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ABOUT ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) began in 1974 as a group of virtuoso musicians performing chamber music concerts at Greenwich Village’s Church of St. Luke in the Fields.  Now in its 43rd season, the Orchestra performs over 80 concerts a year, at 19 different venues, in all five boroughs of New York City.  Nearly half of OSL’s performances are presented for free through its education and community programs, reaching over 10,000 New York City public school students annually. OSL built and operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City’s only rehearsal, recording, education, and performance space dedicated to classical music. It serves more than 500 ensembles and more than 30,000 musicians each year. Orchestra of St. Luke’s full-time administrative staff numbers approximately 22 and has offices at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Director of Education & Community Engagement

Reports to: President & Executive Director

Status: Full time; Exempt

Job purpose

Education and Community Engagement (ECE) has been a pillar of Orchestra of St. Luke’s mission throughout its 43-year history.

The Director of Education & Community Engagement is the member of Senior Management accountable for the planning, implementation, and outcomes of four core programs:

  1. Free School Concerts (two original orchestral programs annually)
  2. Free Borough Concerts (one original chamber music program annually)
  3. Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (El Sistema-inspired afterschool instrumental and ensemble instruction program at five sites in Hell’s Kitchen.)
  4. Pre-professional Mentorship Program and Young Artist Series. (In conjunction with local conservatories.)

Additionally, the Director will take advantage of the Orchestra’s flexible, entrepreneurial business model to develop new lines of business that sustainably support and expand delivery of the Orchestra’s mission in line with organizational strategy. These include, but are not limited to:

  • ECE chamber music run-outs
  • Sale/lease of original ECE programming to third parties
  • Expansion of programs through partnerships

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Plans and produces the annual core ECE programs in coordination with other departments and according to organization’s resources and overall strategy. Acts as public face of these programs to participants and funders. Is accountable for attendance goals.
  • Manages the afterschool Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (YOSL) according to the highest educational standards and within budget. Oversees YOSL staff and faculty. Maintains excellent relationships with school partners. Works with Development to maintain funding for these programs.
  • Develops the signature “Music in Color” series, which is currently a component of the Free School Concerts and Free Borough Concerts and slated to be licensed and marketed to third-parties.
  • Manages ECE human and financial resources to achieve departmental goals in alignment with organizational strategy.
  • Undertakes program development reflective of current best practices in music education.
  • Develops relationships with neighborhood and borough community partners to deepen the impact of ECE programs and heighten the Orchestra's recognition in the city.
  • Represents Orchestra of St. Luke’s to arts, education, and other relevant professional organizations.
  • Cultivates relationships with artistic partners that will strengthen the mission and business of the Orchestra.
  • Supervises the FT Manager of Youth Programs, PT Teaching Faculty, and the remaining partial year of PT Fellows funded by NYSCA.
  • Staffs the Education Committee, which is chaired by a board member and composed of board, staff, musicians, educators, and community leaders.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in arts education, with a track record of success.
  • Established expertise with arts education issues and best practices as they pertain to music, including:
    • curriculum development
    • use and training of teaching or performing artists
    • family and community involvement in educational programs
    • use of technology in the service of education
    • working directly with schools
  • Experience managing staff and budget
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills, with a drive to use business practices to underpin mission.
  • Expertise in compliance issues related to music education
  • Experience working with musicians and concert production
  • Experience with NYC Department of Education
  • Available some nights and weekends
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Working conditions

  • Required to visit school sites, which may be in walking or driving distance. 
  • Ability to carry instruments between sites.
  • On some occasions, it may be necessary for the Director of Education and Community to participate in program activities in support of the teaching artist staff, which may include: playing an instrument, assisting with student coachings, leading musical games, etc.
  • Open office environment.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s does not discriminate based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Marea Cordero, Executive & Development Assistant at mcordero@oslmusic.org with the subject line “Director of Education and Community, Applicant’s Last Name.” Applications accepted until position is filled. No telephone calls, please.

Media Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

Position: Full time, non exempt

Job Overview:

  1. Create editorial, social media and web content calendar for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s brand (@OSLmusic) and The DiMenna Center for Classical Music brand (@TheDiMennaCenter), producing content, managing, and strategically growing social media for both
  2. Manage production of print collateral (brochures, post-cards, concert programs, etc) in concert with part-time publications manager, operationsfreelance graphic designers, copywriters, in-house stakeholders, and printers.
  3. Take photographs and coordinate with freelance photographers to capture images of select OSL performances
  4. Take video and coordinate with freelance producers/camera operators/editors to capture select OSL performances
  5. Maintain and update OSLmusic.org and DiMennaCenter.org 6) Build and traffic promotional email campaigns to engage OSL audiences

Detailed Responsibilities:

Social Media and Digital Community Management

  • Create unique and strategic social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for OSL 2+ times weekly
  • Create social media posts across Facebook and Instagram for The DiMenna Center 1+ time weekly
  • Respond to online inquiries and engage in dialogue on behalf of OSL and The DiMenna Center in online platforms
  • Manage OSL presence on Spotify
  • Manage OSL recorded music library, maximizing for distribution
  • Manage OSL’s YouTube library

Media Creation and Management

  • Print Media
    • Collaborate across departments to initiate graphic design/print projects, author creative briefs, and manage production with external graphic designers, internal and external copywriters and publication managers
    • Work with external printers to create OSL materials
    • Update and tweak graphic design templates for postcards, concert programs, signs and other materials (in Adobe InDesign) and create files for printers
  • Photography
    • Manage photography outsourcing and supervise shoots for up to 12 events annually (hiring, supervising, working through post-production)
    • Shoot photographs of OSL events (receptions, small concerts, rehearsals, behind-the-scenes)
  • Video
    • Manage ocassional video projects, coordinating with artistic, production, DMC staff, third party video vendors Email
    • Build OSL promotional emails in Mailchimp (or other hosted email service providers) coordinate QA and approvals (apx 30 annually)
  • Asset Management
    • Download, file, and maintain OSL’s media, image, graphic design, and video archive

Web Content Management

  • Maintain 80+ individual concert listings (manage ticketing information, keep content and imagery current)
  • Curate homepage content and create internal promotions
  • Update and maintain information for tertiary pages: PR, artists bios, education, development, community
  • Manage listings and updates on DimennaCenter.org

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience managing branded social media channels
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and social tracking a plus
  • Experiences using Mailchimp or other HTML email software
  • Demonstrated professional experience creating video and photography for social media use
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to juggle concurrent projects
  • Excellent English, literary, editorial (spelling/proofing/copywriting) and creative writing skills
  • Knowledge, interest, and comfort with classical music and the ability to critically engage with music and musicians
  • Proactive attitude

Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment
  • Expected to work some evenings and weekends at events for photography and video and to assist as needed (off-hours will be off-set with comp time to maintain 40-hour work week)
  • Flexibility to work off-site

Salary and Benefits:

  • Non-exempt
  • Medical insurance (eligible after 90 day waiting period)
    • 3% of salary employee contribution toward premium.
    • Employer-paid health reimbursement arrangement covers most eligible, in-network, out-of-pocket expenses (pro-rated during first year of employment)
  • Basic dental insurance provided. Upgraded dental and vision insurance available.
  • Voluntary, employee-paid 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plan
  • Employer-paid retirement plan (employer contribution of 3% gross salary) available after one year of employment
  • Commuter benefit plan, with pre-tax salary contribution up to $260 per month
  • Annual paid leave consists of up to 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 10 company holidays, and 6 sick days (additionally, at the discretion of the Executive Director, the days between Christmas and New Year)

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Marketing@OSLmusic.org with the subject line “Media Coordinator”.  No telephone calls, please.


Orchestra of St. Luke’s provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Pursuant to federal law, all applicants, upon being made an offer of employment, must produce documents, which are specified by the federal government, establishing their identity and authorization for employment in the United States. These documents must be produced no later than 72 hours after commencement of employment. You also will be required to complete Form I-9 (issued by the federal government) verifying, under oath, your employment authorization and identity.

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