Harvard University Education and Community Programs Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Auto req ID 42279BR
Business Title Education and Community Programs Fellow
School/Unit American Repertory Theater
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Job Function Arts
Time Status Full-time
Schedule Full Time - 35 hours/week
Department Marketing and Communications
Salary Grade 090
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities Under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, the American Repertory Theater aims to expand the boundaries of theater and engage thousands of theatergoers at more than 300 performances and events each season. The A.R.T. is also dedicated to providing high-quality arts education and community programming in the Greater Boston area. As the A.R.T.'s education and community programs expand, the theater is looking to augment its education and community programs staff with a fellow position.The Marketing and Communications department is responsible for building the organizational brand and implementing sales strategies that result in more than $5MM in annual ticket revenue. Reporting to the Education and Community Programs Manager, the Education and Community Programs Fellow is a core member of the team and a key stakeholder in supporting the department strategies and solutions surrounding artistic, community, and education programs. This position will assist the Education and Community Programs Manager in the development and administration of enrichment activities (both on- and off-site), student and community group visits to the A.R.T., and partnerships with local nonprofit organizations and schools. The Education and Community Programs Fellow will also work closely with the Marketing and Artistic Departments to facilitate audience engagement and assessment strategies throughout the season. Day-to-day duties will include: Administration of A.R.T. Education and Community Connections partnerships with local K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston Area; includes managing partner database, serving as primary contact at the theater for local educators, managing group visits to the theater by partner organizations, composing bi-monthly newsletters, researching new partnerships, and occasionally traveling to schools and/or partner organizations for on-site programing and meetings.Assisting in the development of show-specific curriculum programs, including:A.R.T. Toolkit development and distribution; includes curriculum development linking A.R.T. productions to broader educational outcomes, facilitating the creation of a magazine-style study guide for teachers and students.A.R.T. Lobby Experiences; includes facilitating on-site audience engagement experiences, working with production dramaturgs to compile research, and executing community-integrated activities, art installations, and galleries.Administration of A.R.T. core curricular programs, including:A.R.T. Kids Company; includes facilitating registration and enrollment for Saturday morning storytelling theater class for students age 5-10 (Fall & Spring).Proclamation; includes processing applications and managing logistics for an 8-week devised theater intensive for high school juniors and seniors (Fall only).Collaborate with the Education and Community Programs Manager to develop new projects and partnerships as well as refine and enrich existing programs and partnerships.Maintaining a department calendar of institutional enrichment activities and events.Creating and distributing surveys and managing audience assessment and evaluation data.
Basic Qualifications Candidate MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role.Bachelor's degree, with a strong background in the arts and/or community engagement in a nonprofit organization.
Additional Qualifications Successful candidates will also have experience working in community organizing and/or classroom teaching, particularly in facilitating short-term workshops, community-based learning projects, or integrating arts-based learning into traditional classroom settings. The candidate selected must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent customer service and people skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required; working knowledge of Tessitura, graphic design, and web design, a plus. Some nights and weekend hours expected. The candidate must also be able to think creatively, be comfortable with flexible work schedules, take initiative to develop new ideas, and be ready to work with a diverse range of constituencies of all ages. Most of all, a love for the arts and a great sense of humor is appreciated.
Additional Information This position is paid on an hourly basis and is intended to be an Apprenticeship in theater. It is a one-year term appointment and may, at the discretion of A.R.T., be renewed for one additional year. This position includes Harvard benefits for regular employees.
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Appointment End Date 30-Jun-2018
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.