Program Director, Youth and Family Initiatives
position is responsible for management and oversight of the BSO’s
youth-centered initiatives, including the ongoing development of Days in the
Management and oversight of Days in the Arts (DARTS) program
planning and implementation including recruiting, hiring, training, supervision
and evaluation of seven arts and administrative faculty members, twenty-four
junior counselors and twenty-four community teachers. Arrange housing, food
service, transportation, security, maintenance, IT support, supplies and other
campus infrastructure for program operations. Oversee the application and
recruitment process for participating communities, conducting orientation
sessions for parents and participants, Counselors-in-Training and community
teachers. Organize programs with partner cultural organizations, developing
curriculum and program schedule for classes, workshops and excursions, and
overall evaluation and assessment of the program. Manage the day-to-day
operations during the Tanglewood season. Serve as the liaison to the BSO
Development Department for all fundraising efforts around the DARTS program.
In collaboration with departmental colleagues, support the
development and implementation of the new BSO in Residence program. Participate
in weekly departmental planning meetings around residency implementation across
program areas; identify opportunities outside of BSOIR that will enhance the
program experience. Guide the advocacy and integration of DARTS participation
within residency communities.
Drive curriculum development in support of the BSO Youth and
Family Concert Series, including High School Open Rehearsals. Work with appropriate BSO departments (Event
Services, Marketing, Facilities) to coordinate support before and during the
concert/event periods and leading operational oversight of logistical details
for the series.
partnership with other BSO staff and external partners, implement additional
education and community engagement programs as they are developed over time,
responding directly to community need and advancing departmental and
organizational mission. Promote beneficial
connections and collaborative programs with school districts and other arts and
ongoing evaluation for the programs listed above.
Six plus years of background in an education, K-12 or community engagement setting with significant experience in program development and management. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills required, and direct experience working with varied constituencies is necessary. Proven ability to set long term strategy and design plans to meet targeted goals and outcomes. Self-starter with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work calmly under pressure. Team player with poise and sense of humor, a passion for Education and Community Engagement work, and an affinity for direct work with education and community constituents. Bachelors Degree, (advanced degree preferred) in education, music/music education, or arts administration.
This position requires relocation to Tanglewood for summer program.
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November 30, 2018
About this Organization:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., was founded in 1881 and is comprised of major sub-organizations including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Boston Pops, Esplanade Pops, and the Chamber Players.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs in historic Symphony Hall from October through May under the direction of Maestro Andris Nelsons. The Boston Pops Orchestra, under conductor Keith Lockhart, performs in Symphony Hall during May and June in addition to, annual series Holiday Pops concerts in December. In July and August the orchestra performs at Tanglewood, its summer home in the magnificent Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The administrative offices of the BSO employ approximately 175 people.