Education and Community Engagement Coordinator
TheaterWorks USA / New York, NY 1000110.07.22
$43,000 - $46000 annually
TheaterWorksUSA (TWUSA) creates exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America. Since 1961 we have been a trailblazer in the not-for-profit theater industry with our repertoire of 141 literature–and history–based plays and musicals playing a leading role in the rise of theater for young audiences as an art form. We are proud to say that 100 million children, educators, and families have joined us at the theater to enjoy titles ranging from classics like CHARLOTTE’S WEB and FREEDOM TRAIN to contemporary favorites like DOGMAN: THE MUSICAL and THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL.
TWUSA is seeking candidates for a full-time Education & Community Engagement Coordinator to support the development and maintenance of TWUSA’s arts education programs and partnerships across New York City and beyond. The Education & Community Engagement Coordinator will also lead engagement events that build community through the art of theater and deepen the participation of school and public audiences.
The Education & Community Engagement Coordinator will report to the Associate Artistic Director and is responsible for administrative management of TheaterWorksUSA’s education department. This role works within TheaterWorksUSA’s Artistic department and works closely with General Management, and Human Resources departments.
The successful candidate will:
Coordinate planning and scheduling of all education programming through TWUSA’s various partnerships with in-school and after-school programs across New York City.
- Support the education department in maintaining and growing a deep roster of teaching artists in New York City and beyond.
- Recruit, train, and supervise teaching artists.
- Perform administrative duties that include:
- Create and track contracts and invoices
- Track and submit payroll for teaching artists
- Serve as the main liaison for partner contacts at each school or site
- Field departmental inquiries
- Track the department’s history of programming and partners
- Compile and organize statistical information seasonally, including partner surveys
- Craft and refine education and engagement materials including study guides, curriculum, and lesson plans
- Develop new relationships and deepening existing relationships with community organizations, school administrators, educators, and the relevant agencies/departments of New York City and Los Angeles, CA.
- Provide support with coordination of education programs in TWUSA’s regional hubs.
Support the artistic department on an as needed basis.
Experience and Skills
- Committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
- Ability to work in a face pace collaborative environment with strong attention to detail.
- Experience in arts/education administration, field work as an arts- education, or community engagement.
- Committed to open and honest communication and in possession of strong emotional intelligence.
- Able to build positive working relationships and influence outcomes in a constructive and professional manner.
- Knowledge, interest, and passion for theater for young and family audiences.
- Beginner/ Intermediate skills in Canva or Adobe Suite.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Teams, and Google Suite.
Preferred but not required:
- Teaching Artist or classroom experience (elementary and/or middle school preferred)
- Knowledge of or experience working within the NYC Department of Education
- Knowledge of or experience working within the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
- Experience working with students with learning disabilities
- Bilingual in Spanish and English
Compensation and Location
This role is a non- exempt position with an annual salary ranging from $43,000- $46,000. Salary is determined on experience and skills needed to fill the role. Compensation package includes 99% employer-paid health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, FSA transit/health/dependent accounts, access to a voluntary 401(k) after the first year, and a total of 30 days of paid time off annually.
The Education & Community Engagement Coordinator will work out of our main office in NYC with some flexibility to be hybrid. Once programs are in session, the employee will be required to spend more than half of their weekly hours in-person either in the TWUSA office or making site visits.
Please submit a resume and a statement that speaks to what excites you about taking on this role, as well as your approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion. EDI is an important part of TWUSA’s mission, and we ask you to share the ways that you imagine bringing a commitment to EDI to your work. No “cover letters” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form as a PDF, we invite applicants to submit their statement via a written statement, audio or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.
You can also submit your resume and statement with the subject line Education & Community Engagement Coordinator to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
TheaterWorksUSA serves a diverse, nationwide audience and we strive to build a staff, board, and programming that reflects the diversity of that audience. We strongly encourage candidates from communities that have been historically underrepresented in theater for young audiences to apply.
TheaterWorksUSA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employee. TheaterWorksUSA will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender (including gender-identity), disability ), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, marital status, partnership status, citizenship status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, and previous conviction of criminal offenses, unless directly related to employment or would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public; any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. TheaterWorksUSA makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. TheaterWorksUSA complies with applicable disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the job application or interview process or perform essential job functions, please contact us.