Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks an Education Assistant interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community.
Description of Position
The Education Assistant works with the Education Staff at CPT, and works closely with and reports directly to the Education Manager/Brick City Theatre Program Director. This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position. Salary range: 23,000-26,000/annually, with some benefits.
The position requires a highly motivated and organized individual who will take on administrative, creative and teaching responsibilities in support of the continued expansion of Brick City Theatre and CPT’s Family Collective, the family component of Brick City Theatre and CPT’s other core education programs. In addition, all positions at CPT work across departmental lines on multiple organization-wide events such as Station Hope, a neighborhood festival focusing on the triumphs of the Underground Railroad and challenges of current issues of inequity and social justice.
The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn, obsessed with working in the theatre, and have experience in administration, education, and performance. Ideal candidates will have experience in program management, curriculum planning, and teaching theatre, both to children and to adults with little or no previous exposure to the arts. Candidate must possess excellent logistics skills, and have the creativity to create warm, exciting, empowering community experiences for our programs’ participants and families. CPT education staff members are expected to maintain their own artistic work, while also contributing their skills, energy, and talents to the larger organization.
CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has an intense working environment with long working hours (10-14 hour days during tech weeks), but we have fun and love what we do. We value hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.
Education Assistant will be responsible for assisting, inventing, and facilitating Brick City Theatre and Family Collective programming. This includes – but is not limited to – family workshops; guardian-teacher conferences; creating curriculum for Brick City classes; facilitating and teaching adult-only workshops for CMHA residents; organizing and managing family field trips; conducting program evaluations; providing teaching and administrative support to CPT’s other core education programs; and providing as-needed support to CPT initiatives and events.
CPT’s core Education programs:
Brick City Theatre A partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority that offers afterschool and summer theatre arts activities for children 5-14 who live in public housing.
Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) Arts education and job training for teens, who create and perform an original play that is toured to public parks across Cleveland.
Y-Haven Theatre Project A theatre program for residents of Y-Haven, a transitional facility for homeless men in recovery. The men learn performance and technical theatre skills and create an original play based on their life experiences.
Deadline to Apply is November 20th.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply for the position, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please put your last name as the subject header followed by Education Assistant. The email should include two attachments: a resume, and a cover letter describing your history, passion, why you are interested in this position, and what you have to offer (up to two pages).