Employment Opportunities

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. NWCT is committed to building a company and staff that reflects the cultural diversity of the vibrant city we serve. We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates and others who are underrepresented in the performing arts community.

 

Outreach Manager

Job Title: Outreach Manager
Reports To: Education Director
Status: Full Time
Salary: $35,000- $37,000
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.

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Primary 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 NWCT 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 NWCT’s Education Department by: teaching, assisting with the implementation of existing programs, and departmental planning.
  • Communicate with and support the activities of NWCT departments, including Marketing & Communications, Development, Production, and Operations.
  • Teach outreach classes as necessary.
  • Teach NWCT Summer Camp classes June-August.

Required Qualifications/Experience:

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

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or at least two years related experience.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to cindy@nwcts.org.

 

Production Manager

Job Title: Production Manager
Reports To: Artistic Director
Status: Full Time
Salary: $35,000- $37,000
The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing all elements of production. The successful candidate will be a theater arts professional with a strong and current knowledge of theatrical design, technical theater and/or stage management. The position requires a creative problem solver and excellent communicator.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Artistic Director and Production Staff to develop and maintain annual MainStage Season budget.
  • Work with designers, directors, and finance manager to ensure that productions are realized on time and to the highest artistic standard, within the constraints of the NWCT’s schedule, resources and budget.
  • Work with Artistic Director to organize and implement annual production calendar.
  • Coordinate all elements of auditions and casting.
  • Contract performers, composers, playwrights, guest artists, designers, crew, build crew, and overhire.
  • Plan, coordinate and assist with technical theater needs, crew work, stage management, and tour management, as needed for MainStage and Second Stage Seasons.
  • Attend evening and weekend rehearsals and performances, as requested.
  • Main point of contact for NWCT MainStage Families.
  • Main point of Production contact for NWCT staff.
  • Coordinate Production Support for Education, Marketing and Development events.
  • Work with Artistic Director to develop new programs (- upcoming next year New Play Development and MainStage Tour.)

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • At least 4 years related experience working in theater production.
  • Strong design, technical theater and/or stage management skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills and the experience necessary to manage systems and workflow.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Google Drive Suite.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Able to lift 30lb, climb ladders, and perform manual labor on an occasional, as-needed basis.
  • Evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to manage shifting and competing priorities.
  • Experience working both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Able to exercise good judgment and discretion as well as maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations.
  • Able to lead through a lens of equity, cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Passion for theater for young audiences and enjoyment and appreciation of children.
  • Experience as a producer, or self-producing.
  • Proficiency in Autocad/SketchUp, Wix.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to cindy@nwcts.org.

 

 

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.

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