implementing music-based curriculum, creating choral director tools, assisting our chapters, and helping us serve music educators.
The Harmony Foundation International President and CEO establishes strategic direction and organizes and manages programs related to philanthropic support for the Barbershop Harmony Society (the Society) and the distribution of the funds to the Society and its related beneficiary entities. In furtherance of its mission, the President must forge a strong partnership between the Foundation and Society administration, which determines the organizational agenda and defines priorities for music programs; then, pursuant to its strategic plan, the Foundation secures funding to implement certain of these programs. The role of the President in fulfilling these goals is crucial. The President must provide the expertise, leadership, and day-to- day management to enable the Foundation to successfully attain its objectives. The President reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with the Society’s Chief Executive Officer, the Society Board, and the District Presidents of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) seeks a Chief Marketing Officer to oversee global and internal marketing initiatives for a vibrant 78-year-old fraternal organization of 22,000 passionate singers in the United States and Canada. Under the new leadership of CEO Marty Monson, today’s BHS is a high energy, quickly evolving organization whose budget has grown by 21 percent in the last three years. This is an entrepreneurial but collegial and collaborative environment. The BHS is focused on creating a better world through singing, bringing people together in harmony and fellowship.