The Director of Education & Community Engagement (EdCE) plans and executes robust programs and strategies to strengthen the connection between the Albany Symphony and the broad and diverse regional community it serves through the power of music. The Albany Symphony provides a fast-paced and collaborative environment and welcomes candidates from ALAANA communities. The position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Music Director, administrative staff colleagues, and the Board of Directors’ EdCE Committee.
Please go to www.albanysymphony.com/workwithus for full job description.
We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
Minimum four years of experience working in education, performing/fine arts, community organizing, or related field
Bachelor’s degree in related field such as performing/fine arts, education, community programming. Familiarity with symphonic music desirable
Strong and proven organizational skills. Experience in executing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively and equitably with diverse constituent groups and people from all races, nationalities, cultures, abilities, classes, ages and sexes
Passion for the arts and their power to transform lives
Strong computer skills including facility with Microsoft Office products and database experience
Ability to work specific nights and weekends, particularly those connected to Symphony concerts and events.
About Albany Symphony
OUR MISSION - The Albany Symphony Orchestra celebrates our living musical heritage. Through brilliant live performances, innovative educational programming, and engaging cultural events, the Albany Symphony enriches a broad & diverse regional community. By creating, recording, and disseminating the music of our time, the Albany Symphony is establishing an enduring artistic legacy that is reshaping the nation's musical future. /////
OUR VISION: To transform the lives of all people of the Capital Region through the power of music./////
OUR CORE VALUES - We value:
=The power of music to transform perspectives and lives
= Excellence in performance, education and in the audience experience
= Championing both our musical heritage and the music and composers of our time
= Playing a vital cultural, economic, and social role in our community
= Diverse perspectives/////
The Albany Symphony is one of this region’s most revered music and cultural institutions, having won numerous national awards and funding for its adventurous concert programming (ASCAP), recording projects (Grammy), composer residencies, and innovative educational efforts involving area schools throughout the re...gion. As the only professional symphony orchestra based within the Capital Region, the Albany Symphony enriches a broad and diverse regional community, engaging over 150,000 people each year across an extended geographical area.