The Director of Teaching & Learning oversees Roundabout Theatre Company’s Teaching & Learning programs, which include After School Programing, Professional Development, and School Partnerships.
The Director of Teaching and Learning is a full-time, year-round position which provides strategic thought leadership, direction, and management of the Teaching & Learning programs, initiatives, and staff supporting Education at Roundabout’s goal to use theatre to promote social equity. As a member of the department’s leadership team, they collaborate with colleagues across the organization and with external stakeholders to look for ways to strengthen existing relationships and programs and build new partnerships.
This is some of what the Director of Teaching & Learning will do:
PROGRAMMING AND CURRICULAR DEVELOPMENT:
- Oversee timeline, planning, and implementation for all Teaching & Learning program activities
- Collaborate with program staff to support decision making around issues that affect program scheduling such as project objectives, ticketing, and use of department resources
- In collaboration with Director of Education and Teaching & Learning administrative staff, support the development and management of Teaching & Learning program assessments and evaluations
- Establish protocols and procedures for tracking data of Teaching & Learning activities
- Develop, review (and respond, when necessary) to Teaching Artist & Teacher Impact Reports
- Advise on the organization and creation of program models, curricular resources, Lesson plans and Residency plans
- Oversee the alignment of the Theatrical Teaching Framework and other Roundabout pedagogy with current educational philosophies and curricular standards, including Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education
- Advise on curriculum for other department activities serving students and teachers, including but not limited to Career Training and Community Partnerships Programs
- Oversee the research for and development of new Teaching & Learning program initiatives
SUPERVISION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT:
- Supervise the Teaching & Learning administrative staff and support their success in day-to-day activities.
- Support the supervision of Teaching Artists on curricular and programmatic issues around school operations, student productions, and artist visits
- Collaborate with staff to support recruitment and hiring of teaching artists
- Collaborate with Program Directors and Managers to support equitable Teaching Artist assignments across programming
- Collaborate with the Department Directors and Teaching and Learning administrative staff to support teaching artist professional development, assessment, and supervision
- Conduct formal evaluations and site visits of Teaching & Learning programs
- Monitor and approve Teaching Artist payroll for Teaching & Learning programs
- Support departmental or program area Apprentices working on Teaching & Learning Programs
PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING SUPPORT:
- Cultivate partnerships with teachers, principals, and NYC Department of Education
- Oversee the application for and maintenance of Roundabout’s vendor contracts with the NYC Department of Education
- Collaborate with the Director of Education, Teaching & Learning administrative staff, and Development Department in seeking new funding sources and maintaining existing funders for Teaching & Learning Programs
- Support sharing of information with the Education Committee of the Board of Directors
- Collaborate with the Development Department in fundraising activities and site visits for education programs, when needed
- Attend meetings with funders, when necessary
- Support the Teaching & Learning program narrative required for reports and proposals
- Oversee the collection of data, work samples, and photographs for final reports.
- Create, maintain, and report on Teaching & Learning program budgets
- Oversee policies and procedures for student and teacher group ticket orders, constituent and program tracking, leveraging the Tessitura software for Teaching & Learning programs
- Maintain and evolve protocols and procedures for tracking income and expenses for Teaching & Learning programs
- Monitor collection of fees for tickets and services, including liaising with NYC DOE Accounts Payable offices
- Monitor and approve purchases
- Work to ensure that all stakeholders (teachers, students, parents, principals, etc.) are receiving accurate, timely information and quality service.
- Support the development and maintenance of communication systems within the department, Roundabout, and externally to clients and colleagues.
- Support the Teaching & Learning staff’s contributions to department newsletters
- Supervise the updating of marketing materials, including targeted program emails and other advertisements
- Oversee the maintenance and improvement of Teaching & Learning website pages
- Represent Roundabout Theatre Company at municipal, regional, statewide, and national conferences and meetings.
- Support department events as necessary and participate in other duties as assigned
This is some of what the Director of Teaching & Learning Should Bring:
- A strong team spirit and willingness to adapt to programmatic and organizational evolution
- Experience building consensus with a broad range of partners in a variety of communities and a demonstration of strong cultural competency, especially engaging with individuals from historically marginalized communities
- A strong understanding of developing and implementing culturally responsive sustaining education practices and programs
- A minimum of 7 years of professional work experience with direct experience leading programing in New York City public schools, managing budgets, and motivating and managing staff.
- Experience working with leaders across departments to build support for key initiatives
- Knowledge and passion for all aspects of professional theatre
- Experience building curriculum for students and teachers, teaching theatre, and/or facilitating workshops and events
- An understanding of child development and of how to support student social emotional learning and development
- Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills, including strong time management skills, attention to detail, ability to take initiative, and manage multiple tasks/projects
- Fluency in a language other than English, (i.e., Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic) is a plus
- Strong computer software skills with knowledge of Tessitura, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite preferred
LOCATION AND HOURS:
Roundabout’s Education Offices are located on the 3rd Floor of the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. An elevator is available for the majority of the time, however, there are times that the elevator is not available.
The general schedule is Monday-Friday 10am–6pm with some weekend and evening hours required. In-person work is required on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and one additional day of the week—the option to work two days remotely is available if onsite programing is not scheduled.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
The salary range for this position is $90,000–$95,000 annually. A competitive benefits package is offered that includes:
- Medical/Dental/Vision with employer covering 90% of the premium
- Health Reimbursement Account that reimburses 100% of the in-network deductible
- Flexible Spending Account, Pre-tax Transit + Parking Benefits, and an Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
- 401(K) retirement plan with 5% employer contribution after 6 months of employment
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Roundabout Parental leave
- Supplement New York Paid Family Leave for up to 4 weeks
- Roundabout Short-Term Disability
- Supplement New York Short Term Disability for up to 12 weeks
- Tickets to Roundabout productions
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As a theatre company and a long-standing member of many communities, Roundabout believes in the importance of words, the impact of action, and the healing capacity of shared stories. Roundabout has created a five-year strategic plan to evaluate and evolve how we address Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in our work, workplaces, and our community. Conceived by a team of 29 staff members in collaboration with the Board EDI Committee following a company-wide assessment in October 2019, the plan was launched in September 2021. Learn more HERE.
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