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
Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Music Director engages youth in the joyful pursuit of musical excellence. The Music Director (MD) works in close collaboration with the Board and Executive Director and serves as the lead artistic liaison with community groups and educational institutions. The MD provides artistic leadership for the organization, and oversees the educational and artistic development of all ESYO students through rehearsals, performances, and collaboration with artistic staff. The MD maintains a standard of excellence among the artistic staff through interaction, evaluation, example, curricula and artistic leadership. The MD collaborates with the CHIME Administrative Director to ensure alignment between the CHIME program and the overall artistic vision of ESYO, and additionally provides support to CHIME faculty with respect to the inclusion of CHIME students into audition-based performing ensembles. The MD is an ambassador to the greater community including professional musicians, public and private school music teachers, and potential students. The MD is a musician of the highest quality, possesses a commanding ability to communicate through music, and is committed to inspiring young people to pursue excellence through music.
Community Relations and Resource Development
DEADLINE AND HIRING TIMELINE:
MISSION: The mission of Empire State Youth Orchestra is to challenge and inspire young people to achieve excellence through music in a rigorous learning environment leading to high-level performance opportunities.
JOB SUMMARY: The Education Coordinator is responsible for cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment for all ESYO students and musicians, providing support and assistance to the CHIME teaching artists, Coaching staff, and Ensemble conductors, and developing audience enrichment opportunities. Specifically, this includes the facilitation, oversight, and assessment of curriculum and instructional opportunities that support students' musical advancement, the coordination of meaningful and relevant training and professional development for faculty, and the creation of engaging experiences for audiences and stakeholders.
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.