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Education Manager

Opera Philadelphia

Type of Employment: Full time, salaried, exempt

Compensation: $40,000- $45,000 annually

Reports to: Director of Community Initiatives

Manages: Teaching Artists, Apprentice Teaching Artists



  • Coordinate seasonal in-school programming evaluations
  • Maintain Tessitura databases for education programming (residency/opera on trial/opera in the classroom)
  • Manage in-school program payroll

In-school Program Coordination

  • Manage all in-school programs including working with teaching artists, evaluators, and volunteers
  • Lead in the creation of residency curriculum and structure
  • Manage communication between schools and teaching artists

Program Analysis

  • Assist in developing assessment methods with evaluators
  • Evaluate and observe teaching artists in the classroom as needed
  • Coordinate audio, video, or evaluative documentation of in-school programming
  • Coordinate focus groups for program evaluation
  • Assist in collect and analyse program evaluations to provide program statistical and analytical data for funding proposals

Community Programs

  • Work with Director of Community Initiatives to maintain and nurture relationship with school districts throughout region
  • Research to identify new school partnerships
  • Represent Opera Philadelphia at community and company events as needed

Skills Required:       

  • Strong cultural competency
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize jobs as they arise in order of importance while meeting deadlines
  • Superb organizational skills with a high level of accuracy and, attention to detail
  • Responsible, self-motivated, innovative, and able to work independently with little supervision and as a valuable team member
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills, especially in MS Office and Excel, and ability to learn computer programs quickly
  • Proficiency in Tessitura, Activity, Wordfly

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of opera
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, or relevant teaching experience
  • Education or outreach experience preferred
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed

Opera Philadelphia offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement plan, generous vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. 

An equal opportunity employer, Opera Philadelphia is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. 

To Apply

To apply please submit application materials here