Youth Programs Coordinator

Boston Lyric Opera





Sep 26, 2022

Reporting to the Director of Community and Learning, the Youth Programs Coordinator supports BLO’s initiatives and engagement with youth and adult community members through on-the-ground administration, coordination, and relationship-building. They coordinate the tracking, administration and evaluation of the Create Your Own Opera Partnership including the Artist Classroom Visits, Creative Youth Development initiatives with the Boston Public Library and other community partners. They also coordinate the Opera Creation Boot Camp each summer. They support the Public Engagement team, with other community engagement initiatives, and also with other company initiatives and programs.


Coordinate the administrative requirements of the Create Your Own Opera Partnership residency program, including media releases and paperwork, maintain calendars and teaching artist assignments, process teaching artist timesheets, and assist with teaching artist scheduling.
Coordinate the scheduling and logistics of the Artist Classroom Visit tour to schools and libraries in collaboration with the BLO Resident Teaching Artists and Public Programs Coordinator.
Coordinate the logistics of the summer Opera Creation Boot Camp and concurrent Opera Camp including registration and recruitment, participant correspondence, working with our community partner, VOICES Boston, venue logistics, supplies prep, and staffing on site during the program.
Support the Resident Teaching Artist leading the BPS Opera Creation professional development course during the school year, liaising with the BPS Arts Office.
Implement and maintain rigorous data collection and evaluation for the youth programs, providing internal departments with qualitative and quantitative data as needed for reporting purposes.
Provide on-site staffing support for Education, Community Engagement, and other events and projects as assigned.
Assist with special projects as assigned.


You are:

A highly organized, detailed person.
You are creative and solution-oriented, good at prioritizing and multi-tasking.
You are a team player who fosters collaboration but also comfortable forging new ground independently.
Passionate about the performing arts and youth education.

We are:

A dynamic, small team with big ambitions; we move quickly to adapt to the needs of our artists, patrons, and the world around us.
Believers that opera can be everything and everywhere – an art form that belongs to all.
A team unified around all areas of public engagement, taking an integrated approach to the audience experience, from community and public programming, to how we communicate and welcome diverse audiences into the theater.


2-3 years of relevant experience in youth programming and/or administration
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Some experience managing people such as interns or volunteers
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Collaborative and positive
Able to prioritize and multi-task
Strong professional relationship-building skills

Job Conditions

The position is part-time, hourly. Regular business hours are Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work staffing programming. BLO staff continue to work from home on a regular basis with some in person work 2-3 days per week. In-person work is required for BLO performances and events in Boston and across the greater Boston area (both during the week and/or on weekends). Ideal candidates for this role will live in the greater Boston Area. Relocation stipends are not available for this position.