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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Seeks Ace and Education Coordinator

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Seeks Ace and Education Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Education Coordinator assists in the planning, development, and implementation of all education programs, including ACE, and manages programs, finances, and statistical data for a variety of education and community engagement offerings. This includes, but is not limited to, Arts in Community Education, Concerts for Schools, Family Concerts, youth concerto competitions, Meet the Music/Talkback presentations, and other related programming. The Education Coordinator is responsible for building awareness and engagement among Milwaukee residents, communicating with the community about current MSO education and audience development issues, and helping fulfill the institution’s mission.



  • Perform daily administration of elementary ACE program, including scheduling of ensemble visits, finance and record-keeping.
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Conductor, coordinate and supervise annual auditions for young student violinists to perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto on the ACE Kindergarten concert.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of teacher professional development.

 Concerts for Schools:

  • Assist Director of Education and Assistant Conductor in repertoire selection and script development for all Concerts for Schools productions.
  • Work with Operations and Artistic staff to schedule and implement concert production, including guest artist arrangements and stage decoration.
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies to achieve earned revenue goals.  Be responsible for all related customer service and communications.
  • Coordinate, distribute and implement busing and seating information for all schools attending Concerts for Schools before the concerts and day of, including supervising and guiding volunteers.


  • Co-facilitate community engagement and partnership development with key personnel.
  • Implement correspondence and mailings for all department programs. Maintain an updated mailing list of Wisconsin schools and personnel.
  • Maintain files and computer databases for department program information, statistics, and materials.
  • Work with Education, Operations and Artistic staff to produce all education department printed materials (including educational guides, audio guides, transportation information, docent preparation materials, concert programs and evaluation forms).
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers to assist with department projects as requested.
  • Maintain current specialized knowledge of national, state, and local trends and resources in education theory and practice, and of school curricula relevant to MSO school programs.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Education, develop and implement assessment and evaluation strategies to measure effectiveness and reach of education and community engagement programs.
  • Develop and strengthen a consistent teacher/administrator network. 
  • Work with Development staff in developing grant proposals and implementing grants, as requested.


Directs volunteer committees and department interns (if applicable).



The position is in contact with state and local school district officials, administrators, teachers, student musicians, Forte volunteers, Marcus Center staff, vendors, local media, scholarship students and families, national, regional, and local artists.



This position requires Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education or a related field and 2-3 years of experience in office administration. Teaching experience preferred. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly in the areas of public speaking and customer service. Must be able to adeptly use MS Office Suite. Previous Tessitura experience preferred.



Valid Wisconsin driver's license and valid background check required.



Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific physical abilities require by this job include the ability to walk, stand, and move agilely in venues and production spaces; ability to talk and hear; ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Application Process: Please submit your resume, addressed to Karli Larsen, Director of Education, by email in PDF or Word formats to larsenk@mso.org. Please, no phone calls or hard copy/physical mail submissions.


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