Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s oldest and largest arts-in-education non-profit network. The Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences provides 12,000 arts education opportunities to more than 180,000 students throughout the state each year. The staff, board, and teaching artists are passionate about generating opportunities for all students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.
The Program and School Relationship Coordinator partners with schools, artists, and community organizations to meet their needs for art and arts integrated programming. The coordinator is responsible for developing relationships with schools and other partner organization to provide personalized and customized arts solutions that meets the goals of the organization. This is a full-time position which reports to the Program Director. Pay will be commensurate with experience and we offer a competitive benefits package.
The person in this position plays a key role in the organization, and the position requires a passion for arts education, excellent organization, leadership, and communication skills. Candidate needs to have strong customer service skills, be extremely detail-oriented, and be skilled with budgeting. Data entry/computer experience is required. College degree or equivalent experience required. Reliable transportation is required as the position requires travel throughout the state.
- Build relationships with Young Audiences partner schools and venues to build stronger partnerships as a program and solution provider
- Identify partner schools with a high potential for a greater programmatic partnership and work with schools to guide them through the spectrum of YA programs and services.
- Work with Program Director to create and track annual budget for each program area.
- Track and report on relevant program data (student numbers, counties served etc.).
- Work with Program Director and Communications Manager to plan and implement all marketing and communications activity related to all program areas.
- Manage scheduling requests (which concern all stages of the scheduling process, from initial inquiries through the final booking of Young Audiences' programs, including residencies, assemblies, professional development, early learning, and afterschool/summer programs.
- Facilitate the scheduling and planning process between artists, schools and community based organizations.
- Enter all program data into scheduling software, and create contracts to ensure timely payment.
- Facilitate residency planning and evaluation meetings for residencies.
- Create, manage, and report the annual residency budget and projections.
- Regularly attend artist programs and assemblies, residencies, workshops, and professional development programs to be better able to describe programs and recommend programs based on knowledge of the school environment, educational and artistic objectives and budget.
- Assist schools in applying for state, county, and city funded residencies by holding grant writing workshops and working with individual applicants.
- Work with program committee to review Access for All applications, determine how to distribute grants, and notify applicants of their award status.
- Manage all paperwork related to state, county, and city funded residencies, and ensure their timely and accurate submission.
- Maintain records on all available grant and funding sources offered to schools to help fund programming.
- Responsible for all applications and paperwork regarding artist showcases and catalogue listings across the state.
- Work with development and finance departments to report program outcomes.
- Work with program director to audition and annually evaluate assembly and residency artists and programs to ensure excellence.
- Represent YA at select showcases throughout the year.
- Work with the YA staff as needed on special projects.