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Open Position – Community Outreach Manager
The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus LJS&C
A 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus (LJS&C) is an ensemble of skilled community instrumentalists and singers affiliated with—though independent from—the University of California, San Diego. Its mission is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of San Diego by bringing together committed and passionate musicians to perform an imaginative mix of contemporary and traditional repertoire at a high level of excellence. It is guided in this mission by the enduring values of community, diversity, exploration, and, of course, music.
The LJS&C seeks to hire a part-time Community Outreach Manager (COM), beginning in September 2022.
Reporting to and in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Community Outreach Manager is responsible for designing, developing, administering, and evaluating all education and outreach programs, consistent with the LJS&C policies and mission. The Community Outreach Manager will plan and manage all educational activities, including the supervision of all volunteers and staff involved in delivering any aspect of the programs. The Community Outreach Manager will also represent the LJS&C to other arts, education, and community institutions to promote constructive working partnerships in the community.
- Develop and implement all aspects of the LJS&C’s education and outreach programs. Assess effectiveness of each activity.
- Create new programs that work to incorporate current educational and technological initiatives and cultivate new community partnerships.
- In consultation with the Marketing Coordinator and Operations Manager, oversee the promotion of all educational/outreach programs, including brochures, newsletters, flyers, and advertisements as necessary.
- Cultivate professional relationships with local school districts, community colleges, and other educational/civic institutions. Act as the primary spokesperson for the LJS&C in education and outreach matters.
Budget and Planning
- Assist the Executive Director, Chorus and Symphony Directors, and Board in establishing appropriate education and outreach goals for the LJS&C.
- In consultation with the Executive Director, Chorus and Symphony Directors, develop programs and a plan for achieving those goals; coordinate all activities with the LJS&C’s master calendar.
- Develop budgets for each program; monitor the progress of each and adjust plans as necessary.
- Identify industry trends that may present new opportunities for the LJS&C; recommend a course of action that takes this information into account.
- Work closely with the Executive Director and other designated staff in long-range planning for the LJS&C; prepare budget projections as needed.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director in developing funding proposals for ongoing and new educational initiatives.
- Collaborate with the Marketing Coordinator, Operations Manager, Orchestra Manager, and Chorus Manager in the implementation of all education/outreach programs; coordinate with other LJS&C activities.
- Hire, train, manage, and evaluate the performance of all education/outreach staff, including interns and volunteers.
- Assist the Executive Director in setting and implementing administrative and artistic policies established by the Board.
- Attend concerts of local school groups; act as a liaison between LJS&C and community educational institutions.
- Keep abreast of recent research on music education; maintain a collection of current resource materials.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Required Skills and Competencies
- Bachelor’s degree with major or minor in arts-related field; background in music and/or music education preferred
- 2-3 years experience working with non-profit, and/or non-profit arts organizations, or similar
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and Google Drive (or other cloud-based platforms
- Basic knowledge of major social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, others as appropriate
- Cultural competency – demonstrated ability to have successful, positive interactions with diverse groups of people
- Must have reliable transportation available for work-related purposes and a valid California driver’s license
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as job duties may require
Hours and Compensation
20 – 25 hours per week
Paid Hourly $25 – $35/hour, based on skills and experience
Part-time/ hourly/ non-exempt employee
Applications should be directed to Stephanie Weaver Yankee, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a cover letter, resume, and three references. Position will remain open until filled, but primary consideration will be given to applications received before September 9, 2022.
La Jolla Symphony and Chorus is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and actively and enthusiastically seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
In compliance with federal law, the person hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.