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Position Title: Program Manager (part time during restart phase)


Company Overview

 Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPCMusic) is a vibrant community of creative, socially engaged people who are committed to creating a better world through music. OPCMusic provides an environment in which Oakland’s diverse populations can learn, create, hear the music of Oakland’s musical heritage while creating jobs for local music educators, administrators and performers. We provide access to the study of music through a curriculum that is reflective of Oakland’s diverse musical traditions, thereby increasing music literacy. OPCMusic is a place where people come together to discover themselves through music.

Vision.  Oakland's diverse communities will make and hear music everywhere. Everyone experiences healing, harmony, non-violence and safe streets through learning and playing music together. Our music and educational process resonates with the aspirations of our communities and our native artists by reclaiming spirit and culture, illuminating ancestral authenticity.


Statement of Purpose. OPCMusic opens the world of music to all through access to quality instruction in a nurturing environment. We provide economical study in a variety of musical arts.  We value rigor, innovation and scholarship in our quest to preserve the musical traditions of Oakland.


Position Overview

Caveat: This is a project-based position, with responsibilities expanding as programming expands.  Emphasis is on managing a recently received city government grant-Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, designing systems and working with the Executive Director to re-establish administrative infrastructure which was disrupted after displacement due to gentrification.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Program Manager is responsible for the operational success of OPC’s programs during OPC’s restart phase. The Program Manager shall: oversee grant management and reporting, program operations; ensure that programs run smoothly by creating an exceptional experience for students, teachers, partners and the broader community; oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of programs including planning, organizing, and staffing procedures for program activities, ensuring seamless team management, program delivery, quality control and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Program Manager will manage a growing staff and will be one of the key external faces of OPC in the community. In coordination with the Program Coordinator, the Program Manager ensures that marketing through social media, newsletter and website is completed in a timely fashion.  This is a part-time position not to exceed 12 hours per week during OPC’s restart phase with opportunity for advancement as programming broadens.


 Primary Duties and Responsibilities during restart phase (6-12 months)

  • 50% - Grants management, which includes data collection writing and submitting reports in accordance with stated requirements of submission, collaborate with Program Coordinator to ensure that reporting procedures are accurate and reports are submitted according to established schedule, process, style, etc.
  • 20% - Communicate with program space partners to ensure sufficient space for teaching and storage of instruments and other program supplies, resources, scheduling and other site-specific needs as they arise
  • 10% - General marketing and communication of program activities
  • 20% - Attend required meetings with: OPC staff, funders, program partners 

Desired Skills/Qualifications:   This is an extraordinary opportunity for someone who is passionate about social justice in music education. The ideal candidate is passionate about ensuring that under-resourced populations of Oakland have access to high quality music education opportunities. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the ED, staff, and community partners.

Specific Qualifications/Experience include, but not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum three years in program management
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Grant management and reporting
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool
  • Strong project management skills working with multifaceted projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, punctuality, credibility, outgoing, positive, engaging, enthusiastic, a commitment to social justice and passion for OPC’s vision and purpose.
  • Ability to lead a team and delegate tasks
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and problem-solve
  • Strong listening skills, especially when interacting with community partners, parents, students
  • Comfortable with receiving feedback
  • Multicultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence in working and communicating effectively with people across lines of difference
  • Ability to instill a sense of accountability among staff by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards


  • 10-12 hours weekly during restart phase (approx. 6-12 months)
  • Other times by approval only
  • Available for mandatory trainings, meetings, specified program and organization activities, i.e., concerts, recitals, recruitment,

 Compensation:  hourly, non-exempt; 10-12 hours per week during restart.

Email cover letter and resume to:  by July 5, 2016.

  Metro Area Oakland CA
  Job Location City Oakland
  Job Location State California
  Compensation Hourly From: $20.00 To: $22.00
  Job Category Administration
  Prefered Experience 3 year(s)
  Job Type Part time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Language 2 Spanish ( Speak )  
  Job Posting Date Jun. 19, 2016

Organization Details

  Organization Name Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
  Organizational Focus Education and Academia
  Contact Person Angela Wellman
  Contact Phone (510) 836-4649
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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