Community & Education Manager

Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Pittsburgh, PA, USA Remote


US$25+ (hourly)


Part time

Aug 1

The Community & Education Manager is responsible for the administration of programs and processes that transform how children and communities view and experience opera.


  • Coordinate and oversee all education activities of Pittsburgh Festival Opera
  • Develop and implement education strategies with a focus on gradually increasing impact in the community 
  • Assist Managing Director in creation and management of education budget
  • Bring experience, knowledge, and commitment to supporting and guiding the company’s initiatives to strengthening the infrastructure and awareness of diverse, equitable, and inclusive provider
  • Cast, hire, and supervise all Education staff, artists, teaching artists and volunteers
  • Coordinate community engagement activities and programming


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (preferred) or equivalent work experience.


Minimum three (3) years of related work experience as a music educator, teaching artist, and/or arts administrator. Prior experience as a vocal performer is preferred; classroom piano experience is helpful.


  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to interact and work collaboratively with staff, artists, educators and volunteers in a highly professional, confidential and tactful manner.
  • Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects with tight timelines and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, utilizing good judgment.
  • Ability to communicate logically, consistently and persuasively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to respond to complex requests and provide high-level customer service. 
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet programs and database navigation.
  • Knowledge of performing arts/opera and ability to read music preferred.
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend events as needed. 
  • Proficient use of computer (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite), printer, copier, telephone and other general office equipment and machines.


  • Regular engagement with students, teachers, parents and all program partners and participants in the field.
  • Administrative functions including communications, department calendars and program schedules, closely monitoring deadlines and budgets, and facilitating important events.
  • Creates and monitors reports on programs, including expense reports and materials required for grant applications.
  • Generates materials for Education programming, including programs, flyers, brochures, and relevant web and content marketing.
  • Serves as key liaison with schools, organizations and individuals to promote education programs, actively recruit new participants and schedule programs.
  • Maintains roster, including current contact information, for schools, singers and other artists involved in Education Department programs.
  • Assists in managing the Education Department’s equipment and assets.
  • Manages the filing system for the Education Department and keeps files accurate, organized and up-to-date.
  • Provides on-site support for school and company activities as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Position is $25/hour. Approximately 20-30 hours per week. Hybrid work environment. Flexible schedule.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume (pdf format)to: No phone calls. 

Application deadline: August 15, 2022.

PA Clearances required prior to hire: Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Act 34 Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is an equal-opportunity employer.

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