Associate Education Director’s primary responsibility is to manage of all aspects of the Education Programs and Faculty in support of the Emerald City Theatre mission and community’s needs.
Direct Supervisor: Education Director
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in theater or education • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills • Three years teaching experience (preferably ages 3 – 13) • Experience in a supervisory role • Self-motivated, detailed oriented, focused work ethic • A general understanding and passion for theatre for young audiences • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. • A valid driver’s license preferred with clean driving record • Obtain and maintain certification in CPR and First Aid
Upon hire, employee will be subject to a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police and FBI and checked against the Illinois Sex Offender Registry and the Violent Offender Against Youth Database.
Staff Management 1. Lead interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising of all faculty members in all education programs. 2. Schedule faculty and substitutes for all after school, theater school, and camp programs. Participate in a weekly schedule with Edu. Manager for on-call faculty management and substitute scheduling. 3. Provide development, guidance, and programmatic support to lead teachers, assistants, and interns. 4. Manage all faculty records including fingerprinting, background checks, and CPR/First Aid certification.
1. Sell and manage all after-school programming. Explore tactics to cultivate new business and implement competitive research. 2. Manage all residency programming after Education Director’s initial point of sale. Work with Education Director on cultivating new residency business and develop curriculum for existing residencies, if necessary. 3. Maintain a strong working relationship with all teachers, parents, students, and partner schools, by representing Emerald City Theatre in a highly professional manner and supporting all issues that arise. 4. Create, edit, and give feedback on scripts, lyrics, and musical accompaniment as needed for new and existing classes and camps. 5. Communicate all logistics to faculty for upcoming classes, camps, and residencies. 6. With Education Manager, schedule and facilitate routine audits of faculty and provide written evaluations through site visits and one on one feedback meetings. 7. Recommend, evaluate, and enforce ECT Faculty policies and procedures.
Program Development 1. Assist in the development and creation of program goals for curriculums for education programs. 2. Lead creation, collection, and archival assessment data for education programs.
Financial Management 1. Track teacher payroll for all educational programs and report completed payroll to the Education Director. 2. Execute, track, and maintain invoicing for after-school and residency programming. 3. Reconcile company Outreach budget for Education programming.
Development and Outreach 1. Serve as Education liaison to Development department, supporting grant proposals and sponsorships. 2. Work with Education Director to adapt existing programming for Outreach needs on a rolling basis.
Salary commensurate with experience. Position includes generous time off and benefits package.
How to apply: Email cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Jobs@emeraldcitytheatre.com. Please write “Associate Education Director 2018” in the subject line of the email. Emerald City Theatre is looking to fill this specific position as soon as possible. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. No phone calls, please.
About Emerald City Theatre
Founded in 1996, Emerald City Theatre is one of Chicago’s most attended non-profit theatres with an annual programming reach of 80,000 children and grown-ups. Emerald City Theatre is also home to Chicago’s most enrolled theatre camps and classes, serving ages three through thirteen.
Through literacy-based theatrical productions, educational programs, and an outreach program which provides free access for low-income Chicago Public School students, Emerald City Theatre is the leading Chicago children’s theatre dedicated to serving our city’s most precious citizens.