Northrop's Education Coordinator will work to fulfill Northrop’s mission of cultivating intersections between performing arts and education by managing pre-K –12 education initiatives and matinee programs surrounding Northrop events, with a goal of sharing transformative and educational experiences with the performing arts throughout our communities. Work involves considerable public contact with Northrop’s K-12 partners, outstanding customer service, and innovative ideas. This 75% FTE, benefits eligible position reports through the Programming & Engagement team and may be ideal for a practicing artist with a passion for education, an educator seeking new creative opportunities, or an arts education professional looking for meaningful part-time work. Prorated salary range is $35-40k, and preference will be given to candidates who apply on or before Jun 27.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Manage Pre-K – 12 Education Initiatives (50%)
Collaborate, brainstorm and plan education initiatives in partnership with Programming, Engagement, Marketing and Development teams throughout the booking process of the Northrop Season to develop strategy, identify potential funding sources, give feedback on or suggest visiting artists, and share pre-K – 12 school/home school and community partner preferences and themes.
Develop and steward relationships and act as the primary point of contact for Northrop with local and regional school districts, pre-K – 12 school/home schools and related educational partners.
Research thematic and educational connections in Northrop Presents programming, and collaborate with Northrop and University of Minnesota artists and colleagues, to create educational programming and resources for teachers and students before, during and after attending that contribute to Minnesota Education Standards.
Collaborate with Northrop and U of M colleagues to develop, manage and communicate all seating assignments and logistical information needed by schools and partners including bussing, arrival, departure, and other campus resources and opportunities.
Manage bus reimbursement program for student matinee performances.
Create, train, schedule and manage Northrop Ambassadors, comprised of Northrop and resident partner staff and others, to serve as welcoming advocates to the U of M campus before, during and after student matinee performances.
Represent and promote Northrop at key community events.
In close collaboration with Northrop’s marketing and development teams, suggest/provide content for Northrop’s communication channels, to broaden, deepen, and diversify participation and amplify impact of education activities through storytelling.
Lead Northrop’s implementation and compliance with the UMN Safety of Minors policy.
Seek opportunities in the community and through strategic group and educational partners for promotion of Northrop’s program through conferences, outreach events, and speaking engagements.
Assign work to Northrop Programming and Engagement interns as needed.
Research and stay current on education standards and practices of similar University-based presenting organizations across the U.S., and share Northrop’s activities and successes with colleagues outside Northrop.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships that promote collaboration and support of Northrop’s mission, vision, and values.
Attend Northrop presented performances and activities and maintain expert knowledge of artists and events being presented by Northrop. Seek information if needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Documentation and Evaluation (10%)
Establish goals, baselines, and metrics for program evaluation and document projects, including record keeping, participant tracking, and surveying.
Collaborate with Northrop colleagues to document education activities as needed with photos, videos, interviews, etc. Follow industry, U of M, legal and brand standards for documentation.
In partnership with Marketing, prepare, issue and summarize surveys to participants and partners in various engagement and education programs and activities using Northrop’s Qualtrics account and utilize data for informed future decisions.
Maintain detailed and accurate records with training manuals and contact information for schools and education-related community partners, keeping permanent records accessible in Northrop’s shared files.
Participate in national research related to arts education as needed and projects arise.
Requires a bachelor's degree in Education, Performing Arts, or related field and a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience, or combined equivalent education and experience to equal six years.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, G Suite, and project management software.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills on the phone, over email, in person, and in writing.
Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
Broad knowledge and enthusiasm for the performing arts, with specific knowledge and/or experience in dance and music.
Experience working with diverse populations, with a working knowledge of accessibility issues and factors relevant to a performing arts building.
Availability for occasional weekend and/or evening events as Northrop’s schedule requires
Knowledge of and passion for the performing arts and higher education.
Working relationships with Pre-K – 12 schools and/or Minnesota arts communities.
Valid driver’s license.
Experience with database or customer relationship management software
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Prorated salary for a 75% FTE position
Internal Number: 348565
About Northrop, University of Minnesota
Rooted in the belief that the arts are essential to the human experience, Northop is committed to cultivating intersections between performing arts and education for the benefit of all participants now and for generations to come.
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