Job Title: Associate Education Director
Reports To: Director of Education & Accessibility
FLSA Status: Exempt, Annual Full-time
Pay Tier: 5
Compensation: Salary range $46,000 - $48,000 per year, competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, voluntary supplemental benefits, 401(k), vacation, sick time, personal time, and paid holidays.
Desired Start Date: ASAP, Fall 2022 ideally
The Associate Education Director will join a team that depends on communication, collaboration, and autonomy. We believe in flexibility and creative problem solving. We prioritize the play in playmaking and a sense of humor is highly encouraged.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Oversee and implement all aspects of Trinity Rep’s landmark Project Discovery student matinee program, including day-of coordinating with house services and buses, correspondence with schools, study guide creation, scheduling and teaching workshops for attending schools.
- Coordinate all off-site residencies and initiate new partnerships with Rhode Island schools, with a specific focus on the Providence area.
- Sustain and strengthen Trinity Rep's relationship with area schools while working with high school principals, teachers, and teaching artists in the creation, implementation, and assessment of in-school and after-school programs at the schools.
- Teach at off-site residencies and occasionally in the Young Actors Studio after-school classes (held onsite at Trinity Rep) as necessary.
- Manage existing partnerships, specifically with the Providence After School Alliance, including completing the RFP (Request for Programs) process each year.
- Schedule and teach professional development workshops with Rhode Island and Massachusetts educators.
- Co-Direct the Young Actor Summer Institute (Trinity Rep’s full-day, summer program for grades K-12 that runs from late June through early August). This includes administrative/registrar duties, managing a staff of around forty teaching artists and counselors, and communicating with parents.
- Attend artistic & administrative staff meetings as needed
- Supervise the full-time education apprentice
- Produces the annual Write Here, Write Now high school play festival, including marketing, volunteer recruitment for readers, performers, and directors, and day of facilitation
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a professional theater education setting
- Additional five or more years experience in arts education and arts administration preferred
- Demonstrated ability to create effective, sustainable programming.
- Experience in program assessment and evaluation, specifically in after-school settings.
- Excellent organizational, communication, written, and verbal skills. Bilingual, Spanish-speaking a plus
- Work comfortably with different types of technology including Microsoft Office suite, Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Meets, etc.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Currently, due to the pandemic, all employees are working remotely in all but the most extenuating circumstances. If on-site work is necessary by anyone, it must be socially distanced and carried forth pursuant to the protocols in Trinity Rep’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and Protocols.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Trinity Rep is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.
Trinity Rep is on an active and ongoing journey to be anti-racist organization, advancing anti-racist policies and practices, and fostering and sustaining a culture that values community, social justice, and equity.
Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to antiracism, please visit trinityrep.com/antiracism.
ABOUT TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY
Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater company, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating productions and innovative education programs for all ages and abilities. Whether classical or contemporary, all of Trinity Rep’s productions connect audiences with the play and each other in meaningful and sometimes surprising ways. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40+ years and made memories for over a million audience members. Trinity Rep shapes the future of the nation’s theater through the development and production of new plays, as well as the tuition-free Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA program – one of the leading programs for actor and director training in the world.
Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection through its commitment to forming meaningful community partnerships, creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, delivering exceptional customer service, and connecting patrons with its resident company of artists. Trinity Rep has resolved to place antiracism at the center of its work, and has embarked on a robust planning process to develop and implement a bold new vision for theater making, education, and community engagement, founded on the principles of genuine equity and antiracism.
Located in downtown Providence, Trinity Rep has long been a driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region. Typically employing over 250 artists, educators, and administrators, the organization generates nearly $21 million in direct and indirect economic activity annually. It is one of 76 theaters nationwide with membership in LORT (the League of Resident Theaters), the organization representing America’s leading professional theater companies.
Learn more at www.trinityrep.com/about/.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Ranked #1 in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2014 America’s Favorite Cities Survey, praised by Architectural Digest as “The country’s best small city,” and named America’s Coolest City by GQ Magazine in 2015, Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Founded in 1636, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States and the third-largest city in the New England region after Boston and Worcester. Providence has a city population of 180,609 and is part of the Providence metropolitan area with an estimated population of 1,622,520. The region is considered part of the Greater Boston combined statistical area, the sixth largest in the country, with over eight million residents.
Once nicknamed the “Beehive of Industry,” Providence has rebranded itself as the “Creative Capital” to emphasize its educational resources (Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, and Johnson & Wales University) and arts community. Over the last twenty years, much of Providence has undergone a true civic renaissance, as political leaders and residents have propelled the city into an exciting place to work and live. City streets are packed with boutiques, hotels, renovated lofts, excellent restaurants, and art spaces.
In addition to being the home of Trinity Repertory Company, Providence has a remarkable arts and culture community that includes nationally renowned community arts center, AS220; the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra; RISD Museum; Providence Athenaeum; Festival Ballet; and WaterFire. Providence is also home to several performing arts centers such as the Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the Providence Performing Arts Center, as well as a number of smaller theaters. The city’s music scene, centered on artist-run spaces, is well known in underground music circles.
The restaurant scene in Providence is second to none and a source of immense pride for residents, as the city has been consistently recognized as a top city for food. Because of Rhode Island’s proximity to the ocean, many restaurants, grocery stores, and farmer’s markets boast food sourced from the state itself, giving real meaning to the phrase “farm-to-table” dining. From bakeries and coffee shops, to bars and food trucks, there is no shortage of fun, excellent, cutting-edge dining in the city.