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About the Society

Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Barbershop Harmony 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.

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Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance, and outreach, 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.

As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.

We believe that employees who feel valued and encouraged to share their ideas are empowered to foster innovation that leads to both personal and professional growth.

Current Opportunities

Voted Nashville Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" two years in a row, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to spreading joy through singing in everything we do. Join us as we work towards our vision of everyone in harmony!

Marketplace eCommerce Assistant

Marketplace eCommerce Assistant

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Overview: Founded in 1938, the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) is an arts education and performance organization with more than 20,000 singers in nearly 700 chapters throughout North America. Our strategic vision of Everyone in Harmony is built upon four foundational concepts:

● Preservation and Encouragement [of the Barbershop style] through Participation and Engagement

● Building Singing Communities

● Driving Impact through Programs

● Supporting a Whole World of Singing

The Marketplace Assistant is a part-time, non-exempt administrative position in the Marketplace department, which manages merchandise and music sales both online and at organization-sponsored events.

We seek a motivated and experienced candidate to join our team. This candidate should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, collaborative and FUN team environment, supporting the strategic initiatives of the organization.

Reports To: Director of Marketplace and Retail Operations

Summary: Assist with back office operations, including eCommerce product setup and administrative support for copyright and licensing manager.

Role and Responsibilities

1. eCommerce Support

a. Create/maintain item codes in inventory / accounting system (Great Plains).

b. Build and maintain music and merchandise product pages for eCommerce site including descriptions, uploading images, relating products, meta data, etc.

c. Assist in creating content for monthly email newsletter.

d. Create graphics for music pages using Photoshop template.

e. Other tasks and projects as assigned.

2. Copyright & Licensing Manager Support

a. File creation and maintenance.

b. Customer communications regarding licensing, content creation, etc.

c. Create/maintain item codes in inventory / accounting system.

d. Other tasks and projects as assigned.

3. Warehouse Support

a. Assist Warehouse Manager with processing orders as necessary.

b. Help prepare and unload merchandise for events.

c. Assist with periodic and annual physical inventory.

d. Other tasks and projects as assigned

Qualifications

● Retail, website, and back office experience a plus

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

● Familiarity with Google Office and Microsoft Windows®.

● High School diploma; some college preferred.

● Excellent teamwork skills.

● Experience with Great Plains (Microsoft Dynamics) and Adobe Creative Suite / Illustrator a plus

What’s in it for you:

● Competitive compensation package

● Up to 10 days of paid vacation (prorated for part time employees)

● 14 paid holidays, including December 24 - January 1

● Up to 8 days sick leave per year (prorated for part time employees)

● Optional short-term disability available

● 401K plan with 3% safe harbor contribution and discretionary and company

matches that could aggregate up to an additional 6% (9% total)

● Work at one of Nashville’s Best Places to Work

● High-engagement staff environment with regular team building and social

activities throughout the year

● A chance to make a difference in the lives of others

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills. We believe that employees who feel valued and encouraged to share their ideas are empowered to foster innovation that leads to both personal and professional growth.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To apply, click here.

Other Opportunities

Internship Program

The Barbershop Harmony Society Internship Program provides exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from many diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain practical, challenging and meaningful on-the-job work experience while bringing members together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.

Volunteer with us

Harmony Hall is always looking for volunteers to assist us with various projects based on need and capacity. Click on the button below to share your interest.

Contact Us

Phone: We can always be reached Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at our main line, (800) 876-SING (7464).

Email: Please email us at careers@barbershop.org for specific questions about available positions, or reach out to customerservice@barbershop.org for all other inquiries.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.