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Two River Theater
Red Bank, NJ
EDUCATION

Expires: 10/15/21

Job Dates

Full Time

Pay

$48,000-$51,000 annually

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Job Description
Full-Time

Two River Theater seeks creative, qualified candidates with a background in theatre education administration for the position of Associate Director of Education. This position requires someone who is knowledgeable about creation of theater-based curricula and teaching theater to young people, who has demonstrated experience with creating residencies and professional development programming in schools, and who can help maintain and evolve current programs while helping to create, nurture, and sustain new programming in a growing education department. Applicants for this role should have robust communication, relationship building, and strong project management skills. A talent for clear and lively prose writing is necessary as all members of the education department contribute as writers for grants, marketing materials, playbills et al. This is a new full-time position reporting to the Director of Education.
The Associate Director of Education will perform all work in a manner that is consistent with Two Rivers core values, including our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

About Two River Theater
Two River Theater is a non-profit organization located in the vibrant Jersey Shore community of Red Bank NJ. Two River is committed to creating great American theater by developing and producing work by some of the countrys leading artists. We are proud to be viewed as a vital cultural resource in the community. Through 6+ theatrical productions each year (over 150 annual performances of world premieres, musicals, and classics), 50+ annual audience engagement/community events and 15+ plus annual venue rentals, Two River serves an audience of approximately 50,000 annually. Anyone who joins our collaborative and fun team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.

Mission
We create great American theater by developing and producing new works and world masterpieces that most richly direct our gaze to the life of the human spirit. We cultivate an audience that cherishes the intimate joy of theater, enriched when shared by a community of others.

Core Values
Artistic Excellence: We nurture and challenge the visions of adventurous theater artists. Our commitment to the artistic process is sustained over time through an investment in people, their creative process, and our dedication to the highest artistic standards.
Education and Community Engagement: We make our theater a welcoming resource for all. We create engagement programs and partnerships that encourage all voices to come together in conversation around the stories we tell. We invest in the next generation of artists and audiences by introducing students and lifelong learners to the possibility and adventure that theater brings to our lives.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: We believe that the essence of theater is democratic: it invites us to encounter, consider and perhaps adopt other points of view, if only for a brief time in a darkened theater. We aspire to build an environment in which artists, audiences, employees, and Board members from different backgrounds and experiences together form an institution that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
Operational Excellence: We dedicate ourselves to the highest standards in our governance, management, operational, and financial practices. We are committed to developing and retaining an experienced and accomplished staff, an engaged and informed Board of Trustees, and a working environment that attracts staff, volunteers, and artists of the highest caliber.
Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS
Perform all work in a manner that is consistent with Two Rivers core values, including our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED+I), and contribute to the goal of creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organization by participating in various staff and organizational ED+I initiatives.
Develop and oversee in-school programs and residencies that support curricular enrichment through theater, and foster meaningful relationships with students, educators, and administrators.
Devise new, dynamic and responsive professional development opportunities for educators and tailor offerings to the unique needs of diverse school districts.
Reinvigorate relationships with local organizations that serve students on the autism spectrum and lead residencies with them.
Provide support for ongoing education programs and projects including Student Matinees, Professional Development for Teachers, A Little Shakespeare, Metro Scholars, TheaterWorks, Summer Program, Play Dates, and virtual/in-person class offerings.
Work directly with the marketing department by providing program copy, details, and art direction to assist in the creation of collateral promoting education programs.
Contribute to the department's growth by working collaboratively with the team to maintain, evolve, and grow Two Rivers Education offerings.
QUALIFICATIONS
A positive attitude, ability to think creatively, and collaborative work style
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with schools and community organizations
Demonstrated ability to train and oversee teaching artists
Demonstrated familiarity with digital formats for delivery of educational programming
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
The ability to multi-task, and organize multiple projects simultaneously
Strong skills in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel and Publisher. Experience with Spektrix a plus.
Ability to work on selected weekday and weekend evenings required
Compensation: Salary Range $48,000-$51,000. Benefits package includes medical and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, personal time and a 403 (b) retirement plan.
To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting), detailed resume, contact information for 2-3 references and two relevant writing samples (playbill article, grant narrative, et al) to Kate Cordaro, Director of Education at kcordaro@trtc.org. No phone calls please.
Subject line should read: Associate Director of Education
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Contact

Kate Cordaro

Director of Education

kcordaro(at)trtc(dot)org

https://tworivertheater.org/

Business Address

21 Bridge Ave

Red Bank, NJ 07701

Posted: 09/15/2021 14:48:53 EST

Last Updated: 09/15/2021 17:00 EST

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