Gamelan Sekar Jaya is currently seeking an Office Manager to join our small (but mighty!) staff. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter jobs@gsj.org.

Office Manager

Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and presentation of Balinese performing arts.  Our mission is to foster artistic exchange between Bali and the United States through residencies, workshops, performances, and the creation of innovative new works of music and dance; and to share the excitement of this exchange with diverse audiences in California, the US, and abroad.  Through our shared commitment to the incredible artistic tradition of gamelan, GSJ has built a unique and thriving community that spans continents and generations. Our 60+ member company is currently celebrating its 40th year and has been lucky enough to host many of Bali’s most renowned artists.

GSJ has been called “the finest Balinese gamelan outside of Indonesia” by Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine, and has performed in venues ranging from San Francisco Symphony Hall to remote village squares in Bali. While we are widely known for our artistry as a performance group, our greatest pride is in the meaningful contributions we have made to a profound cultural exchange, one that has affected the lives of countless people both in the US and in Indonesia.  As an organization, we are deeply committed to fostering a spirit of inclusivity that both attracts and celebrates the cultural diversity that makes our community so unique. We are currently seeking an Office Manager to support the organization so that we may continue our work for another 40 years to come, and beyond!

The Office Manager will report into GSJ’s Director and will be responsible for the administrative, facilities and production tasks that keep the organization running smoothly. The position requires a unique ability to work independently with limited direction, and also collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in an organization that is powered largely by volunteers.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the performing arts and will be curious, if not highly knowledgeable, about Balinese music and dance. They will have a strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. This is a non-exempt 30-40 hour/week position based out of our “Banjar” (community center) in Berkeley, CA. We offer a flexible, stimulating and supportive work environment. Performances and visits to rehearsals will necessitate some evening and weekend work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Membership administration

  • Bookkeeping and data entry

  • Routine management of the GSJ facility

  • Production logistics for gigs and workshops

  • Maintenance of the GSJ website and intranet

  • Content management of social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

  • Design and distribution of both digital and printed promotional materials

  • Management of guest artist visa applications

  • Maintenance of visual media library (photos and video).

  • Friendly and professional communication with both internal and external parties, providing prompt and polite responses to inquiries

  • Willingness to take on other tasks and projects as needed


  • 2+ years of experience performing administrative work, preferably in a non-profit environment

  • BA degree preferred

  • Strong interest in the performing arts and specifically in GSJ’s mission

  • Flexibility and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Graphic design sensibility/interest

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Ability to take direction and then reliably follow through on tasks independently

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize, track and complete multiple tasks

  • Experience with some or all of the following applications/systems:

    • Google Docs and Google Drive

    • MS Office

    • Quickbooks

    • Filemaker

    • Squarespace

    • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator

To Apply: Send your resume or CV with a cover letter detailing why you think you would be a good fit for the position to jobs@gsj.org.