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Community Liaison
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Symphony
Full Time
Posted August 02, 2022
The Community Liaison focuses efforts on two critical areas of activity: 1) managing the Symphony’s partnerships with schools and school districts, ensuring the widest possible participation in its school-time concerts and introductory program for preschoolers; and 2) raising awareness—primarily in the areas surrounding its mainstage performance halls—of the Symphony’s wide-ranging community programs, education resources and special ticket offers. To accomplish this, the Community Liaison collaborates closely with the ECE team as well as with colleagues in the marketing, operations and development departments.

NOTE: Currently, all New Jersey Symphony employees work on a hybrid basis splitting work from the office and work from home. There is a required minimum of 2 days in office.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Champion the Symphony as a resource for youth, families and communities
• Cultivate relationships with schools, community organizations and parent networks
• Manage the promotion of and registration processes for the Symphony’s school-time concerts and introductory program for preschoolers
• Administer surveys and track participation statistics for school-time and preschool offerings
• Update and maintain database of school and community partners
• Represent the Symphony at events hosted by current and prospective partners
• Assist cross-departmental team to develop and carry out engagement plans for the communities surrounding the mainstage performance halls
• Support grassroots marketing and promotion efforts for mainstage audience development
• Conduct research to inform the development of new initiatives serving youth, families and communities
• Other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• Minimum 3 years of experience coordinating arts, community and/or educational programs
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency with standard Microsoft Office applications
• Excellent communication abilities, organizational skills and experience working with diverse teams
• Great attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• The discipline to work independently, but also the ability to function as a member of a team
• Database experience (especially Salesforce and Tessitura) a plus
• Familiarity with marketing/promotion via social media channels a plus

• Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
• Must be able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays; and provide own transportation to multiple event venues across the state.
• Physical requirements include carrying and setting up marketing materials, music folders, music stands, chairs and/or supplies.

The New Jersey Symphony offers a competitive salary and benefits package but does not offer relocation. Salary range for this position is $42,000–47,000.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra celebrates the cultural vibrancy of our communities and builds meaningful relationships that elevate and strengthen them. We seek to create a culture of inclusion and a work environment that values hard work, professionalism and creativity. We are committed to diversity and equal opportunity in our recruitment and hiring. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds are welcome to apply for open positions.

How To Apply

TO APPLY Please submit the following items to Marshell Jones Kumahor, Vice president of Education & Community Engagement, at • Cover letter • Resume • Three (3) professional references, including contact information Please include “Community Liaison” in the subject line. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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