Thursday, March 15, 2012

Operations Manager, American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE)

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education is seeking candidates for an integral staff position in the AATE National Office in Bethesda, MD. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is manages the day-to-day administration of the organization. Duties include:

Office Administration:

Manage all day-to-day administration in the AATE National Office; and correspondence from AATE National Office; provide technical support for staff members, fulfill online store orders, train and supervise interns, and other duties as prescribed by the Executive Director.


Provide customer service to members, process new memberships and renewals over the phone and by mail; execute monthly, quarterly, and bi-annual membership retention efforts; audit membership records annually for duplicates and unreachable members; audit student memberships monthly, and other duties as prescribed by the Executive Director.


Manage National office email administration and website content; update and maintain listservs, and other duties as prescribed by the Executive Director.

Programming & National Conference:

Provide support as needed for committees & chairs, manage data collection and contracts, serve as project manager for printed materials, create and process registrations, manage all necessary tasks associated with meetings, attend meetings as necessary, provide on-site customer service, prepare daily announcement newsletter/email, manage lists; create annual schedule/production timeline; collect applications, plan and execute print/electronic marketing; prepare materials for regional events; manage on-site registrations, and other duties as prescribed by the Executive Director.

Skills/credentials needed:

Superb organization skills
Friendly attitude; desire to work and interact with people all over the country
Knowledge of Google Apps, Association Management Software (ASM), eTapestry and Adobe suite preferred
Passion for arts education and/or theatre for, with and by young people
Knowledge of non-profit management preferred
4 year college degree required, preferably with non-profit, arts management, association management or business administration degree
2-3 years experience in a non-profit organization or arts organization preferred

AATE offers full-time salary, a benefits package including 401K and Flex Spending Account, generous vacation leave and the opportunity to work with prominent theatre leaders throughout the country.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Closing date is March 30.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Teaching Artist Fellowship, Metro Theater Company

Metro Theater Company (St. Louis, MO) seeks a highly-qualified, energetic, emerging professional in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences for a Teaching Artist Fellowship during the 2012-2013 season. Defined by creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and frontline community engagement, Metro Theater Company’s excellence is recognized nationally. The Teaching Artist Fellow will work closely with Metro’s Education Director and Resident Teaching Artist to plan curriculum and to teach in a wide variety of Metro’s K-12 programs in school and community settings. The Teaching Artist Fellow will gain invaluable professional experience working alongside a small, highly-skilled staff in a dynamic, creative environment. The ideal candidate will be working toward or have recently completed a master’s degree in Theatre for Youth or Theatre Education. Interest and experience in Theatre for Social Change a plus. Previous practical experience teaching creative drama to young people and a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or a related field required. Fellowship includes housing and a stipend, and runs late August 2012 through early May 2013. Send cover letter, resume and references to Karen Weberman, Education Director

Education Associate, Stage One Family Theatre

STAGE ONE FAMILY THEATRE, seeks an Education Associate. The ideal candidate is an experienced theatre educator, organized administrator, has excellent communication skills, and has worked in school/classroom settings. Responsibilities include delivery of theatre content and drama/theatre integration (grades K-12), administration of education programs, curriculum design, study guide development, education program marketing and phone sales. Qualifications: BA theatre/education (MFA/MA preferred), theatre instruction and creative drama experience. Musical Theatre experience is a plus. Starting salary $24,000 - $27,000 plus benefits. Submit resume, references, and sample lesson plan to Andrew D. Harris, Application deadline 3/15/12. Electronic submissions only. For more information, visit EOE.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dean, School of the Arts, Emerson College

Emerson College invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the School of the Arts. The Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School and is responsible for leading the intellectual and creative growth of its departments, programs, and faculty within a framework of shared academic governance. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Academic Administrators Council with three deans and the seven academic department chairs to help lead the academic direction of the College. Preference will be given to candidates who hold full professor rank. Appointment date is July 1, 2012.

Qualifications and Requirements
• Earned Ph.D, M.F.A., or other terminal degree.

• Possess a strong record of scholarly/creative achievement with demonstrated excellence in research/creative accomplishment, teaching, and service.

• Demonstrated record of administrative leadership with experience in academic and curricular planning and assessment, budget supervision, and faculty and staff personnel management including the tenure and promotion process.

• Ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate school needs to internal and external audiences and implement a future vision of school needs aligned with its strategic plan.

• Actively assist in fundraising, development initiatives, and alumni and donor fulfillment in coordination with the President and the College’s strategic plan.

• Demonstrated leadership on diversity-related initiatives and ability to work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse faculty and students across disciplines in a collegial manner.

School and College Information
Emerson College, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, is the nation’s premiere institution in higher education devoted to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which are visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing; communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; and communication sciences and disorders. It is located in the heart of downtown Boston, on the Boston Common, at the gateway to the Theatre District and in close proximity to major media outlets. It also has facilities and programs in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. The College enrolls approximately 3,500 full-time undergraduates and 850 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.

The School of the Arts has 115 full-time faculty members in three academic departments including the departments of Visual and Media Art, Performing Arts, and Writing, Literature and Publishing. The College offers B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees through these departments. For more information on the School of the Arts departments, visit

Emerson College values and has placed an institutional priority on multiculturalism in the campus community. Through its constantly evolving curriculum it seeks to prepare students for success in an increasingly multicultural society. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest, qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita; and, the names, titles, and contact information of at least five references. Materials should be sent to:

David Mead-Fox, Ph.D.
Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International
265 Franklin Street, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02110

The College requires all applicants to also submit an online application at

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Assistant Professor of Theatre for Youth, School of Theatre and Film Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre for Youth (TFY) for a tenure track position in one of the leading TFY programs in the United States.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, of which the School of Theatre and Film is a constituent member, is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation, comprising the School of Art; the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; the School of Dance; The Design School; the School of Music; and the School of Theatre and Film as well as the ASU Art Museum. At a time when many universities are choosing to reduce or eliminate studies in design and arts disciplines, ASU has elevated creative practice to one of the core values of the nation’s largest research institution. We believe that designers, artists, architects, performers, and creative scholars are essential to our world today. We know that creativity not only enhances our culture, it broadens our vision, deepens our understanding, and enables us to innovate, grow and change.

Situated on the Tempe campus, the School of Theatre and Film includes 30 full-time faculty members serving more than 510 film majors and 280 theatre majors, and 55 MA, MFA, and PhD students. Faculty members in the School of Theatre and Film produce creative and scholarly work internationally and attract renowned artists and scholars as visitors to our programs. Our undergraduates may pursue BA degrees in theatre or film, with concentrations in acting, design and production, filmmaking practices, or film and media production. Our graduate students pursue MAs or MFAs in theatre with concentrations in theatre for youth, directing, performance design, performance, dramatic writing, and interdisciplinary digital media; or PhDs in theatre with concentrations in theatre for youth or theatre and performance of the
Americas. All of our programs encourage the integration of practice and theory, with an emphasis on the responsibilities of the artist in society.

The internationally renowned Theatre for Youth Program at Arizona State University offers comprehensive course work in all areas of theatre for youth. With distinguished faculty, excellent facilities, and practical experiences working in drama and theatre with and for young people, the TFY program offers a challenging and supportive atmosphere ideal for educating future MFA and PhD leaders in the field. Accepting a maximum of 4 new MFA students and two new PhD students each year, faculty provide students individualized attention and focused mentorship. A flagship program in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the TFY program is a collaborative and vital element of a large, comprehensive theatre site including a PhD program in theatre and performance of the Americas, and MFA degrees in new works, performance, directing, design, and integrated digital media. ASU awarded its first TFY MFA in
1981 and its first PhD in 1995 and continues to promote the following core values.

The Theatre for Youth Program at ASU:
• Builds a firm foundation in the histories and traditions of the field while simultaneously embracing the challenges of the future
• Mentors thoughtful, socially-aware students prepared to be active and entrepreneurial leaders in the future of the TFY field
• Provides balanced practical, research and studio learning experiences
• Nurtures passion and leadership
• Fosters excellence and professionalism

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with current area faculty and to teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework as dictated by school and program needs in: theatre by/with/for youth; research methodologies; theory, history and literature; and specialized courses in the candidate’s specific research area. Additional job duties include: maintaining an active research profile through scholarly publication and conference participation; directing and serving on graduate committees including MA theses, MFA applied projects, and PhD dissertations; supervising student field experiences and professional internships.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in theatre or a related field and at least one year’s experience as a lead instructor at a college or university. Candidates will also have a research record in theatre by/with/for youth and one or more of the following: community engagement, applied theatre, activist performance, educational theatre.

Desired Qualifications: An MFA in theatre or an equivalent record of creative practices focused on children and youth with experience in producing/creating works of performance in non- tertiary contexts is highly desired. Bilingual candidates are also highly desired.

Start date for this position is August 16, 2012.

The search committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; however, for best consideration, application materials should be provided by December 2, 2011; if not filled, the deadline is biweekly thereafter until the search is closed. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references to, or mail to:
School of Theatre and Film
Chair, Theatre for Youth Search Committee
c/o Megan Packard
PO Box 872002
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-2002

To learn more about the school and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, please visit and

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Development Associate (Part-time, Contract), American Alliance for Theatre and Education

AATE has an immediate opportunity for a Development Associate, a fundraising professional to create and implement plans and strategies to achieve contributed revenue goals. This is a temporary part-time position with the opportunity to become a permanent member of staff following this short-term contract.

Duties include: Work with the Executive Director to develop and begin implementation of annual fundraising plan focusing on: Foundations and Government Grants; Major Gifts and Sponsorships from Individual and Corporate Donors; Annual Fund Gifts and Renewals; In Kind Gifts; Special Events; Endowment Gifts; Donor Relations; Prospect Research

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, 2-3 years related experience, preferably in arts education-related fund raising, to include experience with grant writing and the production of corporate sponsorship and philanthropic giving proposals. Superior writing skills are essential. Knowledge of current trends in online fundraising and general philanthropy is desired along with excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite. Experience utilizing eTapestry software preferred. Proven ability to set priorities and meet deadlines; ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion, a proven ability to work successfully with others to achieve institutional objectives; ability to analyze and present information effectively and respond to questions from board members, donors, members, and the general public. Ability to interact with donors and prospects by email, on the phone, in print and in person with ease. An appreciation of theatre, theatre for young audiences, educational theatre, youth theatre, and/or professional experience in the performing arts or arts membership organizations is strongly preferred.

For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and one writing sample to

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Director, Dance & Theatre Department, Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college with a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 1,600 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, located 28 miles north of New York City on 100 acres. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially responsible leadership in a global community. We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, social commitment with ethical responsibility, and diversity with community.

The Dance & Theatre Department at Manhattanville College is seeking a Director. Applicant must demonstrate commitment to performing arts within the Liberal Arts context, extensive teaching and administrative experience in higher education, experience as Artistic Director/Producer, dedication to integration of dance and theatre forms, commitment to educational and applied theatre. Applicant must have proven ability to direct student productions, including Shakespeare, teach theatre history, dramatic literature, criticism , areas of Performance Studies, and a variety of contemporary, innovative performance techniques, with particular emphasis on physical theatre. Must be able to lead through consensus, work collaboratively with faculty and Associate Director, and develop strategies for recruitment. An MFA or PhD is required. Tenure track appointment beginning August 2012.

Please send letter of intent, C.V., three syllabi for courses taught and/or imagined, and 3 letters of recommendation to: by December 1, 2011. Fall 2012 is our anticipated start date subject to pending budgetary approval.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Long-term Substitute Drama Teacher, National Presbyterian School

National Presbyterian School, an independent, coeducational 276 student elementary (N-6thgrade) day school located in Upper Northwest Washington, DC is conducting a search for a long-term substitute Drama Teacher for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year.

Founded in 1969 as an educational mission of The National Presbyterian Church, National Presbyterian School is a traditional, co-educational elementary school dedicated to educational excellence in an ecumenical Christian environment. A loving and inclusive community, NPS strives to help children develop intellectual, spiritual, and personal foundations that will serve them throughout their lives.

The Drama Teacher is responsible for teaching weekly drama classes to students in Nursery- Grade 6, leading and/or assisting with grade level performances including a Shakespearean performance in Grade 5, and assisting with the Spring Musical. Ideal candidates will have experience creating and implementing a standards-based drama curriculum in an elementary school setting, and knowledge of teaching process drama, creative drama, acting, Shakespeare, and playwriting. A degree in Theatre for Youth or Educational Theatre preferred.

Competitive salary and benefits. EOE.

Individuals interested in learning more about and applying for this position should send resume, cover letter, and a list of references (via e-mail or regular mail) to:

Assistant to the Head of School
National Presbyterian School
4121 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016