Associate Director of Education and Engagement

Seattle Children's Theatre / Seattle, WA


$31.50 - $32.98/hour - Full Time

Department: Education
Supervisor: Director of Education & Engagement

About SCT:
Since its inception in 1975, the Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), has served more than 4 million children through professional theatre and arts education in the Puget Sound region and beyond.

At SCT we are working to become an anti-racist organization, as such we value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and strive to build a staff, board and programming that reflects the diversity of the United States, as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage candidates from communities that have historically been excluded from the Theatre and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) field.

Seattle Children’s Theatre Mission Statement:
To provide children of all ages with access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education.

Position Summary:
The Associate Director of Education and Engagement works closely with the Director to manage and support daily programs and operations for SCT’s Education and Engagement Department. Specifically, this role manages Engagement programming through community and artistic collaborations; develops curriculum; supports our Teaching Artist Faculty; oversees pedagogical approach and program management for Emerging Professionals; takes shared responsibility in full staff activities like all staff-meetings, antiracism efforts, engagement with the board of trustees, and promoting a healthy departmental and organizational culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Engagement and Emerging Professionals Programs Manager

  • Collaborates with the artistic and education team in conceptualizing, developing and executing community engagement wraparound programming.
  • Supports and stewards community relationships through authentic partnerships via a cultural awareness lens.
  • Communicates, books, and assigns Teaching Artists for all engagement programs.
  • Reports project evaluations, statistics and feedback on engagement programming.
  • Oversees engagement program content.
  • Attends programing in the field.
  • Manages engagement and emerging professional program budget; supervises budgetary tracking and reporting, including results and forecasting.
  • Schedules and books all Emerging Professional program logistics and professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborates with HR and Director to recruit and hire all interns, apprentice and fellows.
  • Oversees the pedagogical approach of the Emerging Professional program structure in accordance to SCT’s philosophy.
  • Mentors and guides interns, apprentices, and fellows via professional development and hands-on experience.
  • Leads Emerging Professional reflection meetings, evaluates, and provides feedback for individual projects.
  • Maintains documentation of Emerging Professional syllabus and program policies.
  • Manages and evaluates between 10-20 Emerging Professional individuals throughout the year.

Teaching Artist Faculty Manager

  • Works closely with Drama School Operations Manager and School Programs and Partnerships Manager to oversee, asses and book teaching artists.
  • Communicates all faculty updates through our weekly round-up during the school year.
  • Oversees between 20-40 annual evaluations and performance reviews with the Director.
  • Provides support to teaching artists through resources, materials and professional development.
  • Develops, assess, revises and evaluates curriculum through an inclusive lens.

Education and Engagement Department Support

  • Represent SCT as an ambassador in the community.
  • Problem-solve and brainstorm around Drama School, Engagement, and School Partnerships programming.
  • Assists in supporting, developing and maintaining department operations and decision making with department director.
  • Engage teaching skills within programming when needed.
  • Engage in professional development within the organization and community.
  • Attend staff and departmental meetings.
  • Collaborate with external department staff, including development and marketing departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years in theatre education and/or theatre engagement field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of theatre education programs management or engagement work.
  • Ability to teach and develop curriculum for students ages 3.5 – 18.
  • Spreadsheet and database experience; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and management skills.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, and patient with customer service skills.
  • Must be an independent thinker and doer while being a collaborative, effective team player.
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks concurrently and provide follow through.
  • Commitment to social justice work and interest in public health.
  • Experience with Tessitura Network is a plus.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • SCT is a fast paced, non-profit environment.
  • Dog-friendly workplace and can support service animals in-space.
  • Studio and classroom spaces are accessed via stairways; Elevators are available.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Clearances/background checks will be conducted.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required; verification needed upon program acceptance. As we continue to monitor King County’s health and safety standards for COVID-19 the Education and Engagement Department, will modify and adapt summer programming to keep staff and students healthy. Any changes will be communicated accordingly.

Salary & Schedule:

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position at a rate of $31.50 – $32.98/hour.
  • Benefits include employer paid health, dental and vision plans. This position is eligible for 10 paid holidays, 10 paid vacation days and 12 paid sick days per year. Discount parking & transit passes are available. SCT offers employees the opportunity to participate in a 403(b) plan. All employees receive two complimentary tickets to SCT opening nights, and free or reduced tuition for SCT classes.
  • Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Schedule may shift to include occasional late-evening or weekend hours when necessary

Application Procedures

Apply by: June 11, 2023
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