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Theater School Registrar

Status: Full Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Education Director
Compensation: $33,000-36,000
Date Posted: August 16, 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled
 
The mission of Northwest Children’s Theater and School is to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of young audiences. The Registrar is responsible for the registration process for NWCT’s Theater School, Summer Camp, and Outreach programs. This position is the first point of contact for NWCT for parents, students, and school staff and is responsible for ensuring the registration process is pleasant, professional, and personal. The ideal candidate is an individual with strong customer service skills, knowledge of registration processes and systems, adaptability, strategic and forward thinking, and ability to provide logistical support to Theater School and teaching artists.

Schedule:
  • Sept-May, Tuesday-Saturday, approx 10am-6pm
  • June-Aug, Monday-Friday approx 8:30am-4:30pm, occasional Saturdays
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Set up online registration for Theater School classes and camps, Summer Camps, and after-school Outreach programs.
  • First point of contact for all students, families, and visitors in person, by phone, or via email, answering all inquiries relating to registration, accounts, and general information.
  • Assist parents in selecting the appropriate class for their child.
  • Process registrations, monitor enrollment, and communicate frequently with Education Director and Outreach Manager.
  • Create and maintain system for efficient and consistent communications with families regarding classes/camps.
  • Maintain the integrity of NWCT’s MINDBODY (or current registration system), working closely with the Education Director, Finance Manager, and Marketing Director.
  • Maintain current class attendance sheets and rosters.
  • Process credits and refunds in collaboration with Finance Manager.
  • Work with Education Director to track and process Scholarships.
  • Work with Marketing Director and Education Director on pricing, discounts, etc.
  • Maintain accurate office filing systems and uphold NWCT policies and procedures.
  • Work evenings and weekends when NWCT education programming is in session.
  • Participate as a fully active team member of NWCTS’s Education Department by: assisting with the implementation of existing programs, departmental planning, and teaching (if necessary).
  • Communicate with and support the activities of NWCTS departments, including Marketing & Communications, Development, Production, and Operations.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or at least two years related registrar experience.
  • Excellent administrative skills and experience necessary to manage systems and workflow processes. Detail oriented. Ability to prioritize and conduct/juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to build systems and to troubleshoot problems within digital systems.
  • Microsoft Office Suite; Google Docs Suite; CRM or other online databases
  • Ability to work independently while working as a member of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proficiency in non-English languages and cultures. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds across boundaries of class, race, and issue.
  • Passion for theater education and enjoyment and appreciation of children.
  • Theater teaching experience for ages 3-16.

COMPANY CULTURE
NWCT is a small group of hard-working artists and administrators . We operate many different programs and accomplish a lot with limited resources. While the official duties listed here represent the Outreach Manager’s specific responsibilities, all NWCT staff regularly help with projects and programs from other departments as needed. NWCT staff members have a willingness to roll up their sleeves and ignite their brainpower however circumstances demand.

 

Outreach Manager

Status: Full Time/Non-exempt
Reports to: Education Director
Compensation: $35,000-38,000
Date Posted: July 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Northwest Children’s Theater and School seeks candidates to coordinate the implementation, ensure the continuous improvement, and shape the future of NWCT outreach theater education programs.


The Outreach Manager is responsible for coordinating all NWCT outreach programs in area schools, including after-school programs, residencies, and workshops. This position facilitates partnerships with schools and other agencies to provide NWCT services to students and families. A major component of this position is booking, scheduling, and marketing outreach programming. The ideal candidate is an individual with a deep knowledge of after-school arts education and the people skills, adaptability, and strategic thinking to build inter-organizational partnerships, strengthen existing programming, and provide curricular and logistical support to teaching artists.


The mission of Northwest Children’s Theater and School is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of young audiences.


ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sell, book, schedule, and market outreach programming.
  • Design and implement outreach efforts to keep programs at maximum enrollment and to expand the program as determined by NWCTS goals.
  • Develop procedures and policies for effective and efficient operation of after school programs
  • Establish and foster relationships with schools, parents, and community organizations in support of after-school programs, residencies, and workshops.
  • Strengthen relationship with Right Brain Initiative, Young Audiences, and similar organizations
  • Participate in various school and neighborhood meetings, visibility events, and conferences as needed.
  • Curriculum and program development that honors the mission of NWCT.
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise outreach teaching artist staff.
  • Plan and deliver professional development for NWCT teaching artists.
  • Provide logistical and curricular support to teaching artists.
  • Conduct site visits to after-school programs and provide logistical and curricular support to teaching artists.
  • Work with classroom teachers to create customized content that integrates theater into classroom curriculum.
  • Set up online registration for after-school programs and monitor enrollment.
  • Administer outreach budget in a fiscally sound manner.
  • Participate as a fully ­active team member of NWCTS’s Education Department by: teaching, assisting with the implementation of existing programs, and departmental planning.
  • Communicate with and support the activities of NWCTS departments, including Marketing & Communications, Development, Production, and Operations.
  • Teach outreach classes as necessary.
  • Teach NWCT Summer Camp classes June-August.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or at least two years related experience.
  • Experience with curriculum development, script writing, and classroom management.
  • 3-5 years practical experience as teaching artist.
  • Excellent administrative skills and experience necessary to manage systems and workflow.
  • Familiarity with after school programs and the Oregon education system.
  • Ability to prioritize, conduct/juggle multiple tasks, and adapt with pace of work flow.
  • Ability to work independently while working as a member of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Google Docs Suite
  • Must be able to pass a background check


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in non-English languages and cultures. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds across boundaries of class, race, and issue.
  • Experience training teaching artists.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or other CRM platform
  • Adaptable and resilient
  • Passion for theater education and enjoyment and appreciation of children.


COMPANY CULTURE
NWCT is a small group of hard-working artists and administrators . We operate many different programs and accomplish a lot with limited resources. While the official duties listed here represent the Outreach Manager’s specific responsibilities, all NWCT staff regularly help with projects and programs from other departments as needed. NWCT staff members have a willingness to roll up their sleeves and ignite their brainpower however circumstances demand.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Submit a cover letter and resume to Leigh Mallonee, Education Director, at leigh@nwcts.org. Documents should be in Word or PDF format only. Subject line should include “Application - Outreach Manager.”

Northwest Children’s Theater and School is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including people of color and from communities underrepresented in the arts and education fields.

 

First Stage Teaching Artists

Join NWCT’s First Stage Outreach team and bring theater arts to children around the Portland Area.

Northwest Children's Theater & School provides theater arts education to thousands of preschool and elementary-aged students in over 80 schools. Our teaching artists support young actors in building original theater pieces and teach basic theater and life skills while working together as a theater ensemble.

At present, NWCT seeks candidates to serve as teaching artists in our First Stage program, which serves students aged 3-6 in preschool and daycare settings.

Description

·  Create creative drama lesson plans for children aged 3-6.

·  Teach 30-60 minute theater arts classes once a week in various locations (Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham etc.).

·  Maintain a safe learning environment using excellent and age-appropriate classroom management techniques. 

·  Communicate regularly with Outreach and Site Coordinators.

·  This is a contracted teaching position, not full-time. Each class meets once or twice a week for 30-60 mins and contractors may have 1-4 classes with us.

·  Teaching artists must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel out to schools. 

Candidates should have demonstrated experience in theater arts discipline (Bachelor’s degree, MFA, or related training preferred) and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching school-aged children in an after-school or camp setting. Particular preference will be given to candidates with early childhood education experience. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with children ages 3 to 6 and their parents or school coordinators. Only candidates that are able to pass a background check will be hired.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to firststage@nwcts.org. In your cover letter, please provide an overview of your experience working with young children and your general availability (10am-5pm) for February through May. Please also confirm that you have access to a car in good working condition. No phone calls, please.

**Bilingual teachers needed, please note on your cover letter.

 

 

Teaching Artist - NWCT Outreach Program

Come join our Outreach team and bring theater arts classes to the greater Portland Metro Area!

Northwest Children's Theater & School provides theater arts education to thousands of elementary-aged students in over 80 schools. Our teaching artists support young actors in building original theater pieces, teaching basic theater and life skills while working together as a theater ensemble.

Description

  • Create theater arts lesson plans for creative drama classes in after-school settings including SUN programs.
  • Teach 60 to 90 -minute theater arts classes once a week in various locations (Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham etc.).
  • Maintain a safe learning environment using excellent and age appropriate classroom management techniques.
  • Communicate regularly with Outreach and Site Coordinators.
  • This is a contracted teaching position, not full-time. Each class meets once or twice a week after school for an hour and contractors may have 1 - 4 classes with us.
  • Teaching artists must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel out to schools.

Candidates should have demonstrated experience in theater arts discipline (Bachelor’s degree, MFA, or related training preferred) and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching school-aged children in an after-school or camp setting. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with children ages 5 to 11 and their parents or school coordinators and be able to pass a background check.

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to outreach@nwcts.org. In your cover letter, please provide general afternoon (2:00—5:00pm) availability for January-March, and confirm that you own a car in good working condition. No phone calls, please.

**Teachers with early childhood experience as well as bilingual teachers needed, please note on your cover letter.

 

We are also always on the lookout for talented adult and youth performers, directors, designers, technicians and teaching artists.

 
Northwest Children’s Theater and School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in professional casting, educational programs, and/or hiring and employment practices.
 
 

College Internships

NWCT’s College Internship Program provides students in higher education the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily activities of an established, professional non-profit children’s theater. Internship opportunities are available in several departments, including Production, Education, Development and Administration.
 
To be considered for an internship, download the appropriate College Internship Application. Separate applications are available for Theatre Arts Majors, Business and Nonprofit Arts Administrators, and Teaching Artists. Fill out and submit the official application electronically (preferred) or by mail. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  
 
Admission to the NWCT College Internship Program is competitive; please ensure you meet the criteria for consideration in the Informational Packet, and that you submit all application materials. Feel free to contact us with any questions that may arise.
 
To volunteer please click here.

 

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