Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is a professional quality youth theatre for audiences of all ages in Phoenix, Arizona. We are seeking a seasoned Director of Education and Outreach to join our team in carrying out our mission to inspire young people to be the best that they can be through a wide variety of performing arts opportunities.
Primary areas of responsibly: Promoting and teaching workshops and classes, summer and spring break camp enrollment and oversight, departmental administration, and meeting departmental financial goals.
This position is responsible for growth and development of the Education and Outreach Department and will identify and organize workshop programming, curriculum and calendar. Responsibilities also include staffing and/or securing staff for all workshop classes as well as spring break and summer camps, developing and maintaining relationships with school administrators, coordinating booking school shows including field trips and Literacy and The Arts shows and participating with the Management Staff as requested to accomplish the overall goals and objectives of Valley Youth Theatre. An opportunity exists to direct or assistant direct one play each season as assigned by the Producing Artistic Director.
The ideal candidate must be flexible and possess excellent communication, planning, and analytical and organizational skills with knowledge of non-profit performing arts and a strong sense of teamwork. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work effectively and successfully with a wide variety of people and personalities as daily contact with customers, vendors, parents, children, teens, volunteers as well as all VYT staff is required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is mandatory as well as an understanding of software used in a theater environment. Working knowledge of Win Tix is preferred.
A BA or BFA in Drama and at least five years of Directing and Creative Dramatic experience. Salary range: commensurate with experience.