The Walt Disney Studios encompasses the creation, production, promotion, sales, acquisition and domestic and international distribution of live-action and animated motion pictures, home entertainment releases, live stage plays, and music and soundtrack recordings.
DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (DTP) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global audience of more than 20 million people a year in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway productions around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Aladdin, and Frozen. Other successful stage musical ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage titles including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.
Disney Theatrical Productions also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Marvel Universe Live!, bringing beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide. In addition, DTP licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International, including The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program wherein accredited elementary and middle schools produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King.
The Assistant Manager, Education & Audience Engagement is responsible for supporting all national and local Educational programs. This includes direct contact with partner schools and organizations, generating content for publications, developing curriculum, and contributing to the development of new programs and assessment of those efforts.
- Partner with Senior Manager to implement and expand flagship education program, Disney Musicals in Schools:
- Lead 70 program managers and directors at 26 domestic and international Disney Musicals in Schools affiliate programs through their administration and development of the program.
- Act as first point of contact for all Disney Musicals in Schools affiliates.
- Develop and maintain authentic relationships with an expanding national network of partner presenters, children’s theaters, and regional theaters.
- Maintain quality of programming through reporting, regular conference calls, and visits to affiliate organizations.
- Travel to new and alumni affiliate organizations for trainings and check ins.
- Oversee DTG’s self-managed NYC Disney Musicals in Schools program.
- Observe and review teaching artist faculty in partnership with department head and Manager of Teaching & Learning.
- Plan and facilitate Teaching Artist trainings in collaboration with department head and Resident Teaching Artist.
- Plan and facilitate semi-annual program-wide Summit, a 3-day conference for all program directors, managers, and teaching artist representatives.
- Partner with Senior Manager to write curriculum for licensing support materials such as ShowKits for Disney KIDS and JR. titles and Production Handbooks for full-length titles.
- Partner with Senior Manager to generate content for education publications, including enrichment materials for Broadway productions.
- Oversee Disney Theatrical Group’s Career Readiness initiatives including summer internships, local partnerships, and career readiness workshops.
- Oversee Access: Disney on Broadway program
- Represent department at conferences, facilitating sessions related to arts-education policy and administration. Collaborate with Senior Manager of Education and Manager of Teaching and Learning team on joint content.
- Partner with department head and Senior Manager of Education on new initiatives.
- 5 years experience as an arts-education administrator, preferably for a cultural organization or related experience, such as school partnership leadership or school administration
- Experience working in or with schools and/or managing partnerships
- Experience working with large, urban school districts.
- Demonstrated excellence in administrative systems and program administration
- Meticulously organized, collaborative, and communicative self-starter who is passionate about equitable arts access
- Bachelor’s degree in arts-administration, education, educational theater or related field
- Master’s degree a plus