Job: Education Programs Coordinator

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

The Education & Public Programs Coordinator is a full-time position (some evenings and weekends) which reports to the Director of Education and Public Programs. This position is responsible for assisting FTH’s school performance series, school residencies, family performance series and Teen Access Programming (TAP).

Responsibilities:
School Program Administration:
• Foster relationships with school personnel and community groups to expand FTH EDU programming throughout Queens and NYC.
• Coordinate school matinee performance series including student ticket sales, school check-in and payment, audience management, pre-show announcement, and facilitating post-show Q&A with performers.
• Coordinate in-school residencies, including payment, and evaluations.
• Process and maintain records of payments for school shows, residencies and teaching artists.
• Provide administrative support including data management, payment requests, invoicing, purchase orders, program reports, photo releases, surveys and annual reports.
• Provide support to FTH teaching artists in residence through emails and site visits.
• Develop study guides and monthly e-newsletters in partnership with FTH EDU team.
• Work closely with FTH EDU team for all school programming as needed.

Family Program Support and Development:
• Provide programmatic support for Flushing Town Hall’s school performance and family matinee series.
• Assist in coordinating family performances and workshops, and community events.
• Attend presenting conferences, festivals, and performances to identify potential programs for FTH school and family performance series, as budget allows.

Marketing for Youth Programming:
• Build relationships with youth organizations to increase their use of FTH’s Teen Access Program, free for teens programming at FTH, in partnership with FTH EDU team.
• Create strategies for teen audience development for the family performance series.
• Visit schools and senior centers to promote FTH school, family and teen events.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in arts education, or related field, Master’s a plus
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the field of arts education and administration
• Familiar with the payment system through the DOE
• Knowledge of education learning standards (NYC Blueprint, Common Core, National Standards)
• Comfortable interacting with teachers, school administrators, and teaching artists
• Strong people skills, organizational skills, and writing skills.
• Ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time
• Proficiency of Microsoft Office (Excel–a must), Constant Contact, Survey Monkey and Adobe.
• Multilingual skills a plus (Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, etc.)
• Passionate about Arts Education

Application Instructions:
• Cover letter that outlines how your background and expertise will fit in with our programs
• Resume
• Contact information and relationship for 3 references

For consideration, please submit materials to Gabrielle Hamilton, Director of Education & Public Programs, via email at ghamilton@flushingtownhall.org with “Education & Public Programs Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone call or mail submissions. Flushing Town Hall is an equal opportunity employer.

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Image Credit: Haihong Chen. African Dance and Drumming. 2018