Director of Learning and Community Engagement

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts / St Paul, MN

Director of Learning and Community Engagement 

Position Purpose: The Director of Learning and Community Engagement is responsible for developing the  vision and managing the Ordway’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. This position will lead  the Musical Theater training program and consult with other Ordway leaders on Family and Education  Programming as well as educational opportunities for the Broadway series.

Position Details: 

Posting Date: 5/6/21

Closing Date: The Ordway is dedicated to  building an equitable environment and strongly  encourages applications from Black, Indigenous,  People of Color, women, transgender and non binary candidates. This position will remain open  until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly  encouraged to apply.

 Employee Type: Full-time, exempt

Department: Education

Reports to: Senior Programming Director

Key Performance Areas: 

  • Provide overall leadership and management by envisioning and executing Arts Education and Community  Engagement programming that advances the Ordway’s mission.
  • Lead, inspire, evaluate, coach, and develop employees to result in the motivation, recognition and retention of  high performing employees that meet the Ordway’s business needs.
  • Manage Education and Community Engagement initiatives including collaboration with Programming to design  and implement Musical Theater Training, develop community learning and educational opportunities, manage  the Sally Awards, work to ensure positive patron experiences for school performances, and collaboration with  St. Paul public schools.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of School Programs to write and evaluate annual K-12 and seasonal  departmental programming goals.
  • The Ordway is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive objectives of  the organization and promote a culture of respect.

Other Qualifications: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Intermediate Excel).
  • Ability to frequently identify, evaluate, investigate and offer alternative solutions to problems. ∙ Ability to frequently handle multiple tasks and varying workload.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends occasionally required.
  • Ability to travel for several days at a time for industry-related conferences.
  • Three to five years’ experience in a nonprofit setting with K-12 constituencies and systems, required. ∙ High school diploma or GED required, B.A. or B.S. in Arts, Education or related field preferred. ∙ Experience in creating arts training programs is preferred.
  • Event, program management (virtual and in-person), curriculum development, and community outreach  experience highly desired.

To Apply: For more information or to apply, visit Ordway is an equal opportunity  employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual  orientation, gender identity, creed, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, age, local human rights  commission activity, national origin, and veteran, or disability status. The Ordway Theater and administrative office  are wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcomed. All applicants who have questions or needs regarding access accommodations or interpreting assistance for job interviews are encouraged to reach out to  Human Resources.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined here, or who have important  skills we haven’t listed. If that’s you, please don’t hesitate to apply anyway and tell us about yourself.