Organization: American Conservatory Theater
Job Location: ACT Offices & Studios - San Francisco, CA Position Type: Full Time Salary Range: $24.00 - $26.00 Hourly
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Education and Community Programs, the School Programs Manager plays an integral role in the oversight of A.C.T.’s school programs, which include in-school, after-school, and summer residencies as well as teaching artist development and educator professional development. A.C.T.’s Department of Education and Community Programs aims to provide access to arts education in public schools by creating in-school theater programs that center culturally responsive teaching via arts integration curricula that amplify youth voice. Responsibilities: Management of School Programs
Coordinate logistics for all A.C.T. ACTsmart Intensive Residency programs, including communication with all stakeholders, program data management, and supporting daily program operations. Program partners include Downtown High School, Ida B. Wells High School, AccessSFUSD:The Arc, and Hilltop High School.
Partner with classroom teachers and teaching artist to support development of arts integration curricula
Improve program and deepen impact by leading regular check-in and reflection meetings with school partners and teaching artists
Keep accurate track of and approve biweekly payroll for all teaching artists
Operate as project manager for all student performances/exhibitions: Oversee and communicate with all parties about poster design, video/photography (including securing necessary releases), A.C.T. space reservation, and technical production support
Other support for school residencies as needed
Teaching Artist Training and Support
Manage Teaching Artist hiring and onboarding processes
Facilitate bi-annual teaching artist training and orientation
Review and provide feedback to weekly lesson plans and curricula
Support development of teaching artists via regular visits to classes to conduct observations and provide feedback
Coordinate trainings and professional development opportunities for teaching artists
Represent department at agency-wide meetings, such as season planning meetings to allocate use of spaces, artistic team meetings, and Education and Community Programs Board Committee meetings.
Advocate for educational programs and students at all levels of the organization
Work interdepartmentally with Marketing, Finance, HR, and Development to ensure programatic success
Data Collection and Evaluation Coordination
Manage $150,000 annual grant from SF Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families:
Manage grant budget
Gather student enrollment and attendance information other data as required by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
Record daily curriculum and write narratives for monthly DCYF reports
Enter data into DCYF’s online Contract Management System (CMS)
Distribute, collect, and submit to DCYF student surveys, stipend forms, and other paperwork
Create, distribute, and collect departmental student, teacher, and teaching artist evaluations for all residencies
Hold planning and end-of-the-year reflection meetings with teaching artists and partner teachers for all residencies
Bachelor’s degree in education, theater, nonprofit management, and/or related field or equivalent experience
At least 3 years’ experience in arts education and administration and excellent administrative and interpersonal skills
Strong experience in teaching artistry, culturally-responsive theater education, and arts integration curriculum development.
Experience working with underserved youth and diverse community members of all ages
General knowledge of professional theater
Strong organizational skills, as well as a strong understanding and proficiency with computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
Strong writing, public-speaking, presentation, and communication skills
Familiarity with the San Francisco Unified School District is preferred
Comfort interacting with students, educators, parents, artists, and arts education professionals
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to establish collaborative relationships among a broad spectrum of constituents
Passion for social justice and the power of theater to help achieve personal transformation and social change
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
What we look for in our staff: the ability to imagine, the energy to create and explore new ideas and the freedom of spirit to celebrate our diverse community. To learn more about A.C.T., visit our website at www.act-sf.org. No calls, please. EOE.
Diversity makes us stronger. A.C.T. is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment that is reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.