About the Opportunity

The Manager of Community Programs serves as part of the Community Programs team and is responsible for overseeing the Community Program coordinators as well as managing the activities and events designed to achieve the broadest possible public involvement and engagement with all live and virtual programs, performances, and opportunities to participate in the offerings of the Flint Institute of Music’s Artistic and Community Program Division.

With a staff of two, the Manager of Community Programs produces and presents interactive and educational programs that bring FIM’s mission of to life for all its patrons and those in the surrounding community. This position is charged with providing accessible and equitable opportunities for all, while continuing to expand programming across FIM to connect with and engage the community in an authentic and meaningful way.


  • Assist with the development of and implement programs and opportunities to enhance the community’s experience with all events, live and digital, produced by or presented by the Flint Institute of Music (FIM)
  • Assist in developing educational programs and identifying collaborative partners that reach out to underserved populations such as the economically disadvantaged and persons with disabilities to ensure all members of the community have equitable access to programs.
  • Manage relationships with community partners that are shared with FSPA and coordinate with FSPA Program Director where applicable
  • Manage ticket and transportation subsidy programs and, in collaboration with the President and CEO and/or designee, develop and administer policies for same. Generate the end-ofthe-year comprehensive report detailing distribution data and organizations served.
  • Collect all data for Ruth Mott Youth Ushers grant, assist with planning educational activities for and participate in training sessions for youth ushers.
  • In collaboration with the President and CEO and/or designee, identify, interview, hire and prepare contracts for local artists and educators that can be presented as part of FIM’s community engagement programming and present educational programs.
  • Working with External Relations division Grant Writer to assist with grant writing, as needed, for education/engagement program funding and coordinate the collection of relevant data, preparation of reports for current, potential funders, and create marketing plans and identify media opportunities
  • Participate in annual budgeting process and manage program spending in line with budget provisions


  • A degree in Arts Education, Music Education or related field. Masters level a plus, extensive experience can substitute for graduate degree.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a cultural arts institution with increasing levels of responsibility and demonstrated leadership.
  • Experience as an educator, teaching artist, or instructor.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience developing outwardly facing, community-focused arts and/or cultural programming.
  • Skilled at working with diverse populations and community-based organizations.
  • Professional training as an artist or performer.
  • Experience with or knowledge of public and private school system in the Genesee County region.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Able to work with and successfully meet multiple deadlines.
  • Experience with budget management.
  • Strong oral and written communications and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Able to work creatively and productively across departments and divisions.
  • Able to connect ideas and opportunities to create innovative and engaging opportunities for all patrons and community members.
  • Skills and experience with creating programs and experiences for all ages.

Compensation and Benefit

  • Full Time
  • Competitive Benefit Package
  • 401k
  • Exempt, Salary

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to kbeath@thefim.org. Should you require additional information, please call 810-238-1350 ext 3129.