Arts & Science Center seeks A Part-Time Theatre Education Director
Accredited, award-winning museum seeks theatre education professional who believes that museums are centers of diversity, learning, creativity, and fun.
The Arts & Science Center (ASC) is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums and specializes in infusing Arts into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). ASC hosts art exhibitions, science exhibitions, music and theatrical productions. A permanent art collection focuses on art by African American artists, Arkansas artists, and art of the Delta. ASC also has a science/STEM gallery with an emphasis on art and technology. The third aspect of the Center is a gem of a theater providing a home for community theater productions and performing arts.
The Part-Time Theatre Education Director position at ASC focuses on planning and implementing all outreach components of ASC’s expanded youth theatre-immersion program called "The Stage"; -- A maker space for creativity & innovation through theatre.
Taking a holistic approach to theatre, "The Stage" will engage students in all aspects of theatrical production: directing, acting, script writing, scenery construction, costume design, light & sound design, stage management, playbill design, and marketing & promotion of production. By incorporating technology, students will learn coding and circuitry for scenery special effects, audio & film for documenting, and basic graphic design. All which ASC already provides through our programs. The program’s mission is to offer an opportunity for students with diverse learning styles to gain “real world” experiences that can be translated into future STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, & Math) careers by using theatre as platform for personal empowerment and exploration.
The Stage features an after-school and in-school programming, outreach to regional schools, once-a-month family engagement event, summer camp, and teacher professional development workshops. The Theatre Education Director is responsible for establishing relationships with appropriate contacts at our partner schools, regional education co-ops, and community youth organizations for the purpose of designing, organizing, and facilitating after-school, in-school programs and professional development opportunities. Working alongside ASC’s public program coordinator and interns, the Theatre Education Director will create and coordinate inclusive and innovative "The Stage" relevant public programs for our community’s youth and families. Additionally, this position collaborates with the Arts & Science Center's Board of Trustees Performing Arts Committee on planning a three-production theatre season.
The director will utilize ASC’s 232-seat theatre with a proscenium stage featuring a counterweight system, sound and light booth, spotlight house, in-house scene shop, as well as the scene and costume shop located in our annex. For coding, circuitry, and graphic design, those activities will be a collaboration with ASC STEAM programmers.
The ideal candidate for this part-time position holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts, Theatre Education, or related field. Proof of at least two years of experience in successful program planning, community outreach, and theatre production. Proof of excellent organizational, planning, written, verbal, and presentation skills required. Candidate must be a “people person” and have the ability to exceed participants expectations.
Requirements: The person in this position must: have reliable transportation; move, transport, or install 40 pounds; stand for 4 hours; occasionally ascend ladders; set-up and break down tables and chairs; and work independently or as a team.
The Threatre Education Director is a part-time position with a required 25 hours a week schedule. Pay is commensurate with experience. No phone calls please.
Deadline for applications: September 3, 2018
Application packages for full time, part time, or internships include three components:
1. A cover letter which must include:
a. Your area of interest, academic training, and job experience in one or more of the following: arts or science education and interpretation, non-profit management, curatorial, finance, development, operations, special events, theater, or other area (specify). The letter must be specific to how your skills fit the ASC position.
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