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Roundabout Theatre Company, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatres, seeks a dedicated, personable individual to join the company as an Education Manager for Community Partnerships.

The Education Manager for Community Partnerships is a full-time, year-round position which provides the administrative support and coordination related to producing all Roundabout Community Partnerships programs including the current audience engagement and community partnerships programs. They will collaborate with colleagues across the organization to look for ways to strengthen existing relationships and build new partnerships within our community. This position reports to the Director of Community Partnerships.

This is some of what the Education Manager, Community Partnerships will do:

  • Community Partnerships
    • Support Education Staff members in assessing existing partnerships and programming.
    • Coordinate and support collaborative meetings with Roundabout leadership.
    • Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of new partnerships and programming.
    • Serve as on-site event staff for existing community partnership programs.
    • Support logistics of programming and residencies with partner organizations – projects include Artist Residencies at NYPL and Reverb Theatre Arts Festival.
    • Liaise with theatre staff and conduct post event reports.
    • Support the production needs of special programs and projects with community partners, including pre-production budgeting, scheduling, and other operational logistics.
    • Contribute to the development of new community partnerships through meetings, digital communications, and forming new relevant connections as an ambassador for Roundabout.
    • Attend non-Roundabout events at partner organizations.
    • Serving as a steward for the organization by participating in professional development, steering committees, and collectives that are relevant to the work.
    • Support Audience Services on Relaxed Performances including outreach to partner organizations and attending events and related meetings.
  • Audience Engagement Programing 
    • Maintain an ongoing theatre-based activities calendar.
    • Collaborate with Marketing for website updates throughout the season.
    • In collaboration with the Director, book teaching artists for all engagement events.
    • Report on theatre-based activities.
    • Facilitate communications regarding theatre-based events to all relevant theatre staff.
    • Create and distribute invitations and signup sheets for artists to participate in talkbacks.
    • Support the creation of UPSTAGE playgoer guides, in particular serve as a writer for relevant articles and coordinate connections with partners.
    • Schedule and help to produce digital Theatre Talks for each production.
    • Coordinate accessibility services for engagement events.
  • Other Program Support
    • Communicate artist asks to Artistic and track and distribute invitations for artist participation
    • Liaise with production teams on behalf of Education
    • In coordination with fellow Education Staff members, book new work and foster partnerships with schools, theatre, community-based organizations, artists, and community members
    • Coordinate the photo and video documentation of programming and events
    • Assist Staff and Teaching Artists with programming
    • Advocate for program models by participating and presenting at conferences, workshops, and ongoing involvement with organizations
    • Report on opportunities for funders to observe activities
    • In coordination with the Director, track budget expenses across all audience and community partnerships projects
  • General Office Support
    • Utilize administrative systems to support programs, such as Tessitura database for constituent and program tracking
    • Provide financial, curricular, and statistical reports for internal and external purposes
    • Collect data, work samples, and photographs for final reports
    • Contribute to development of protocols and procedures for tracking data
    • Contribute to grant proposals and reports as needed
    • Support education events as necessary
    • And other duties as assigned


This is some of what the Education Manager, Community Partnerships should bring:

  • 3-5 years of experience required in the field of arts administration, producing, or arts education – experience producing community and audience engagement programs is a plus.
  • Experience building consensus with a broad range of partners in a variety of communities; particularly with a strong understanding of social justice and an ability to engage respectfully with individuals from historically marginalized NYC neighborhoods and communities.
  • A strong team spirit and willingness to adapt to programmatic and organizational evolution.
  • Experience in civic engagement and/or community-centered organizations or initiatives.
  • A general knowledge of all aspects of professional theatre.
  • Experience collaborating with people with disabilities is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Experience writing or contributing to grant applications is a plus.
  • Computer software skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Tessitura, CRM, Form Assembly.
  • Multilingual skills a plus.
  • Able to lift 20 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.


The salary for this role is $58,500 annually. Competitive benefits package offered.

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 department is temporarily relocated to Roundabout’s Rehearsal Hall, located at 115 West 45th Street, 11th Floor (elevators are available to access the floor).

The general schedule is Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm with some weekend and evening hours required.

To apply:

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@roundabouttheatre.org – and use code EMCP-0322 in the subject line. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, please indicate in your email.  No phone calls please.

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Roundabout celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present and educating minds for the future

Read more about Roundabout’s work, culture, and commitment to the future at https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/about/

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. Read about Roundabout’s social justice process HERE.

To this end, Roundabout Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Roundabout Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in New York.