14 Mar 2023


Issaquah KIDSTAGE Institute Manager

Village Theatre

 Issaquah, Washington, United States

Village Theatre jobs

Job Description

TITLE: Issaquah KIDSTAGE Institute Manager

STATUS: Non-Exempt

PAY RANGE: $26-$29

SUPERVISOR: Director of Youth Education




Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, WA, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region’s best-attended theatres, with pre-Covid numbers reflecting just over 18,000 Mainstage season subscribers and 220,000 projected total attendance each season. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theatre is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having supported the creation of over 175 new works to date. Village Theatre also takes pride in nurturing tomorrow’s audiences through its Youth Education programs, serving over 56,000 young people and their families annually.



Theatre lies at the intersection of storytelling and community. The stories we tell represent and influence our shared human experience. We believe that to tell these stories authentically, it is essential to employ equitable practices that are inclusive of and led by a diverse and culturally rich community. Village Theatre has a responsibility to mindfully support and design the impact these stories have on the audiences we serve, the artists we engage, the students we nurture, and the staff we entrust. Centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in our work allows us to create a storytelling space that welcomes, celebrates, and honors all people.

More information about our journey to be an anti-racist organization and our DEIA Committee can be found here:  villagetheatre.org/deia/



The Village Theatre Institute Manager oversees, coordinates, and helps assure the qualitative and budgetary success of the Village Theatre Institute program (advanced school year musical theatre training for young people). The KIDSTAGE program philosophy is “Skills for Theatre…Skills for Life” and has a strong focus on creating a community of belonging. Culturally responsive teaching that ensures all students are seen, heard, and supported is a highly valued and required competency. Evening work during the school year is required.



  • Plans, hires, and executes the Institute training program.
  • Oversees and is an advocate for all Institute students for production opportunities both internally and externally.
  • With oversight from Director of Youth Education, recruits, evaluates, develops, and trains teaching artists for Institute program to assure program quality and philosophic consistency.
  • Assures a quality curriculum and active learning environment that engages students and results in their skill development.
  • Develops strong, healthy relationships with staff, families, and students.
  • Meets with students and families to develop learning goals and plans.
  • Supports, tracks, and evaluates Institute students.
  • Coordinates auditions and placement of students with collaboration from the Director of Youth Education.
  • Manages/creates all student forms and contracts.
  • Maintains Institute Documents on the Village Theatre server and the Institute Google Drive.
  • Acts as administrator for any online classes offered under the Institute umbrella, including workshops offered through the program.
  • Organizes the “In at Main” nights (Institute students attending each Mainstage production) including setting up special guests for pre-show or post-show talk-backs.
  • Executes appropriate demonstrations and/or showcases for Institute.
  • Maintains and develops local and professional connections.
  • Supports Institute students that participate in KIDSTAGE and Mainstage productions.
  • Supports organizational efforts to raise money to support the program.



  • Extensive experience working with parents, students, and teachers.
  • Experienced arts educator/teaching artist.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Experience leading, training, and managing teaching artists.
  • Experience writing and executing arts education curriculum.
  • Experienced theatre professional a plus. Knowledgeable about the educational benefits of the arts to young people.
  • Racial Equity/Anti-Racism Competency.
  • Musical Theatre background.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, particularly as it relates to articulating feedback to students, their parents, and staff.
  • Collaborative and flexible.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 or google drive, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel.



The hourly rate  for this position ranges between $26.00-$29.00

Additionally, Village Theatre offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance; 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer match; paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick time; Flexible Spending Account; Life and AD&D insurance.  Additional information, such as waiting periods and premium rates, will be made available to final candidates.



Village Theatre is committed to equitable hiring practices that center the matching of skills, interests and learned experience over education requirements and previous employment.   All applications will be redacted to provide anonymity for the candidate, then reviewed by a diverse hiring committee consisting of at least three individuals.  The committee will create a rubric for assessment using the criteria from the job description.  The committee will make recommendations on who should move on to the interview process based on the assessment.


Candidates who are asked to interview can expect a conversational, non-confrontational environment focused on questions that speak to experiences. We wish to remove any barriers to interviewing for our candidates and as such, interviews can be in person or over zoom, and at a time of day that works for the candidate. We will ask about and will meet accessibility needs.   Following an interview process, every candidate interviewed will receive a phone call to share the outcome.


To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to:  resumes@villagetheatre.org with “Issaquah KIDSTAGE, Institute Manager” and your last name in the subject line.  PDF Format is preferred.  No phone calls, please.



Full-Time Job in Education:
Issaquah KIDSTAGE Institute Manager
Village Theatre
 Issaquah, Washington, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, manager, performing arts, school, and teaching. States: Washington.
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