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Theatre Arts Training Education Manager

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates with a background in theatre education administration for the position of Theatre Arts Training Education Manager. This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position requires someone who is knowledgeable about office and budget management, theatre education, youth programming and creation of theatre-based curricula, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist organization and dismantle structural racism in education programming. Applicants for this role should have robust communication and relationship-building skills, strong student/customer orientation, and people management skills.

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

DESCRIPTION OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE TWIN CITIES METRO AREA

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene. The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 200 theatres. Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy.

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life. It is home to several restaurants and chefs who are James Beard nominees or winners. The Minneapolis park system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community. We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

POSITION SUMMARY

This role manages the administration for all TAT programs both on and off campus including supervising classes, managing office staff, maintaining student and program files, budget management. It is responsible for supervision of Teaching Artists, which includes scheduling, overseeing payroll for and contracting Teaching Artists for TAT classes. This position acts as liaison to Marketing and the ticket office in facilitating class registration process, ancillary paper work and communications. It works with parents and the ticket office to resolve registration issues. It also manages scheduling and set up of classrooms, procures classroom supplies, and CTC/TAT merchandise.

Occasional teaching duties are required as needed, as well as acting as the emergency classroom substitute. This position oversees all family communications and supports TAT marketing initiatives. The person in this role manages teaching assistants, interns, and high school junior interns and contributes to and maintains a welcoming, creative, and supportive environment for students, parents and teaching artists, including handling all parent, teacher or student concerns.

This position reports to the Director of Education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

TAT Management and Administration

  • Supervise classes and camps while in session
  • Supervise Teaching Artists, including scheduling, contracting, payroll oversight, hiring and performance management
  • Ensure safety of youth in all TAT programming by contributing to a culture of youth safety, training all TAT staff in youth safety policies and procedures and providing feedback to the Director of Education regarding programmatic safety needs
  • Manage office staff, including temporary office staff and office interns
  • Oversee all family communications including informational communications to enrolled families and marketing efforts
  • Collaborate with families and Teaching Artists to identify considerations and support needed for greatest success of all students
  • Manage and maintain expense budgets, monitoring and reporting on budget as required
  • Manage and maintain class and departmental files
  • Procure all classroom materials, provide assistance in classroom set up
  • Serve as production manager for TAT Student School Year Productions. Coordinates with all departments on support for production.
  • Work with Ticket Office on class registration process and help to resolve conflicts
  • TAT Marketing Support: create marketing timeline for all TAT projects; partner with marketing on email advertising
  • Recruit, interview, train, schedule, supervise door monitors, Teaching Assistants, interns, and high school volunteers
  • Teaching duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring access, representation, participation and decision making for historically marginalized communities within the Education Department
  • Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist workplace practices and policies
  • Study topics that lead to a deeper understanding of how white supremacy, racial violence, and systemic racism have shaped American society and how that shapes CTC’s workplace and the lives of CTC employees
  • Positively contribute to the ACT One platform, creating a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be student/customer oriented and able to build relationships with students, families, artists and staff
  • Ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist organization
  • Must value and be skillful in being inclusive, providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, including, but not limited to, communities of color, the LGBTQIAP+ community, the disability community and families of low-economic status
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of curriculum creation and lesson planning
  • People management skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Strong multi-tasking skills necessary
  • Adaptable and confident working under pressure
  • Experience in conceptual thinking and knowledge/understanding of curriculum creation
  • Highly skilled in both written and verbal communication
  • Must be self-motivated and confident
  • Possesses ability to lead and take initiative in a high stress environment
  • Strong Word and Excel knowledge
  • Tessitura beneficial
  • Wordfly or other email builder software beneficial

 

Experience

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in office management, clerical and office tasks, budget maintenance, theatre education, curriculum creation, and youth programming.

Certificates & Licenses:

  • First Aid/CPR certified (adult and child) or willing/able to obtain certification

 

Other Qualities

  • A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
  • A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access

 

COMPENSATION

The starting salary range for this full-time position is between $48,000 and $54,000 annually. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; vacation and sick leave; nine paid holidays; and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.

TO APPLY Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.