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Job listing: Education Director

Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Weathervane Playhouse is currently seeking candidates for the position of Education Director.  To apply, submit a cover letter; resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Please include information on programming you would like to implement at Weathervane.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

Email applications to mycp@weathervaneplayhouse.com with "Education Director" in the subject line.


The education director is responsible for overseeing all components of the education programming for Weathervane Playhouse.  This is a full time position with benefits.  The director of education reports directly to the artistic director, supervises education staff and interns, and works in partnership with other staff to realize the vision of the department.

Duties include but are limited to:

Overall Program Management (including tracking, evaluation and reporting)

  • Lead the strategic and annual planning of educational programs.
  • Manage the creation, tracking, and reporting of all educational budgets with support from the business manager.
  • Work with marketing to craft digital and printed materials for education programs.
  • Track all educational activities, report progress to the artistic director, accomplishments to development staff, and successes to marketing staff.
  • Generate monthly and end of year reports on education’s performance for board reports and development needs.
  • Manage documentation, assessment, and evaluation of all educational programs.
  • Communicate resource needs to finance, artistic, and development staff to ensure appropriate support of all education programs.
  • Meet monthly with the Board of Trustees’ education committee and coordinate agendas with the committee chair.
  • Organize, coordinate with volunteers and take part in public events to market education programs, i.e. Summit for Kids, Summit StageFest, etc…
  • Promote internships and manage education interns.

Management of Onsite Programming

  • Select, train, and manage teaching artists.
  • Curriculum planning and materials.
  • Oversee the creation of curriculum for new classes
  • Design and implement curriculum for selected courses, directly teaching those programs that fit the director’s expertise and interests.
  • Promote the student scholarship program, oversee the review and selection of qualifying students.
  • Supervise on-site classes: Saturday morning classes in the fall and spring, and camps throughout the summer.
  • Communicate with parents to provide information and details before and during each class session.
  • Oversee the organization of camps, including the hiring of staff, oversight of registration process, managing of necessary training, and managing of teaching artist curriculum development and plans.
  • Facilitate special workshops and master classes.
  • Plan and organize social events for education participants
  • Promote programs in Weathervane’s social media.

Liaison with Area Educators

  • Create and maintain relationships with other theatre and arts education departments.
  • Develop and maintain community and school partnerships.
  • Plan and facilitate meeting of an education advisory committee.
  • Create, plan and implement professional development opportunities for area educators.  Coordinate CEUs with partner organizations when applicable.

Management of Offsite Programming

  • Meet with area educators to design and plan satellite and outreach programs.
  • Curriculum planning and materials for school residencies.
  • Shape educational activities to meet Common Core Standards when working with school groups.
  • Select, train, and manage staff for offsite programming.

Management of School Visits (Field Trips)

  • Liaison with the Artistic Director regarding show selection for school day performance programming
  • Manage the process and procedure for school groups visiting the theatre, working with box office staff to make smooth flow of groups, manage post-show discussions, and distribute materials to group leaders.
  • Curriculum planning and materials.
  • Creation of study guides and other educational materials related to each show for student groups and program books.

Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in education, arts, or related field.
  • In addition, 3 or more years of arts education experience is desired.
  • Management experience: ability to lead a team, including but not limited to contractors, volunteers and interns.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge & appreciation of theatre and the arts.
  • Work as part of a team and collaborate with staff.
  • Ability to work some flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
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