Coordinator of “Weave” Community Engagement

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)4.8


The Ordway: The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists. Performances take place in the 1,900-seat Music Theater and a 1,100-seat Concert Hall. The Ordway is committed to providing a welcome and inclusive environment for all patrons, artists, and employees.

Position Purpose: The Coordinator of “Weave” Community Engagement is responsible for assisting the in the successful administration, communication, and implementation of Native American and local community engagement to support “Weave” a new Native-centered performance choreographed by Rosy Simas Danse, developed in partnership with The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, to be presented onstage during the Ordway’s 2018-2019 Music and Movement Series.

Rosy Simas Danse Process: Immersive, interdisciplinary, and site-specific, Rosy Simas Danse’s process for creating and presenting “Weave” breaks down barriers between people of different embodied experiences. Rosy Simas Danse challenges notions that performance by Indigenous artists and artists of color must merely educate people. Rather, Rosy Simas Danse fully engages the senses and spirit in restorative ways that include the Native presence surrounding the performance and Native and Indigenous artists who will engage story to draw community into performance in a relational way.

Position Details:
Posting Date: 5/25/2018
Closing Date: Open until filled, this position will remain open until the Ordway has seen a diverse pool of candidates
Employee Type: Part-time, nonexempt, temporary – this position will end on January 19, 2019
Pay rate: $16 per hour
Department: Education
Reports to: Manager of Community Programs and Access Initiatives
Key Performance Areas

Provide administrative support to Education & Community Engagement department that result in the timely and accurate completion of work results, meeting deadlines and efficient communication and planning of Community Engagement events and programs leading up to Rosy Simas Danse’s performance of “Weave” in January 2019.
Assist in planning “Weave” Community Engagement to result in events that achieve wide participation around solid objectives and within the defined budget.
Assist in planning and facilitation the Rosy Simas Danse (RSD) Community Advisory process for “Weave” to result in a successful performance that achieves a wide attendance and builds awareness of contemporary Native American dance for both the Native community and the larger population.
Prepare and disseminate event communication materials for “Weave” Community Engagement including content and visual assets for print, email, website, and social media to result in innovative collateral materials that will promote participant engagement in events within budgetary guidelines.
Provide on-site event support to the designated leader for “Weave” Community Engagement to aid in the success of each event.
Manage project wrap-up and participant tracking for the Education and Community Engagement department to result in their continual enhancement and achievement of departmental goals.
Interact with RSD artists to enrich their time at the Ordway and work with the community.
The Ordway is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the organization and promote a culture of respect.
Other Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required. B.A. or B.S. in Arts Administration or related field preferred.
One to three years’ experience in nonprofit administration, arts administration, or related field.
Deep ties to the Native American community.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting contemporary Native voices.
Prior experience working in the dance, performing arts, non-profit organization, or in community engagement highly desirable.
Reliable transportation required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Intermediate Excel).
High degree of sensitivity for confidentiality.
Ability to identify, evaluate, investigate and offer alternative solutions to problems.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and varying workload.
To Apply: To apply, visit Ordway.org/employment. The Ordway is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply for positions.