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Program Coordinator

Website Play On Philly

Overview and Position Summary

Play On Philly (POP) is a non-profit organization that provides daily, after-school music instruction to over 300 K-12 students. We work in communities that historically have had little or no access to formal music education. We are seeking a Program Coordinator for our Music Center at St. Rose of Lima School (SRL) in Philadelphia. This individual will help us deliver the best experience possible to our students and families.

Job Description

The Program Coordinator for St. Rose of Lima School (SRL) is responsible for ensuring smooth daily operations of the SRL Music Center, contributing to summer program administration, and contributing to POP program success overall. Reporting to the Program Manager, this full-time position supervises a team of Teaching Artists and runs out of school time programming at SRL. You will be responsible for all day-to-day, non-classroom tasks that keep our center running smoothly. The Program Coordinator is responsible for student recruitment and enrollment, family communications, management of student data collection and storage, snack distribution, and building and maintaining excellent communication with our Music Center partner. As the center’s administrator, you are the bridge between POP and the Music Center. You will work closely with the Program Manager, other Program Coordinators, and the rest of the Program Team to plan and execute small and large-scale events, collaborative rehearsals with students from other POP Music Centers, and performances.


A Successful Candidate

  • Has a growth mindset and welcomes feedback
  • Is passionate about music, education, and/or social justice
  • Is an organized problem-solver and is calm under pressure
  • Is motivated by challenges
  • Excels at building relationships
  • Is an excellent team player


Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with young people
  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience managing a team
  • Experience working with culturally, racially, and economically diverse populations





Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

POP is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is actively trying to attract a wide pool of candidates. Discrimination against race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information is both illegal and against our organization’s values. As part of our Commitment to Cultural Equity and Anti-Racism, POP is working to understand who is applying to our open positions. Your responses will help us to evaluate and improve our current practices. If you feel comfortable volunteering your demographic details strictly for informational purposes, you will be invited to respond to the optional section in the job application.


Our Community

POP is rooted in the community of Philadelphia. We welcome all applicants and invite our local community members to apply. We want to hear from you!


In lieu of a cover letter, please be prepared to answer the following questions: [250 word maximum per response]

  • Why are you interested in POP?
  • What do you like about working with elementary and middle-school aged children?
  • Describe an experience where you’ve built an effective working relationship with a partner.

Tagged as: arts administration, education, management, music

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