Education Coordinator

Imagination Stage / Bethesda, MD

Education Coordinator

Please Note: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, telework is encouraged in the short term and work for this position can be completed remotely until it is safe to re-open our building to the public and return to working in the office.

Imagination Stage, located in Bethesda, MD, is seeking an Education Coordinator. The Education Coordinator works closely with the School Partnerships Manager, as well as the entire Education Team in order to grow new initiatives and educational partnerships in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Candidates should possess strong curriculum writing skills as well as experience with program oversight. Candidates must also be willing to have a flexible work schedule.

 

Hours: Full-time, includes weekend hours

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: School Partnerships Manager

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Class Management, Teaching and Mentoring 

● Teaches approx. four hours of classes each week during each semester

● Mentors teaching artists and answers parent calls for onsite classes for students in our Early Childhood program (Age 1-5)

● Works with the School Partnerships Manager and the Director of Education to plan and implement a roster of Fall, Spring, and Summer classes for preschool children, ages 12 months to 5 years. Duties include recruiting new teaching artists, supervising and training faculty, creating and overseeing a professional development program for faculty, overseeing classes, and evaluating faculty performance. Planning early childhood curriculum with an eye to specific intersections between class content and early childhood theatre programming such as Saturday Song Circle and Sunday Funday workshops.

● Serves as the onsite weekend manager for Sunday classes

School Partnership Coordination 

● Coordinate our after school classes with DC and Maryland partner schools. Create room reservations, maintain registration documents and contracts, track payments, and staff with appropriate faculty

● Create attendance sheets, welcome letters, sharing reminders, and logistic sheets for after school classes. Create and send invoices to school partners.

● Help with communication and problem solving for last minute issues or emergencies that come up with after school classes (teacher running late, finding substitute teachers, etc.)

● Create dynamic new offerings for out of school time program partners and oversee curriculum

● Represent Imagination Stage at SAI content briefings when possible, and co-coordinate SAI pre-show 15 minute workshops for field trip groups, in collaboration with Lerner production staff as needed

● Contribute to the development of the Theater Arts Learning Guide and video updates for DCPS and MCPS grade 3 students in partnership with school system administrative leaders

● Oversee Title I post-show performance discussions and pre-show workshops on a daily basis during the Learning through Theatre program

● Act as liaison between Imagination Stage and contractors/providers, including communicating scheduling and content information, maintaining electronic files, and serving as a point of contact for questions

● Aid in the development of curriculum for our arts-integrated school residency programs

● Create learning guide materials for our Theatre for the Very Young and our Lerner productions. These are curricular materials aimed towards visiting field trip group leaders. Utilize these activities to help create interactive lobby displays in partnership with our marketing department.

Theatre for Change Tour Coordinator 

● Schedule performances of our outreach touring productions, Oyeme and 10 Seconds, to local middle and high schools as well as community groups

● Coordinate the schedule and needs with the TfC production stage manager

● Develop relationships with new community groups and schools

● Assist in post-show audience engagement activity management

Camp Management: 

● Serve as a co-camp manager for our weekly summer camps

● Create paperwork (schedules, class lists, timesheets, etc) for faculty and staff and pull camper forms from Tessitura

● Email parents welcome letters, sharing reminders, and answer questions

● Maintain faculty coordination, assign volunteers for weekly check-in and sharings

● Follow procedures designated by the Maryland Dept of Health and Hygiene and maintain proper records for our annual audit

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

Skills/Qualifications: 

● BA or BFA (in Theatre or Education preferred)

● Teaching experience for a variety of ages

● Understanding of Common Core and experience working with public school teachers

● Strong oral and written communication skills

● Proven administrative and organizational skills

● Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and educational communities

● Ability to work independently and with initiative

● Ability to develop new lines of business and to build on existing ones

● Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—theatre and theatre education opportunities for all children

● Ability to work a Sunday through Thursday schedule during the Fall and Spring semesters

● Patience, flexibility with work schedule, empathy, and a sense of humor

● Experience utilizing Tessitura is a plus

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Imagination Sage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

COMPENSATION

● Salary: $32,000-$38,000

● 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance

● Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays o Transit/Parking benefit (paused until onsite work resumes)

● Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps

 

TO APPLY 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements through our online form. This position has a start date of January 2021.