Director of Education

Adventure Theatre MTC / Glen Echo, Maryland

Position:                 Director of Education

Position Status:    Full-time Exempt

Reports to:             Artistic Director

Updated:               August 15, 2018

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) celebrates the glorious richness of our world by cultivating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity as they inspire the creativity that nurtures great art, artists, and audiences.

ATMTC is the pre-eminent Theater Academy for youth in the DC region with an integrated and nationally renowned professional theater for family audiences. Its mission is to educate and inspire new generations of theater artists and audiences with exceptional theatrical experiences.

The Director of Education (DOE) of Adventure Theatre MTC leads Academy Department and ensures all educational programs are executed within vision of the Artistic Director.   This Academy programs currently includes the Pre-Professional Company, Conservatory, Elementary Program, Out of School Training (OOST), Residencies, SMTC, SMTTP, and Student Productions.

As a member of the Senior Staff, the DOE serves as a public face of ATMTC promoting the program and managing partnerships, ensures clear communication with other departments, and contributes to strategic planning for the organization.

General work hours are Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm, with additional evening and weekend work, as required.

The DOE reports to the Artistic Director (AD) and supervises the Academy Program Manager, Registrar/Office Manager, and Teaching Artists.

The major responsibilities and duties of the DOE include:

Educational Leadership

  • Provide leadership to Academy staff;
  • Hire and supervise Registrar/Office Manager, Program Manager, and Teaching Artists;
  • Oversee all Academy operations and programs;
  • Ensure policies, procedures and code of conduct are current;
  • In coordination with the Managing Director (MD), AD, and Director of Production (DOP) manage the budget for all educational programs;
  • In collaboration with the Academy staff, manage positive relationships with stakeholders, including but not limited students, parents and instructors;
  • With AD, develop partnership relationships that strengthen educational opportunities for ATMTC students;
  • Ensure regular training and continued education sessions for Teaching Artists;
  • Substitute teach as needed



  • Manage the continuous improvement of current educational programs;
  • In coordination with AD, identify and develop new educational initiatives;
  • Develop, set and track key performance indicators for all educational programs;
  • Oversee the master curriculum and syllabi for all educational programming,
  • Stay current with local and national trends related to school curricula and arts education;
  • In close collaboration with the Academy Program Manager, ensure adherence to curriculum;
  • Oversee Teaching Artist and Student Assessment processes
  • Regular classroom observations;
  • In Coordination with the DOP, select and evaluate artistic staff for all student productions.



  • Assist the development team in prospecting and the advancement of the Academy and student production’s contributed income and scholarship goals; and
  • Provide development with verbiage and information necessary for the preparation of grant/funding applications.
  • The ED assists the development team in the advancement of Academy’s contributed income and scholarship goals.


Business Operations

  • Ensure compliance with county, state and federal regulations, accreditation rules, affecting educational programs;
  • Manage department payroll, invoices, and submit payment requests;
  • Oversee payment schedules, and student invoicing.


Marketing & Communications

  • Serve as an ambassador of ATMTC at public events including but not limited to symposia, networking events, conferences, and workshops
  • In coordination with the MD and the Director of Communications, create strategies to meet enrollment goals, and advance the Academy;
  • Develop promotional partners to diversify the sources of students;
  • Oversee creation of Mainstage Production Study Guides and companion materials;



  • Three to  (3) years’ experience in arts education administration or professional teaching environment;
  • Experience in curriculum development and design;
  • Ability to conduct training and/or teach, provide direction in one or more of the three musical theater disciplines;
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously;
  • Demonstrated ability in Budget Management;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Proficiency of MS Office Suite software;
  • CPR/First Aid certification (up to date and re-issued);
  • Clearance to work with minor children via Federal and State Background Check;
  • Previous supervisory experience a plus;
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) or Master’s Degree (preferred);
  • Knowledge of ticketing/registration/donor/event software a plus;


This is a full-time salaried position with full benefits. 

Highlights of our benefits include:

  • 100% Individual Health Care Premium
  • 100% Individual Dental & Vision
  • 403 b Match
  • Unlimited Leave


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812, Attn: Artistic Director Search or email with the subject line Dir of Education Search. No phone calls please. ATMTC is an EOE.