Director of Youth Academy

Orlando Family Stage / Orlando, FL


$45,000 annually

Director of Youth Academy

Orlando Family Stage, one of Central Florida’s oldest arts groups, is the State of Florida’s only professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), and the eighth iteration of a company founded in 1926. Each year, we reach over 100,000 individuals in our three-theatre facility and in the community through our season of professional productions, a Youth Academy of camps and classes, and innovative educational and community engagement programming. We work closely with the University of Central Florida in many different capacities – most notably, hosting the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre for Young Audiences.

We believe the work of theatre is fostering empathy and sharing stories representing many voices, including those voices that have been marginalized in contemporary America. To that end, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion on our staff (full time, part time, and seasonal) and our Board of Directors. We continuously strive to build and maintain a team that reflects and represents the diverse community we serve.

Job Summary:
The Director of the Youth Academy (full-time, year-round) is responsible for managing all Youth Academy camps, classes, and residencies. They also serve as a positive representative for Orlando Family Stage in the community. The Director of the Youth Academy reports directly to the Senior Director of Education.

Duties and Responsibilities – Youth Academy:

  • Responsible for the planning, execution, and administration of Youth Academy School Year, Spring Break, and Summer sessions across all locations
  • Responsible for the planning, execution, and administration of Youth Academy Residencies in the community
  • Ensure that all Youth Academy programming and curriculum meets national and state arts education standards
  • Serve as a point of contact to parents, teachers, students, and partners involved in educational programs
  • Recruit, evaluate, and assign teaching artists for various programs
  • Supervise teaching artists and provide on-going evaluation of the success of classes and teaching artist instruction
  • Support Youth Academy and Teen Perspectives Lab productions as needed
  • Maintain a safe learning environment through supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth

Duties and Responsibilities – Education Department Support:

  • Available to work schedules that vary and include nights and weekends based on the Education department’s programming schedule
  • Integrate and mentor UCF’s MFA graduate students, undergraduate theatre students, and other interns into programming as appropriate
  • Interact with other members of the staff to ensure the smooth and successful operation of all Education activities at Orlando Family Stage and at satellite locations
  • Support other Education programs as needed
  • Assist with special events when appropriate

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in theatre teaching artistry, working with youth, project management, and curriculum development
  • Ability to pass a background check required
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Proven experience and ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment while maintaining strict attention to detail
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers encouraged to apply

Compensation and Benefits:
At Orlando Family Stage, we work hard to provide competitive compensation and benefits to our employees. Our salaries are enhanced with valuable benefits, including health insurance, retirement plan with matching, and paid time off.

  • Starting Salary for this position: (Tier 3 – Director) $45,000 annually or $21.63 per hour
  • Health Insurance Package
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 401k Retirement plan – Orlando REP matches up to 3.5%
  • Optional Short-term disability, Vision, Dental plans

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to with the subject line: Director of Youth Academy Application 2023 by August 11, 2023.