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String Sprouts Program Manager

  • Full Time
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • We are an E-Verify employer, applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. We do not currently sponsor H1-B Visa candidates.

Website Omaha Conservatory of Music

Building musical community through education and performance

The String Sprouts program is one of the largest programs of the Omaha Conservatory. This innovative music program provides teacher training, materials, and curriculum for caregivers and music educators to begin teaching children the basics of playing a string instrument. Locally the program has 10+ locations in the Omaha metro area. The String Sprouts Manager will coordinate all aspects of the Omaha Conservatory’s String Sprouts program and manage virtual and in-person teacher trainings nationally, as well as student enrollments. Compensation based on experience and skills. A comprehensive benefit package is provided, and details can be provided during the interview.

To learn more about the String Sprouts program, please visit

Manage all aspects of the String Sprouts program, including communications with families, teachers, program partners, and national teaching partners. Other areas of focus include efficient processes for placement of students, maintaining student and instrument information, artist-faculty teaching assignments, national expansion, and all events associated with the String Sprouts program:Manage all aspects of the String Sprouts program, including achieving high enrollment, high retention, and prioritizing the experience for students and teachers.
Manage all aspects of events associated with the String Sprouts program, such as Sprouts & the Symphony, including faculty teaching/performing assignments related to these events
Facilitate the gathering of data for outside program evaluators
Assist interested parties both individual and community-based to initiate their own String Sprouts programs, either through virtual teacher training, student memberships, and cultivate strong relationships with potential partners.
Submit artist-faculty pay, stipends and honorariums related to Sprouts programming
Create educational content for large community concerts and events with input from the Programming Director.
Oversee the schedule as well as schedule any extra paid help and/or volunteers needed for String Sprouts events
Manage any commissioned composers and guest artists, related to String Sprouts program.
Communicate with community partners and coordinate program execution in all locations
Communicate with all teachers, assistants, substitutes, and staff as needed or directed by Programming Director
Complete instrument processing and keep an accurate record for loanable instruments, repairs, and purchases in OCoM inventory
Oversee maintenance and repair on instruments as outlined by Programming Director
Coordinate substitute teachers and assistants for String Sprouts
Assist with hiring and training of assistants and subs at the direction of the Programming Director
Manage the content of the Sprouts websites and oversight of The Grove database to ensure accurate information for the program, including training faculty and staff with the data and Grove Systems
Manage Sprout program materials and equipment to provide for teacher use
Facilitate Sprouting Up ceremony equipment
Manage Sprouts translations and interpreting
Communicate any scholarship opportunities and/or timelines for String Sprouts to attend applicable OCoM programming.
Submit a monthly report that includes key data for the Sprouts program (including enrolled students, attrition, outstanding instruments, repairs, etc.)
Provide event/programming reports for String Sprouts to use in grants, fundraising efforts, and OCoM promotional materials – enrollments, number in attendance, etc.
Meet regularly with Programming Director to report on program expansion efforts, budgets, project updates, personnel matters, and goals for educational outcomes
Meet regularly with the Administration and Programming Manager teams to coordinate excellent quality in the execution of all OCoM programs.
Meet regularly with direct report, String Sprouts Coordinator to oversee their task load, provide regular feedback and annual review.
Assist with creating annual calendar, reserve rooms, and write class descriptions for use on website and in marketing materials
Any other duties as outlined by Programming Director
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit or Business Administration or Music Education, or a related field, or equivalent experience. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in administrative positions within the music or education sector.

The position is a full-time permanent position. OCoM’s office hours are generally from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexible scheduling is allowed. The employee should expect to lead or participate in occasional programs, events and meetings that occur before or after office hours, and on the weekends.

Salary: Starting at $45,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include; health, dental, vision, disability, life, retirement, and others.

Start date: The start date immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to with “String Sprout Manager” in the subject line. Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Daniel Rooney, Administration and Finance Director at

Omaha Conservatory of Music is an equal-opportunity employer. We are an E-Verify employer. Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States. We do not currently sponsor H1-B or O Visa candidates.

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