Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Director of Education’s primary scope of responsibility is to lead, manage, and evaluate RLT’s comprehensive theatre education programs for all ages. The position is considered senior staff and supervises one full-time employee, interns and volunteers. The Director of Education’s specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supporting and advancing RLT’s mission through strategic planning of educational programs and events;
Implementing new Community and School Programs across the region;
Working with the Associate Director of Education, managing and evaluating theatre arts training program to support different age groups and stages of development, camps, and special workshops/events;
Creating, implementing, and evaluating on-site and off-site programs and school and community partnerships;
Creating evaluation tools for all educational programming;
Working closely with the Development and Marketing staff to develop promotional and marketing material and assisting with grant writing/reporting;
Creating yearly budget for the Education Department;
Representing RLT at external education meetings or events.
Master's Degree in Theatre Education, Arts Management, or related field, or commensurate experience;
Demonstrated leadership experience including supervising staff;
Experience in teaching, creating, developing/growing, and implementing theatre education programs, especially using Drama Based Instruction, Theatre in Education, and/or Applied Theatre;
Experience in creating, implementing, and managing evaluation tools and systems;
Proven budgeting and financial management skills;
Strong organizational, planning skills including experience building community relationships;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
A personable and collaborative spirit with excellent interpersonal skills;
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds, abilities;
Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently using appropriate time management;
Flexibility to work nights and/or weekends as determined by the organization's performance and special events schedule;
Computer and database management skills: class registration software, office programs (word, excel, PowerPoint), social media.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and experience in Theatre Education, your CV and three professional theatre/education references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on October 25th.
Additional Salary Information: competitive salary commensurate with experience and education
Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is a nonprofit organization using theatre to enrich, educate, entertain, and engage volunteers, students, and audiences of all ages. Begun in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre is now one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the country. We offer entertainment, education and community programs year-round. RLT showcases 11 productions each year, with more than 150 performances.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.