Full Time (40 hours per week, 25% local travel, non-exempt)
Shea’s Performing Arts Center seeks an experienced arts education coordinator to organize, implement, and track multiple arts education programs on the Shea’s campus, including but not limited to The Kenny Awards, Junior Theater Celebration, and other on-site arts education programs. The Arts Education Coordinator will arrange tickets and seating to the On School Times Series and Student Matinee performances, oversee the Internship Program, and perform other duties as assigned.
This position entails core work hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with some early mornings, evenings and weekends. The individual hired in this position will report to the Director of Arts Engagement and Education.
Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. Mileage paid at Federal rate.
The Kenny Awards
- Serve as the primary point of contact for all programmatic elements of the Kenny Awards.
- Schedule and implement the interview process with prospective Kenny finalist schools.
- Maintain correspondence with Kenny Judges regarding performances and selection protocols.
- Provide logistical groundwork for the “Kenny Day” of workshops and awards ceremony, including communication with finalist schools, Kenny Judge ticket requests, scheduling rehearsals and workshops, communicating with the Production Manager regarding technical needs, instigating ticketing procedure for in-school ticket sales, and ordering of merchandise.
- Organize and execute Kenny “Boot Camp” week with Outstanding Performance Finalists.
- Serve as chaperone for WNY Kenny delegates to attend The Jimmy Awards in New York City.
Junior Theater Celebration
- Serve as Shea’s point of contact for the iTheatrics team, participating schools, and other stakeholders.
- Maintain database of participating and prospective in-school and out-of-school-time musical theatre programs.
- Coordinate and execute day-of program logistics.
On School Time Series
- Receive and track ticket sales for performances and maintain communication with schools attending performances.
- Communicate with Production Manager regarding technical needs and with House Manager regarding audience requirements.
- Design seating plan and coordinate audience services to allow for the general smooth operation of each performance.
Student Matinee Performances
- Coordinate group ticket sales for weekday matinee performances.
- Establish and maintain communication with group leaders.
- Work closely with House Manager in coordination of audience services.
- Market available education department intern positions with local universities and high schools. Review resumes, interview candidates and hire qualified students.
- Act as internship supervisor in the orientation and training of each intern, provide necessary criticism and feedback, work with each intern in developing their skills and provide documentation to the student’s university or school as necessary for credit.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Two years of experience in non-profit program management
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Superior organizational and time management skills
- Highly organized, with attention to detail and ability to manage diverse tasks in a high pressure, deadline-oriented environment
- Passion for equity and inclusion in the arts
- Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to shift from working independently to collaborating with a team
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
- Graphic design experience
- Knowledge of Common Core Standards and New York State Learning Standards for the Arts
- Experience with Archtics ticketing software
Please submit cover letter and resume to Thembi Duncan, Director of Arts Engagement and Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, September 24. Subject Line: Arts Education Coordinator [First Name_Last Name]. This is a permanent, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
RESUMES WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap, genetic information, domestic violence victim, disability, military status, or status as a special disabled veteran, other veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and any other legally protected status. Shea’s does not tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form. Shea’s is an equal opportunity employer.
About Shea’s Arts Engagement and Education
The Shea’s Performing Arts Center Department of Arts Engagement and Education seeks to facilitate multiple opportunities for all individuals in Buffalo and Western New York to experience:
- Arts engagement – community-building through shared arts experiences
- Arts integration – connecting art forms to educational objectives in a structured learning environment , and
- Arts education – learning the principles of the artistic process
Partnering with a variety of community stakeholders is essential to facilitating expansive, consistent arts immersion that can create a pathway to 21st century skills such as initiative, effective communication, flexibility, and creative problem-solving. We intend to provide support to communities across Western New York by implementing school-based classes in dramatic writing and performance, community theatre-making events, and professional development sessions for educators and organizational leaders.