Site Manager Job Summary
CHIME (Creating Harmony Inspiring Musical Excellence) is the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s instrumental music education program that operates in coordination with the Schenectady City School District. The CHIME program places children on a path to musical excellence and cultivates skills needed to succeed in all areas of life, including collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. While instrumental education offerings, grade levels served, and hours vary by location, the conviction that pursuing musical excellence is transformational, and that such an endeavor should be available to all, is central to CHIME. The Site Manager will be responsible for cultivating strong relationships with the parents, school, and community and help facilitate the daily operations for the CHIME site. Organizational experience is essential and experience working in urban school settings is desirable.
Site Manager Overview
Commitment: 2:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday; additional professional development hours will vary
Location: Van Corlaer Elementary School – 2310 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY 12306
Reports to: ESYO CHIME Administrative Director
Start Date: September 2021
Employment Type: Part-Time: $20 per hour
● Serve as CHIME Site Manager at Van Corlaer Elementary School in Schenectady.
● Support the Site Leader and staff to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
● Maintain daily communication with the CHIME Administrative Director.
● Take attendance and oversee student conduct.
● Manage communication with CHIME families.
● Provide data to the CHIME Administrative Director at their direction.
● Adhere to the overall mission of ESYO CHIME, including all policies, procedures and behavioral
● Maintain working hours from 2:00pm-5:00pm Monday through Friday on site, and as needed at
off-site performances and events.
● Participate in all professional development and staff training sessions.
● Associate Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred with strong knowledge of education-based administration.
● Experience working with students with varied behavior needs.
● Ability to work with diverse personalities and populations.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
● Excellent organizational and operational skills.
● Knowledge of Microsoft and Google Applications.
Teaching Artist Summary
CHIME (Creating Harmony Inspiring Musical Excellence) is the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s instrumental music education program that operates in coordination with the Schenectady, Troy, and Albany City School Districts. The CHIME program places children on a path to musical excellence and cultivates skills needed to succeed in all areas of life, including collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. While instrumental education offerings, grade levels served, and hours vary by location, the conviction that pursuing musical excellence is transformational, and that such an endeavor should be available to all, is central to CHIME. The Teaching Artist will work to inspire and motivate children to participate to their fullest potential. Experience in conducting, teaching band instruments, and a belief in music as a vehicle for social change is a must; a strong background in woodwinds is preferred.
Instrumental Teaching Artists Overview (Two Positions Beginning in Fall 2021)
How to Apply
The mission of Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) is to challenge and inspire young people to achieve excellence through music in a rigorous learning environment leading to high-level performance opportunities.
Reporting to the Education Director, the CHIME and Young Leaders (CYL) Program Manager oversees the planning and operation of ESYO’s free, daily music education program (CHIME) and manages ESYO’s youth leadership training program (Young Leaders).
⦁ Oversee CHIME Site Managers with the goal to provide support for Teaching Teams and student success.
⦁ Ensure program sites are operating according to safety, operational and behavioral protocols.
⦁ Manage student administration, recruitment and enrollment processes; coordinate materials and operational plans with site managers.
⦁ Maintain regular communications with CHIME parents/caregivers. Facilitate opportunities for parent/caregiver engagement.
⦁ Take inventory, maintain and organize instruments at program sites; takes instruments in for repair as needed.
⦁ Support the Education Director in conducting student assessments and program evaluations.
⦁ Maintain regular communications with collaborating school districts to ensure sufficient transportation and snacks.
⦁ In partnership with the Education Director, cultivate and maintain strategic community collaborations.
⦁ Oversee operations for CHIME concerts and events; support CHIME teams in developing and designing concert and program booklets.
⦁ Assist with the development and management of yearly program budgets, purchase supplies and music books for programs as needed.
⦁ Manage the Young Leaders application process, including placements and Mentor matches.
⦁ With support from the Education and Music Directors, recruit and train Mentors; facilitate and oversee Mentor/Young Leaders interactions.
⦁ Collaborate with the Education Director to plan and implement the Youth Leadership Training opportunities for Young Leaders, including workshops, a speaker series.
⦁ Host regular Young Leaders meetings and manage Mentor-Young Leaders interactions.
⦁ Provide operational support for Young Leaders Projects under the direction of the Education Director.
⦁ Demonstrated professional experience in the field of arts management, music education, youth leadership, or Creative Youth Development.
⦁ Familiarity with the culture of youth orchestras and/or community music schools in combination with demonstrable experience working with music teachers and students.
⦁ Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to effectively manage staff and to positively interact with youth and their families.
⦁ Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills with impeccable multitasking abilities and attention to detail
⦁ Ability to work with diverse personalities and populations and work cooperatively in a small open workplace environment.
⦁ Exceptional interpersonal skills.
⦁ Ability to manage and prioritize workload.
⦁ Experience with Sistema inspired programs a plus.
⦁ Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to ESYO’S mission.
ESYO is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Candidates must have the ability to complete a criminal background check.