Manager of Community Engagement at Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Orchestra
Job Type

The Manager of Community Engagement at Orchestra Hall manages a portfolio of Education and Community Engagement events, community collaborations and special programs.

Minnesota Orchestra Values:

We believe every employee is essential to the success of the organization and critical to accomplishing our mission to enrich, inspire and serve our community. 

Our working relationships are based on respect for each other as individuals, confidence in one another, and a genuine desire to actively listen and collaborate with each other. 

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable organization that honors and reflects our community. We use music to communicate and bridge cultures, seeking to create, develop and nurture connections that allow our organization to authentically contribute to making the Twin Cities a more equitable community. We are also committed to recognizing inequities in our organization, industry and community, and to advancing the change that must happen. We are prioritizing work to disrupt our own role in systemic racism through programming, anti-racist learning projects and other endeavors.

Essential Functions:  

Pre/Post-Concert Program Management

  • Utilize your musical expertise to plan, lead, and manage community pre/post program content and schedules through collaborative teams
  • Serve as the main point of contact for community partners, internal staff, and program volunteers
  • Create music-related content for displays, trivia games, and other pre/post-concert events to enhance the learning experience for guests 
  • Attend and manage pre/post-concert events as needed, coordinating with volunteer teams to ensure events are properly staffed

Other Education and Community Engagement Functions

  • Collaborate with the Director of Education & Community Engagement to develop strategies for building community partner relationships.
  • Utilize musical knowledge to  engage MOA musicians and partners for visits to school and community sites.
  • Collect and track pre/post-concert and community program data through SurveyMonkey and Tessitura.
  • Manage the implementation of event logistics for additional Education & Community Engagement Department programs, including Common Chords and community concerts, Yoga at Orchestra Hall, Mindfulness & Music, and Sensory-Friendly Concerts.
  • Contribute your musical expertise as an active participant in Young People’s and Relaxed Family Concert programming meetings.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Music Education, Arts Administration or related field, or the equivalent amount of training and hands-on experience.
  • Affinity for music education and community engagement (orchestral music, preferred) and demonstrated enthusiasm for advancing the mission of the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • Experience building relationships with organizational partners and individuals from all backgrounds (e.g., race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, religion, linguistic and cultural background).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, English language proficiency, and the ability to effectively present ideas.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and lead cross functional teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employing anti-racist practices and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analyzing data and generating reports. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential and sensitive information, possess a high degree of personal integrity and sound judgment.
  • Ability and flexibility to participate in events during early morning, evening hours and on weekends and some holidays, as necessary.

Technology Used in This Position:

  • CRM systems (such as Tessitura, Raisers Edge, or Sales Force) to manage guest databases.
  • Digital survey tools (such as Survey Monkey) to manage data collection, analytics, and reporting. 
  • Administration and scheduling systems (such as ArtsVision).
  • Microsoft Office Suite.