Ensemble Music Schools, a VC-backed consolidator in the music education industry, is seeking an M&A Analyst to support our acquisition process. This role will report directly to the CEO/Founder and will have a high level of ownership throughout the entire M&A process, including sourcing, diligence, negotiation, documentation, and integration.

We believe this role would be particularly well-suited to someone with 1-2 years of investment banking, management consulting, corporate development, or similar experience that is looking to drastically improve their work-life balance and professional satisfaction by working with a purpose-driven company. Candidates for this role should have strong organizational and project management skills, a good understanding of basic finance and accounting concepts, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and a conscientious and detail-oriented mindset. A personal connection to music and music education would also be a strong differentiator.

Our schools are located nationwide, and our senior leadership team works remotely and travels often to ensure each school receives frequent in-person attention. Regular travel for this role, primarily for due diligence site visits and post-closing integration, will be required and is likely to vary based on workload within a range of approximately 2-8 days per month. Outside of required travel, this role can largely be “work from anywhere” within commuting distance of a major US airport.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain our database of acquisition targets and manage periodic email outreach to prospective sellers
  • Participate in phone, Zoom, and in-person meetings with prospective sellers and help to represent Ensemble as a credible acquirer of their small business
  • Lead our financial, legal, and operational due diligence efforts, both as an individual contributor and leveraging our outsourced resources
  • Be an active participant in negotiating and documenting transaction agreements with sellers
  • Lead our new school onboarding and integration work, both as an individual contributor and leveraging our outsourced resources

Initial compensation for this position is targeted in the range of $65,000-$70,000 with 25-50% bonus potential. We are open to candidates early in their careers, who can expect significant opportunity for advancement over time. Equity compensation, in addition to cash compensation outlined above, will be considered at the first anniversary of your start date. Successful candidates will also receive health, dental, and vision benefits; as well as a 401(k) with employer matching.

To apply for this position, please submit 1) a resume, 2) a brief cover letter outlining your interest in this role, and 3) respond to our short questionnaire about your background. Applications without a cover letter and questionnaire response will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.