Employment Opportunities

Education Coordinator

REPORTS TO: General & Personnel Manager (GPM)
STATUS: Part-time, Non-exempt

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for planning and executing all the Education efforts of the Lexington Philharmonic as well as serving as the primary liaison between the community and LexPhil in regards to the Education programs. Position requires a musical and education background, imagination, great communication skills, patience, organization skills, ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude, and flexibility. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about the role of live orchestral music in contemporary life and music education in the broadest sense.

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  • Serve as the primary contact for the Educational activities of the Lexington Philharmonic.

  • Build strong and regular communications and network with appropriate educators, teachers & KMEA (Kentucky Music Educators Association).

  • Make public presentations regarding LexPhil’s Education programs.

  • Create curriculum guides to connect LexPhil education programs to Kentucky Department of Education curriculum standards.

  • Identify and work with community partners to collaborate on new and existing projects.

  • Develop advocacy strategy for LexPhil education initiatives and the value of the arts in education.

  • Serve as “Manager on Duty” for education events (and others as assigned).

  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and support staff for Instrument Petting Zoos, Music Builds, Sounds Explorers, and Discovery Concert.

  • Assemble and manage a productive education task force as needed.

  • Work with GPM and Operations Associate Manager to program and implement programs for Sound Explorers concerts (previously known as Peanut Butter & Jelly concerts), Discovery Concert, Music Builds concerts and other educational opportunities.

  • Work with GPM to build annual Education Budget and monitor compliance throughout the year.

  • Assist GPM in hiring musicians for all Education activities and administering payroll.

  • Assist Development in identifying financial opportunities, writing grants, and grant compliance related to Education activities.

  • Ensure achievement of all Education goals outlined in Annual & Strategic plans and recommend updates to the plan as needed.

  • Develop evaluation process and tools to measure success of education programs for annual reporting and grant compliance.


This is a part-time employment position. Compensation and benefits are competitive with similar sized organizations and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The marginal functions of this position have not been included.

To Apply: Please email your resume and letter of interest with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line to the Sarah Thrall at manager@lexphil.org. No phone calls, please.

The Lexington Philharmonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on organizational need, merit and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or expression, age or disability. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect for employees and participants.



There are no audition postings at this time.



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*All internships are unpaid.