Education & Community Engagement Manager (part-time)

Education & Community Engagement Manager (part-time)

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Position Overview: The Education & Community Engagement Manager builds relationships between the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and the communities it serves; plays a visible role in the community; advises the programming team on education and community programs; enlists participation in programming by individuals, schools, and social service organizations; leads and builds consensus among volunteers; and manages and tracks activities and resources.  Specifically, the Education & Community Engagement Manager makes all arrangements related to school field trips, in-school artist residencies, the Partnering with Latinx Communities Program, and other efforts and events that broaden audience inclusion.

Schedule: Part-time, 15-20 hours/week. Variable schedule, occasional evenings and weekends required. 

Reports to:  Executive Director

Hourly rate: $21.00-23.00

Primary Responsibilities:

Education Program:

  • Coordinate education programming, including field trips, in-school residencies and workshops.
  • Recruit audiences for fieldtrips, and classes for in-school residencies.
  • Work with Associate General Manager to secure press packets, curriculum guides, and other collateral from performing artists.
  • Track participation data (schools, # of children, age groups, etc.).
  • Maintain contact information for schools and communicate regularly with school administrators regarding upcoming education programs.

Community Engagement:

  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop practices that reduce barriers to participation and belonging for under-served groups, particularly immigrants, people living with disabilities, individuals with low income, and LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Actively engage with various communities to learn their specific program interests.
  • Recruit community engagement volunteers; provide strategic direction and manage communication between volunteers and staff.
  • Spanish-language Community Advisory Network (SCAN):
  • Guide a team of advisors from within the Latinx communities to increase engagement with the Spanish-language community on an ongoing basis.
  • Create bilingual meeting agendas, program materials, surveys, and communication materials
  • Organize and Co-chair quarterly SCAN meetings
  • Attend monthly, online meetings with the Berkshire Alliance to Support the Immigrant Community (BASIC), an alliance of Berkshire-based organizations who serve immigrants.


  • Plan and execute events, such as meetings, performances, receptions, volunteer work efforts, and school-related activities
  • Reach out to districts, schools, and social-service non-profits, creating and maintaining relationships with key personnel
  • Assist fundraising colleagues with funding appeals and reports related to these programs
  • Work with Marketing Manager to prepare digital and print versions of promotional pieces for education and community engagement programming;
  • Represent the Mahaiwe at community events, speaking panels and press interviews
  • Generate and collect feedback mechanisms for gauging the effectiveness of programs


  • Readiness to work in an environment that values and includes diverse group identities
  • Ability to manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism
  • Strong organization and time-management
  • Creative problem-solving and flexible mindset
  • Highly effective written and oral communication
  • Proven ability to build trust with, recruit, and motivate people
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends at performances and events.

Additional Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working with communities of color, immigrant communities, non-English speaking communities, or communities with low income.
  • Ability to converse in Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Experience working with people of different physical, intellectual and developmental abilities.

How to Apply:

Send resume and a brief paragraph in answer to each of the following questions to

  • What about this job particularly appeals to you?
  • What makes you uniquely qualified for this job?
  • How would your coworkers describe you?

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Administrative

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