About New York Theatre Workshop
At New York Theatre Workshop, we work relentlessly to empower visionary theatre‐makers and bring their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and education and community engagement programs. We nurture groundbreaking writers like Celine Song and Nathan Alan Davis alongside powerhouse playwrights like Amy Herzog and Ayad Akhtar. We empower inimitable auteur‐directors like Rachel Chavkin and Sam Gold and give invaluable support to tremendous talents like Whitney White and Lileana Blain‐Cruz in the earliest days of their careers. We maintain decades‐long relationships with legendary theatremakers like Will Power, Ivo van Hove, Dael Orlandersmith, and Caryl Churchill, who have shaped our very understanding of what theatre can be.
Since our founding in 1979, we’ve produced over 150 fully‐realized productions including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; and David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus. Enabling our artists to push boundaries generates work like Anaïs Michell’s Hadestown, Mfoniso Udofia’s Ufot Family Cycle, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me and Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play. NYTW productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards and numerous Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards.
But that’s not what we’re proudest of. We take the greatest satisfaction from the community we’ve built, and the perspective‐shifting experiences we’ve delivered along the way. Even in the middle of a global pandemic, our community has continued to deepen existing connections and expand into new ones. From calls to check in on each other to grants for our artists to brand new education programming, our staff, trustees, artists and audiences have shared in in more than 70 virtual events attended by nearly 70,000 people over the past twelve months. We all think that theatre can bring people together, change the conversation, and have a profound impact. We feel fortunate to get to support it. If that sounds like something you’re interested in too, we’d love to meet you.
About the Team:
Our three‐person Education team is responsible for the coordination and implementation of NYTW’s Education and Engagement Initiatives, which provide access to the vision and methods of the artist, professional training to the next generation of theatre administrators, and enable audiences of all ages to participate in a community of dynamic learning. The Education Associate provides administrative and pedagogical support for the Education Department. The Education Associate reports directly to the Director of Education.
About the Position:
- Provides administrative, pedagogical and strategic support for all Education programs, including Learning Workshop’s student matinees and teaching artist school‐based residencies, the Mind the Gap intergenerational theatre program, master classes, the 2050 Administrative Fellowship program and the newly‐created Youth Artistic Instigators program.
- Maintains effective communication with educational partners, including artists, teaching artists, partner school staff, faculty and students, and community‐based leaders and organizations.
- Assists with the creation of educational materials, curriculum, lesson plans and study guides.
- Leads or co‐leads theatre education workshops as needed.
- Supports with the management of NYTW’s teaching artist roster, including teaching artist hiring, payroll, professional development and community‐building activities.
- Observes and assists teaching artists and workshop facilitators in classrooms as needed.
- Assists with the coordination and implementation of the 2050 Administrative Fellowship, including Fellows’ recruitment, selection, orientation, and mentorship, Fellows’ monthly gatherings and seminars, and Fellows’ performance evaluations.
- Advises and mentors an Education Department Fellow as part of 2050 Administrative Fellowship program.
- Collaborates with the Director of Education and Community Engagement Associate to identify potential community partners.
- Attends Engagement Committee meetings and Artistic Department meetings
- Assists with the documentation, assessment and evaluation of all Education programs.
- Coordinates the purchase of Education Department supplies.
- You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community.
- You have experience in theatre, educational and/or applied theatre or relevant experience in arts education.
- You possess excellent organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- You are a motivated multi‐tasker able to collaborate with multiple diverse individuals to achieve program goals.
- You have a passion for creating community among a diverse population of learners.
- You have experience working with youth in educational settings and/or non‐traditional settings.
- You have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
- You are familiar with NYTW’s artistic, educational and community engagement mission.
- You have experience with intergenerational arts programming.
- You are knowledgeable about the NYC public school system.
- You have experience in the administration of fellowship, internship, and/or apprenticeship programs.
- You have experience curating and/or facilitating career development seminars with special emphasis in arts administration and related areas.
- You have photo/video skills.
- You have knowledge of Canva or Adobe Suite.
This position is overtime eligible. Salary is $42,500. Expected start date is mid‐August. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental and life insurance and paid time off. NYTW has several affinity spaces as well as a Core Team of staff members across the organization committed to moving specific initiatives forward in our focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
We know there are great candidates that may not have all of the qualifications listed above but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
To apply, please use the following link and fill out the required fields on the job application: https://20200909213151_rlkifdu4crt77bj0.applytojob.com/apply/D1R7G7h9mq/Education-Associate?source=Employee+Referral
NYTW is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation.
Please note that NYTW is currently working remotely, but we plan to return to the office in the coming months. Our approach will be based on advice from local, state, and federal authorities, and will take into account the personal situation of every employee. However, this position will eventually require onsite, in‐person activity, so the applicant should intend to reside in the greater NYC area.