The Grand Theatre in London Ontario is seeking an Education and Outreach Co-ordinator. We are looking for an individual with a strong background in arts education and theatre, to take on a leading role in developing and enhancing the Grand’s reach with youth, schools, and our audience development activities.
This full-time position, reporting to the Artistic Associate, is responsible for all opportunities and programs that interact with community, youth, and teachers. It will also include assisting with audience development programming and the COMPASS New Play Development Program.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Managing, booking, and developing programs for high school students, including weekday matinees, workshops, and other integrated opportunities for learning
- Creating study guides and outreach materials
- Assisting in developing and overseeing value-added programming for audience development, including pre-show chats, post-show Q&As, tours, and lectures
- Co-ordinating the High School Project
- Facilitating the 100 Schools program
- Researching and writing education and outreach funding proposals
- Building partnerships in the arts education community
The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in arts education, a passion for theatre, and a proven dedication to working directly with youth. S/he will be comfortable with public speaking, familiar with the education system, have exemplary writing skills, and be highly organized. This is an administrative/artistic role for someone who is a strong artist educator, facilitator, and communicator. The candidate must be able and willing to work flexible hours as needed for the job. A clear Vulnerable Sector Check will also be required.
The Grand Theatre offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please forward a cover letter and resume to Megan Watson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is July 21, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In our desire to reflect the world and our community in all areas of our work, The Grand Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.
About the Grand Theatre
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum and Executive Director Deb Harvey, the Grand is a leading cultural hub proudly located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. The Grand offers diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe through collaborations with national and international performing arts organizations and is committed to developing, producing, and premiering original homegrown stories through COMPASS, a New Play Development Program. The Grand supports educational programming and youth mentorship such as The High School Project, the only program of its kind in North America, and 100 Schools, a new community initiative that brings professional theatre to London area schools in 2018 at no cost.
A not-for-profit regional theatre, the Grand produces and presents professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (839 seats) and the McManus Stage (144 seats). The Grand’s season runs from September to May.