Education Associate

Department: Education
Reports To:  Executive Director
Role Classification: Permanent Full Time (flexible hours may be possible)
Start Date: September/October 2021

Company & Job Summary:
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre provides exciting theatre and arts-based experiences to children throughout Oklahoma. This includes live productions, school-break camps, afterschool and weekend classes, student productions, and special events. Throughout all of our programs we place an emphasis on education and positive child development.
 
The role of our Education Associate is to plan and teach a variety of theatre and visual arts classes for students between 5-13 years old. These will include:

  • Afterschool and weekend classes and workshops
  • Full-day school break camps through the school year
  • Week-long summer camps
  • Multi-week student productions
  • Special events and workshops

This role requires a high level of independent work as well as the ability to problem-solve and think critically.
 
Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor degree or higher in theatre, education or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Must have prior teaching experience
  • Experience and/or interest in arts administration and non-profit management
  • Previous experience in the education sector a plus

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Advanced teaching and classroom management abilities, working with children ages 5-13 from a diverse range of backgrounds as well as adapting to variable student skill levels;
  • Work individually and in team-based meetings within a curriculum framework to design theatre and arts-based programs that are responsive to the students they serve;
  • Actively plan and prepare for classes including set-up and teardown, operate the logistics, and manage schedules;
  • Participate in and complete professional development courses designed to increase knowledge of curriculum, lessons, and best practices for working with young people;
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Oklahoma Academic Standards;
  • Conscientious commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent, and efficient service through the performance of the prescribed job duties;
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of the performing arts;
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Access;
  • Proven writing skills for multiple audiences;
  • Ability to multitask on projects and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently and give and receive constructive feedback.

Other Information

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed, respond to facilities needs as they occur, and attend performances;
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license;
  • Must maintain certification in First Aid and CPR;A passion for the performing arts, arts education, and/or community engagement through the arts is essential.

Other Requirements
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Sitting and standing for periods longer than an hour may be required. Spending time on the phone in an environment of moderate noise levels is required. Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with patrons/supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. Some local driving required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Starting date for this role is September/October 2021. Application interviews will be held in late August. To apply please email jobs@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org for application instructions.
Listed April 23, 2021

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