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Community Engagement Manager

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Full Time
Posted February 13, 2020

Community Engagement Manager

Full Time Management

Denver, CO, Denver, CO, US

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive experiences. Last season the DCPA engaged with more than 943,000 visitors, generating a nearly $200 million economic impact in ticket sales alone. Additionally, DCPA Education serves nearly 150,000 students of all ages and skill levels through classes, in-school programs, matinees and audience engagement opportunities.

The Department of Education and Community Engagement is seeking qualified candidates for the Community Engagement Manager.

A resume and cover letter are required with the application.

The deadline for applications is March 6th, 2020.

Job purpose
To support the building and sustainment of authentic long-standing, mutually beneficial, multi-faceted community connections, relationships and partnerships with the Director of Community Engagement and the Community Engagement team in planning, creating and implementing initiatives in alignment with the overall DCPA organizational strategy to further community connection and impact.
This position will work with internal and external partners and will serve as project manager of all aspects of Community Engagement programs from initial planning through completion.

Duties and responsibilities
• Support the design, implementation and evaluation of community and audience engagement experiences and initiatives to help position the DCPA within the community and with community partners, leading to richer connections and a more community-centered organization
• Cultivate and maintain relationships and support mutually-beneficial collaborations with community organizations and leaders
• Work to build richer community connections through relationship and asset-based change making
• Coordinate DCPA involvement and participation in collective efforts to support community partners, including participation in festivals and public events
• Initiate and coordinate audience engagement efforts including talkback and lobby experiences, and support aligned initiatives of the Community Engagement and Audience Development workgroup
• Track and synthesize community conversations and record follow-up needs through the shared database system, Audience View
• Participate in neighborhood and community-based collaboratives on behalf of the DCPA and as a liaison within the community
• Collaborate with cross-functional internal working groups including Marketing, Theatre Company, Broadway and Education and Community Engagement divisions
• Provide administrative support for the Director of Community Engagement, as needed
• Facilitate and/or coordinate workshops, talkbacks, roundtables, and other community-based conversations
• Some evening and weekend hours required
• Other duties as assigned

• Previous community engagement, community building, community development or community outreach experience required
• Community member with cultural acumen and a knowledge and understanding of the community context within the Denver Metro area
• Strong time/project management and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate complex ideas simply and succinctly
• Thoughtful, collaborative, honest communicator
• Authentic listener
• Experience in database management and/or program evaluation a plus
• Bilingual in Spanish a plus
• Community Engagement experience within a cultural space a plus
• Higher Degree or equal professional experience in at least one of the following:
o Communication
o Sociology
o Education
o Performing Arts

Working conditions
This position operates in a professional office environment during regular business hours, with occasional travel around the Denver Metro area. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and software.

Physical requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally lift and move heavy boxes.

Direct reports

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued. We applaud everyone.

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