Director of Education

Raleigh Little Theatre / Raleigh, NC



Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) exists to create and teach theatre in a way that serves our community, offers a place for all to live their best creative life, and embraces diverse stories, artists, and students in a meaningful and powerful way.  To support our mission, we are looking for a colleague to join our small team as the Director of Education.

As the Director of Education you will create and implement the vision for how education is initiated in all areas at RLT, from classes, camps, school programs, and additional workshops and initiatives to collaboration on opportunities within the organization for education to partner and engage. In your oversight of the administration and operations of education programming, you will manage the program calendar and registration processes, develop and maintain policies, procedures, and evaluation tools, and support and oversee curriculum development. In collaboration with staff, you will also cultivate an engaged, supported, and diverse pool of teaching artists through the management of recruitment and hiring. Leadership of the education department will also include:

  • Leading all aspects of the summer Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage program.
  • Developing an annual operating budget for education programming and operations and creating and implementing organizational systems for the department to effectively track spending and revenue.
  • Ensuring effective communication strategies and intentional dialogue around accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all education program operations and managing accommodations and sensory friendly initiatives within education programming and theatre productions.
  • Supporting staff with development of promotional and marketing strategies and providing support for funding opportunities for education programming.
  • Building and maintaining community relationships with schools and other educational entities.

Through this role you will be a champion for arts education for all ages in the Triangle community, with the opportunity to shape and drive education at RLT while continually evaluating and assessing the accessibility and growth of RLT’s education programming.

You have experience as a theatre teaching artist – an M.F.A. or M.A. in theatre education or equivalent experience is a plus. Leadership experience, including supervising staff, and experience creating and maintaining a budget is also preferred.

You are a collaborative arts educator eager to create meaningful and engaging arts experiences with and for youth and adults and to translate RLT’s mission into engaging programming and experiences for the Triangle community.

You have strong organization and planning skills, are adept at anticipating the needs of all stakeholders, and can head off challenges before they arise.

You are an excellent communicator in person, over the phone and via email, and are able to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds and abilities.

You have strong computer and database management skills, confidence working with Microsoft and Google Workspace products, and the ability to use existing software for managing registration (we use CourseStorm).

You are committed to continuous learning, training, and accountability in RLT’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work and are particularly attuned to how this work manifests in an educational environment.

Hours and location: Flexibility in day-to-day hours and working location. Some night and weekend hours and on site work will be necessary.

Salary: $54,000

This full-time, exempt position includes health, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance benefits and flexible PTO.

Reporting Structure: This position reports to the Executive Producer and supervises the full-time Education Programs Specialist.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 lesson plans that best represent your work as a teaching artist to Candidate review will begin on May 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. All potential employees must pass a background check. Due to current pandemic circumstances and acknowledging the highest care for our community, RLT is requiring any successful candidates to be fully vaccinated. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with Covid-19 safety protocols. If you need reasonable accommodations in the application process please email

As part of our application process, we would also love to know more about who our job postings are reaching to assist in our recruitment efforts. We ask that candidates please consider completing a short survey by visiting this link. It will only take 1-2 minutes of your time and is completely voluntary and anonymous.

RLT is a welcoming community using theatre to enrich, educate, entertain and engage volunteers, students and audiences of all ages. RLT values everyone’s story. As an organization, we intentionally create a welcoming environment through a long-term, holistic approach to inclusion and diversity. We commit ourselves to actively seeking out perspectives that are not our own, encouraging learning, growth, and cultural awareness, engaging community conversations, and embracing conflict as a force for change.

RLT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. We strive to be an equitable, diverse, antiracist, and inclusive organization that is accessible to all and to maintain an organizational culture that values a diverse staff, Board, and volunteer community, thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to apply. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.

For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission, and our programs please visit