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Assistant Director of Education

Roundabout Theatre Company, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre company, seeks a dedicated, experienced and creative Assistant Director of Education. Since 1996, Education at Roundabout has offered nationally recognized programs that use the stimulating power of the arts to inspire and engage. The deep impact and breadth of the work is a result of programs and curricula curated specifically to reach students, teachers, early career professionals, and audiences. The Assistant Director of Education position will oversee school partnership programming, professional development programming, and teaching artist practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES include:

Curriculum Development for Education Programs
  • Collaborate with Education Staff and Teaching Artists to:
    • create curricular resources for all Roundabout productions including but not limited to Postcard Production Workshop scenes, image research, show info pages, and excerpt press clips & articles
    • codify and maintain curricular resources and materials for all theatrical disciplines
    • align Theatrical Teaching Framework and other Roundabout pedagogy with current educational philosophies and curricular standards
  • Serve as an advisor to teaching artists in curriculum development
  • Review teaching artists’ residency and lesson plans
  • Serve as curriculum advisor for other department activities, including but not limited to Student Production Workshop and Theatrical Workforce Development
Teaching Artists
  • Oversee the hiring, onboarding, tracking, and support of teaching artist practice
  • Conduct formal evaluations and site visits in partnership with Associate Director of Education and Director of Education
  • Oversee annual teaching artist assessment conferences
  • Oversee the design of teaching artist training in collaboration with lead teaching artists
  • Oversee the Teaching Artist Advisory Group (TAAG)
School Partnerships
  • Oversee School Partnerships program structure including program design, Partnership Coordinator roles and responsibilities, and curriculum models
  • Supervise the School Programs Manager to support their success in day-to-day activities
  • Advise School Program Manager on program management and teaching artist placement
  • Attend meetings with school leadership and key stakeholders
  • Advise on assessment and documentation of program impact
  • Maintain Roundabout’s vendor contract with the Department of Education
Professional Development
  • Oversee Professional Development programming, including Theatrical Teaching Institute, Teaching Artist Training, and standalone workshops
  • Supervise the Professional Development Program Manager to support their success in day-to-day activities
  • Liaise with NYC Department of Education Office of Arts & Special Projects for citywide Professional Development
  • Advise on Professional Development workshops
  • Maintain Roundabout’s vendor contract with the Department of Education
Miscellaneous
  • Confer with Director of Education on policy changes and overall department messaging
  • Contribute to grant reports
  • Attend and represent Roundabout at industry conferences and workshops to develop individual practice maintain awareness of education trends and best practices
  • Leverage Tessitura and other technology for efficient operations, data collection, and reporting
QUALIFICATIONS:

A) EDUCATION
a. BA and MA in Theatre Education or Related Field or equivalent professional experience.

B) EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
a. Minimum 5 years of professional level work in theatre education or related field; Knowledge of theatre education, urban public schools, and direct teaching experience required. Evidence of previous management and support of teaching artists.

C) CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES
a. New York state teaching certification or equivalent preferred but not required.

D) LANGUAGE, SKILLS REQUIRED
a. Comfortable interacting with students, educators, parents, artists, and arts education professionals.
b. Advanced curriculum development.
c. Ability to manage two or more employees.
d. Strong organization and communication skills.
e. Computer software skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, Publisher, and Outlook. MAC and PC proficient. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, and Tessitura preferred.
f. Multilingual skills (a plus).
g. Flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend hours required.

E) PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to lift 25 lbs; with our without reasonable accommodation.

F) TO APPLY
Please forward a cover letter with salary requirement and resume to: jobs@roundabouttheatre.org – and use code ADE- 0717 in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mission: Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.