Handel and Haydn Society

9 Harcourt Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
December 21, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Manager of Education and Community Engagement


Description: The Manager of Education and Community Engagement supports all learning and community engagement activities and events, communications, and record keeping. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, hard-working team with the shared goal of developing and sustaining engaging programming for people of all ages throughout the greater Boston region.

This full-time position includes supervision of the Vocal Arts Program activities on Saturdays in Boston on a schedule to be determined in collaboration with the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement.

Reports to: Vice President of Education and Community Engagement

Supervises: Vocal Arts Program Coordinator


  • Supervise the Boston-based Vocal Arts Program (VAP) on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.
  • Serve as the primary H+H contact for VAP students, families, and alumni.
  • Manage the part-time Vocal Arts Program Coordinator.
  • Provide organizational and supervisory support for all learning and community engagement activities, including concerts, events, lectures, orientations, recitals, rehearsals, and retreats.
  • Manage the department's use of the Tessitura database. Maintain accurate records for VAP registration, tuition, ensemble and musicianship rosters, and contact information for students, families, alumni, teachers, Heartstrings partners, and other constituencies.
  • Coordinate all aspects of VAP concert attire, music and music folders, and musicianship class materials.
  • Manage auditions for the VAP ensembles and the High School Soloists Program.
  • Coordinate H+H's scholarship awards application and selection process.
  • In conjunction with the Marketing Department, manage production of all print materials for the department.
  • Recruit and supervise Education and Community Engagement interns.
  • Assist with relationship management and ticket reservations for Heartstrings, H+H's ticket equity program.
  • Attend meetings of the Board Education Committee and prepare materials for this committee.
  • Proactively increase knowledge in topics related to this position, including trends in music education and urban education and the experiences of marginalized and at-risk communities.
  • Provide clerical support for Education and Community Engagement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A passion for sharing music with all people.
  • Minimum of two years experience working in a youth educational setting, including interaction with families.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience collaborating and connecting with historically marginalized communities.
  • Authentic interest in advocacy for music education and the Handel and Haydn Society.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications. Experience with Tessitura is preferred but not required.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or another language spoken by new Bostonians is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Greater Boston's communities and arts ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of Baroque and Classical music is preferred but not required.
  • Availability to work in Boston on Saturday mornings from 8:00am-2:30pm September-May is essential.Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends as required for concerts and events also required.
  • License to drive, though having personal access to a vehicle is not required.

How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Apply by:
February 15, 2019
About this Organization:

The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music. Based in Boston, H+H’s orchestra and chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a ten-concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance, bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H also provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to over 11,500 children each year through in-school music instruction and the Vocal Arts Program that includes six youth choruses.

Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is among the oldest continuously performing classical music ensembles in the United States and is unique for its longevity, capacity for reinvention, and distinguished history of premieres. H+H began as a choral society founded by middle-class Bostonians who aspired to improve the quality of singing in their growing American city. They named the organization after two composers—Handel and Haydn—to represent both the old music of the 18th century and what was then the new music of the 19th century. In the first decades of its existence, H+H gave the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah(1818), Haydn’s Creation(1819), Verdi’s Requiem(1878), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion(1879). Since its founding, H+H has given more than 2,000 performances before a total audience exceeding 2.8 million.

In addition to its subscription series, tours, and broadcast performances, H+H reaches a worldwide audience through ambitious recordings including the critically-acclaimed Haydn The Creation, the best-selling Joy to the World: An American Christmas, and Handel Messiah, recorded live at Symphony Hall under Christophers’s direction.