Palm Beach Opera is looking for an outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic storyteller with the ability to listen, interact, and connect with patrons, children, staff, media, and vendors. Dynamic, approachable person, who is personally driven with an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to embrace new ideas and technology. An organized team player with a hands-on approach and the ability to manage projects from inception to execution, as well as work both independently and in a variety of team settings.
This position is part of, and works closely with, the Institutional Advancement Team, and is responsible for managing and growing programs that educate and engage our patrons, the community, K-12 students, adults, teachers, and university-level students and staff. This position assists in the company’s efforts to enhance existing equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and community multicultural relationships. This position manages department associates, teaching artists, and volunteers, and works closely with, and reports directly to, the General Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Booking, managing, and enhancing all programs for K-12 students (housed under the company’s Goldner Center for Children’s Opera Education).
Overseeing, enhancing, and increasing value-added programming for adult audience education, engagement, and development.
Working with all team members to enhance the company’s existing equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, as well as the company’s multicultural community relationships and partnerships.
Researching, writing, and editing curriculum-based K-12 study guides, resubmitting curriculum to Palm Beach County’s K-12 Arts Education Administrator, and contributing to all education and community engagement materials for marketing and development initiatives.
Working closely with the Artistic Department to secure all artistic needs for education and engagement programs.
Working closely with the General Director and Institutional Advancement Team on creation and management of new audience engagement initiatives.
Assisting in promoting and marketing education and engagement activities to potential individual supporters and business partners, and managing company participation in outside community initiatives.
Supervising department associates, and all associated work duties, including managing teaching artists and program volunteers.
Networking in the educational community to enhance Palm Beach Opera’s relationship with school boards, school administrators, and teachers, as well as furthering relationships and collaborations in the community’s multicultural organizations.
Other responsibilities as needed pertaining to education and engagement initiatives.
This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
New Hire Qualifications
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree required, with advanced degrees a plus. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills a must. Minimum 2-3 years professional experience in arts education. The ideal candidate also has experience with adult engagement activities and multicultural initiatives, and is familiar with the Palm Beach County education system. Supervisory experience, knowledge of opera, and bi-lingual Spanish (written and spoken) are a strong plus.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in standard business software including Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) a must. Experience with in-house design, email marketing, audio editing, and video editing applications a plus.
Work Samples: Candidates are requested to submit relevant work samples relevant to this position including (but not limited to) education study guides, curricula, writing samples, etc.
Other Requirements: Reliable transportation required. Ability to lift 30 lbs. Flexible schedule that will require working some nights and weekends during season (available to attend rehearsals, performances, special events, etc.).
The Education and Community Engagement Manager is a full-time exempt position, with a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Please forward your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and work samples in pdf format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Beach Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or genetic information.
About Palm Beach Opera
Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence, to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs, and to training the next generation of opera stars.
Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
We believe in the transformative power of live opera performances. Every day, we plan, create, and produce engaging operatic experiences to bring our community together in an increasingly disconnected world.
To set the benchmark for artistic excellence by producing impactful and innovative operatic experiences.
To provide and be a source of inspiration and an avenue of expression for our community through meaningful engagement.
To have an abundance of resources with structural stability to foster sustainable growth.
Palm Beach Opera offers a variety of cultural programs from December through April, including fully staged mainstage opera productions, rigorous artist tra...ining programs for emerging professional opera singers, and diverse education and community engagement programs, such as Children’s Performance, Concerts in the Classroom, Story Time Series, Opera Rehearsal 101, Lunch & Learn, and more.