JOB DESCRIPTION Training Ensembles Recruitment and Communications Coordinator The Organization The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known internationally for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep commitment to serving our community. Making its home in historic Orchestra Hall at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO actively pursues its vision to be an inclusive and culturally relevant community where all people can experience their world through music. The DSO is a complex organization. Operating 365 days per year, we are a performing arts institution, an educational facility, and a community center. We are governed by an independent Board of Directors and employ both union and non-union employees as musicians, stage crew, and administrative staff. Creating a unified culture throughout the institution is an organizational imperative. The DSO offers a unique working environment and an excellent compensation package. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position Summary The Training Ensembles Recruitment and Communications Coordinator is a pivotal member of the Community & Learning team at the DSO. Reporting to the Director of Education, the Training Ensembles Recruitment and Communications Coordinator works directly with students, families, teaching faculty, administrative staff, orchestra musicians, and community partners to implement music education and enrichment programs of the highest quality. These programs include the training ensembles of the Wu Family Academy, and community-based partnerships. Specific Duties and Responsibilities • Work closely with the Director of Education, Training Ensembles Operations Coordinator, Training Ensembles Student Development Coordinator and other Community and Learning staff. • Manage and create effective communication strategies for all Training Ensemble Programs, recruit and enroll students in the Civic Youth Ensembles and Detroit Community Ensembles. which includes social media, Website, E-mail, and General CYE Inbox/Phone). • Promote and market all Training Ensemble Performances and Events. • Actively work towards ensuring that all training ensembles are diverse, accessible, and inclusive. • Develop communication tools, such as newsletters and reports, and respond to requests for information from both internal and external sources. • Work with DSO designer to create concert programs for all performances. • Work as Manager on Duty for rehearsals and concerts. • Ensure a positive customer experience for all constituents by developing appropriate relationships with students, parents, and faculty. • Conduct, tabulate and evaluate student, parent and faculty surveys throughout the season. • Collaborate with Communications and Audience Development Department to streamline communication efforts as well as promote Training Ensemble programs and events. • Manage, engage and nurture relationships with CYE alumni. • Work closely with Advancement to support donor engagement through targeted communications, inclusion in Training Ensemble events, etc. • Performs other duties as assigned. Required Position Qualifications • Strong organization, communication, and problem-solving skills. • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. • Some experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading and editing with excellent written communication skills. • Strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including musicians, staff, students, families, community members, and leaders in the field. • Able to work Saturdays and other non-traditional working hours. • Familiarity with classical music and/or jazz. • Ability to operate in a PC network environment and proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs and Google online apps. Preferred Position Qualifications • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic or other language common in metro Detroit • Professional experience (including internships) in arts administration, communications, music education, or youth development. Personal Attributes and Competencies • A self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit who can think strategically and with imagination. • Passionate about improving people’s lives through music. • Commitment to fostering a positive work environment. • Action-oriented and decisive with proven ability to accurately analyze information and act. • A positive attitude and the ability to provide superior customer service. • Sensitive to the needs of individuals and utilizes strong interpersonal skills to pursue the best outcomes in all relationships. • Responds to challenges with integrity, and patience. • Strategist that is motivated by deadlines and measurable outcomes. Primary Reporting Responsibility: Director of Education Works closely with: Community & Learning, Communications, Artistic Operations, Advancement, Stage Crew, Audience Development, and community partners Qualified candidates should submit resume and letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
About the DSO
The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the organization. In January 2020, Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s next music director to commence with the 2020-2021 season. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who concluded a decade-long tenure at the helm in 2018, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrated... its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in eight metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.
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