Job Posting 102282

YONA-Sistema Site Coordinator
Francis Winspear Centre for Music
Edmonton area
Edmonton
closes in 5 days (Mon, 22 Jul)
part time - temporary / contract  •  The salary range is $24,000 to $29,000 based on a 10 month contract.

About the role: 

Location: Edmonton, Alberta 

Term: Part time from September 2024 – June 2025 

Salary: $24,000-$29,000 

Hours:The Site Coordinator works at a YONA-Sistema community site during after-school hours from approximately 2-6:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and Thursdays from 11-3:30pm. Weekly staff meetings will be scheduled outside of program hours, and additional time is required throughout the year for concerts, events, and professional development.   

Who we are:  

As one of Canada's premier music venues, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music provides musical experiences rooted in creativity, imagination, and excellence. We emphasize the importance of live experiences, hosting music groups and individuals of all abilities, anchored by our resident artists, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.  

Located on Indigenous peoples’ traditional lands, we believe music is an expressive language that unites people. We are dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming, and accessible space for our community to create, exhibit, and learn about music.  

Since 1997, the Winspear Centre has been a cornerstone of Edmonton’s Arts District, welcoming 250,000 visitors annually for musical performances, rehearsals, literary events, meetings, receptions, graduations, and educational programs. Currently, we are expanding the Winspear Centre with a new second performance hall, classrooms, and mixed-use immersive spaces.   

Learn more at winspearcentre.com. 

The Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA) Sistema program strives to have a lasting positive community impact by providing free music-centered programming for youth in Northern Alberta’s priority neighborhoods. Our team is passionate about introducing the richness of music to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity, and we believe that ensemble music making is a transformative experience. 

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more: http://www.yona-sistema.com/. 

Who you are: 

You have a background and interest in education and/or human services and experience working with children and youth. You are relationship-focused with strong organization and communication skills. You love all aspects of music, you enjoy working on a team and bringing out the best in those around you. You are creative and flexible, you rise to challenges and you are not afraid to try new things. You are aligned with these values and want us to succeed together. 

What we can offer you: 

  • Paid flex days off to pursue performance or professional opportunities 
  • Paid professional development 
  • Team-based work environment offering training and support from experienced colleagues. 
  • Connection to the broader Winspear Centre organization, with opportunities to attend concerts and support non-YONA events and programs.  
  • Mission-driven work with noticeable impact on the students and communities served.  
  • Opportunity to share your love of music with others every day! 

Job Summary: 

The YONA-Sistema Site Coordinator is responsible for all operations at a YONA-Sistema site. This includes supporting Teaching Artists to ensure optimal teaching environments, managing student records, coordinating off-site events, liaising with YONA leadership, school administration, other Site Managers, and acting as the primary point of contact for YONA families. 

This is a part-time salaried contract position working from September to June. Contracts are considered for renewal on an annual basis. 

The Site Coordinator works at a YONA-Sistema community site during after-school hours from approx. 2-6:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and Thursdays from 11-3:30 pm. Weekly staff meetings will be scheduled outside of program hours, and additional time is required throughout the year for concerts, events, and professional development. 

What you will do: 

  • Act as the primary point of contact for YONA families, Teaching Artists, school administration, and YONA leadership for all matters related to your site. Maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the program  
  • Oversee daily program operations on site. Ensure student and staff safety and crisis management plan  
  • Manage student records and program supplies  
  • Coordinate all off-site events, including combined rehearsals, concerts, and community events  
  • Attend regular meetings with all Site Managers  
  • Lead weekly staff meetings at your site  
  • Supervise students during breaks including snack and outdoor time  
  • Manage program volunteers  
  • Support Teaching Artists in enforcing YONA policies  
  • Advocate for a program culture that runs according to YONA values, following trauma informed practice and with an eye to equity and inclusion  
  • Other duties as assigned  

Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience working with children in group settings and/or training in classroom or behavioural management  
  • Post-secondary education in education, human services, or a related field preferred  
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to engage with diverse families  
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment  
  • Organized and detail-oriented  
  • Experience working with multicultural communities an asset  
  • Ability to speak languages other than English an asset  
  • A level of physical fitness allowing for lifting and carrying equipment such as music stands, chairs, tables, and instruments  

Competencies: 

  • Previous experience working with children in group settings and/or training in classroom or behavioural management  
  • Post-secondary education in education, human services, or a related field preferred  
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to engage with diverse families  
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment  
  • Organized and detail-oriented  
  • Experience working with multicultural communities an asset  
  • Ability to speak languages other than English an asset  
  • A level of physical fitness allowing for lifting and carrying equipment such as music stands, chairs, tables, and instruments 

The Winspear Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants who are either Canadian or permanent residents of Canada will be considered prior to international applicants. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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