Job Title: Education Manager
Reports to: Director of HGOco
Classification: Full time, exempt
Date: May 2017
The Education Manager is responsible for the administration, development and implementation of HGOco education programs, including but not limited to the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio, Opera Camps, Educational Residencies and Workshops, Community Programming and for the supervision of employees, visiting artists, and independent contractors associated with such programs. S/he serves as a key HGOco liaison with area school districts and community partners and, working closely with the HGOco Director, develops educational programming and events which align with Houston Grand Opera’s core mission and initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Note: This job description represents the essential functions of the position, but is not all-inclusive. Additional duties reasonably related to the position may be assigned.
Candidates must have an earned Bachelor degree in music education, arts education, arts administration or related music field. Experience in developing innovative and interdisciplinary curricula aligned with state or national curriculum standards, after-school programming, or community-based programming is strongly desired. Two years’ experience teaching in a K-12 school or school-related environment is strongly desired. Familiarity with Houston Independent School District or with a similarly-diverse metropolitan region will be extremely beneficial to the successful candidate. Must successfully complete a background check. Candidates must have reliable transportation as many events and meetings are off-site. Some nights and weekend work required.
Houston Grand Opera is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff. We strongly encourage applications from women and persons of diverse backgrounds.
Candidates need to comfortably multi-task and possess a desire to work both independently and among a team of energetic and creative colleagues in a fast-paced performing arts milieu. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as be an engaging public speaker. Candidates need to have a genuine interest in sustaining and pro-actively developing relationships with local/regional arts, education and community partners. Candidates should have an educated understanding of and great interest in opera and the desire to participate fully within a world-renowned opera company.