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Peabody Institute seeks Program Coordinator, Adult and Continuing Education

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Classified Title: Program Coordinator, Adult and Continuing Education (ACE)

Status: Part Time, 21-27 hours per week. Part time benefits

Date: April 10, 2017

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Preparatory and working in close partnerships with the Faculty, the ACE Program Coordinator will be responsible to develop, implement and manage non-credit music and dance classes and programs for adults. The position will manage existing programs and create new opportunities for lifelong learners at each of the Preparatory’ s four campuses: Downtown Baltimore, Towson, Annapolis and Howard County. While the position will work with department chairs on existing programs, the expectation is that the ACE Coordinator will spend the majority of time identifying market opportunities and building new programs to serve the needs of a diverse adult population. Success in this position will be defined by increased enrollment and increased revenue in on site, off site and on line class.

The ACE administrator will be responsible for all Preparatory programs focused on adult and continuing education: Dance, Strings, Piano, Woodwinds, Brass, and Theory.

Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances. Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.


  • Working in close partnership with many constituencies, will provide overall administrative leadership and management for the ACE program.
  • Will develop and implement processes, procedures and systems, which may include course scheduling and on line module development.
  • Will work closely with department chairs to establish adult programming, marketing materials, brochures and catalogs, which will require planning, coordination, knowledge and understanding of the academic programs offered.
  • Assesses student needs and market potential for adult music and dance classes and programs.
  • Evaluates existing classes and programs and develop strategies to increase enrollment.
  • Develops and implements new music and dance classes / programs.
  • Secures appropriate instructors, providing guidance in program methods and techniques as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Online Program Coordinator, identifies programs that can be converted to online or blended classes for adults.
  • Working with the Marketing and Communications team, develops marketing plans and materials for new and existing programs.
  • Attends monthly Director’s Council meetings and other Institute and University meetings as needed.

Interacts routinely with:

Internal: Faculty, staff, students.

External: vendors, dealers, donors, guest artists, patrons



Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts, Education, or a related field.


Three years-experience in the oversight, development and implementation of arts education programs, preferably for adults.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES - The following are essential: Working knowledge of office practices and methods. Ability to coordinate work with other employees, providing direct instruction or supervision as assigned. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public. Ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person, and in writing. Ability to represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner. Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment.

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the university’ goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

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