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26 May 2023


Director of Student Theatre / Head of Education

Quincy Community Theatre

 Quincy, Illinois, United States

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Job Description

The Director of Student Theatre / Head of Education is responsible for the development and implementation of outreach workshops; for classes held in the QCT facility; and for directing student theatre productions.

Quincy Community Theatre’s mission is to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. QCT produces eight shows each year: four mainstage adult productions, two mainstage student productions, one student production in QCT’s lab theatre, and one student touring production for area schools and community centers. Quincy, Illinois is a city along the Mississippi River with a population of 40,000, where there is strong support for the arts. Quincy Community Theatre has its own facility in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, with a proscenium stage and a house size of 498.


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Design/implement curriculum and lesson plans for outreach workshops. Lesson plans should be in alignment with the National Core Arts Standards and present cross-curricular material, when possible.
  • Serve as lead instructor for all outreach workshops; requires working with all grade levels and strong classroom management skills.

Student Theatre

  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Executive Director, select a season of shows of varied artistic/educational objectives that will provide unique opportunities to our students and volunteers.
  • Direct all student theatre pieces, including two productions on the mainstage, one production in the lab, and a touring piece.
  • Collaborate with the creative team on all production needs. Oversee implementation of all production elements.
  • Administer QCT on the Road including scheduling tour route, facilitating communication between the venues and QCT, and generating study guide of educational content.

QCT Classes

  • Schedule courses and select class titles. Class offerings fall in three sessions per year (spring, summer, and fall) and are available for students Pre-K through adult.
  • Serve as lead instructor for many classes. This includes researching curriculum, writing lesson plans, and preparing all class materials.
  • Hire, train, and supervise guest instructors as needed.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have attention to detail and ability to work independently on projects
  • Individual must be organized with ability to multitask, excellent time management skills are a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or a related field preferred
  • Strong theatrical background, including experience directing in multiple genres
  • Experience teaching and/or working with youth
  • Experience working with volunteer casts and crews of all ages


Salary Range: $35,000 – $42,000

This position is a full-time, exempt position. It does include irregular and extended working hours. Benefits include 100% coverage of health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement.


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Burgundy Hill at


Quincy Community Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Full-Time Job in Education:
Director of Student Theatre / Head of Education
Quincy Community Theatre
 Quincy, Illinois, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, director, management, performing arts, stage, teaching, and theatre. States: Illinois.