Education Programs Specialist
Posted by: Raleigh Little Theatre
About the company
RLT is a welcoming community using theatre to enrich, educate, entertain and engage volunteers, students and audiences of all ages. RLT values everyone’s story. As an organization, we intentionally create a welcoming environment through a long-term, holistic approach to inclusion and diversity. We commit ourselves to actively seeking out perspectives that are not our own, encouraging learning, growth, and cultural awareness, engaging community conversations, and embracing conflict as a force for change.
RLT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. We strive to be an equitable, diverse, antiracist, and inclusive organization that is accessible to all and to maintain an organizational culture that values a diverse staff, Board, and volunteer community, thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to apply. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.
For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission, and our programs please visit RaleighLittleTheatre.org.
WHAT YOU’LL DO…
As the Education Programs Specialist, you will develop and teach engaging and inclusive curricula to students across RLT’s education programs and collaborate with the Director of Education to manage the curricula, initiatives and operations of RLT’s youth and adult education programs.
In this position you will work primarily with students in grades PreK-8th, developing and teaching drama and theatre curriculum for RLT’s youth classes, in-school residencies, field trips, and community workshops. When creating or using existing curriculum or lesson plans, you will ensure they are developmentally-relevant, anti-racist and use engaging and diverse materials to fit the needs of all students. You will also serve as the main point of contact and regular member of the teaching artist team for arts integrated in-school residencies and community partnerships.
In collaboration with the Director of Education, you will ensure that existing education programs run smoothly and develop program models for new education initiatives at RLT that serve the organization’s mission and values. This includes leading summer camp operations with the goal of providing a fun, inclusive and engaging camp experience for all families and students. As a vital member of the education team, you will also contribute to the design of RLT education programs for youth and adults. Additionally, you will help maintain an organized program calendar for the education department that is sustainable for both personnel and the organization.
A FEW DETAILS…
Hours and location: The programmatic work of the Education Programs Specialist takes place on site at RLT and at area schools in Wake County – access to reliable transportation to partner and school sites is required. There is flexibility in the hours and working location for performing administrative duties. This position also requires the flexibility to work Tuesday-Saturday during the school year (September-May) and Monday through Friday during the summer (June-August).
This full-time, exempt position includes health, vision, retirement, and life insurance benefits and flexible PTO.
Reports to: Director of Education
WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF…
You have experience independently developing lesson plans and curricula with clear learning goals for students in PreK through 8th grades.
You are a collaborative arts educator eager to create meaningful and engaging arts experiences with and for youth and adults in the Raleigh community and to translate RLT’s mission into engaging programming and experiences for students.
You are adept at anticipating the needs of all stakeholders and can head off challenges before they arise.
You are an excellent communicator in person, over the phone and via email, and are able to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds and abilities.
You have strong computer skills, confidence working with Microsoft and Google Workspace products, and the ability to learn new software (CourseStorm) for managing registration.
You are committed to continuous learning, training, and accountability in RLT’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work and are particularly attuned to how this work manifests in an educational environment.
Application Instructions & Deadlines
Please send a resume of relevant experience, a cover letter introducing yourself, and 1-2 lesson plans that best represent your work as a teaching artist to Jobs@RaleighLittleTheatre.org. Candidate review will begin on February 4, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. All potential employees must pass a background check. Due to current pandemic circumstances and acknowledging the highest care for our community, RLT is requiring any successful candidates to be fully vaccinated. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.
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