Health Education Coordinator, Interactive Theater

The University of Texas at Austin / Austin, TX

Hiring department: Cmhc

Monthly salary: $3,950+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week: 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Job Status: Open

FLSA status: Exempt

Earliest Start Date: Immediately

Position Duration: Funding expected to continue

Position: open to all applicants

Location: Austin (main campus)

After hours work expected for meetings, program presentation and networking. Involvement in professional development and networking may require limited travel.

To apply, visit: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180425021533

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Serve as an interactive theater specialist for the Voices Against Violence(VAV) program at the Counseling and Mental Health Center. VAV addresses issues of relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking through four pillars of activities: response, outreach, activism and primary prevention.

Essential Functions

Plan, devise and implement interactive theater for college students utilizing participatory theater techniques. Supervise, direct, and run logistics for Interactive Theater performances such as “Get Sexy. Get Consent” and “I Like, LIKE You.” Address the intersection of interpersonal violence, marginalization, and systems of oppression. Teach a two semester college course for academic credit. Educate students through the use of theater about issues of healthy relationships and consent, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual violence. Utilize participant feedback forms to gather specific program feedback and develop new evaluation tools as necessary. Direct the creation of new marketing materials such as content for print and digital media. Meet VAV educational goals through the production of interactive theater scenarios that provide opportunities to raise awareness, practice intervention, and start conversation about VAV issues from a primary prevention lens. Work as part of a trauma-informed team utilizing current best practices in the field to support student education of VAV issues and the development of prevention programs, trainings, events and vision for VAVs role on campus. Recruit and train student actors. Directly supervise and mentor 2-3 graduate students Cultivate partnerships across campus to support VAV issues and interactive theater programming in innovative ways. Direct the creation of new marketing materials such as content for print and digital media.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

Masters degree in Theatre with a concentration in or experiences related to drama and theater for youth and communities, applied theatre or theatre in education, or related field with at least two years of related professional experience. Bachelors degree in Theatre with at least four years of related experience also considered. Experience developing, implementing and evaluating interactive theater performances. Demonstrated experience with drama-based pedagogy and youth-focused artistry. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, innovation and collaboration. Ability to manage multiple complex job duties and project-based work. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of issues of interpersonal violence including issues of consent, healthy romantic relationships, boundaries and signs of power and control. Experience working with the college population. Experience supervising college students. Experience as an instructor for a college-level course for academic credit. Understanding of prevention theory. Experience in creating print or digital marketing materials.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.