Director of CARE- Cleveland→ Cleveland, Ohio, United States
• Title: Director of CARE (Compassionate Arts Remaking Education)- CLEVELAND
• Classification: Full Time, Year Round,
• Salaried Compensation: $60,000- $67,500
• Location: Cleveland, OH
• Start Date: Immediately
• Schedule: This position will primarily work Monday-Friday, 9:30-6:00pm with periodic evening/weekend/early morning hours connected to Cleveland Play House (CPH) CARE Program
• Reports to: Co-reports to Director of Education and Artistic Strategy and National Director of CARE
• Supervises: Manager of Teaching Artist Development, Lead Cohort Teaching Artists, Teaching Artists and associated staff.
CARE is a nationally recognized, replicable curriculum developed in partnership with the US Department of Education and Cleveland Metropolitan School District. CARE improves school culture and safety through the use of high-quality digital tools, teacher and teaching artist training and instruction that integrates Theatre, English Language Arts and SEL (what is SEL) in trauma-informed classrooms. CARE drama-based, differentiated SEL curriculum that intentionally incorporates evidence-based literacy activities such as instructional conversations, oral reading, and interactive shared reading and culturally relevant literature for students experiencing multiple adverse childhood experiences or chronic trauma leading to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD).
The Director of CARE- Cleveland leads all efforts to sustain and replicate CARE in Cuyahoga County OH. In addition, the Director of CARE is works closely with both the Director of Education and Artistic Strategy and National Director of CARE to strategically market, fund and sustain the CARE line of products, including the development of a teaching artist graduate certificate, to expand the market into Northeast Ohio. This position collaborates with the Director of Community Development and Director of OST in planning and achieving the mission of CPH’s CARE program, CARE-EBD, “CARE-ing Communities: Theatre and Resilience” and Classroom Matinee program.
- Work closely with the both the National Director of CARE and the Director of Education and Artistic Strategies to develop a cohesive and holistic programming plan for all CARE product lines across Northeast Ohio.
- Work closely with both the National Director of CARE and the Director of Education and Artistic Strategies to successfully manage the 20+ educational partnerships associated with the Creative Communities: Theatre and Resilience grant via the US Department of Education.
- Work closely with both the National Director of CARE and the Director of Education and Artistic Strategies to successfully develop three major components of the Creative Communities: Theatre and Resilience grant include CARE, Classroom Matinee/Family Theatre and PSA campaign, Graduate Certificate program in partnership with Baldwin Wallace University.
- Work closely with the both the National Director of CARE and Director of Education and Artistic Strategies to develop annual program(s) goals and budget for the CARE in Northeast Ohio.
- Work closely with the both the National Director of CARE and Director of Education and Artistic Strategies and Director of Human Resources to hire, develop and retain staff needed for all CARE programming across Cuyahoga County OH.
- Actively partner with development department to both retain current funding while research and securing funding to support and enhance program goals across Cuyahoga County OH.
- Actively partner with marketing department to publicize and effectively communicate program goals and increase earned revenue streams when appropriate.
- Work in partnership with the the National Director of CARE and to manage the monthly reconciliation and review of Community-based program related expense reports received from the business office. Provide Director of Education and Artistic Strategies with necessary summary information to assist in forecasting conversations and budgeting.
- Work in partnership with the Manager of Pedagogy to ensure all program goals and staff properly utilize CPH ascribed pedagogies such as trauma-informed care, culturally relevant curriculum and restorative practices.
- Work in partnership with the Manager of Compliance to ensure all program requirements are met across Cuyahoga County OH.
- Work in partnership with the Manager of Partnerships to build deep relationships with community organizations for the purpose of enhancing and student experience and participation.
- Ensure all CARE employees have access to and participate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) planning and training.
- Act as an advocate in public spaces for all Community-based programming at CPH including but not limited to conferences, public events and speaking events across Cuyahoga County OH.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Master’s Degree in Theatre, Education, Community Development required.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to collaborate with staff across the organization and with external partners
- Thorough understanding of best practices and current trends in theatre education
- Working knowledge of current best practices and current in general education
- Culturally aware and experienced incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices across all platforms
- Must be a strong visionary, with ability to take programs from inception to completion.
- Ability to collect and analyze information, solve problems, and make decisions
- Comfortable working with marketing and development departments to collaborate in promoting and raise funds for programs.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS INCLUDE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Education, Non-Profit Management or related field required. Master’s preferred.
- Exhibit a strong commitment to working with life-long learners.
- On-going commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion principals, requiring 10 hours of approved training each year.
- Certification in trauma-informed care and practice or equivalent.
- Comfortable in both collaborative and independent working environments.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; strong attention to detail.
- Current proof of fingerprinting clearance through the Federal and Ohio State Department of Education is required for employment.
This position will primarily work in collaboration with: Director of Education and Artistic Strategy, Director of OST, Director of Community Building to set the vision and goals for the education department. Additionally, this position will work in collaboration with staff from Development, Marketing and Human Resources to further the vision and goals of the CARE and Classroom Matinee program(s).
- Health insurance, to which CPH contributes 85% of the employee’s premium (Health insurance available for employee’s family at employee cost)
- Employee life and long-term disability insurance
- 10 vacation days, 9 paid-time off days, 7 company holidays, and 2 discretionary holidays
- Optional enrollment in a 401(k) plan (not matched by CPH)
- Parking available at employee cost
CPH is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist theatre that actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion. All members of the CPH staff will be working together on that journey and will be committed to the process. As a staff member at CPH, that will include periodic staff training sessions, department meetings, show-specific trainings, periodic committee participation and opportunities for participation in affinity groups within the organization.
Cleveland Play House is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as one document.
For additional information on Cleveland Play House, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at www.clevelandplayhouse.com
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Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, director, and performing arts. States: Ohio.