Program Coordinator

Position title:               Program Coordinator

Department:                 Education and Community Engagement

Reports to:                   Education and Community Engagement Manager

Working hours:            20 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.



The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Education and Community Engagement (EdCE) Manager and other staff as required to schedule and execute authentic and impactful education programs for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and help to cultivate meaningful community partnerships throughout the Greater Hartford area. 


  • Schedule and coordinate Education programs, including Symphony in Schools and Family Series Concerts. Book musicians, staff performances, and track participant numbers and program evaluations.
  • Manage the HSO Instrument Discovery Lab (IDL). Schedule and staff IDL events. Book IDL Teaching Artists. Maintain, organize, and transport instruments to and from event venues. 
  • Assist with HSO Discovery Concert program design and execution. Conduct background research for new Discovery programs, including alignment with state and national education standards, help develop teacher and student guides, and assist with tracking program evaluations. Prepare seating map for the Bushnell Front of House. Staff all Discovery Concerts.
  • Assist in the creation, development, and implementation of new education and community programs.
  • Assist with the Talcott Mountain Music Festival education tent. Develop and staff arts and crafts activities for the Family Fun Zone.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the EdCE databases.
  • Represent the HSO at area schools and community events.
  • Process invoices and payments for all EdCE programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in music, music education, arts administration, or related field strongly preferred.


  • Strong knowledge of orchestral repertoire, instruments, and the ability to read Western notation.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the public school environment, trends in education, and music education methods.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Fluent Spanish-speaking ability a plus.

Please submit resumes to:
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
c/o The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to:

The above statements are intended to describe some specific duties and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employers, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

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