Community Engagement and Education Coordinator
Syracuse Stage / Syracuse, NY01.24.24
Guaranteed 40-hour weekly salary of $680.00 ($17.00/hour), with eligibility for over time at 1.5x the hourly rate
Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting applications for a Community Engagement and Educaion Coordinator.
Syracuse Stage is committed to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, on and offstage, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups and those who share these values and have demonstrable experience advocating for anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.
Syracuse Stage’s Education department works with 20,000 students yearly in diverse communities throughout Syracuse and Central New York. Community Engagement offers monthly events, artist residencies and partnerships with local organizations and schools, focusing on building Stage’s relationships with Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and New-American organizations.
The position reports to the Director of Community Engagement, Joann Yarrow, and the Director of Education, Kate Laissle. This is a full-time position providing administrative structure and programing support to both departments.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Join a dynamic team to support the educational and community engagement goals and activities of Central New York’s premiere arts organization. Contribute to the cultural life and vitality of the region through exciting partnerships, innovative classes, and long-term relationship building.
This position offers the possibility to teach and lead summer classes as well as workshops throughout the year based on experience and expertise. Prior experience in teaching artistry is a plus but not a requirement.
Duties and expectations outlined below are representative, not exhaustive. These may shift with organizational needs.
- Books and coordinates outreach education programs, such as Children’s Tour and Theatre for the Very Young
- Acts as teaching artist for summer programs. Coordinates logistics for Classes and Summer programs
- Supports marketing initiatives – including scheduling guests and audience engagement events
- Layout and design study guides for mainstage and education productions. Copy for study guides is provided by an outside writer, with content of guides decided in collaboration with Director of Education
ADMINISTRATION AND COMMUNICATION
- Create and update calendars for programs within the department. Schedule meetings and manage notes. Maintain and organize databases of schools, community partners and individual projects
- Collaborate across departments to ensure successful implementation of events related to community engagement and education, such as Post Show Talkbacks, Young Playwrights Festival, Family Day, and others
- The ability to communicate effectively across multiple mediums. Excellent verbal and written communication skills – excited to “cold call” schools and talk about our programs
- Employ high attention to detail to take initiative and independently prioritize, track, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fluid theatre environment
- The ability to efficiently manage time, effort and decision-making skills across various programs and departmental operations
- Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—theatre and theatre education opportunities for all
- An understanding of actively dismantling the systems of racism and oppression, both in principal and practice. The ability to interact authentically with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal relationships
- Theatre management or stage management experience a plus
- Experience with InDesign and Patron Manager/Salesforce or similar software a plus
- “Be curious, not judgmental” – The ability to question the status quo and engagement in solution driven thinking
POSITION AND SALARY INFORMATION
- Targeted position start-date of April 1, 2024.
- Year-round, full-time position, with the general expectation of a 40-hour workweek
- Guaranteed 40-hour weekly salary of $680.00 ($17.00/hour), with eligibility for overtime at 1.5x the hourly rate
- Hours may fluctuate due to project schedules, but overall hours and boundaries align with work/life balance
- This is an on-site position at Syracuse Stage’s offices in Syracuse, NY
- Due to the nature of this position and working with children, the selected candidate will need to pass a background check
- The selected candidate will be subject to abide by any COVID-19 safety requirements established by New York State, Syracuse University, or our partnering unions (AEA, SDC, etc.)
Please include a resume and a statement about your experiences with arts education and community engagement. We ask for a resume in written form, but we invite applicants to share their statement in whatever manner best supports their skill set, be it written, audio, or video format.
If you have any issues submitting via the form, please submit materials to HR@syracusestage.org
Every application will be reviewed by the Director of Community Engagement and the Director of Education. Applicants will then be selected for interviews. The first round of interviews will occur on a rolling basis and will be conducted either via phone or zoom.
Final interviews will include additional members of the Syracuse Stage team. An offer is expected by March 2024 for an April 1, 2024, start date.