REVERB is seeking to hire a full-time DIRECTOR OF IMPACT to lead the Music Decarbonization Project; manage and develop our Climate Project Portfolio; enhance our sustainability practices and programs for tours and concert events; and sharpen our understanding of the impacts of our work from a scientific perspective.

The Music Decarbonization Project advances innovative climate solutions to directly eliminate carbon emissions created by the music industry. Initial successes include replacing high-emitting diesel generators with zero-emissions, solar-charged batteries to power large festival stages including Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Festival and Billie Eilish’s headline set at Lollapalooza.

Our Climate Project Portfolio is designed to support measurable, lasting greenhouse gas reductions and generate positive climate results across diverse communities and areas of impact.

The ideal candidate will have a professional background in environmental/climate science, extensive knowledge of current and developing greenhouse gas reduction solutions and technologies, and the ability to measure and report or facilitate external consultants to determine the short- and long-term environmental impacts of REVERB’s efforts. Equally important is the ability to generate ideas, strategize, and organize the systems, people and resources to bring impact projects and programs to life.

This is a full time, 40-hours/week position within REVERB’s inclusive, supportive, and creative workplace and is based in Portland, Maine. Remote candidates will be considered. Benefits included.


Lead REVERB’s Music Decarbonization Project:

  • Manage current and ongoing decarbonization projects
  • Determine new project areas of impact to address (e.g. merchandise, fan and artist travel, stage production, festival waste)
  • Manage annual budget ($300-500K+) for decarbonization projects and efforts
  • Work with Project Management team to execute decarbonization projects on music tours, at venues, and throughout the music industry as appropriate
  • Identify and cultivate strategic partners to enhance decarbonization projects
  • Measure and report on decarbonization project success. Write and/or oversee “white paper” for select projects

REVERB Climate Project Portfolio Management:

  • Further develop our value and impact-based guidelines to identify a portfolio of climate projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support communities, and address
    environmental and climate justice issues
  • Vet new climate projects that fit within REVERB’s guidelines to ensure the projects meet the goals of the Climate Project Portfolio
  • Assess climate impacts of Climate Project Portfolio funding recipients
  • Work with Comms team to create end-of-year Climate Portfolio reports for our stakeholders, including artists, fans, and music industry leaders
  • See example of the portfolio projects HERE

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work with other Directors to establish REVERB’s organizational priorities to expand our sustainability programming at concerts, festivals and venues
  • Support the Communications team with impact data to amplify their written communications materials including social media, newsletters, blogs, reports, rapid-response statements, op-eds, etc.
  • Measure, track, and manage REVERB’s existing sustainability and fan engagement impact stats
  • Represent REVERB on panels, at conferences, and in the media as applicable to this role
  • Maintain expertise in and knowledge of current environmental, climate, and sustainability reporting tools, disclosure requirements, and impact trends, particularly as they pertain to the music industry

We’re seeking candidates with:

  • 5+ years experience measuring and assessing environmental impacts
  • Experience with/knowledge of climate technology and innovations in sustainability
  • Proven track record demonstrating the ability to generate ideas, strategize, and organize the systems, people and resources to bring impact projects and programs to life
  • Ability to lead and collaborate within a 12-person organization
  • Science background with knowledge of music industry a plus
  • Experience and proficiency in writing “white paper” reports
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s+ degree in Sustainability preferred

$75,000-$90,000 DOE

REVERB is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be a diverse workplace and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ applicants encouraged to apply.