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450 West 37th Street
Suite 502
New York
New York
United States


The Community Liaison Fellowship is focused on assessing, identifying, and implementing the organization’s community-based initiatives, which exist both within our Hell's Kitchen home and throughout New York City.

The Community Liaison collaborates with colleagues throughout the organization and works within the auspices of the Education and Community department. This fellowship is part of OSL's goal of ensuring that the organization’s constituents reflect the diversity of its dynamic community in New York City.

During this fellowship, the qualified candidate will:

- Work within the department to deepen and grow its existing action plans surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion

- Coordinate and facilitate meetings with various constituents from the Hell's Kitchen community and create a plan of action towards engaging these partners in programming

- Participate in developing a strategic plan for community engagement surrounding OSL’s Music in Color, Young Artist Series, and Free Community Concerts and execute relevant activities, including evaluation of the strategic plan following the series’ conclusion.

- Support the administration of Community and Education programs, including Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, free school concerts, Music in Color, and the Young Artist Series.

- Collaborate with Arts Archivist Fellow on special projects and professional development.


- Bachelor’s Degree

- A demonstrated commitment to issues surrounding equity, inclusion and diversity, particularly in classical music.

- Experience in community organizing and working with constituencies such as churches, libraries, shelters, public schools, etc.

- Knowledge of community & education strategies in the performing arts

- Exceptional communication skills and prior experience with strategic planning/project management

- Strong ability to work collaboratively, sensitively, and effectively with all constituencies in a diverse community

Fellowship Eligibility:

Now in its second year, OSL’s Community Liaison Fellowship aims to create a meaningful learning opportunity for a qualified individual from an underrepresented community. This may include but is not limited to individuals from minority, economically disadvantaged, or nontraditional backgrounds. OSL is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) began in 1974 as a group of virtuoso musicians performing chamber music concerts at Greenwich Village’s Church of St. Luke in the Fields. Now in its 43rd season, the Orchestra performs at New York’s major concert venues across diverse musical styles and genres and has collaborated with artists ranging from Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Bono and Metallica. The Orchestra has participated in 118 recordings, four of which have won Grammy Awards, has commissioned more than 50 new works, and has given more than 175 world, U.S., and New York City premieres. In the fall of 2018, internationally celebrated expert in 18th-Century music, Bernard Labadie, will join the Orchestra as Principal Conductor, continuing the Orchestra’s long tradition of working with proponents of historical performance practice.

During the 2017–2018 season, OSL will perform and present more than 80 concerts, at 19 different venues, throughout all five boroughs of New York City. Its signature programming includes a subscription series presented by Carnegie Hall, now in its 31st season; an annual multi-week collaboration with Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at Lincoln Center; an annual summer residency at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts; and a chamber music festival featuring appearances at The Morgan Library & Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center.


This is a compensated fellowship with practical, hands-on experience and excellent learning opportunities, and designed to provide a career-enrichment opportunity to a person from an underrepresented community interested in working in arts administration. The Fellow will gain direct experience working with a large metropolitan orchestra’s community engagement strategies, and learn approaches towards building relationships and deepening an arts organization’s impact within immediate and broader communities.

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish proficiency encouraged but not required

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line Community Liaison Fellow, Applicant’s Name. Applications are due by February 28, 2018, or until position is filled. No phone calls, please.