Director of Student Theatre & Head of Education

Quincy Community Theatre / Quincy, IL


$35,000 – $42,000

The Director of Student Theatre/Head of Education is responsible for the development and implementation of outreach workshops; for classes held in the Quincy Community Theatre facility; and for directing student theatre productions.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Design/implement curriculum and lesson plans for outreach workshops. Lesson plans should be in alignment with the National Core Arts Standards and present cross-curricular material, when possible.
  • Serve as lead instructor for all outreach workshops; requires working with all grade levels and strong classroom management skills.

Student Theatre

  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Executive Director, select a season of shows of varied artistic/educational objectives that will provide unique opportunities to our students and volunteers.
  • Direct all student theatre pieces, including two productions on the mainstage, one production in the lab, and a touring piece.
  • Collaborate with the creative team on all production needs. Oversee implementation of all production elements.
  • Administer QCT on the Road including scheduling tour route, facilitating communication between the venues and QCT, and generating study guide of educational content.

QCT Classes

Schedule courses and select class titles. Class offerings fall in three sessions per year (spring, summer, and fall) and are available for students Pre-K through adult.
Serve as lead instructor for many classes. This includes researching curriculum, writing lesson plans, and preparing all class materials.
Hire, train, and supervise guest instructors as needed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have attention to detail and ability to work independently on projects
  • Individual must be organized with ability to multitask, excellent time management skills are a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or a related field preferred
  • Strong theatrical background, including experience directing in multiple genres
  • Experience teaching and/or working with youth
  • Experience working with volunteer casts and crews of all ages

This position is a full-time, exempt position. It does include irregular and extended working hours. Benefits include 100% coverage of health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Executive Director Burgundy Hill at