Education and Outreach Coordinator

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Education and Outreach Coordinator

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the associate artistic director, the education and outreach coordinator will facilitate and assist with the operations and development of Theatre Calgary’s Education and Wrap Around programming. These programs aim to provide accessible information and activities that engage and enlighten participants about our plays, the world of theatre and the performing arts.

Education and Outreach Duties

  • Support associate artistic director to develop summer camp, spring break camp, in-school seasonal programming and residency initiatives from curriculum creation to program execution.
  • Head summer camp & spring break camp administrative support (webpage content & updates, registration management, payment oversight, interfacing with public, social media campaigns, etc.)
  • Establish, grow and manage roster of teaching artists.
  • Assist with and manage Education Wrap-Around Programming (student matinee talkbacks, teacher workshops, residency workshops, etc.).
  • Manage and facilitate dissemination and production of the play guides (teaching tools pamphlet given to schools in advance of attending a performance with production information, theatre etiquette, interesting peripheral information, and lesson plans).
  • With associate artist director, generate additional educational programming inclusive of managing relationships with schoolteachers, parents and guardians etc.
  • Assist the associate artistic director in other outreach initiatives.
  • General duties — other duties as needed or assigned.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Education/teaching background (preferably 3 – 5 years) with knowledge of theatre arts and drama curriculums specifically.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to solve problems with creativity and efficiency.
  • Ability to collaborate with department lead in devising, outlining and executing programming.
  • Ability to work some holidays, as required (e.g. summer, spring break, professional development days).
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or comparable CRM software preferred.

Working conditions

This is a part-time position that may require some holiday work depending on when initiatives are planned: 24 hours of work per week.

Remuneration and Benefits

Salary $32,000 per annum plus overtime when required.

Healthcare benefits and RRSP matching plan after three months.

About Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary’s vision is to stand amongst the best theatres globally as a leader in innovative, impactful and diverse programming. Our mission is to stimulate, provoke and delight through ambitious programming created to ignite local, national and international engagement in a sustainable manner. Theatre Calgary reflects the communities, the country, and the world we live in with ambitious programming, passionate community engagement and extraordinary productions. For more than 50 years, we have focused our energy on providing our community with the highest level of classic and contemporary plays, featuring the best artists from Calgary and across the country.

Theatre Calgary encourages applications from our diverse community. Theatre Calgary is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognize that increasing the diversity of our staff, on all levels, in integral to accomplishing this objective. We are creating policies, practices and programs that work toward the goal of dismantling systemic racism. We welcome all applications from women and gender nonconforming people, people of colour, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Theatre Calgary.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Theatre Calgary acknowledges that we live, work and create on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. They were the original occupants of this land and continue to be here to this day. Theatre Calgary is grateful to have the opportunity to present in this territory.

Closing Date for Applications: April 24, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Please submit applications to:

We thank all those expressing interest in the role but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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