El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:              El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

Location:        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at Roosevelt Elementary School               

El Sistema Lehigh Valley at South Mountain Middle School

 

Reports to:     Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director

                        Allentown Symphony Association Board

                        Allentown Symphony Association Education Committee

 

Hours:            Approximately 40 hours per week – 90 day probation period

 

Pay:                Depending on Experience

 

Start Date:    July 2015

 

Inquiry:          Please send your resume and cover letter to

 


sevans@allentownsymphony.org

 

 

OR

 

 

Sheila Evans

23 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18101


 

Interviews will be scheduled depending on

Interview committee & applicant availability

________________________________________________________________________

 

MISSION

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will develop discipline, the ability to set and achieve long-term goals, and a sense of social responsibility inside a community that cherishes creativity, imagination, and music. This will empower the Lehigh Valley community when their young artists, respective families, and community members come together to celebrate the achievement of their youths.

 

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) is an initiative of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA), supported by the Allentown School District, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to ESLV is the ASA’s plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.

 


Position Summary:

The ESLV Program Director is responsible for all administrative and artistic tasks as related to ESLV’s development, execution, and sustainment.  The ESLV Program Director is expected to work directly with the ESLV Operations Manager, and oversee all ESLV Teaching Artists. These tasks associated with this position include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Administrative Functions:

·      Create & implement a strategic plan for the sustained efforts of ESLV, guided by the philosophy of the Venezuelan El Sistema, & identify measurable outcomes

·      Create a program structure compliant with the available resources

·      Serve as the ASA’s lead spokesperson and brand ambassador through speaking engagements, public and social appearances, fundraising events, and other high-profile opportunities

·      Represent the ASA & ESLV to external organizations (Locally, Regionally, Nationally, Internationally), and program awareness to generate support

·      Work with Operations Manager to manage all social media associated with ESLV, videos, photos, FB, notices, and flyers

·      Create a master calendar & timeline for ESLV operations

·      Engage stakeholders by participating in the ESLV Advisory Board

·      Work Directly with various departments of the ASA including Education, Development and Marketing

·      Work with ASA Development Director to cultivate relationships with new and existing donors, and apply to potential grants and funding sources

·      Analyze, and report measurable outcomes to evaluate program effectiveness

·      Identify innovative ways to impact the community, as outlined by a strategic plan

·      Actively search for community champions and partners who can assist ESLV’s development & sustainment

·      Works with Operations manager to recruit and coordinate visits of all guests (Guest Artists, Stakeholders, Conducting Fellows, Donors) with the ASO & ESLV Operations Manager

·      Develop meaningful relationships with ESLV stakeholders, including the ASO, the Allentown School District, Roosevelt Elementary School Staff, South Mountain School Staff, United Way, Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, Communities in Schools, students and parents of ESLV, and other community organizations in the Lehigh Valley

·      Gather feedback from ESLV stakeholders to evaluate ESLV progress and increase the general community impact

·      Create & supervise annual budget projection for ESLV operations

·      Maintain detailed records and files as related to ESLV

·      Responsible for the acquisition of non-monetary resources for ESLV, and works directly with ESLV Operations Manager to distribute resources

·      Report to the ASA Executive Director, & ASA Education Committee

·      Attend ASA events as determined by the Executive Director

·      Perform all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

 

Artistic Functions

·      Create and implement an artistic vision for ESLV that allows ESLV to sustain engagement of participants as they grow as musicians and citizens

·      Recruit, hire, and manage the ESLV Teaching Artists

·      Work with the ESLV Teaching Artists to create and implement a curriculum that is consistent with ESLV’s artistic vision

·      Create discipline and attendance policies that aligned with RES, SMMS, B&GA, UW, CIS policies

·      Create, implement, and oversee the implementation of lesson plans that are consistent with the artistic vision and curriculum, as the lead teaching artist, and teacher within ESLV

·      Select or arrange repertoire that is appropriately tiered for participants

·      Evaluate effectiveness of existing curriculum & explore options to address the musical progression of participants

·      Ability to lead string orchestra rehearsals

·      Find opportunities for the professional development of ESLV TA’s to maximize program effectiveness, both socially & musically

·      Connect with external organizations to identify opportunities for partnership & innovative programming

·      Explore opportunities for innovative musical programming, and cross-disciplinary activities that enrich existing ESLV activities

 

Qualifications:

 

·      Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus

·      Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music and the missions of ESLV

·      Highly organized

·      Able to simultaneously manage, prioritize, and benchmarks multiple projects and deadlines

·      Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities

·      Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

·      Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents, and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen

·      Must be able to manage large groups of children

·      Must be able to manage a team of Teaching Artists

·      Must be an effective public speaker

·      Must have fundamental knowledge of string pedagogy.  Vocal, Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion a plus

·      Must have independent transportation

·      Conducting experience a plus

·      Ability to work under frequent observation

·      Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

·      Ability to arrange music a plus

 

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Allentown Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran Status. 

 

         

 


 

Beginning Strings Specialist

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:               Beginning Strings Specialist

 

Location:        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at Roosevelt Elementary School

                        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at South Mountain Middle School

 

Reports to:     El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

Hours:            Approximately 16 hours per week – 90 day probation period

 

Start Date:     August 2015

 

Inquiry:          Please send your resume and cover letter to

 


sevans@allentownsymphony.org

 

 

OR

 

 

Sheila Evans

23 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18101


 

Interviews will be scheduled depending on

Interview committee & applicant availability

________________________________________________________________________

 

MISSION

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will develop discipline, the ability to set and achieve long-term goals, and a sense of social responsibility inside a community that cherishes creativity, imagination, and music. This will empower the Lehigh Valley community when their young artists, respective families, and community members come together to celebrate the achievement of their youths.

 

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) is an initiative of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA), supported by the Allentown School District, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to ESLV is the ASA’s plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.


Essential Functions:

 

As an ESLV faculty member, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Collaborate with ESLV Program Director and team of Teaching Artists to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy, and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema
  • Teach string classes, group lessons, and/or sectionals
  • Team teach and operate ensembles with up to 120 children
  • Assist with full orchestra rehearsal of 80 children; tuning strings, playing in the section
  • Attend music pedagogy and professional development sessions
  • Prepare and communicate with teachers, program director, ASA staff, and parents
  • May be required to assist the ESLV Operations Manager with general operations, i.e., classroom setup and breakdown, parent communications, instrument maintenance, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music and the missions of ESLV
  • Highly organized
  • Able to simultaneously manage, prioritize, and benchmarks multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy (Suzuki, etc.) with certification preferred
  • Experience teaching beginning strings
  • Experience leading and conducting ensembles
  • Strong knowledge of string repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents, and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen
  • Must have independent means of transportation
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work under frequent observation
  • Ability to arrange music a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Allentown Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran Status.  

 

 


        

El Sistema Lehigh Valley Operations Manager TA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:              El Sistema Lehigh Valley Operations Manager and Teaching Artist

 

Location:        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at Roosevelt Elementary School               

El Sistema Lehigh Valley at South Mountain Middle School

 

Reports to:     El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

Hours:            Approximately 40 hours per week – 90 day probation period

 

Pay:                Depending on Experience

 

Start Date:    July 2015

 

Inquiry:          Please send your resume and cover letter to

 


sevans@allentownsymphony.org

 

 

OR

 

 

Sheila Evans

23 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18101


 

Interviews will be scheduled depending on

Interview committee & applicant availability

________________________________________________________________________

 

MISSION

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will develop discipline, the ability to set and achieve long-term goals, and a sense of social responsibility inside a community that cherishes creativity, imagination, and music. This will empower the Lehigh Valley community when their young artists, respective families, and community members come together to celebrate the achievement of their youths.

 

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) is an initiative of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA), supported by the Allentown School District, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to ESLV is the ASA’s plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.

 


Position Summary:

The ESLV Operations Manager is responsible for all Day to Day operations of each site, and is a Teaching Artist team for ESLV.  The ESLV Operations manager is expected to work directly with the ESLV Program Director to execute the strategic plan outlined by the Program Director.  These tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Site Management

·      Generate ESLV TA weekly schedules and classroom assignments

·      Work directly with each site to ensure ESLV has the resources needed for operations, including, Snacks, Transportation, Classrooms

·      Organize Teaching Artists to Set up & breakdown classroom spaces needed for ESLV programming & concerts

·      Coordinate ESLV resources for all additional performances and collaborations, i.e., chairs, stands, sound equipment, instruments, etc.

·      Coordinate guests and volunteers to each ESLV site, including guest artists, ASO Musicians, tutors, and donors

·      Manage ESLV Registration & Wait List maintenance

·      Maintain a current database of student contact information

·      Maintain an instrument library for the program, including instrument assignments, repairs, & assists with procuring additional instruments

·      Assist Program Director by collecting student data for program evaluation, including attendance, academic performance, student surveys, parent feedback, ASD staff feedback

·      Work with Program Director to manage all social media associated with ESLV, videos, photos, FB, notices, flyers

·      Gather necessary permission slips and liability waivers for additional events beyond normal programming

·      Create programs for ESLV concerts throughout the year

·      Manage communications with ASO members to work with ESLV students

·      Create discipline and attendance policies that aligned with RES, SMMS, B&GA, UW, CIS policies

·      File all required reports regarding violence, vandalism, attendance, and discipline

·      Maintain relationships with stakeholders to create safe, nurturing environment at ESLV

·      Maintain all communications with parents & students via notices & phone calls

·      Gather student academic diagnostic performance indicators to identify students who need the most assistance

·      Identify assist students who are need the most academic support for the tutors

·      Work with Program Director and stakeholders to identify students with special needs, and create a plan of action that is consistent with existing efforts, to increase ESLV effectiveness

·      Attend ASA events as determined by the ESLV Program Director

·      Perform all other duties as assigned by the ESLV Program Director

 

Teaching Artist

·      Collaborate with ESLV faculty to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy, and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema

·      Teach string classes, group lessons OR Choir/General Music classes

·      Team teach and operate running ensemble classes with up to 120 students

·      Assist with full orchestra rehearsal of up to 120 students; tuning strings, playing in the section, and/or assist with Choir rehearsals of up to 120 students

·      Work directly with the ESLV Teaching Artist team to execute the Artistic Vision outlined by the Program Director

·      Attend music pedagogy and professional development sessions

 

Qualifications:

·      Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus

·      Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer

·      Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music and the missions of ESLV

·      Highly organized

·      Able to simultaneously manage, prioritize, and benchmarks multiple projects and deadlines

·      Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy (Suzuki, etc.) with certification preferred

·      Experience teaching beginning strings or choir

·      Experience leading and conducting ensembles

·      Strong knowledge of repertoire, curriculum and pedagogy

·      Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities

·      Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

·      Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents, and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen

·      Must have independent means of transportation

·      Must be able to work as a member of a team

·      Ability to work under frequent observation

·      Ability to arrange music a plus

·      Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

 

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Allentown Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran Status.          

 

 


 

 

Choir & General Music Instructor

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:               Choir & General Music Instructor

 

Location:        El Sistema Lehigh Valley at Roosevelt Elementary School

 

Reports to:     El Sistema Lehigh Valley Program Director

 

Hours:            Approximately 16 hours per week – 90 day probation period

 

Start Date:     August 2015

 

Inquiry:          Please send your resume and cover letter to

 


sevans@allentownsymphony.org

 

 

OR

 

 

Sheila Evans

23 North Sixth Street

Allentown, PA 18101


 

Interviews will be scheduled depending on

Interview committee & applicant availability

________________________________________________________________________

 

MISSION

El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a program of the Allentown Symphony Association, brings underserved and special needs youth a free opportunity to develop life skills learned by participating in high-quality daily music instruction, large ensemble experience and performances, and academic tutoring within a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will develop discipline, the ability to set and achieve long-term goals, and a sense of social responsibility inside a community that cherishes creativity, imagination, and music. This will empower the Lehigh Valley community when their young artists, respective families, and community members come together to celebrate the achievement of their youths.

 

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) is an initiative of the Allentown Symphony Association (ASA), supported by the Allentown School District, to provide access to exceptional instrumental and orchestral education in order to promote youth development. Central to ESLV is the ASA’s plan to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.


Essential Functions:

 

As an ESLV faculty member, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Collaborate with ESLV Program Director and team of Teaching Artists to create a shared curriculum, pedagogy and culture inspired by the ideals of El Sistema
  • Teach music literacy classes
  • Conduct and lead a youth choir with up to 120 children
  • Team teach and operate ensembles with up to 120 children
  • Assist with full orchestra rehearsal of 120 children; tuning strings, sectionals
  • Attend music pedagogy and professional development sessions
  • Prepare and communicate with teachers, program director, ASA staff, and parents
  • May be required to assist the ESLV Operations Manager with general operations, i.e., classroom setup and breakdown, parent communications, instrument maintenance, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; post-graduate degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Demonstrated excellent musicianship and artistry as a teacher/performer
  • Strong commitment to El Sistema’s philosophy of social change through music and the missions of ESLV
  • Highly organized
  • Able to simultaneously manage, prioritize, and benchmarks multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of standard music pedagogy (Orf, Kodaly, Dalcrose, etc.) with certification preferred
  • Experience teaching general music literacy
  • Experience leading and conducting choir or ensembles
  • Experience working with children from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds; experience working in underserved communities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Interest and ability to be a motivational mentor and role model for students, parents, and peers as an artist, teacher and citizen
  • Must have independent means of transportation
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work under frequent observation
  • Ability to arrange music a plus
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

 

 

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Allentown Symphony Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or Veteran Status.

 

 


 

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

Development Intern

ASA Student Intern

 

Development/ Fundraising

• Updating Master List – of local businesses and corporations

• Assist at special events or receptions

• Organize, update mailing lists for development

• Assist with follow up mailings, develop new contact information for potential sponsors

• Assist in the preparation of power point presentations

• Assist with donor follow-up, thank you letters, tracking, etc

• Assist with Annual Fund & Symphony Society mailings

• Track and maintain donor and any dedication details

 

Assist with Symphony Ball

• This work will include mailings, follow up with invitations, host Committee tables and seating and activities related to the evening of the event

 

Symphony Society

• Assist with preparing information for mailings to new Contacts

• Assist with follow up to potential Symphony Society members Grants

• Review organization sponsorships Research for individual donor lists Collate names of potential sponsorships for ASA

• Research for online fundraising pages

• Assist with Grant submissions (proofread, prepare supplemental materials, etc)

• Assist in maintaining grant folders

• Assist with mailings and grant supplemental material for mailings

• Assist in maintaining the grant schedule and grant report

 

General Activities Allentown Symphony Association General office phone that include answering telephone, copying, mailings, preparing handouts for meetings

• Assemble the season sponsor folders

• Provide assistance with set-up for any scheduled events

• Assist with filing Other related duties may occur


 

ESLV Intern

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV)
ASA Student Intern Opportunities

Contact: Steven Liu, stllui@allentownsymphony.org

ESLV Audio Visual/Photography Intern
• Assist with the development of publicity/marketing materials, i.e., video and photography
• Attend some of the daily programming, special events, and performances
• Assist with editing video and photography for publicity/marketing materials

ESLV Administrative Intern
• Maintain and create spreadsheets o Instrument check-out lists
   o Student attendance
   o Student instrument lists
   o Budget & donation data
• General assistance at ESLV site (M-F 3:30-5:30, Daily attendance not required – flexible to accommodate intern availability)
   o Disciplinary support – students primarily between 1st and 6th grade
   o Set-up and/or break-down of classrooms
   o Assist and support guests artists/gaculty during visits
   o Assist with transitioning children
• Support family relations via the generation of notices and making phone calls – (Spanish literacy a plus, but not required)
• Assist with special events and/or performances
• Assist with identifying potential grant opportunities
• Assist with collating data of multiple indicators to evaluate program effectiveness

ESLV Instrumental or Choir Intern
• Assist primarily instructor with music classes at ESLV (M-F 3:30-5:30, Daily attendance not required – flexible to accommodate intern availability)
• Assist students with setting up & tuning instruments
• Assist with the instrument check-in/check-out process
• Assist with setting up and breaking down classroom space
• Opportunity to lead class with direct feedback from the ESLV teaching staff

ESLV Tutors
• Provide academic support for ESLV students 2 times a week (4 hours weekly, hours are between 3:3- and 5:30pm. Days of the week are TBD depending on tutor availability)
• Provide additional learning opportunities for students
• Distribute and correct student worksheets that are provided if the student has completed their homework
• Oversee silent sustained reading
• Assist and/or implement academic learning games

Other related duties may occur
Intern reports to Steven Thomas Lai Xiang Liu, Program Director of El Sistema Lehigh Valley


 

Marketing Intern

Marketing Assistant Intern


Reports to: Marketing Director
Contact: Lucy Bloise, lbloise@allentownsymphony.org
Primary Location: Support Team Office

Job purpose: The Marketing Assistant is a key link in implementing marketing strategies across the company, by providing materials, technology support, and logistics coordination, etc. on deadline to support the Marketing Director.

Applicants: The best candidates are detail-oriented, highly organized, deadline-focused and problem solvers. They value precision, clear and direct communications and getting things done.

Required Technical Skills: The Marketing Assistant should have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Knowing some basic graphic design software such as Publisher, In-Design is a plus, but not required. This position does not require graphic design skills.

Social Media: Ability to update Facebook page, twitter, blogs would be a great plus.

Branded Visual
• Providing assistance in terms of logistics to concerts and events.
• Assisting in writing and editing sales and marketing materials, which include press releases, articles, and collateral.
• Assist in proofreading.
• Research companies and organizations relating to upcoming shows and get email promotions out.
• Developing media packs to be distributed through the LV Arts Council.
• Assisting in promotional strategies.
• Set-up marketing collateral in the interior of Hall prior to concerts and events.
• Generating thank you letters, form letters for mailing mass program books to sponsors and other organizations.
• Scraping ads and articles from newspapers and magazines and occasional filing.
• If available, assist during concerts and performances with distributing marketing materials and assisting with other set-up duties as needed.
• Validating and fulfilling request for information and marketing, tracking mails and requests.

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