Education Director

Stageworks Theatre is proud to offer an array of educational offerings, and are looking forward to expanding those programs with the leadership of our Education Director. This role will expand our ability to  enrich lives through the performing arts, and to develop talent that will be helpful to the theatre and the community in general.

This position is targeted to start in September, with our new annual fiscal budget.

Coming back from Covid, we are looking for somebody special.

Our Education Director is a key part of our community footprint.  Our educational programs include youth productions, community outreach, classes, and summer camps. 

Responsibilities:
  • Design and implementation of annual classes and summer camps for students in the performing arts that support our strategic initiatives and the needs of our students.

  • Working with the Artistic Director to design and implement a continuous season of classes for adults and seniors in a variety of theatrical disciplines, such as acting, musical acting, improvisation, directing, playwriting, and vocal production.

  • Recruiting and hiring teachers for various classes, and supervising these teachers and to step in and take over if a teacher becomes incapable or unable to teach class.

  • Keeping track of educational budgets and expenditures.

  • Identification of grants to supplement programming, create jobs for artists, and provide outreach to the community.  Work with the Fundraising Committee to apply and track accordingly.

  • Identifies new and creative revenue opportunities to achieve program revenue goals.

  • Produce and direct theatre productions as suggested or required. 

  • Continuously recruits and qualifies a stable of qualified instructors.

  • Working with the Artistic Director to set a season of Youth Theatre productions and coordinate technical requirements of all classes and productions with the Technical Director.

  • Supervising all classes and scheduling of classes, as well as class productions and final projects. Coordinate any crew, prop, or set requirement of these classes, productions and projects.

  • Forming and administering a working resident company of young actors for an outreach program to area schools and nursing homes.

  • Making all necessary contacts and logistic requests possible to take the arts into the school system, and perform in as many outside venues as time permits.

  • Supervises youth theatre productions and has them ready for public performance on dates set by the Artistic Director.

  • Substitutes for contracted instructors when needed.

  • Maintains classroom spaces and arranges for educational materials and equipment.

  • Maintains compliance with all licensing agreements.

  • Supervise all volunteer labor for youth theatre productions and special events.

  • Communicates with production managers regarding potential needs and repairs.

  • Serve as the theatre company's representative and guest speaker for any school of civic functions as requested by the Artistic Director.

  • Works with the board of directors to formulate an annual budget. Then works within that budget.

 

Qualifications

This role is primarily a recruiter, manager, and motivator.

 

  • 5+ years working with performing arts in any capacity.

  • 3+ years experience managing any type of function or business. 

  • 5+ years experience building, managing and leading performing arts programming for for teens and children

  • Experience recruiting, managing and developing staff.

  • Experience driving processes that lead to positive outcomes. 

  • Patience, stamina and strong communication and organizational skills.

  • A passion for helping students achieve their potential.

  • Proven customer service experience - often dealing with emotionally engaged consumers.

  • A penchant for community involvement and engagement.

  • Tolerance for the amazing organic nature of theatre - changing moment by moment. 

  • Flexibility and a high tolerance of ambiguity
     

If you happen to be a director and wish to direct certain shows, you will be compensated additionally for those efforts, as long as they do not conflict with your role. This would be a maximum of one production per semester and must be approved by the Academy Liaison.


Reports to:
Academy Liaison/Artistic Director