Position: Community Organizer
Department(s): Marketing, Education
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer, Community Education Director
Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary Employee
Hours: Monday-Friday, some nights and weekends, avg. 20 hours/week
Hourly Wage: $12/hour
SUMMARY: Minnesota Opera is seeking one experienced Community Organizer to fulfill the goals specified below for the 2018 production of Fellow Travelers, using the Consensus Organizing model.
• Through Consensus Organizing, organize, at minimum, an average of 100 new, paying (at an approved discount price if applicable) audiences per performance.
• Diversify Minnesota Opera’s audiences racially, generationally and socio-economically
• Work with Fellow Travelers steering committee to organize and implement three to five events for Fellow Travelers.
• Organize/curate programming around the free community performance.
• As appropriate, support the Education Programs by driving potential school and youth groups to the Teaching Artist.
• Document and track work.
• Write a final report
• Research and reach out to, at minimum, 90 contacts (organizations, businesses, community leaders, and influencers)
• Schedule and attend community meetings, production & staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc. to achieve Consensus Organizing goals.
• Provide relevant information, feedback, quotes, photos, and/or videos back to Minnesota Opera that can be used for e-blasts, social media, website throughout CO process.
• Distribute Minnesota Opera collateral material as appropriate
• Cooperate with Minnesota Opera staff, across departments; adhere to company protocols and policies
• Be present at each performance you organize
• Provide periodic updates to the Opera 360 Project Administrator, Chief Marketing Officer, and Community Education Director
Qualifications or requirements
• At minimum, three years’ experience as a cultural worker / activist / community organizer in Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
• Experience working in professional theater
• Experience working with diverse communities, authentically and with track record of success
• Proven track record of achieving deliverables on par with the goals and expectations of these positions
• Deadline-, results-, and detail-oriented
• Ability to articulate your own core values and personal mission
• Excellent verbal and presentation skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent listening skills
• Excellent research and learning skills
• Both big picture and fine detail thinking (360-degree thinking), ability to connect the dots across agendas
• Relentless ability to follow up and close a deal
• Self-starter; tremendous drive
• Honesty and integrity
• Team player
• Ability to communicate respect
How to apply
Please prepare the following:
1) Cover letter including a Community Organizer’s Statement – Tell us about yourself (your core values as an Organizer and/or personal mission), and describe a project you organized. Please use 12-point font and one-inch margins on your one-page Community Organizer’s statement.
2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae – Please be sure to quantify your achievements on past projects.
Combine the above application materials into one PDF and email them as one attachment to Liz Lassiter, Opera 360 Project Administrator, at [email protected]. Write “Community Organizer Search” in the subject line.
Deadline: September 29th at 5:00 pm.
Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer