POSTED: September 23, 2021
Position: Education Associate
Reports to: Education Director
About Theatre for a New Audience
Founded in 1979, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) is an award-winning off-Broadway LORT- C theatre whose mission is to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama alongside other new work. TFANA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented populations. The position will remain open until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.
Values and Strategies:
We are guided in our work by five core values: a reverence for language, a spirit of adventure, a commitment to diversity, a dedication to learning, and a spirit of service. These values inform what we do with artists, how we interact with audiences, and how we manage our organization. Language is at the heart of all we do. We focus on the language and ideas of writers. We believe that hearing great language powerfully expressed improves our listening skills, opens our eyes, and deepens our perception and understanding of the world around us. We infuse our work with adventure—provocative ideas, visual boldness, and a sense that we are on a lifelong journey with Shakespeare and classic drama. We are committed to diversity—diverse approaches to dramatic material, diversity on our staff, in our casting and audiences, and multifaceted relationships with uniquely different communities. Learning is a fundamental principle of the Theatre, and we value learning as a process that takes place over time—a process that depends on our ability to promote curiosity, reflection, study, research and dialogue in all our work. We are dedicated to service. Inspired by our civic role, we seek to create broad public access and to bond the diverse New York community through the language, pleasure and ideas of classical drama. To advance our mission and values, Theatre for a New Audience:
· produces Shakespeare alongside other plays of classic stature and major contemporary plays, creating a dialogue over centuries between Shakespeare and other authors about our contemporary world;
· builds long-term associations with artists and offers programs for their growth and ongoing development;
· promotes the humanities by presenting dynamic discussions with leading artists and scholars in a variety of fields in conjunction with the plays we present;
· programs for wide-ranging audiences—from connoisseurs of diverse repertory to young people who are seeing groundbreaking productions for the first time;
· promotes access for diverse audiences by offering reduced-priced tickets;
· provides rich arts-in-education programs, including teacher training and the largest in-depth program to introduce Shakespeare in NYC Public schools;
· contributes to the international theatre community through touring, artistic exchanges and partnerships.
Working in close collaboration with the Education Director and other departments at Theatre for a New Audience, the Education Associate supports the programming and administration of the Theatre’s arts education programs for NYC Public Schools and teachers. The Theatre seeks a well-organized individual with office and administrative experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to arts education.
· Scheduling and invoicing for education programs, including scheduling for student matinees.
· Assistance with management of all programs, including in-school residencies, summer programs, and professional development for teachers.
· Payroll management for teaching artists.
· Creation and maintenance of calendar.
· Participation in writing and editing of curriculum guides.
· Assistance with hiring and training of teaching artists and departmental interns.
· Compiling and presentation of statistical information on partner schools.
· Management of schools database.
· Marketing of the programs to schools (mailings, e-blasts, participation in fairs and conferences).
· Assistance with all student matinees.
· Assistance in overseeing teaching artists in the schools.
· Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Traits:
· BA degree or equivalent work experience.
· Office and administrative experience; background in arts education a plus.
· Knowledge and understanding of the plays of Shakespeare
· Motivated, detail-oriented team player.
· Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office 365).
· Superior communication skills (verbal and written).
Salary mid-to-high 30s. Benefits offered include medical, Life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, and voluntary pre-tax programs for retirement (403[b]), Transit and FSA.
Applicants for this position should send chronological resume and separate detailed cover letter in PDF or Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Education Associate” in the subject line.
Theatre for a New Audience is committed to attracting, hiring and retaining employees who reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We believe that every employee has the right to work in a respectful environment that is free from discrimination, consistent with our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect. This commitment extends to all aspects of the employment relationship.