The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announces an opening for the position of Education Coordinator, suited to an enthusiastic individual with a passion for music education, who thrives in a fast paced, hands-on environment. Responsibilities include the implementation and facilitation of a broad range of educational and community engagement programs designed to engage students, youth, and adults with the TSO. This position will support and promote the TSO in developing audiences and contributing to community engagement. The Education Coordinator is an important member of the Education team which includes the Vice-President, Orchestra Operations & Education, the Director of Education, and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) Manager. The Education Coordinator reports to the Director of Education.
Key Activities & Responsibilities
– Assist with the creation, implementation and evaluation of Education and Community programs for adults, youth, families, and students, which currently includes School Concerts, Young People’s Concerts, Morning with the Symphony (MTSO), and various community engagement projects;
– Work with various internal and external stakeholders to facilitate Education and Community events;
– Coordinate School Concert bookings, monitor payment, issue contracts, create seating plans, input and update necessary information in Tessitura, and send information to School Concert attendees;
– Coordinate Morning with the Symphony (MTSO) bookings, input and update necessary information in Tessitura, send information to MTSO attendees, and update the schedule as required;
– Serve as the main contact for School Concert and MTSO bookings for teachers, chaperones, school administrators, and Roy Thomson Hall Front of House staff;
– Provide timely and accurate event information and communication for Education and Community to all departments and community partners;
– Assist with the execution of Education and Community programming contracts;
– Create, monitor, and update event budgets and data/statistics as they become known;
– Create, edit, and organize distribution of promotional and resource materials for School
Concerts including, but not limited to, brochures, study guides, and podcasts;
– Participate in rehearsal and concert duty activities, specifically those related to School
Concerts, Young People’s Concerts, and TSYO (including Camp Weekend), but also occasional duty for main series (i.e. non-education) concerts in rotation with Music Department Staff;
– Perform other Music Department and/or Education (including TSYO assistance) duties as required by the Director of Education or designate.
– Minimum education requirement of post-secondary degree in arts, education, or other relevant discipline.
– Working knowledge of orchestral music.
– Minimum experience of two to five years in a related position(s).
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills; customer service experience an asset.
– Proven ability to build and cultivate community and school relationships.
– Excellent verbal and written (editing & proofreading) communication skills.
– Strong planning, coordinating, and scheduling skills.
– Attention to detail in contractual matters.
– Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
– Experience in event/production management is an asset.
– Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop, in particular). Knowledge of Tessitura is an asset. Willingness to learn new programs, particularly OPAS (Orchestra Planning and Administration System) and Tessitura, if required.
– Ability to work in a fast-paced environment involving extended hours, including applicable evenings and weekends.
– Vulnerable Sector Clearance is required and will be submitted by TSO upon hiring.
– Ontario Driver’s License is required.
This is a full-time position commencing October 2017. Flexibility in working hours is required with a combination of regular daytime hours in addition to various evenings and weekends based on the TSO schedule of rehearsals and concerts.
Please email or mail resume and cover letter to:
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
500-145 Wellington St. W.
Toronto, ON M5J 1H8
Applications must arrive by 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Candidates being offered interviews will be contacted by Monday, October 2, 2017. Please note that first round interviews will be conducted on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. The TSO is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, the TSO will work with you to meet your needs. While the TSO thanks all applicants for their interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions and among the top orchestras in the world. Under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to performances, the TSO serves the community with one of the largest musical outreach programs in Canada, connecting students throughout Ontario with curriculum based programming.