Education and Engagement Assistant

Part Time: 20-30 hours a week

Compensation: $20.00 per hour

 

About City Theatre:

Launched in 1996, City Theatre is the only professional theater in the U.S. dedicated to the development and production of ten-minute plays and musicals. It is among the oldest theatre companies in South Florida. It operates year-round with robust programming appealing to all ages. Until the pandemic the company had always produced live and in-person at venues large and small throughout the community. With COVID-19, City Theatre pivoted from stages to screens and will continue exploring virtual opportunities. Summer Shorts, America’s Short Play Festival, is City Theatre's landmark event launched to showcase short plays and musicals by established and emerging playwrights. This year, City Theatre celebrates the 25th Season of Summer Shorts featuring the landmark Summer Shorts program (June 2–July 3), the family-friendly musical Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (June 22–July 10), CityWrights: A Professional Weekend for Playwrights (June 23–26), and free Play Reading events featuring new works in development (June 8 & 15). All performances take place at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, our mainstage home in downtown Miami. City Theatre’s educational programs include the Short Cuts Tour, original, short plays about issues central to the lives of young people ages 11 – 14 presented free of charge in Miami-Dade County Public Schools; and the newly launched HOMEGROWN, a two-year development program created to identify, support, and incentivize emerging Miami-based playwrights of color to create a unique body of work, grow the local playwright community, and expand their careers with professional opportunities.

 

Key Responsibilities:

The Education and Engagement Assistant reports to the General Manager and assists with City Theatre’s educational programs, such as Short Cuts Tour, HOMEGROWN, and CityWrights: A Professional Weekend for Playwrights, as well as administrative tasks related to free public play readings and other community engagement events. This position is a mix of remote and in-person work.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with implementation and coordination of Education and Engagement programs, including being the liaison for educators, community partners, artists, and presenting venue(s).

  • Coordinate the Short Cuts Tour with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including maintaining an updated calendar and tour schedule for the cast.

  • Distribute, receive, and organize evaluation forms for all education and engagement programs.

  • Work with the Literary Director to coordinate writing workshops and public readings for the HOMEGROWN playwriting program.

  • Work with Literary Director to plan and schedule CityWrights: A Professional Weekend for Playwrights, coordinate with presenters, award winners, and conference attendees, and act as the liaison for the host venue(s).

  • Work with Artistic Director to select and coordinate Interns for the Summer Shorts Festival.

  • Update and maintain education program databases including applications, evaluations, and contact lists.

  • Create schedules and make travel arrangements for visiting artists, as needed.

  • Administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, preparing and distributing materials, and creating and maintaining digital files.

 

Qualifications:

  • High-school degree, or equivalent. City Theatre encourages those with a non-traditional path into the workforce to apply!

  • Experience with administrative work and interest in working with performing arts or nonprofit organizations is a plus.

  • Excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently, pay attention to details, and meet deadlines once tasks are assigned.

  • Interest in developing connections with educators, artists, and community partners.

  • Sensitivity and awareness of best practices to promote equity and inclusion.

  • Proficiency using Google and Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

  • Bilingual is preferred.

  • Some travel within Miami-Dade County is required, must have reliable transportation.

  • Must be willing and able to work some evenings or weekends, as events require.

  • Physical effort is light with lifting or carrying, limited to 25 pounds, intermittently and navigating through crowds during events.

  • Must have own reliable desktop or laptop with stable internet connection to work remotely.
     

Term:

This position is scheduled for an initial term beginning in February 2022 through the end of the current 2021-2022 season on September 30, 2022. A possible option for a second term for the 2022-2023 season is available. This position offers opportunities for advancement in the organization.
 

To Apply:

Please send an email along with your resume (in PDF) to info@citytheatre.com with the subject line: “Education and Engagement Assistant”

 

City Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. City Theatre is committed to providing employees with an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

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