Job Opening: Education Programs Specialist
Education Programs Specialist
Raleigh Little Theatre – Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) exists to create and teach theatre in a way that serves our community, offers a place for all to live their best creative life, and embraces diverse stories, artists, and students in a meaningful and powerful way. To support our mission, we are looking for a colleague to join our small team as the Education Programs Specialist.
What you’ll do…
As the Education Programs Specialist, you will develop and teach engaging and inclusive curricula to students across RLT’s education programs and collaborate with the Director of Education to manage the curricula, initiatives, and operations of RLT’s education programming.
In this position you will work primarily with students in grades PreK-8th, developing and teaching drama and theatre curriculum for RLT’s youth classes, in-school residencies, field trips, and community workshops. When creating or using existing curriculum or lesson plans, you will ensure they are developmentally-relevant, anti-racist, and use engaging and diverse materials to fit the needs of all students. You will also serve as the main point of contact for RLT’s school programs, managing residencies and field trips from marketing and booking to implementation, and lead summer camp operations with the goal of providing a fun, inclusive, and engaging camp experience for all families and students.
In collaboration with the Director of Education, you will ensure that existing education programs run smoothly and assist in the design and development of new education initiatives that serve the organization’s mission and values. This includes ensuring that program operations involve intentional dialogue around accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as hiring and providing mentoring and support for RLT’s teaching artists. Additionally, you will support education registration processes, communications, and maintenance of the program calendar.
We’d love to hear from you if…
You have experience independently developing lesson plans and curricula with clear learning goals for students in PreK through 8th grades.
You are a collaborative arts educator eager to create meaningful and engaging arts experiences with and for youth and adults and to translate RLT’s mission into engaging programming and experiences for the Triangle community.
You have strong organization and planning skills and are adept at anticipating the needs of all stakeholders.
You are an excellent communicator in person, over the phone and via email, and are able to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds and abilities.
You have strong computer skills, confidence working with Microsoft and Google Workspace products, and the ability to learn new software (Course Storm) for managing registration.
You are committed to continuous learning, training, and accountability in RLT’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work and are particularly attuned to how this work manifests in an educational environment.
Hours and location: The programmatic work of the Education Programs Specialist takes place on site at RLT and at area schools in Wake County – access to reliable transportation to partner and school sites is required. There is flexibility in the hours and working location for performing administrative duties. This position also requires the flexibility to work Tuesday-Saturday during the school year (September-May) and Monday through Friday during the summer (June-August).
This full-time, exempt position includes health, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance benefits and flexible PTO.
Reporting Structure: This position reports to the Director of Education.
Please send a resume of relevant experience, a cover letter introducing yourself, and 1-2 lesson plans that best represent your work as a teaching artist to Jobs@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org. Candidate review will begin on August 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. All potential employees must pass a background check. Due to current pandemic circumstances and acknowledging the highest care for our community, RLT is requiring any successful candidates to be fully vaccinated. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with Covid-19 safety protocols. If you need reasonable accommodations in the application process, please email Jobs@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org.
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RLT is a welcoming community using theatre to enrich, educate, entertain and engage volunteers, students and audiences of all ages. RLT values everyone’s story. As an organization, we intentionally create a welcoming environment through a long-term, holistic approach to inclusion and diversity. We commit ourselves to actively seeking out perspectives that are not our own, encouraging learning, growth, and cultural awareness, engaging community conversations, and embracing conflict as a force for change.
RLT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. We strive to be an equitable, diverse, antiracist, and inclusive organization that is accessible to all and to maintain an organizational culture that values a diverse staff, Board, and volunteer community, thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to apply. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.
For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission, and our programs please visit RaleighLittleTheatre.org.