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Roundabout Theatre Company, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatres, seeks an energetic, personable individual to join the company as the Education Manager of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program. TWDP is a three-year technical theatre training program for 18-24 year old NYC residents that is a partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

This person will support the Theatrical Workforce Development Program by managing materials, equipment, documentation, processes, events, and supporting participants and staff. This position reports to the Program Director, TWDP.

This is some of what the Education Manager of Theatrical Workforce Development Program will do:

  • Operations
    • Manage all technical theatre equipment, laptops/iPads, and studio space for the program.
    • Communicate with Teaching Artists and Guest Artists to acquire needed materials for workshops and projects.
    • Purchase new equipment and materials and arrange for the servicing of existing equipment.
    • Process payroll for program participants.
    • Manage program events including invitation lists, space requests, and catering.
    • Arrange and manage all program travel.
    • Create and maintain program documents.
    • Assist Program Director and Training Coordinator with the onboarding of all program participants.
    • Support Fellows with IT, administrative, and other program related needs.
  • Curriculum Management and Job Development
    • Work with Teaching Artists to ensure that all lesson plans and lesson support materials are organized and easily accessible.
    • Work with Teaching Artists and Program Director to coordinate participant assessments.
    • Assist Program Director with curriculum asset creation including handouts, support files, graphics, and videos.
    • Assist Program Director with the administration of the Learning Management System.
    • Coordinate and attend site visits with the Program Director, Job Developer, and Training Coordinator.
    • Administer and manage program surveys.
    • Assist Program Director, Job Developer, and Training Coordinator with follow up correspondence and scheduling with program partners regarding participant and program feedback.
  • Reporting and Other Duties
    • Maintain and modify data collecting tools in coordination with Education Manager, Data & Career Development.
    • Communicate with teaching artists, training partners, external clients, and Roundabout staff via phone, email, and in-person meetings to administer programming.
    • Assist Program Director to create, maintain, and update all marketing materials for TWDP events in coordination with Roundabout’s Marketing department.
    • Collaborate with Education staff to ensure program is represented on Education at Roundabout’s social media.
    • Participate in internal professional development programming.
    • Provide support to Education Staff to produce the annual Student Theatre Arts Festival, Student Matinees, Hidden Career Path Day, and other essential programming.
    • Represent Roundabout and TWDP at arts education conferences, workshops, and other events.

This is some of what the Education Manager of Theatrical Workforce Development Program should bring:

  • Training in theatre, education, arts administration or related field from an educational institution or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience required in the field of arts administration, career development, technical theatre, or similar work.
  • An ideal candidate will have excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • A general knowledge of all aspects of professional theatre, especially technical theatre.
  • Experience as an educator and/or Teaching Artist highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of IATSE contracts and history.
  • Computer software skills: Microsoft Office/365, especially Microsoft Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, DocuSign, Slack.
  • Tessitura knowledge and experience a plus.
  • Experience with photography and video editing a plus.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 18-24, students, educators, workforce professionals, industry professionals, artists, and arts education professionals.
  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • Some weekend and evening hours required. Flexible scheduled based on programming schedule.
  • Travel on public transit within metropolitan NYC area including NJ required.
  • Some travel outside of NYC may be required once or twice per year for conferences.
  • Driver’s license a plus, not required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

The annual salary for this exempt position is $58,500. This is a full time, regular position with all standard Roundabout benefits.

To apply:

Please forward cover letter in PDF or Word format with salary requirements and resume to: jobs@roundabouttheatre.org – and use code EM1021 in the subject line. No phone calls please.

As part of our application process, we ask that candidates consider completing a survey. This is voluntary and survey information will be anonymous and kept separate from application materials. Click on the link below to access the survey. 


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.