Title School Programs Manager
Organization Alley Theatre
Closing Date Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Location Houston, TX

Applied Theatre at the Alley (Alley Education and Community Engagement (ECE)) is a national driving force for innovative arts education. We pioneer arts integration, cultivate the next generation of theatre artists, and foster community discourse. We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic School Programs Manager to lead and expand the department’s Middle and High School Programming. This is a full-time, exempt position. Download the job description at https://www.alleytheatre.org/about-us/opportunities/employment.

The School Programs Manager will work to ensure the Alley Theatre develops high-caliber, effective and creative arts integration and educational programs within the greater Houston Area. The School Programs Manager’s main duties are managing, promoting and coordinating Middle and High school programs and creating or overseeing the development of necessary curriculum to support those programs. This position will project manage residencies from start to finish, including tracking residency details, documenting success, implementing course correction and troubleshooting within the field. In addition this position will support all other ECE activities (such as student matinees, teacher training, and curriculum guide development) as deemed necessary by the ECE director.

School Programs Manager is a lead steward of Applied Theatre at the Alley’s mission; working with the Alley’s leadership, and the ECE Director and Executive Manager to create and execute innovative, effective, and impactful arts programming for Houston’s teens.

Responsible for income goals and coordination of all details for Alley Theatre Middle and High School education programs, including School Partnerships, Workshops & Residencies, Slam Poets @ the Alley Theatre, Spring Partnership Showcase and Summer Conservatory as well as curriculum development in innovative theatre arts curriculum. Additional programs will vary according to growth of department necessity and overview of each fiscal year.

Duties include but are not limited to:
•Partner School and Workshop & Residency booking and scheduling with consideration of complex schedules among multiple schools, classroom teachers and teaching artists
•Management of Teaching Artists, including curriculum training, communication of Alley opportunities and policies, on-going evaluation of classroom performance, and general responsibility for the smooth and effective implementation of Teaching Artist activities in the field; act as Resident Teaching Artist in classrooms for certain programs as needed.
•Curriculum revision and development, with support from the ECE Dramaturg and others
•Collection of program assessment and feedback
•Event coordination, in collaboration with other ECE staff members, with primary responsibility for student participation in special events such as Teen Slams and the Partnership Showcases
•Work with the ECE Executive Manager to ensure that all TA and School paperwork, calendar details and necessary budget information is tracked and accounted for
•Administer Summer Conservatory, including scheduling and managing auditions, coordinating teaching artists, creating class schedules, logistic planning, maintaining ongoing contact with parents and students
•Work effectively as a team member to market, upsell and maximize the Alley Theatre’s presence within the community
•Support the department’s program development needs as determined by the Director of Education

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee: adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

•Bachelor’s degree in theatre, education, or theatre education; advanced degree or comparable training preferred
•Three years’ teaching experience
•Experience in developing and communicating arts curriculum
•Experience in program administration, including sales and marketing

Ideal Candidate will:
•Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Have a positive attitude, and be a flexible team player
•Be able to problem solve, think on their feet and track multiple projects effectively
•Have excellent computer skills, including use of MS Word and Excel
•Candidate must successfully pass a background check.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to cathyb@alleytheatre.org by July 14, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls, please.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

Website http://www.alleytheatre.org