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Education & Community Engagement Manager

Omaha Symphony
3.5 out of 5
Omaha, NE 68102
$45,000 - $48,000 a year - Full-time


Omaha, NE 68102

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Position Summary:

The Education & Community Engagement Manager is responsible for facilitating the administrative needs and functions for education and community relationships, including developing relationships and creating and evaluating programs.

This position requires a proven commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility, and an understanding of how the arts can interface and develop diverse collaborations and connections.

The Omaha Symphony’s nine-month concert season consists of six diverse series (MasterWorks, Symphony Joslyn, Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movie Music, Family) and an array of related community and education-based activities. This position will be required to work various events and must have some night and weekend flexibility.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and evaluates education and community partner goals and needs, establishes expectations, and facilitates program implementation to help partners meet those goals.
  • Develops and manages program content and implementation strategy alongside the Director of Education and Community Engagement.
  • Develops, sustains, and strengthens educational and community partnerships in collaboration with the Education and Engagement team.
  • Manages day-to-day incoming communications/inquiries and planned external communications with partners.
  • Coordinates small ensemble engagements, and schedules of community-imbedded musicians.
  • Assists in creation and management of events at Omaha Symphony education/community/family programs.
  • Researches and creates multi-faceted reports of departmental activities, including but not limited to statistical analysis of collected data and program evaluation and assessment.
  • Collaborates with development and marketing teams to achieve programmatic goals and funding.
  • Designs and manage on-going training for the musicians and staff, including identifying learning opportunities and individualized training needs in partnership with the Director of Education & Engagement and IDEA committee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in creating and implementing education or community-imbedded programs.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and in possession of strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and communicate with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Capable of creating and maintaining excellent relationships on behalf of the organization.
  • A self-starter who can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and digital mailing software (Wordfly or similar).
  • Familiarity with a broad base of multimedia tools.
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, the performing arts/event planning/event management.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with community leadership to create impactful access to the performing arts.
  • Is bi-lingual in English and another language.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, social services, or an arts discipline from an accredited university or college.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Requires the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate; public events are moderate to loud.

Equipment/Machinery Used:

  • General Office Equipment (Computer, Telephone, Fax, Copier, Printer).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $48,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person