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Job Req ID:  20338

Community Outreach Manager


General Overview of Duties:

Reporting to and under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives, this full-time position is responsible for supporting community-based activity embedded in and emanating from Peabody Conservatory’s Breakthrough Curriculum.  In addition to building community partnerships and mentoring Conservatory faculty and students for community projects and collaboration, this position also supports the identification and development of new community programming through the Preparatory.


Essential Duties:

  • Develop, cultivate and maintain community partnerships in collaboration with the Associate Dean.
  • Demonstrate/model best practices in mentorship and community partnership.
  • Liaise across Peabody offices including Business, Concert Operations, Academic Affairs, Preparatory, Student Affairs, Career Services, Development, and Communications as needed to facilitate community partnerships and programs.
  • Serve as the United Way Coordinator for Peabody in partnership with the university initiative.


Specific Duties:


  • As member of LAUNCHPad team, mentor and train students as needed in community-based projects and programs:
    • Develop community engagement curriculum/resources and teach courses as required (separate teaching contract will be issued for any classes taught).
    • Provide support for faculty members engaged in community-based activities.
    • Provide support and mentorship for faculty teaching community engagement curriculum.
    • In collaboration with LAUNCHPad director as appropriate, work with Conservatory faculty to communicate opportunities and solicit student participants for community-based projects.
    • Research and develop new continuing education/professional development and community-based Preparatory programming in collaboration with Director of the Prep and Associate Dean.
    • Oversee a portfolio of local and national community engagement fellowship and residency opportunities (manage partnerships, select and support students, manage budgets and funding).
    • In collaboration with LAUNCHPad staff, oversee external Work Study partnerships.
    • Produce a portfolio of JHU- and community-based projects in collaboration with LAUNCHPad staff.



  • Document community activities and provide program information as requested by Development, Communications and Dean’s offices.
  • Produce regular communication for internal and external constituents on community programs in collaboration with Associate Dean and Project Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with Development office on donor and grant identification/matching.
  • Manage student and external inquiries emanating from Peabody website and LAUNCHPad office as needed.
  • Serve as Peabody delegate on JHU and community committees and boards.
  • Serve as Peabody representative to national community arts organizations.


Current Portfolio of LAUNCH Community Based Programs:

  • Walters
  • Peabody at the Pratt
  • Young Artist Development Series
  • InterPlay
  • Penn Station Rush Hour Series
  • Sensory Friendly Series
  • Creative Aging Residency
  • Lullaby Project
  • Sinfonia
  • Creative Access Fellows



  • Proven ability to partner with faculty, staff, and community organizations to build program.
  • Track record of consistently excellent customer service to both internal and external constituents.
  • Proven ability to deliver best practices in community engagement work.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in the resolution of problems and to exercise independent initiative in project development and research.
  • Knowledge of Baltimore’s cultural and community organizations.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement necessary processes, procedures, systems, courses, performances, projects.
  • Proven ability to create and manage new programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in a culture of change and proven ability to provide non-standard, non-routine work.



  • Bachelors degree plus at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in building and running program in community arts.
  • Performing arts background.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Mentoring experience.
  • Production management experience with arts organizations.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters, DMA or PhD in music or a relevant subject area.
  • Experience working in a performing arts school or similarly specialized setting in higher education.


Classified Title: Community Outreach Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 07-MD:Peabody Institute 
Department name: 10000978-Peabody Institute 
Personnel area: Peabody


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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