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Detroit Strategy Specialist, Part-Time Community and Learning Non-Exempt N/A October 2021
The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists. The DSO and The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center offer a year-round performance schedule that includes classical, pops, jazz, young people’s concerts and festivals. The DSO makes its home in historic Orchestra Hall, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, and actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit www.dso.org. Position Summary The Detroit Strategy Specialist works closely with the Director of Social Innovation and other staff to deepen the impact of the DSO’s work in the city of Detroit. This role will involve both remote and inperson work. We anticipate an hourly requirement of 10-15 hours per week. Specific Responsibilities Work hours are flexible and are assigned by the Director of Social Innovation as needed. Work responsibilities include: ? Co-create an Early Childhood Music Education Toolkit responsive to the needs and interests of Detroit families and ECE providers, in compliance with grant requirements and timelines ? Conduct research study on Detroit community partnerships ? Evaluate, map, and report on research findings ? Design and facilitate community listening sessions ? Facilitate community Musical Experience co-design and implementation through communications, data management, and in-person facilitation ? Other duties as assigned Position Qualifications Required ? Experience with community-based work with children and/or families ? Personal or professional background in music ? Flexible schedule, occasional evenings and weekends required ? Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills ? Strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including musicians, staff, students, families, community members, and leaders in the field ? Attention to detail and ability to work independently ? Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Zoom Preferred ? Experience living or working in the city of Detroit ? Experience working with early childhood programs ? Interest in developing and implementing multicultural curricula ? Spanish language fluency ? Basic Graphic Design skills We are dedicated to considering a broad array of applicants, and strongly encourage candidates from communities underrepresented in classical music to apply. We value diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds. If you believe you could excel in this role, please apply. *The essential duties for this position require in-person interaction with staff, musicians and/or guest artists. Therefore, in alignment with the DSO’s COVID-19 safety policy, full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for employee’s working in this position. Submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Detroit Symphony Orchestra
About the DSO
The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the organization. In January 2020, Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s next music director to commence with the 2020-2021 season. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who concluded a decade-long tenure at the helm in 2018, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrated... its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in eight metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.