Early Learning Coordinator

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Early Learning Coordinator


Reports to: Early Learning Senior Coordinator
Classification: Full-time, Exempt

About Arts for Learning Maryland
Arts for Learning Maryland, founded in Baltimore in 1950, is the country’s foremost arts-in-education non-profit organization. The Maryland chapter of Young Audiences, Arts for Learning (A4L) provides more than 9,000 arts education opportunities to nearly 200,000 students, artists, and educators
throughout the state each year. A4L is a mission-driven organization that values community, innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.

About Early Learning at A4L
A4L believes that the way we engage children in the first years of their lives has a profound impact on future learning and success. Our Early Learning programs, led by Wolf Trap-trained Teaching Artists, use arts-integrated learning strategies that connect the arts with core subjects such as language, literacy, science, and math to bring learning alive. These programs are all delivered through an embedded professional development model that aims to impart these arts strategies and skills to caregivers, families, and classroom teachers. For more information about our Early Learning Programs, visit https://www.artsforlearningmd.org/programs/early-learning/.

Job Summary
The Early Learning Program and School Relationship Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position that will report to the Senior Early Learning Program Coordinator. The person in this role partners with schools, artists, and early childhood community partners, including Judy Centers and child care providers, to meet their needs for art-based and arts-integrated programming. The coordinator is responsible for developing relationships with schools and other partner organizations to promote, sell, plan, and implement customized arts programs and services. Additionally, the coordinator may support or lead special projects throughout the year based on the needs of the organization.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Building relationships with venues, including schools, Judy Centers, and child care providers to create strong partnerships and provide high-quality programs to early learners, teachers, and parents/caregivers.
  • Identify centers/schools with a high potential for a greater programmatic partnership and work with these venues to expand A4L programs and services within them.
  • Manage scheduling requests, which concern all stages of the scheduling process, from initial inquiries through the final booking of A4L’s programs.
  • Work with the Education Director of Statewide Initiatives, and Wolf Trap Regional Director to help set team goals and to create and track the annual budget for each program area.
  • Support planning and implementation of all marketing and communications activities related to all program areas.
  • Facilitate the scheduling and planning process between artists, centers/schools, and community-based organizations.
  • Track and report on relevant program data, enter all program data into scheduling software and create contracts to ensure timely payment.
  • Facilitate planning and evaluation meetings between artists and centers/schools, which may occur onsite at the school/venue.
  • Regularly attend artist programs to be better able to describe programs and recommend programs based on knowledge of the center/school environment, educational and artistic objectives, and budget.
  • Assist centers/schools in writing applications and applying for state, county, and city-funded residencies by assisting with the development of individual grant applications.
  • Manage all paperwork related to state, county, and city-funded residencies, and ensure their timely and accurate submission.
  • Seek out and stay connected with opportunities in the program area, which may include grant funding sources, artist showcases and catalog listings, local resource fairs, etc.
  • Represent A4L at meetings, showcases, and resource fairs throughout the year; this may include occasional evening hours, when necessary.
  • Work with development and finance departments to report program outcomes.
  • Work with the Early Learning team to regularly evaluate A4L roster artists and programs to ensure excellence through artistic, education, and equity lenses.
  • Play an active role in supporting the organization’s goals related to racial equity and inclusion.
  • Work with the A4L staff on special projects based on organizational need; past projects have included project management for new program innovations, participation in internal task forces and work groups, support with specific funding programs, etc.


This is a full-time position, with the salary commensurate with experience. We offer an attractive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision health care coverage, retirement contributions, paid sick leave, and vacation time.

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Job Category: Education/Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
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