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Theatre for a New Audience, an award-winning Off-Broadway classical theatre company, is seeking a talented, dynamic, and visionary individual to direct its Arts in Education initiatives and manage a two-person department. The Theatre operates one of the largest programs in the New York City Public Schools to introduce Shakespeare and classic drama. Since the program was launched in 1984, the Theatre has served nearly 130,000 New York City Public School students. The Education Director also manages an annual NEH Summer Institute for 25 middle- and high-school teachers nationwide (contingent upon annual funding).
The Education Director reports to the Artistic Director on all artistic and programmatic matters, and to the Managing Director on all operations and financial matters.
Theatre for a New Audience does not create productions for or censor work for students in its education programs. Students see the same quality of work as do general audiences. Candidates for Education Director should be sensitive to championing the artistic point of view of a production to the Public Schools.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Theatre for a New Audience is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), an award-winning LORT-C theatre producing Shakespeare alongside classical and contemporary plays, seeks an experienced Technical Director for its new, state-of-the-art theater that is uniquely flexible for the city of New York. Located in Brooklyn, adjacent to BAM, the Polonsky Shakespeare Center opened in 2013 with Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The technical director will be a part of the theater’s producing team, reporting to the Associate Producer and directly managing one full-time Production Coordinator. The ideal candidate is skilled in all aspects of scenic construction, experienced in complex rigging and automation, and knowledgeable about all areas of technical design, including lighting, sound, and projection.
TFANA is an equal opportunity employer committed to being an inclusive workplace and strongly believes in the importance of having a diverse group of individuals represented both onstage and off.
To apply for this position please send letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Theatre for a New Audience offers internships for college students, graduate students, and students between terms. We are currently seeking applications for 2017 Fall internships in Theatre for a New Audience’s Education and Development Departments. Please see below for a description.
To apply for an internship, please fill out an INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM and send with a professional resume (rather than an actor resume) and a cover letter. Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Internship” and specify the department for which you are applying.
TFANA interns receive a modest reimbursement for transportation. Any student interning at TFANA is eligible to earn school credit.
DEVELOPMENT/CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP
Materials required: Application form, professional resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably a fundraising related letter or proposal).
Interns in the Development/Capital Department receive well rounded, hands-on experience in raising contributions for a not-for-profit theatre. Interns report to the Capital Campaign Associate but have direct access and regular contact with the Development Associate and the Director of Institutional Advancement.
Possible projects include:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, Constant Contact and WealthEngine preferred but not required.
12 hrs per week
Materials required: Application form, professional resume, cover letter, and two references.
Theatre for a New Audience’s Education Department provides a challenging and rigorous educational experience designed to support and advance students’ learning grades 5-12, in both English Language Arts and Theatre. We offer the largest in-depth programs in the New York City Public Schools to introduce Shakespeare and other classics. Since 1984 our programs have served over 128,000 students, ages 9 through 18, in New York City Public Schools city-wide. The Education Department seeks an energetic, self-motivated individual, with interest in theatre education administration. This position will be 10-15 hours a week in the fall with the possibility to continue and/or increase hours in the spring. Tasks include:
Candidates should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, proficiency with computers, a strong interest in education, and attention to detail. The position may require attending meetings and/or observing Teaching Artists in classrooms around New York City, and therefore candidates should feel comfortable navigating public transit. The candidate will gain valuable hands-on experience in the arts education world, and it is an ideal position for individuals pursuing careers in arts education as administrators. Previous administrative experience preferred.
|by Milton Glaser|
Pictured above: Kathryn Hunter and cast members of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, photo by Joan Marcus.