Job Title: Community Opera Fellowship Manager
Department: Operations (Artistic, Production/Technical, Community Engagement Programs)
Reports to: Director of Engagement Programs
FLSA Status: Full Time, exempt
Supervises: Community Opera Fellows
General Position Summary:
The Community Opera Fellowship Manager is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the program for the Holland Community Opera Fellowship. He/she will report to the Director of Engagement Program.
Essential Functions/Major responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Community Opera Fellowship Program
• Serve as liaison between the Community Artist Panel, Community Partners, Community Opera Fellows, and the company
• Work with Director of Engagement Programs and Community Artist Panel to establish team goals, working guidelines, and program infrastructure
• Develop and implement policies and procedures for Community Opera Fellowship Program
• Work with Director of Engagement Programs and Head of Music and Community Opera Fellows to develop and manage program content and implementation strategy
• Work with the Director of Engagement Programs to conduct and administer the budget planning, expenditure tracking and other administrative tasks.
• Work with the Director of Engagement Programs to develop and implement systems for both quantitative and qualitative assessment and evaluation of the Community Opera Fellowship, and related programs, to be used for formal reporting in funding and PR materials and strategic planning for the company
• Serving as the main point of contact for internally and externally for all things related to the Community Opera Fellowship
• Promoting the values of the Fellowship throughout the Company
Community Artist Panel
• Work with Director of Engagement Programs to identify and recruit members of the Community Artist Panel
• Schedule and develop agenda and prepare materials for Community Artist Panel meetings
• Engage in meaningful conversations with the Community Artist Panel to identify community issues and potential partners for program development
• Communicate with individual panel members between meetings as needed
Community and Community Partners
• Engage in meaningful conversations with community members/institutions to identify community issues and potential partners for program development
• Establish relationships in the community to help identify new constituent groups, neighborhoods and sectors not currently being served by Opera Omaha programming
• Engage with medical, social services, business, and community groups to discuss and assess areas of need
• Develop and coordinate programing including activities and events with community partners
• Facilitate and manage program implementation with community partners
Community Opera Fellows
• Serve as direct manager for Community Opera Fellows
• Manage and facilitate the application and selection process for Community Opera Fellows
• Devise and manage system for structuring workload/schedule capacity for Community Opera Fellows; assess and revise on an ongoing basis
• Develop and manage onboarding and continual training for the Community Opera Fellows, including identifying learning opportunities
• Active participation in solving unforeseen circumstances.
• Attend performances and events as required.
• Speak at ancillary cultivation or performance related events as requested
• Prepare/maintain internal records and archival media; document operations as needed
• Attend and participate in meetings as required
• Other duties as required.
Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred; preferably in social services, human services
• Experience working with social program development and cultural competency is preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a performing arts environment and to deal proactively with company requirements.
• Analyze information logically, drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary to generate appropriate and/or creative solutions.
• Strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Highly self-motivated with leadership qualities and also an effective team player.
• Results and team-oriented work style.
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
• Must have valid driver’s license
• May need to undergo background check(s) as required by community partner organizations
Opera Omaha staff, community partners, board members, guest artists and musicians, vendors, and any external constituents needing assistance. Establishes a good relationship with all to enhance company morale and maintain a positive attitude within the working environment.
Job Conditions and Work Hours:
Opera Omaha is a high-energy organization with a demanding mission. Employees will sometimes experience heavy workloads under very tight timelines. In addition, work may be required outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and weekends to support programming, performances, and other Opera Omaha initiatives.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to Jenny Daggett, Director of Finance and Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "Community Opera Fellowship Manager” in the subject line of the email.