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General Manager

Watertown, Massachusetts

School of Rock is the original performance-based, interactive music school founded in 1998 in Philadelphia. With over 215 schools, and a strong internationally recognized brand, School of Rock is the largest after-school music education provider. Our mission is to help kids rock their worlds.

The General Manager (GM) runs the show from ACDC to Zappa creating a safe and cool environment for students to achieve their musical and creative potential. We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to experience the magic that is School of Rock. Our GMs bring that commitment to life working with every part of the school’s community to put on epic shows through which our students learn music and life skills. The GM is the primary owner of the relationship with our students and parents.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide an exceptional music education experience for students delivering strong engagement with each child and maximizing student enrollment
  • Provide top quality customer service experience, including billing, schedule management and communication
  • Manage the Music Director (MD) to help them deliver an excellent music education program including the recruitment of exceptional music teachers and identifying iconic music venues
  • Oversee successful show production and management providing students with inspirational performance opportunities
  • Deliver results through management of educational KPIs and discipline around business KPIs
  • Manage the marketing, sales and promotions to drive school and student success
  • Manage staff and school facility to provide a safe, cool and appropriate experience for all students
  • Financial management of the school including but not limited to analyzing results, tracking budgets, and managing labor costs
  • The GM reports to the Director of Company School Operations (DO)


Skill Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in marketing, sales, and/or customer service environment
  • Excellent customer service and relationship skills
  • Strong experience recruiting and managing staff
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Collaborator who works well across diverse populations
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, and leadership skills
  • Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Experience and interest in working with children
  • Passion and/or interest in music and the arts highly desirable