28 Dec 2016

Full-Time Job Youth Theater Director

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs (Job Poster) – Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

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Job Description

• CENTERS FOR THE ARTS OF BONITA SPRINGS
• YOUTH THEATER DIRECTOR
• FULL TIME – SALARIED
• 40+ HOURS PER WEEK

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVES, SUMMARY, REPORTING
• Collaborates with staff to achieve organization goals for youth theater arts educational programming, including classes, workshops, youth performances, and community outreach programming such as ‘Art Goes to School’; annual performance series such as ‘Live! Performance Series, and any special events with performing arts segments
• Keeps President, Youth Education Director and Adult Education Director fully informed of progress in assigned classes and youth play productions
• Works as strategic team member with President and staff to develop information sharing, good communications and high performance teamwork to achieve department and Center for the Arts objectives
• Reports to President
• In collaborative role with Youth Education Director assists with curriculum created for youth classes in theater arts
• In collaborate role with Youth Education Director, selects and directs youth plays; schedules and conducts auditions, rehearsals and performances; links any supportive classes/camps, as needed; and provides successful overall logistics and communication

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree plus 3-5 years’ experience and/or training in youth theater arts; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 3-5 years background experience in audio, video, and lighting design/production
• Ability to work within team approach toward theatrical and live event production
• Acknowledgement and understanding of best practices in field of theater arts
• Excellent oral, written, communication and public relations skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Must exhibit excellent judgment and flexibility
• Previous experience working positively with parents, students, volunteer/paid staff, the public at large to produce youth performing arts productions
• Knowledge of modern office procedures, excellent computer skills, telephone communications, office systems and record keeping
• Understand the importance of involvement in the arts in broader arts community
• Understanding and sensitivity to the role of community outreach visual and performing arts programming and its importance in helping people of all ages
• An understanding and an appreciation for all areas within theater arts
• Ability to read, comprehend and process mid to high level correspondence, memos, data entry in multiple databases
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, parents, clients and other employees
• Ability to successfully carry out instructions in a multi-task environment furnished in written, oral or diagram form
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
• Ability to establish priorities, meet agreed deadlines, and proceed with objectives within Centers for the Arts policies
• Experience in managing production, special event, performance and play budgets
• Management, leadership and people skills
• Valid Florida driver’s license

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assists Youth Education Director to design, coordinate, and schedule academic programs in theater arts for youth education curriculum
• In collaborative role with education directors, coordinate and conduct year round after school and community outreach theater arts programming included in programs like ‘Art Goes to School’; various city events in which CFABS chooses to participate; and regional opportunities to showcase CFABS theater arts programs
• Teaches various youth theater arts courses, workshops and summer camps in knowledge area per annual schedule as approved by President, created in collaboration with Youth Education Director
• In collaboration with Youth Education Director, reviews and selects youth plays scheduled for audition, rehearsal and performance during the year
• In collaboration with Youth Education Director, recommend for contract/role those independent contractors or volunteers for youth play productions, as needed; such as costume designer; set designer; set carpenter; and roles such as communications, stage manager, etc. Approved position descriptions must be utilized and these temporary volunteer and/or contracted staff effectively monitored for success
• Directs selected, scheduled youth plays; conducts auditions, rehearsals and productions’ performances to successful completion
• Collaborates with staff to provide timely, effective communications for advertising, publications, dvd and t-shirt orders, student ticket sales, and public relations for theater arts programs
• Submits schedules and performances data on deadline to pertinent administrative and marketing staff for press/publications
• Monitors youth play’s expenditures and revenues to meet budget requirements
• Collaborates with staff team to select, and schedule the performers for fiscal year performing arts series
• Collaborates with staff to create annual schedule of performers, maintaining costs within departmental budget
• Collaborates with staff to assure posting and display of all Center’s printed publications at theater location, and other off site locations, as needed
• Teaches designated adult theater education programming, as needed, such as plays, classes, workshops
• Schedules and teaches annual youth theater education programming – 4 plays, designated classes, workshops, events and activities on deadline
• Collaborates with staff to monitor, analyze and grade all youth and adult theater education programming for effectiveness
• Conducts auditions and selection of cast for each youth play
• Conducts/supervises rehearsals for each adult or youth education play, performance, outreach event, or activity
• Provides for supervision of youth until parents pick up/sign out child
• Works with volunteer coordinators to assure volunteers are booked for auditions, show dates, and all performances
• Assists with training of all volunteers for theater arts curriculum, youth plays, and performance series
• Works to engage and educate children and their families in the theater arts
• Collaborates with staff and assists with pre- and post-event financial tracking of budgets and expenses
• Collaborates with staff and assists with the creation of labor and technical cost estimates for events and performances
• Provides collaborative development of the long-range plan for operations, performances, films, workshops, rehearsals, program themes, special events, etc.
• Assists with scheduling of entertainment for special events
• Works with each committee as required and needed
• Proof-reads all created materials that pertain to theater arts, theater arts education and community outreach
• Attends monthly planning sessions with other staff members, education directors, and President for monthly review and audit of progress
• Coordinates with staff and faculty for Open House events, New Member Welcome events, and other marketing initiatives
• Coordinates internally with other staff members for all support services
• Maintains strict confidentiality of operations, activities of the Centers for the Arts
• Works on weekends, evenings, and/or various special events as needed
• Works as team member with other staff members for all support services, communications and high performance teamwork to achieve department and Centers for the Arts objectives.

HOW TO APPLY
Send resume via email to President at bridges@artsbonita.org

 

 


• Job Title: Youth Theater Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
• website: www.artcenterbonita.org
• Location: Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, arts management, director, performing arts, teaching, and theatre. Location: Florida. Job listing expires in 6 days.