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Assistant Director of Education & Community Engagement
Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra

 Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Education & Community Engagement is an outgoing, passionate, self-motivated and detail-oriented person who is energized by supporting student achievement in the arts.  He/she is responsible for managing the Richmond Symphony’s Youth Orchestra Program (YOP), Orchestra Project summer camps, and other programs and partnerships focusing on applied instruction.  This position manages a team of parent and student volunteers, and works closely with staff and conductors in the daily operation of RSO’s education programs. This is a full-time exempt, benefits-eligible position reporting to the Director of Education and Community Engagement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Actively and responsibly manage the daily operation of the Youth Orchestra Program and Orchestra Project summer camps including:
    • Develop and implement student recruitment, communication and retention plans to foster program growth and artistic improvement
    • Produce all parent/student mailings and calendar updates; maintain websites & social media
    • Produce schedule, handbook, newsletter and all supporting materials for yearly YOP and camp activities
    • Attend and coordinate auditions and weekly rehearsals; oversee/train parent representatives and volunteers
    • Support the administrative needs of the YOP conductors
    • Secure instrument rental agreements for, and oversee maintenance of rental instruments
    • Recruit and manage student volunteers as part of an effective time/task management plan
    • Work with Director of Education & Community Engagement and Operations to secure coaches and other artistic support staff
    • Work with staff to produce accurate budget, enrollment, retention and student information statistics
    • Maintain positive and active relationships with alumni
  • Actively and responsibly manage the coordination of RSO’s Come & Play event
  • Assist the Director of Education and Community Engagement in the oversight of school partnerships such as VIBE, Music Together and residencies
  • Develop strong partnerships with local music educators, supervisors and in-school music programs
  • Act as liaison to RSO marketing and operations staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; music or music education preferred
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in educational setting required, direct arts management experience preferred
  • Experience with out-of-school time instruction; track record of success designing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies
  • Understanding of orchestra and/or band pedagogy and repertoire; enthusiasm for symphonic music
  • Strong administrative, technology and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders including community members, educators, administrators, musicians and staff.
  • Must possess strong computer skills including database and be willing to work nights and weekends with advance notice

Applicants must submit:

  • Resume, cover letter and 2 professional references
  • A document providing brief answers to the following questions:
  • What recruitment strategies will you use to attract high-performing students? Students from under-represented groups? To fill instrumentation gaps?
  • What strategies will you use to build a sense of community and camaraderie within the youth orchestra program?

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, long term disability, self-funded dental insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) account, and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Location: Richmond, VA

Application review begins May 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission only.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon background check.

 

To Apply:

Please submit materials to:

Hannah Slater, RSO Education Coordinator at hslater@richmondsymphony.com


 

Marketing & PR Manager
Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra

 Job Summary:

The Marketing and PR Manager is responsible for managing the marketing and communications efforts of the Richmond Symphony including the production of print and electronic advertising and collateral materials specific to promotion of ticket sales, concert attendance, fundraising, engagement programs and other external relationships consistent with Board of Director policies and long-range objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Director APC and staff in the design and implementation of the Symphony’s overall promotional strategies
  • Oversees the creation and traffic flow of Symphony marketing and promotional collateral
  • Maintains budget for Marketing & Communications; including tracking, entering and submitting invoices as received
  • Manages the Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer
  • Interfaces with media outlets to ensure timely design and placement of all advertising
  • Writes ad copy and scripts for Symphony print and electronic ads
  • Manages e-marketing and regular communications with patrons and community
  • Maintains social media plan and growth strategies in collaboration with other key players
  • Writes and distributes press releases while maintaining strong relationships with members of the media
  • With Marketing Assistant, responsible for website management and maintenance that is aligned with patron needs and departmental priorities
  • Oversees the creation of playbills for the symphony performances with the Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of APC

Requirements:

Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals.

  • Commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility
  • Ability to multi-task and meet simultaneous deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential conversation, correspondence and records
  • Ability to relate to a diverse group of people including staff, board members and community members
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate problems or to identify them before significant impact on service delivery, expenses or revenues
  • 3-5 years of Marketing/Communication Experience
  • Interest in the Symphony/Performing Arts a plus

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health insurance, long term disability, self-funded dental insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) account, and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Location: Richmond, VA

Contact Name: Scott Dodson, Director of Advancement and Patron Communications | sdodson@richmondsymphony.com

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to sdodson@richmondsymphony.com.  Phone calls will not be accepted.