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Music Education Manager – Job Description
The Music Education Manager will be responsible for leading Newport Festivals Foundation’s music education, artist relief, and community engagement initiatives. This is a great opportunity for an individual committed to education and the idea that music can transform lives. Reporting to the Director of Development and Programs, the Music Education Manager will play a large role in shaping our future as an organization.
Responsibilities of the Music Education Manager will include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate existing music education initiatives including afterschool workshops, educational content creation, instrument donations, assembly bands, ambassador programs, and more.
- Develop new music education programs that help to achieve Newport Festivals’ mission to expand the impact of our festivals through initiatives that honor the traditions of Folk and Jazz music.
- Strengthen relationships with community partners including schools, local nonprofits, and more.
- Conduct outreach to stakeholders through one-on-one meetings, site visits, and events to develop a sense of shared community and urgency around NFF’s mission.
- Actively maintain and deliver regular reports that show the impact of Newport Festivals’ initiatives.
Skills and Characteristics
- Trained in music education or performance
- Music live on or be willing to move to the East Coast (preferably Rhode Island)
- Passion for performing arts (Jazz and Folk music preferred)
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Highly motivated and self-directed; capable of seeing projects through from beginning to end
- Strong work ethic and “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude
- Excellent computer skills including Google Suite
- Experience with CRM (Customer relationship management) tools/platforms
- Demonstrated commitment to underserved communities; preferred familiarity of Aquidneck Island, Providence, North Providence, Warwick, and Cranston communities a plus
Educational Background and Work Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work experience)
- Music Degree or Music Education Degree preferred but not required
- Two years of organizing; community engagement or music education experience strongly preferred
- Experience in building, expanding, and maintaining strong partnerships with educational institutions and organizations
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Newport Festivals Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package.
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