Coordinator of Programs

Submitted by gdiethrich on Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:58pm


Midwest Young Artists Conservatory is seeking a dedicated person who shares our passion for music education to join our team!

The Coordinator of Programs will coordinate MYAC’s Orchestra, Chamber, Jazz, and Choral programs. Full-time administrative position. Possibility for the right candidates of splitting position into two part-time Coordinator positions (Orchestra/Chamber and Jazz/Choral).

Duties/Responsibilities include: 

– Take lead, working with President and Ensemble Directors to plan each season so that MYAC has a musical, educational, social mix of concerts, outreach programs, and other activities.
– Manage program/ensemble scheduling, ensuring that activities do not conflict and that all program calendars are updated. 
– Build positive relationships with MYAC families and students. 
– Deliver outstanding, friendly customer service. Respond to parent/student questions and concerns. 
– Consistent communication with parents and students of information/updates related to programs, rehearsals, performances, and other relevant information.
– Ensure website is updated with all relevant program information.
– Keep accurate records of attendance for all programs.
– Lead administration and development of MYAC’s Summer Programs.
– Take leadership role in recruitment efforts for all programs.
– Provide input to staff into marketing and development materials.
– Maintain active communications and cultivate relationships with MYAC faculty, private music teachers and school music directors.
– Maintain and manage YouTube channel and cloud storage of performance video/audio recordings.
– Take leadership role in coordinating and representing MYAC at events.
– Work closely with leadership to meet annual goals of MYAC’s Strategic Plan.
– Setup/breakdown equipment for weekly rehearsals.
– Arrange for transportation of all equipment and music to and from concert locations for performances.
– Utilize and manage work-study students to assist in above responsibilities.
– Help recruit, train, manage, and retain a large parent volunteer force to assist MYAC staff.
– Saturday (orchestra/chamber) and Sunday (jazz/choral) hours required during the school year.

Benefits include:
Paid Time Off (25 paid time off days (including paid holidays) in first year of employment), Health Insurance (up to $250/month with a $1,000 deductible if employed over 30 hours/week), Disability Insurance (if employed over 30 hours/week.) Life Insurance (if employed over 30 hours/week). MYAC matches up to 3% of employee’s contribution to a Simple Retirement Plan after two years of employment. Employee or employee family member tuition waiver for one large ensemble.
Skills & Qualifications: 

Education and Experience:

– Music, business/administration, or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or Doctorate a plus.
– High level of administrative and management skills.
– Knowledge of music and music education fields.
– Proven track record of program management, planning, and development experience. Community music program experience a plus.
– Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) required.
– Proficiency with social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn) preferred.
– Ability to work with video/audio recordings in a digital environment.

Key Competencies: 

– Personable and customer service focused.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
– Excellent organizational and planning skills.
– Leadership and consensus-building skills.
– Must be a self-starter with consistent, independent follow-through.
– Adaptability, innovative, demonstrates good judgment at all times.
– Willingness to manage tasks/events to the end, requiring flexibility in hours when needed.
– Ability to handle light to moderate lifting.

To Apply: 
To apply, please send (email preferred) current resume and cover letter to: 
Dr. Allan Dennis, Founder and President, MYAC, 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL  60040 - no telephone calls, please. 
Salary:  Full-time: $33,280. Part-time: $16/hour 
Paid Time Off (full-time) - 25 paid time off days (including paid holidays) in first year of employment. 
Health Insurance - up to $250/month with a $1,000 deductible – if employed over 30 hours/week. 
Disability Insurance – if employed over 30 hours/week. 
Life Insurance – if employed over 30 hours/week. 
MYAC matches up to 3% of employee’s contribution to a Simple Retirement Plan after two years of employment. 
Employee or employee family member tuition waiver for one large ensemble. 
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Allan Dennis
Contact Email: