Open Position: Education and Outreach Manager
Beginning: October 31, 2016
About Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Founded in 2008, TSC is the Mid-South’s professional, classical theatre, education, and training organization. TSC produces in all three areas year-round throughout the Memphis area and the southeastern United States. It employs all of the performing arts unions and brings artists in from all over North America to perform and/or tour in three to six productions per year. Seeking to attain its first physical home in the near future, TSC has created a New Home Committee that will shortly launch a capital campaign to that end. TSC performs, teaches, and works in multiple environmental spaces with an FY17 operating budget of approximately $700,000.
Education Manager Responsibilities
Supervised by General Manager, with on-the-job training provided by outgoing Manager
Market/Promote/Sell TSC's Education programs to meet budgeted income goals, serve as many patrons as possible, and elevate the visibility of the program:
- Create marketing timeline and adhere to it,
- Develop, with General Manager, promotional materials and opportunities,
- Oversee the design, production, and distribution of this material and promotions,
- Develop electronic and social media campaigns and communications for Education Programs,
- Create and discover new audiences for TSC programs,
- Keep to budgeted marketing and program expenses, and achieve agreed-upon budget goals with cognizance that the numbers we serve are as important as the fiscal numbers.
Manage communication/booking/scheduling for all of TSC's Education/Outreach programs:
- Create and manage the master calendar of Education/Outreach events,
- Manage all bookings, including schedules, appearances, contracts, invoices, payments, directions, and specific instructions for the Actor-Teachers booked for the program,
- Collect and record all feedback and post performance/playshop/residency surveys,
- Assist Development efforts with data for grants and donors,
- Maintain positive relationships with schools and teachers.
Romeo and Juliet Project Master Teacher:
- Master the curriculum, teaching aesthetic, and mission of The Romeo and Juliet Project in order to become a Teaching Artist resource as well as Teaching Artist in the classroom,
- Update curriculum developments.
- Serve as Producer and Director of the Summer training offerings for youth.
Community Relations Responsibilities
- Make regular appearances at community events,
- Recruit volunteers for TSC's Groundlings organization,
- In support of Company Manager, solicit community support via ad sales to appear in TSC playbills.
Support for Gala and events:
- All TSC staff members support TSC events by attending (when asked) Opening Nights, Salons, Dinners, etc.,
- All TSC staff members work and support the annual Education Gala.
At the conclusion of current fiscal year (June 30, 2017), it is hoped this employee will move forward as TSC restructures its administrative staff and assume the Directorship of the Education Department in addition to its managing. Other responsibilities will be negotiated.
Successful candidates will have a passion for Shakespeare's works and an ideology that is open to melding with the TSC artistic aesthetic, as well as its mission and values. Theatre as a way to serve and elevate our community, and even activate social change, is an example of an essential shared goal.
Successful candidates should have an advanced degree or comparable professional experience; and will provide outstanding coordination, organization, timeliness, and communication skills to the position.
Successful candidates must have a working automobile, valid driver’s license, and auto insurance; and be available occasionally for early morning classes and nighttime performances while in production.
This position is full-time, 40 hours per week based on 8am-4pm Monday-Friday, and reviewable after one year. The annual salary is $30,000 plus, following an initial three-month trial period, health/dental plan coverage paid for by TSC (100%). Paid days off are accrued weekly up to ten (10) days per contractual year, plus select paid Holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day).
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume that includes a history of not-for-profit or commercial success to Dan McCleary at [email protected]. Please list three references’ names and contact information. No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Only qualified candidates need apply.