Manager, Education & Community Engagement

Job description

Essential Functions

  • Implement and coordinate the planning of educational and community engagement activities in conjunction with Newman Center Presents guest artists.
  • Coordinate community engagement activities and local partnerships for the purposes of connecting the Newman Center performing arts and education programs to local and extended communities
  • Coordinate logistics for pre- and post-show talkbacks (Behind the Curtain) with guests artists including selection of moderator and discussion
  • Coordinate all master classes and workshops with guest artists including promotion, registration, photo and/or video documentation, assembling testimonials and other requirements for project reporting.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of participation, monitoring expected metrics.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of the Student Matinee Series
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of the new Musical Explorers program
  • Work closely with the Programming Coordinator to arrange logistics and plan details for artist master classes, ancillary programs, and workshops in the community.
  • Assist with the strategic expansion of education and engagement initiatives into areas targeted by Newman Center leadership (e.g. local school districts, DU campus, etc.)
  • Manage and coordinate the planning of engagement activities for the Newman Center Presents across the DU Campus.
  • Support arts engagement and audience development, as well as the integration of the arts/arts programming into academic curricula and life at DU.
  • Serve as a representative for the Newman Center with community partners and other arts education leaders in the community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to foster and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, community partners, volunteers, and University Officials; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups having competing interests and priorities within the University and community
  • Excellent writing ability and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a group
  • Ability to take initiative, keep a positive attitude, and maintain a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends based on projects and performance schedules

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of work experience in an administrative role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Arts Education, performing or visual arts discipline or related degree
  • Previous experience in an arts education role
  • Experience working in a nonprofit arts organization
  • Knowledge of national trends and best practices in arts education

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 19, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005764
Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable