Education and Community Engagement Coordinator

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Education and Community Engagement Coordinator




Piano Cleveland seeks a dynamic arts professional to join us as our Education and Community Engagement Coordinator!

Do you….

  • Enjoy using your creativity to create musical programs for learners of all ages?
  • Thrive on building partnerships in the Northeast Ohio community around a love of piano?
  • Love working with colleagues to create transformative musical experiences?

If you answered yes to these questions, we hope you will consider applying to join our team. Piano Cleveland is a small but mighty arts organization dedicated to promoting the future of piano music both in Cleveland and abroad. We are best known for our signature event, the Cleveland International Piano Competition, in addition to presenting concerts and community engagement experiences for piano lovers of all ages and backgrounds.


Education and Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Profile

As the creative mind behind our educational and community engagement programs, you will play an essential role in bringing piano music to all music lovers in Cleveland, from the youngest children in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to our oldest audience members in senior living facilities across Northeast Ohio. You will work first-hand with our partners and a wide range of diverse audiences, and have the opportunity to create new programming as well as execute our signature programs like the Piano and Keyboard Donation Program and the launch of our first PianoLab. You will also be the voice of our organization on social media, showcasing who we are and what we do to our patrons and followers across multiple platforms. And finally, you will be a crucial member of our nimble and creative team as we develop and strengthen lasting connections within our communities.



Create and execute accessible music education programming geared towards piano that aligns with Ohio learning standards, including:

  • Program design
  • Securing artists
  • Building and maintaining relationships with teachers and principals in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Lead successful launch (Fall 2022) and execution of PianoLab program in CMSD, including:

  • Acquiring instruments and other technologies
  • Working with partners to adapt curricula
  • Build and oversee evaluation criteria

Manage Piano and Keyboard Donation Program, including:

  • Communicating with all donors and recipients throughout the process
  • Coordinating with partners at Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland for timely evaluation of possible donated instruments
  • Arranging deliveries and tunings

Coordinate community-based work, including:

  • Work with community partners to execute co-created programming that serves the needs of learners of all ages, such as The Music Settlement, Open Tone Music, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, and many others
  • Organize annual masterclasses for local students with visiting artists
  • Manage outreach concerts at senior living facility partners, which includes:
  • Build and maintain relationships with facilities in the area
  • Coordinate and hire outreach artists as necessary
  • Plan and execute family-friendly and community-oriented events surrounding summer programming

Lead our Social Media strategy and execution, including:

  • Develop and curate engaging content for social media channels, including:
  • Attend events and produce live social media content
  • Monitor all social media channels, interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments
  • Maintain unified brand voice across different social media channels


Qualifications and Skills

· Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Preferred experience in music education, childhood education, and/or music
  • Creative individual with knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing innovative and exceptional arts education content, lesson plans, and programming
  • Comfortable staying up-to-date on current PreK-12 learning standards and trends
  • Exemplary at working with diverse audiences across many backgrounds, including adults, families, children, teachers, schools, and community organizations
  • Able to understand the challenges and opportunities in urban settings
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Self-motivated with enthusiasm to try new things
  • Takes initiative
  • Willing and excited to be a part of a collaborative and supportive team in a fast-paced creative environment
  • Preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of classical music and/or piano music
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience working as a music educator or performer; especially in a non-profit setting


Salary, Benefits, and Schedule

  • $40,000 – $45,000 per year, with paid vacation and health insurance benefits
  • Office hours are 10am – 4pm; additional hours needed for special events on evenings/weekends (scheduled in advance, dependent on programming)
  • Piano Cleveland is a flexible work environment. You would be expected to be in the office for the first 2-3 months of training; after that, if desired, a schedule of in-office/work-from-home days would be created with the Executive Director (i.e. 2-3 days at home per week or similar).


Piano Cleveland is an equal opportunity employer.


To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position to Marissa Moore, Executive Director, at


Application Deadline: Friday, March 18 at noon.