This position will provide critical mission support for outreach activities, community and external relations, and educational engagement for Zoellner Arts Center (ZAC)’s presenting series and special projects. Reporting to Zoellner Arts Center’s Administrative Director with secondary reporting to the Artistic Director, primary duties include but are not limited to: enhancing arts education and community relations related projects and initiatives; creating marketing materials for educational and community programs; coordinating project teams, documenting and monitoring project goals and outcomes, providing event support as needed. The position will also participate in planning and implementing the integration of ZAC programming activities into Lehigh University academics, programs and groups, in addition to local schools and community organizations through strategic and coordinated planning and communication.
Accountability #1 (45%)
Implement and coordinate the planning of educational and community engagement activities for the Zoellner Arts Center presenting, including coordination with Center for Community Engagement.
Coordinate devised outreach activities and local partnerships for the purposes of connecting Zoellner Arts Center (ZAC) performing arts and education programs to local and extended communities as defined by ZAC annual planning and strategic plans. Duties include but are not limited to:
Assembling project teams with ZAC, community partners, including local schools; coordinating meetings; assisting with goal creation, outcomes and next steps.
Executing assigned education and outreach planning goals from ZAC Artistic Director and Administrative Director; enhancing plans and projects for best results.
Providing onsite assistance including guest artist logistics for preshow events (Curtain Warmers), masterclasses, special projects and transportation, photo and/or video documentation, assembling testimonials and other requirements for project reporting.
Assisting in the creation and maintenance of events, monitoring expected metrics.
Assist with managing the planning of matinee school programs
Assist the Artistic Director with arranging logistics and planning details for artist masterclasses, ancillary programs, and workshops in the community.
Assist with the strategic expansion of outreach projects into areas targeted by ZAC leadership (e.g. retirement communities, special education, medical establishments, etc.)
Accountability #2 (40%)
Manage and coordinate the planning of engagement activities for the Zoellner Arts Center presenting across the Lehigh Campus.
Manage, coordinate and enhance engagement activities connecting ZAC presenting and other special initiatives to Lehigh University academics, increasing student attendance, and supporting institutional strategic plans.
Assist in the implementation of education and outreach activities for the center and material connecting ZAC programming; communication to/from the Lehigh community; reporting of activities and attendance; creating and coordinating requests and logistics for master-classes, workshops, performances, etc.
Coordinate team meetings assisting with goal creation, tracking of outcomes and next steps.
Support arts engagement and audience development, as well as the integration of the arts/arts programming into academic curricula and life at Lehigh.
Accountability #3 (15%)
Providing additional administrative support to Zoellner Arts Center
Bachelor's Degree in Arts Education, Performing or Visual arts or related degree
Three to five years related work experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent writing ability and organizational skills
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Solid analytical and problem solving skills, ability to work independently
Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position
Will often be required to walk, stand, sit and lift up to 25 pounds
This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and a good driving record is required
This position works with minors
This position will require working some nights and weekends based on projects and performance schedules
Periods of high volume/workload may be required
Occasional evening, holiday or weekend hours
Additional Salary Information: Generous insurance and retirement package.
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University was built in 1996 and opened in 1997-98. The center is home to the Music Department, the Department of Theatre, the Art Galleries and the Guest Artist Series, all of which share the same professional Zoellner staff, venues and equipment.
The center's mission is to create an environment where artists and students of the arts develop and learn; to educat...e, captivate and inspire performers and audiences by presenting a variety of vibrant, high-quality performing arts events, exhibits and scholastic programs; and to develop new audiences.
The Guest Artist Series has presented a wide array of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural performers, including Tony Bennet, Yo-Yo-Ma, the New York Philharmonic, Itzhak Perlman, Garrison Keillor, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Lily Tomlin, Natalie Cole, Momix and David Parsons Dance intermissions. The building, designed by Philadelphia architects Dagit Saylor, houses three theatres: a 1,000-seat proscenium theatre (Baker Hall), a 300-seat thrust theatre (Diamond Theatre), and a 125-seat black box theatre.