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We’re Hiring – Education Coordinator

*Update* This Position Has Been Filled

Contracted Position:

Education Coordinator of Youth and Penguin Project

Reports to:

Executive Director


Proposed – $1500 a month for up to 25 hours a week with further potential expansion of movement to a Full-Time Position with compensation 2500/month

Position Summary:

The position is responsible to provide creative leadership, planning, and implementation of all education camps, youth programs, youth productions, and the Penguin Project.

Education and Experience:

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience and background working in at least 2 areas of theatrical productions.
  • 1-2 years of Post-Secondary education within the field of fine arts or education preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills and a commitment to theater education.
  • Genuine passion for and knowledge working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Genuine passion for and knowledge of the importance of arts education for youth.
  • Artistic appreciation and understanding of the Sioux Empire Community Theatre mission.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret information quickly and accurately and to implement directives.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Technological competence to use computers, software, and social media.
  • Ability to effectively work as a member and leader in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • High level of organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and implement theatre arts activities for youth and individuals with disabilities.
  • Ability to supervise and provide effective feedback to youth and staff.
  • Ability to provide high level of artistic integrity and quality for projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with the SECT Director to facilitate the performing arts production staff for Youth and Penguin Project productions, camps, and classes.
  • Coordinate Youth and Penguin Project productions, camps, and classes.
  • Serve as the liaison to the community for youth and Penguin Project activities.
  • Work with the SECT Director, Liaison from the Penguin Project, and the Board of Directors to communicate goals of the project to local schools and organizations.
  • Works with the Director to coordinate marketing for projects.
  • Secure rehearsal space.
  • Coordinate and support enrollment efforts for productions, camps, and classes.
  • Ensure the camp environment is appropriate, safe, humane, inclusive, and respectful.
  • Ensure the youth and Penguin Project productions, camps, and classes deliver excellence in programmatic integrity.
  • Participate in education committee meetings and board meetings as requested.
  • Provide real time reports, project timelines, and recommendations for the continued development of Youth and Penguin Project activities.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work within various environments of theatre productions with moderate exposure to dust, noise, etc. Some work within an office and on the phone. Occasional travel within SE South Dakota. Extended and unusual hours during camps, classes, and productions. Ability to physically assist individuals with mobility issues.

Measures of Performance:

  • Meets goals
  • Coordination Effectiveness
  • Accuracy and Timeliness
  • Project Outcomes
  • Consumer Feedback
  • Adherence to Mission of SECT

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