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PRIZM Ensemble: Director of Operations and Educational Programming

The Director of Operations and Educational Programming (DOEP) is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness through the smooth internal operations of the organization and managing the organization’s internal and external communications. In addition, the DOEP is responsible for overall program development, administration, and supervision at all of our in-school and virtual programs. The DOEP supervises teaching artists and student teachers hired for all programs.  He/She will develop and oversee the implementation of the PRIZM In the Schools (PITS) program and all virtual programs. He/she will also work closely with school administrators in developing integrated educational activities that support the organization’s mission. The DOEP is also responsible for  managing all of the hands-on and virtual operational aspects of the PRIZM Ensemble. The DOEP reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the organization’s management team, and is responsible for providing input that guides PRIZM’s organizational strategic action.

Human Resources Management & Development
• Supervise and manage all personnel, including supporting organization-wide implementation of  periodic performance reviews.
• Hire all teaching artists, student teachers, and other vendors/musicians for PITS, virtual  programs, and external performances and collaborations.
• Develop good working relationships with school staff, parents, volunteers and community partners.
• Oversee personnel development, including employee trainings and preparing and  conducting all-staff meetings.
• Oversee allocation of staffing resources and responsibilities.

Operations Management
• Oversee vendor selection and relationships; negotiate and manage vendor contracts • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared
toward operational excellence.
• Assist the In Schools Coordinator (pending) in collecting, documenting, and analyzing  data from in school programs.
• Prepare and implement routine correspondence, meeting materials, and other documents • Work with the Executive Director, the Board, and volunteers to promote a positive atmosphere  of community within the organization and with outside partners and program participants.
• Assist the Executive Director in setting strategic priorities for PRIZM in consultation with  the Board of Directors and staff.
• Play a lead role in the communication between the in-school program partners, PRIZM board members, and organization directors.
• Attend all performances of In-school programs.
• Lead and manage all day-to-day operations for PRIZM.
• In conjunction with the In Schools Coordinator, lead Festival recruitment including management of Parent and

Alumni Associations for the Festival.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Manage Administrative and Educational Projects
• Work with ED to determine desired outcomes.
• Measure and evaluate program outcomes.
• Communicate with stakeholders and board regarding performances, expos, workshops, school,  community programs, etc.
• Work with Parent and Alumni Association, and Board to execute festival recruitment plan • Work with ED and In Schools Coordinator to plan and execute orientation and training for teaching artists and student teachers.

Participate in Professional Development
• Participate in professional organizations: Chamber Music America, etc.
• Maintain and update professional competence by attending workshops, classes,  and conferences.
• Review new chamber music works and recordings.
• Read professional journals.
• Attend concerts of other (chamber) music programs.

Facilitation
• Weekly meetings with Executive Director for updates, weekly planning, and evaluation. • Weekly meetings with In-Schools Coordinator (pending) for updates and evaluation. • Participate fully in meetings, site visits, orientation, training, and other activities as it pertains to the work.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in music, education, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.  • Minimum of 2-5 years of operational management experience required and experience in  working with schools and/or families and children.
• Basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software as well as a  knowledge of the Google and Microsoft Office suite of services.
• Excellent written, verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
• Strong management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, multitask, possess innovative and creative  problem-solving abilities, be resourceful and function as an effective team member.
• Experience with fundraising preferred but not required.

Compensation: Salary is based upon experience and skills. Annual salary: $25,000 – $28,000 commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter that describes your interest and qualifications for the position  together with a resume and the names of three professional references to  rod@prizmensemble.com. For priority consideration, please submit application materials by March 1, 2021.

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