The Educational Programming Coordinator is responsible for creating successful partnerships between Fifth House Ensemble and educational/social service organizations to develop nationally significant educational projects and initiatives. These projects advance the ensemble’s mission, while supporting the organization’s growth through earned/contributed income and visibility.
The Educational Programming Coordinator supervises any interns assigned to support the duties of the position. This includes overseeing intern selection and providing feedback and reviews of accomplishments. This position reports to the Executive Director.
Manages curriculum design process for residency projects in tandem with lead musicians
Facilitates initial meetings with teachers/administrators to begin curriculum design process
Oversees the lead musician as point of contact and facilitates transfer of information between ensemble and teachers/administrators and organizational partners
Creates and manages timelines for residency projects
Communicates curriculum design objectives to any support staff necessary
Reviews lesson plans generated by lead musicians and support staff
Oversees the lead musician in the communication of curriculum design objectives to ensemble via conference call
Oversees the lead musician in conducting exit interviews with teachers/administrators/students
Manages documentation and evaluation process, ensuring timely completion, and online posting
Manages the yearly creation of new OneShot! programs as necessary
Regularly communicates educational programming to Director of Operations and Production and Executive Director for inclusion in marketing and development efforts
Cultivates and maintains new and existing partnerships with community organizations and schools
Cultivates and maintains new and existing relationships with educational specialists locally and nationally
Manages the development of new educational programs and products
Creates programs of national significance, through awareness of other organizations’ programming and responsiveness to community needs
Creates programs with potential for increasing earned income for the ensemble
Creates educational products and resources, including those for long-term licensing and sale, generating residual income for the ensemble
Creates professional development programs for participating classroom teachers, external organizations, and emerging artists
Attends and facilitates musician attendance at community professional development courses
Works with Marketing Manager to create yearly updates to program brochures, case studies, and other public facing documents
Manages scheduling and staffing process for educational activities, delegating to interns as appropriate, ensuring timely completion, documentation, and communication
Creates operations itineraries for educational events
Communicates and delegates scheduling needs to Director of Operations and Production when needed
Bachelor’s degree required, preferred majors in the performing arts, arts administration, music education, or related fields
1-2 years experience overseeing musicians, or working with university administration, public school systems, or sales management
Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, strong time and project management skills
Fluent in Microsoft Office, iWork, and Google Drive suites, Experience with contact management software a plus
Must be flexible yet determined to deliver the highest quality results, must have an appreciation of and understanding of artistic, teacher, and administrative personalities, sense of humor appreciated
Must be self-directed, able to execute projects under limited supervision
Work remotely from home office with weekly chances to interact with other staff/ensemble members
Position requires frequent and regular computer and phone use
Travel to off-site locations required, including in-person meetings with musicians/staff and partner organizations/schools
Car and knowledge of public transit required
Some weekend/evening work and travel required
Equal opportunity employer
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. First-round interviews are expected to begin during the week of August 19, 2019.
About Fifth House Ensemble
Praised by the New York Times for its “conviction, authority, and finesse,” Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble (5HE) harnesses the collaborative spirit of chamber music to reach beyond the traditionally-perceived limits of classical music. The ensemble’s artistic, educational, and civic programs engage theater groups, video game designers, corporate innovators, and folk bands to share stories as diverse as the communities it serves.
Reaching 17,000 students annually through its arts-integrated educational programs, Fifth House connects K-12 core curricula to vivid, custom-crafted, and interactive musical experiences which challenge students to share and lead. As an extension of this work, Fifth House enters its fourth year of partnership with Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning this season, through which the ensemble is in residence at sites serving at-risk youth and adults including Deborah’s Place, Teen Living Programs, Cara Chicago, and Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School at the Chicago Temporary Youth Detention Center. Fifth House also partners with Storycatchers Theatre as part of its residency at the detention center to develop new curriculum cul...minating in a new theatrical work based on participants’ own experiences.
An established partner and resource to the nation’s top music schools and conservatories, Fifth House launches the careers of emerging artists through entrepreneurship residencies and training programs, including those at Yale College, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Roosevelt University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, UT-Austin, Northwestern University, San Francisco Conservatory, DePaul University, and the Colburn School.
Recent creative partnerships have included those with The Cleveland Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera. In 2012, Fifth House launched Fresh Inc, a two-week, intensive training program for emerging composers and performers where Fifth House works with participants on building careers in music in line with their own unique, vision and values.
For more information, visit www.fifth-house.com.