Community Engagement & Education Manager 

Job Title: Community Engagement & Education Manager
Department: Community Engagement & Education
Reports to: Artistic & General Director
Classification: Half-time, Exempt
Employment Status: W2 Employee


  • Coordinate and oversee all of OSB’s Community Engagement & Education initiatives in accordance with the organization’s overall vision 
  • Develop and implement community engagement strategies and metrics with an objective of growth 
  • Manage Community Engagement budget 
  • Supervise any relevant staff and/or volunteers 
  • Ensure that community engagement activities are aligned with the organization’s overall goals and priorities 
  • Oversee Santa Barbara Youth Opera recruitment and activities



  • Oversee company community engagement initiatives including but not limited to production specific partnerships, Operation Eurydice, & Operacurious
  • Develop and maintain a network of relationships that will result in substantial access to community centers, enrichment programs, and schools, with emphasis on underserved or low-income communities 
  • Work with teachers and principals to organize student attendance at Final Dress rehearsals, Student Matinees, and other student-focused programs
  • Schedule and oversee OSB’s in-school Opera Lab Program, summer camps,  and equivalent programs
  • Coordinate the activities of the SB Youth Opera 
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with teachers and school principals 
  • Develop and propose new education and community engagement programs 
  • Research and pursue funding for relevant programming
  • Serve as spokesperson for OSB as assigned 



  • Self-managing 
  • Overachiever 
  • Fast communicator 
  • Flexible 
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments 
  • Creative thinker 
  • Growth mindset 
  • Technology Savvy 
  • Empathy 
  • Integrity and Courage 
  • Sense of humor 




  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Substantial command of Microsoft Office Suite and standard online productivity platforms
  • Strong oral and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary


  • Background in drama or music
  • Experience working in public school systems 
  • Experience working in multicultural environments
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish



Interested applications can submit their cover letter and resume to Zach Mendez at [email protected] with the subject line “Community Engagement & Education Manager Application.”