Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Education Coordinator



The VSO is looking for its next Education Coordinator to join the team! This part-time, ten-month position designs, supervises, and implements VSO’s educational programming including:

Musicians-in-Schools ensemble bookings

  • Ascertain musician and actor availability and schedule groups to visit schools in block bookings
  • Update school data as needed; contract and invoice schools, request pay for musicians
  • Assist with marketing copy for VSO communications outlets and school materials
  • Keep accurate records of performances and funding allocations, prepare year-end reports

Young composers programs

  • Schedule and oversee musician residencies with two or three Vermont schools each academic year, in partnership with Music-COMP

Ad hoc youth-centered concerts and special events

  • Plan and organize masterclasses and competitions with the Executive Director, Music Director and/or Artist Advisor
  • Work with external youth orchestras and ensembles on side-by-side concerts and other educational opportunities
  • Work with VSO’s Development department to coordinate annual Student Insiders program in Rutland with a VSO orchestral concert
  • Organize and implement the statewide Summer Festival Tour Musical Petting Zoo (July)

During the school year, should the VSO begin offering Musical Petting Zoo or Ear Buds programs again (toddler – elementary school age introduction to musical instruments, provided by external instructor) the VSO Education coordinator would oversee the booking and record-keeping of these programs. We also welcome new ideas to keep the VSO embedded in and integral to young Vermonters musical education experience.

The Education Coordinator provides information and reports for education-related grants, works with the VSO Business and Orchestra Managers on payments and invoicing, and oversees the education budget. The position also includes attending weekly staff meetings, and helps coordinate the quarterly meetings and activities of the Board Education Committee (preparing and distributing minutes, helping source and/or onboard members, and making decisions on committee tasks in consultation with the Committee Chair).

The position requires schedule flexibility (i.e. some nights/weekend), a keen eye for detail and maintaining records, excellent written and verbal communication, and a love for education and music. There are occasional physical demands (i.e. moving musical instruments, equipment, chairs, etc.) and in Vermont travel outside of Burlington. This position is hybrid in-person/Zoom.

Applicants must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in education and/or music, experience working in and educational setting with youth, provide his/her own transportation as required, and be legal to work in the U.S. The position reports to the VSO Executive Director and is based in Burlington, VT.

Salary: $10,000 gross for a ten-month, part-time contract (paid on a pro-rata, biweekly basis). There are no benefits associated with this position.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to by Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Please feel free to communicate any accessibility requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.