Director of Community Partnerships

317 Main Community Music Center - Yarmouth, Maine

Job Category: Programs

Type: Paid

Term: Full Time

Post Date: June 27, 2019

About Our Organization

317 Main Community Music Center (317 Main) provides music education and enrichment activities through tuition-based programs at its studios in Yarmouth, free music education in the greater-Portland area through grant-funded partnership programs, and a variety of events, camps, and festivals throughout the year.

Job Summary

317 Main is looking for a music education professional to direct and lead our community partnership programs, summer camps, and other special programs including the annual HenryFest.

The Director of Community Partnerships and Special Programs will be a key member of 317 Main’s music education administrative team and will work closely with the Director of Music Education, teaching artists, partner organizations, and the community. The specific areas of responsibility include the following:


Community Partnerships
Work with area schools, libraries, and other community service organizations to develop and implement mission-based programs that are accessible and relevant and are targeted to populations experiencing financial, geographic, and other barriers to participating in music education. These grantand partner-funded programs are free to the students. Most students are elementary through high school age, but we also offer programming for adults and families. The key responsibilities include:

• Work with the Director of Music Education to develop and implement program curricula that is applicable and relevant to the population(s) being served;
• Maintain relationships with current/former partners with a focus on mission-based sustainability and compatibility;
• Identify new community partners based on intersection of mission and opportunity;
• Recruit/hire/train teaching artists to lead the programs;
• Train/manage program volunteers;
• Develop individual partner program plans that include scope, schedule, budget, and evaluation criteria;
• Manage instrument and equipment inventory;
• Work closely with the 317 Main Director of Music Education, Director of Development, and Director of Marketing/Communications to support grant-writing/reporting and general communications regarding the partnership program(s);
• Participate on the 317 Main Programming Committee; and
• Develop annual Community Partnership Program budget and track/report on progress of the budget through the year.

Summer Camps
317 Main currently offers summer day-camp opportunities for children ages 6-10 (Discovery Camp) and ages 10-15 (Jam Camp). The camps are each one-week long and are designed to meet every child where they are, combining summer fun with quality music education. The Discovery Camps provide an introduction to a variety of instruments (e.g., ukulele, violin, piano, pennywhistle) and Jam Camp emphasizes ensemble play. Each session culminates in a celebratory and informal performance for family and friends. Responsibilities associated with running summer camps include:
• Work with Director of Music Education to design annual camp structure and curricula;
• Hire/train teaching artists and student junior counselors to teach/support camp;
• Develop annual camp budget for approval with the Business Manager;
• Coordinate with the Director of Marketing/Communications on the development and dissemination of marketing strategy and promotional materials; and
• Management, oversight, and administration of all camp activities and responsibilities during each camp session.

HenryFest is 317 Main’s annual Community Music & Dance Festival where we invite the community to come and spend the day with us at this family-friendly outdoor festival at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth. The Festival includes a main stage for music performance, music and dance workshops designed for all ages and abilities, children’s activities, an instrument discovery tent, lawn games, local food trucks, craft beer, and homemade pie. The responsibilities for HenryFest include:
• Developing an annual budget for HenryFest;
• Working with the Director of Music Education to plan for and book performers for the Main Stage and workshop tents;
• Procuring key elements of the festival infrastructure (tents, food/drink vendors, sound, etc.);
• Recruiting/training a Volunteer Coordinator, and support the recruitment of volunteers;
• Management of pre-, day-of, and post-festival activities including set-up, break-down, and coordination with the owner of Skyline Farm.

• Bachelor’s degree in music education (preferred), music performance or comparable;
• Administrative experience including budget development, program management, management of people, and other leadership skills;
• Ability/desire to be part of a team in a fast-paced environment;
• Computer skills include knowledge/experience with word processing, database, and other communication tools.

How to Apply

The Director of Community Partnerships and Special Programs is a year-round, 32hr/week salaried position eligible for benefits. This position may be combined with an active schedule as a 317 Main Teaching Artist (compensated at 317 Main Teaching Artist rates)

To Apply
To apply, please email your current resume with a cover letter to It will be helpful if your cover letter indicates how your professional interests and qualifications are a good match with the position and the 317 Main Community Music Center’s mission to encourage creative expression, personal growth, and community connection through music. To apply by mail, please send to: 317 Main Community Music Center, 317 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096