The piano lab coordinator will administratively support and oversee the Gilmore Piano Labs and After School Piano programs at Spring Valley Elementary, Woods Lake Elementary, Community Piano Lab at YMCA at Maple Street, KRESA’s Young Adult Program, and the Juvenile Home.
About The Gilmore
Created in 1989 to honor the legacy of Irving S. Gilmore, the organization is known for its biennial Gilmore Piano Festival, a three-week celebration of piano music; the Gilmore Awards, a regular series of awards presented to deserving pianists based on a non-competitive process; and commissioning of composers to create new works for the piano. Since 1989, 14 biennial Festivals have been enjoyed by thousands of visitors to west Michigan. Eight Gilmore Artists and 36 Gilmore Young Artists have been recognized, and 35 new works have been created for the piano.
Two distinctive concert series—Piano Masters and Rising Stars—ensure that world-class piano music is presented continually. In addition, a major program dedicated to community engagement and music education touches the lives of thousands of area children and adults by offering neighborhood concerts, piano lessons in elementary schools, music therapy, group lessons for adults, toddler-friendly concert experiences, summer piano camp, master classes, and much more.
The Piano Lab Coordinator should be highly organized in a digital setting, detail oriented, and an effective communicator with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Core responsibilities include supporting the Piano Lab instructors through student registration, scheduling, coordination with Piano Lab sites, and maintaining supplies and resources on site. The Piano Lab Coordinator will also be responsible for communicating all piano lab activities to schools, parents, and staff on a regular basis.
The Piano Lab Coordinator will report to the Director of Education and the Education and Community Engagement Manager. Work will be from The Gilmore Office with regular travel between sites.
Qualifications and Skills
Specific Software & Skills
- Google Workspace with an emphasis on Google Sheets & data management
- Familiarity with audio equipment and digital pianos
- Familiarity with music education and piano pedagogy
- Written and spoken Spanish
This position is a regular, hourly position that will report hours on a bi-weekly timesheet. Pay ranges from $16-20/hr, based on experience & skill. Hours range from 20-25 a week, possibly more during the 2022 Gilmore Piano Festival.