The New Jersey Symphony offers a competitive salary and benefits package but does not offer relocation. Salary range for this position is $42,000–47,000.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Community Liaison focuses efforts on two critical areas of activity: 1) managing the Symphony’s partnerships with schools and school districts, ensuring the widest possible participation in its school-time concerts and introductory program for preschoolers; and 2) raising awareness—primarily in the areas surrounding its mainstage performance halls—of the Symphony’s wide-ranging community programs, education resources and special ticket offers. To accomplish this, the Community Liaison collaborates closely with the ECE team as well as with colleagues in the marketing, operations and development departments.
NOTE: Currently, all New Jersey Symphony employees work on a hybrid basis splitting work from the office and work from home. There is a required minimum of two days of in-office work per week for this position, and routine on-site evenings and weekends will be required.
Champion the Symphony as a resource for youth, families and communities
Cultivate relationships with schools, community organizations and parent networks
Manage the promotion of and registration processes for the Symphony’s school-time concerts and introductory program for preschoolers
Administer surveys and track participation statistics for school-time and preschool offerings
Update and maintain database of school and community partners
Represent the Symphony at events hosted by current and prospective partners
Assist cross-departmental team to develop and carry out engagement plans for the communities surrounding the mainstage performance halls
Support grassroots marketing and promotion efforts for mainstage audience development
Conduct research to inform the development of new initiatives serving youth, families and communities
Other duties as assigned
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra celebrates the cultural vibrancy of our communities and builds meaningful relationships that elevate and strengthen them. We seek to create a culture of inclusion and a work environment that values hard work, professionalism and creativity. We are committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome to apply for open positions.
QUALIFICATIONS & ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3 years of experience coordinating arts, community and/or educational programs
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with standard Microsoft Office applications
Excellent communication abilities, organizational skills and experience working with diverse teams
Great attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
The discipline to work independently, but also the ability to function as a member of a team
Database experience (especially Salesforce and Tessitura) a plus
Familiarity with marketing/promotion via social media channels a plus
OTHER INFORMATION • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship. • Must be able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays; and provide own transportation to multiple event venues across the state. • Physical requirements include carrying and setting up marketing materials, music folders, music stands, chairs and/or supplies.
Pleasesubmit the following items to Marshell Jones Kumahor, Vice president of Education & Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Three (3) professional references, including contact information
Please include “Community Liaison” in the subject line. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.
The New Jersey Symphony will redefine what it means to be a nationally leading, relevant orchestra in the 21st century. As we look toward celebrating our centennial, we are renewing our deeply rooted commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by championing new, and often local, artists; engaging audiences for whom the inspiring depth and breadth of classical music will be new; and incorporating the broadest possible representation in all aspects of our organization—all to better reflect and serve our vibrant communities.