With responsibility for directing and managing all Portland Ovations activity that happens beyond the concert stage, the Ovations Offstage (O2) Director of Community Engagement champions the vision and drives program expansion for Ovations Offstage in accordance with Ovations’ strategic plan O2020 and O2’s Three Pillars. Responsibilities span from strategic expansion to program design and execution to partnership development and department-related development activity. The Director of Community Engagement oversees the O2 School Programs Manager and collaborates closely with the Programming Manager to cohesively realize the execution of Ovations’ programs onstage and off.
Key responsibilities include:
Prepare, monitor and manage department budgets, O2020 metrics and annual goals.
Oversee the O2 School Programs, and manages the resources of that subset of activities.
Plan and execute all community-based, public activities with visiting artists including masterclasses, community workshops, talkbacks, symposia/panels.
Curate and moderate, as is necessary, pre-performance lecture series.
Direct and manage all Catalyst-level programs with creation/producing/community-intense residencies.
Leverage, nurture and define key community partnerships – and the collaborative programs thereof – that bring greater depth, breadth and visibility to Ovations’ community programs.
Lead development efforts in support of Ovations’ community engagement programs and initiatives including major donor stewardship and the preparation and submission of grant proposals.
Work closely with the Marketing Department to promote Offstage events and help grow the audiences/attendance
Drive special initiatives that engage community and span departments, including our new program to increase dance audiences, Raise the Barre, and an accessible community ticket program.
Help realize Ovations Offstage’s use of potential new home.
Provide leadership to the O2 Circle of Advisors committee of stakeholders, partners and board members.
Lead expansion efforts related to vacation camps and afternoon programs.
This is a full-time position with benefits. Weekend and evening hours required. Compensation commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com . Applications will be reviewed beginning November 28 and continue to be considered until position is filled. No phone calls, please
Minimum three years management experience in senior level position(s)
Experience working collaboratively across departments to develop and manage interdepartmental initiatives.
Experience working with non-profit boards and related committees.
Non-profit development experience.
Skills & Qualities
Optimistic, visionary self-starter with excellent organization and communication skills.
Excellent analytic skills and fluency with budgets.
Results-oriented, problem-solving strategic, flexible and creative thinker.
A commitment to working with diverse communities.
High proficiency in MS Office
About Portland Ovations
Annually, Portland Ovations — a Maine-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization — brings highly acclaimed, innovative and masterful artists from around the world, including Maine, representing classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and Broadway and connects them to our community through both live performances and season-long educational and outreach programs, Ovations Offstage. Founded in 1931, with each passing year Ovations’ programs reach further, make a stronger impact, and leave a more lasting impression on those who experience the performing arts.
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