Miami City Ballet Director of Community Engagement

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Miami City Ballet Director of Community Engagement


Roles and Responsibilities

Program Development, Oversight, and Evaluation
  • Restore and expand past programs, establish new specialty programs, and ensure that all programs are of the highest quality and represent issues relevant to children, their families, and members of the community.
  • Implement and expand a hybrid model where participants can easily engage in programs in-person and virtually in order to achieve the greatest reach, access, and impact.
  • Create programs around the themes or motifs of MCB’s season so that there is a connection between what audiences see on the stage and what programs are available for active participation.
  • Oversee and grow the existing community engagement programs that aim to develop a culture of inclusion in the arts, including the Ballet Bus program and other ancillary programs at schools, the MCB studios, and other venues.
  • Ensure that any written or spoken communication about programs limits barriers to access for the community and invites the community to be a partner.
  • Develop program evaluation criteria using data, benchmarks, and metrics that assess the short- and long-term success of programs and recommend methods to improve the creation of broader opportunities for access.
  • Create and implement surveys for qualitative and quantitative feedback from community partners to evaluate the effectiveness of Community Engagement programs in meeting organizational values and programmatic goals.
Advocacy and Community Partnerships
  • Advocate passionately for the importance and relevance of community arts and education programs internally with staff, volunteers, and board members and externally with stakeholders throughout South Florida, including audience members, community leaders, government agencies, and funders.
  • Establish and maintain meaningful partnerships with local arts and educational organizations and other nonprofit agencies so that MCB becomes a resource in helping create a more inclusive society.
  • Expand community efforts to include people from all backgrounds throughout the Southern Florida region, such as those who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, immigrants, or residents from lower socio-economic areas.
  • Participate in local and national conversations around arts education, positioning MCB at the forefront of discussions on critical issues of relevancy and accessibility in arts education.
  • Represent MCB as an ambassador in the local community and at regional and national conferences, acting as a spokesperson on ideas and concepts around community engagement.
  • Advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access initiatives in order to address systemic inequalities within ballet and to promote MCB’s values and mission.
Organizational Collaboration and Managerial Oversight
  • Guide and support the Community Engagement Committee, in partnership with the committee’s Chair, ensuring that members are engaged in the expansion, diversification, and measurement of program impact, as well as audience reach and financial sustainability.
  • Attend and participate in Board of Trustee meetings and Community Engagement Committee meetings, identifying opportunities where board and other committee members can access their networks to grow resources and build support to broaden equitable access to ballet.
  • Promote the strategic benefits of the Community Engagement department across the entire MCB organization, prioritizing its values and goals in alignment with the company’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Partner and communicate regularly with MCB School, jointly conducting lecture demonstrations and masterclasses, sharing its goal to create the next generation of dancers, and ensuring that Ballet Bus students who enter MCB School are fully integrated and supported.
  • Offer support to the Development department, providing a clear schedule of upcoming community engagement events, assisting with community engagement grant proposals and major gift solicitations from foundations and corporations, and providing tours for donors.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing department, strengthening and developing MCB’s brand and its community education programs to help them stand out from the field.
  • Facilitate and participate in events related to community engagement and educational programs, including fundraising, galas, and cultivation functions.
  • Guide, support, and mentor a team of program managers, delegating where appropriate and hiring additional team members within board-approved budgets, to ensure that program deliverables are achieved.
  • Encourage program managers to attend trainings for professional development, including conferences, webinars, and cultural affairs consortia.
Compensation and Benefits

MCB provides a competitive and equitable compensation package, with an annual salary range between $120,000 and $140,000. Benefits include 100 percent employer paid medical, dental, and life insurances; 15 days paid vacation, six personal days, and 30 sick days per calendar year; and a voluntary 403(b) retirement plan.