Job Description for Education Coordinator
Essential duties and responsibilities:
The Education Coordinator will work to support BSC’s Education Department programs. This position is F/T (inclusive of program activities). Reports to: Director of Education and Director of PMP.
As a teaching artist, the Education Coordinator will serve as an artistic mentor for the Playwright Mentoring Project (PMP), teaching artist for KidsAct! and will lead all in-school workshops associated with the student matinee program.
Serve as an artistic mentor for 2 PMP Groups:
- Plan and facilitate weekly PMP sessions as outlined in the PMP Guidebook
- Collaborate with playwright and participants to create original script to be performed at the end of the program
- Lead PMP staff at each session (2 peer mentors, one therapist and one playwright)
- Completing PMP reports for each session/rehearsal/performance to be shared with BSC’s artistic director, playwright, therapist, and director of PMP and the director of education.
Serve as Teaching Artist for KidsAct! fall and winter Saturday classes, and Summer Camps (M-F, 9-3 )
- Facilitate weekly KidsAct classes
- Assist in the planning of the curriculum of KidsAct!
- Assist in the direction of the culminating show for KidsAct! Session
- Manage the check-in and check-out process at the beginning and end of each class
- Oversees staff of teaching assistants, musical director and choreographer
Serve as Teaching artist for student matinee workshops in the schools.
- Facilitate in-school workshops
- Build relationships with teachers and students in the school
- Assist in generating curriculum for in-school workshops
- With the PMP Director, help to plan, schedule and execute PMP staff development, alumni events, and the PMP Performance Tour
- Collect and enter data from student surveys and assist with reporting requirements as designated by grants
- Communicate with students and staff regarding program logistics and schedule changes
- Coordinate and schedule the PMP Spring Tour
- Assist PMP director in managing the tour
Provide Administrative Support to the Education Office:
- Assist with schedule and invoicing for education programs
- Assist Director of Education in recruitment for education programs
- Assist Director of Education in internship/Musical Theatre Conservatory interview process
- Manage and maintain school database, including external email communications
- Assist with research and creation of Study Guide for our fall production, and student matinees
- Liaise with Marketing department on external communication, social media posts and direct marketing campaigns
- Manage education department interns on various tasks, with guidance from Director of Education and Associate Director of Education.
- Maintain education library
- Represents education department at community events as needed
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- General office support as needed
Required Application Materials:
- Cover letter that communicates how your educational and artistic background aligns with the arts education mission and services of BSC
- Teaching resume that outlines all completed educational training and relevant teaching experience
- Artistic resume that outlines all completed theatrical training and relevant theatrical experience. Include any relevant work samples including webpages and video links.
- Three references with contact information who can speak to your past experience particularly your facilitation skills and ability to engage young people through the arts.
- College degree (BA/ BFA required, MA/MFA preferred) or professional equivalence)
- Proven artistic and educational expertise in theatre, with an emphasis on devising, and improvisation. Directing experience, choreography, and musical theatre experience highly desired.
- Experience working with diverse youth populations.
- Awareness of youth developmental stages and current youth issues
- Commitment to ongoing growth and refinement of teaching artist skills
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people.
The mission of BSC’s education department is to awaken the minds, imaginations, and creative power of children, teenagers and young adults by providing opportunities for them to experience the joy of live theatre as performers, writers, technicians and audience members.
On February 24, 2015, BSC received the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Commonwealth Award – Creative Youth Development for its range of quality programs that introduce children and adolescents to the power and joy of live theatre.
In 2007, BSC was awarded the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities, the nation’s highest honor for after-school programs in the arts and humanities.
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