Director of Education, Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley, CA

 

Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, California, seeks an experienced Director of Education to oversee the education department for all MTC education and outreach activities, including student matinee performances, summer camps, in-school residencies, after-school programs, and an on-site conservatory for youth and adults. MTC is a LORT-D company, which operates with a $3.9M annual budget and produces a six-play mainstage season in addition to periodic staged readings, development workshops and educational programs. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading educational activities and will join MTC as a member of its senior staff. This position reports directly to the Managing Director. Please send cover letter, resume and references to jobsearch@marintheatre.org; include “Director of Education search” in the subject line. Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply. See www.marintheatre.org for the full job description.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Represent and be the primary face of MTC among education and outreach communities.

Create and foster relationships with schools, educators and communities served by MTC programs.

Supervise a permanent staff of two, plus an annual class of artistic and administrative interns.

Create job descriptions and hire staff (permanent and contract) as needed.

Provide mentorship, training, and support to resident teaching artists, artists working on independent contracts, and interns.

Create, maintain and adhere to departmental budget.

Perform short and long-range artistic and administrative planning for all education and outreach programs.

Develop new education and outreach programming.

Assist with cultivation of education program donors and prospective donors as directed by the Development and Managing Directors.

Write copy and provide documentation for education grants to the Development and Managing Directors.

Create and send out monthly education e-newsletters with the assistance of the Marketing and Managing Directors.

Create copy and visual requirements for all education marketing collateral, including program brochures.

Attend bi-weekly department head meetings.

Program Administration:

Plan, schedule, publicize, and administer the Student Matinee program, including in-school workshops. Work with Box Office Manager and Director of Ticketing to recruit school groups to attend Student Matinee performances. Write, edit, and distribute performance guides. Plan curricula for in-school workshops to fit state education standards. Plan and implement assessment systems.

Oversee the creation and sales of classes and events in MTC’s database/CRM system (Spektrix). 

Coordinate facilities scheduling with Assistant Production Manager to ensure available space for proposed on-site programming.

Plan and produce the Marin Young Playwright's Festival each year.

Track and follow through on collecting outstanding balances due on services provided from area organizations, schools, and community members.

Plan, schedule, publicize, produce and administer in-school and after-school classes. Maintain partnerships with residency school administrators and key contacts. Hire and supervise teaching artists. Plan curricula (sometimes to fulfill state education standards). Continue to assess teaching artists, curriculum and programming.  Work with schools and community organizations to develop new programs. Teach classes as necessary.

Plan, schedule, publicize, produce and administer Summer Camp program. Select scripts and develop camps and themes. Recruit participants. Hire and supervise staff and faculty. Plan curricula. Possibly teach some classes and/or direct Summer Camp productions.

Administer internship program. Recruit and supervise interns and ensure the educational component of the experience. 

Work with Director of Marketing and Communication and Literary Manager to plan, schedule, publicize and administer community engagement opportunities such as Mill Valley Library Lecture Series and lobby displays.

Identify opportunities for program promotion at community events such as the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Winter Fest, etc.

Collaborate with other Directors of Education to plan Bay Area-wide events around teaching artist cultivation and training.

Artistic Program Duties:

Attend weekly department meetings.

Participate in season planning and selection.

Attend first rehearsal, Producer’s Preview and opening night performances.

Moderate some post-show audience Q&As each week during the runs of MTC’s six mainstage productions.

Qualifications

A passion for supporting the arts in communities and schools. 

A proven track record in database management and arts education programs, preferably with specific experience in the arts. 

Excellent administrative skills including experience working in database systems (preferably Spektrix) and Microsoft office. 

The ability to work effectively with other staff members, board members and patrons while also working independently, taking initiative and maintaining a steady stream of contact with other education staff members and MTC’s Managing Director. 

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. 

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal skills. 

A degree from a four-year university in a relevant field, or equivalent experience. 

A valid California driver’s license. 

This is a full-time, fully exempt, salaried position eligible for health, medical and employee benefits.

To apply, please submit a brief personal statement, resume, and references to jobsearch@marintheatre.org. No phone calls please.

For more info, visit https://www.marintheatre.org/get-involved/jobs

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