Theatre for Change Manager

Imagination Stage / Bethesda, MD



Theatre for Change Manager
Reports to: Artistic Director, Education and Theatre for Change
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Status: Full-time, includes occasional evening and weekend hours
Location: Hybrid during the school year (Bethesda, MD; remote 2 days per week; on location
with community partners)

Imagination Stage seeks a Theatre for Change Manager . Under the direction of the Artistic
Director for Education and Theatre for Change, this individual will join a team responsible for
growing Imagination Stage’s Theatre for Change programs both artistically and in terms of
community reach, buy-in, and funding support from a $350,000 to $2,000,000 program in five
years. Ideal candidates will possess experience in applied theater; partnership development and
management; new play development and social justice and grassroots organizing. Candidates
must also be willing to have a flexible work schedule.

Using theatre productions and educational workshops to bridge cultural divides and lift up
underrepresented voices, Imagination Stage’s Theatre for Change program explores complex
social justice issues to help build a new generation of compassionate, collaborative children who
are capable of changing the world. Whether telling the story of refugee children fleeing violence
in Central America (¡Oyeme!) or developing positive relationships between children and police
(10 Seconds), Imagination Stage addresses the crucial needs of our community through applied
theater arts.

Strategic Planning

  • Participate in organization-wide season and program planning
  • Seek relationships to grow the Theatre for Change work locally as well as opportunities for
    national exposure
  • Assist in finding new grant opportunities that align with our goals and collaborate with the
    Development Department as needed
  • Explore new educational partnership opportunities for Theatre for Change expansion ranging from schools systems to Health and Human Services departments to correctional facilities

Curriculum and Program Development

  • Develop curriculum-aligned modules for 10 Seconds and other Theatre for Change programs
  • Co-lead and organize professional development training for educators and police departments
    around 10 Seconds
  • Create and lead workshops across Theatre for Change program areas including programming with incarcerated youth and migrant youth
  • Hire, train, and evaluate teaching artists across Theatre for Change programs
  • Meet with new partners and adapt Theatre for Change programs to meet their goals while
    maintaining programmatic integrity
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director for Education and Theatre for Change and an outside
    evaluation firm on impact studies of our Theatre for Change programming


  • With the Artistic Director of Education and Theatre for Change, dramaturg new Theatre for
    Change scripts in development
  • Assist with casting actors and hiring of designers, as well as contract creation for all Theatre
    for Change productions
  • With the Artistic Director for Education and Theatre for Change and Founding Artistic
    Director, plan for future Theatre for Change shows with an eye towards new themes that are
    in response to current events

Tour Management and Digital Distribution

  • Manage and schedule performances of touring productions to local middle and high schools
    as well as community groups
  • Coordinate the production needs with the production stage manager
  • Develop relationships with new community groups and schools and convert them to new
  • Lead post-show audience engagement activities as needed, evaluate the social emotional
    goals of the workshops, and adjust as needed
  • Host digital and live events around the screenings and live performances
    Advocacy and Community Building
  • Attend community forums and panels around issues of social justice
  • Participate in the Theatre for Change Task Force
  • Co-lead professional trainings for artist-educators to get involved with Theatre for Change
  • Seek new artists (writers, designers, directors) to be involved with our professional Theatre
    for Change tours
  • Seek non-arts partners such as museums and universities to elevate our work


  • Experience in trauma-informed and healing-centered teaching utilizing applied theatre
  • Experience in leading workshops with both teens and adults
  • Producing, directing and/or playwriting experience is beneficial
  • Fluency in another language besides English is beneficial
  • Proven administrative and organizational skills
  • Reliable non-public transportation is necessary
  • Ability to create artistic work in non-traditional theatre spaces (for example: a school
    cafeteria, library or prison)
  • Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—arts for change
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weeks and to travel to various sites in the immediate
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values


  • Annual Salary: $50,000-$60,000
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual insurance
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Personal, Sick
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps
  • Please ask to see our Benefit Summary.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to with
“Theatre for Change Manager” in the subject line.
If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Nia Savoy-Dock, Imagination Stage is committed to the full inclusion of all
qualified individuals. As part of this commitment. Imagination Stage will ensure that persons
with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace
that values members of our whole community. Imagination Stage is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. It does not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of
gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply.