Director of Education and Community Engagement

About the Opportunity

Under the direction of the Vice President, Artistic Initiatives and Programs, the Director of Education and Community Engagement serves as part of the senior management team and is responsible for overseeing the department charged with achieving 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. With a staff of two, the Director of Education and Community Engagement 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.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Develop and oversee the facilitation of FIM’s educational and community engagement programs
  • Work closely with FIM staff and the community to advance FIM’s commitment to
  • diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Advise leadership on strategies that foster and expand an equitable and inclusive
  • institutional culture
  • Oversee and supervise the Education and Community Engagement Department staff
  • Develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders in the Artistic Initiatives and Community Programming Partnerships Division, Venue Operations Division, and Performing Arts Instruction Division to facilitate an integrated approach to education and community programs
  • Assist the Marketing Department with developing marketing materials applicable to Education and Community Engagement Department
  • Assist the Development Department in nurturing donor relationships and identifying funding resources
  • Manage relationships with community partners that are shared with FSPA and coordinate with FSPA Program Director where applicable

Education and Community Programs

  • Work with FIM leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative community engagement plan targeting individual, private, corporate, schools, and other organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with education and community program directors of the Flint Institute of Science and History, Flint Cultural Center Academy, Flint Public Library, and the Flint Institute of Arts to maximize opportunities for public engagement and campus visibility.
  • Research and work collaboratively across all FIM Divisions to develop and implement plans for expanding FIM’s presence and visibility in the community.
  • Work with department staff to produce and present programs that engage and deepen audience experience (pre-concert talks, talkbacks, meet the artists, audience production guides, etc.) in collaboration with audience development, artistic and venue management staff.
  • Oversee and maximize the community impact of educational and instructional programs such as Learning Through Theatre, Hocus Focus, Troubadours, and master classes, that bring artists, student performers and teaching artists together in a variety of settings including schools, local community centers, and other venues.
  • Facilitate professional development opportunities for educators.

Administrative

  • Create and monitor the department’s annual budget.
  • Organize the annual plan to implement all education and community engagement programming to achieve FIM goals.
  • Track and monitor progress of all programs to ensure outcomes are achieved and properly reported.
  • Advance strategic alliances with community partners including, but not limited to, schools, libraries, local businesses and corporations.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Development Department to maintain current funding and seek new funding sources specific to the educational and community engagement programs.
  • Assist the Marketing Department with developing accessible and informative collateral materials, print, electronic and web-based, that provide context, increase relevance, and excite interest for current and future FIM audiences.


 

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Required


  • 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 and a proven record of coalition building with diverse stakeholders.


Highly Desirable


  • Experience developing outwardly facing, community-focused arts and/or cultural programming.
  • Artistic training as an artist or performer.
  • Experience with or knowledge of public and private school system in the Genesee County region.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required


  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Able to work with and successfully meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Skilled at working with diverse populations and community-based organizations.
  • 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.


Highly Desired


  • Knowledge and experience with ensuring programs are fully accessible and compliant with ADA requirements.

Benefit and Rate Package

  • Competitive Rate Package
  • Paid Holidays and PTO
  • Flexible Schedule
  • 401k
  • Non-Exempt


 

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to jsampson@thefim.org. Should an individual wish to mail this information, please send to Flint Institute of Music, Attn: Jessica; 1025 E. Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503. Should you require additional information, please call 810-341-1752.