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Jobs (Calgary): Theatre School Coordinator – StoryBook Theatre

Jobs (Calgary): Theatre School Coordinator – StoryBook Theatre

StoryBook is currently seeking an organized and passionate individual with experience in Arts Education to fill the role of Theatre School Program Coordinator (PC).

Working with the Artistic Producer (AP), this role is essential in the revision, advancement, and execution of all StoryBook Theatre School Programming. The successful candidate will be a forward thinker willing to collaborate and inspire a team of staff and volunteers while working with the AP to increase SBT’s audience and community engagement.

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage. They seek to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage people of all ages, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, physical or mental abilities, and ethnicity to apply for this position.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and implementing all educational programming. Working with the AP, they will implement, create and oversee all duties relating to our Theatre School programming. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Complete program oversight and planning for all Theatre School sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).
  • Schedule room/space rentals for all locations, including classes and performances.
  • Prepare for performances, including equipment rentals, preparation and proofing programs, and booking photographers (when applicable).
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and management of all Theatre School staff, including conducting interviews, onboarding new staff, managing instructor and class scheduling, assisting with contract preparation and distribution, and supporting teaching staff to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of all programs.
  • Communicate with parents, including course details, and schedule, and dealing with any behavioral issues.
  • Prepare for and coordinate registration and performance days for all programs related to Theatre School.
  • Maintain and update the StoryBook Theatre curriculum, including the creation of new courses.
  • Review and provide feedback on lesson plans submitted by the teachers, ensuring they sufficiently fulfill curriculum requirements.
  • Provide support for teachers, including classroom management, and ensure accommodations are made for students of all abilities to participate.
  • Assess classes and provide feedback to ensure all courses meet the StoryBook Theatre curriculum requirements.
  • Facilitate workshops, classes, and presentations with our community as they arise, and liaise with professional industry members to provide master classes for students.
  • Write reference letters for students and/or staff as they are required.
  • Liaise with community partner organizations related to Theatre School programming, including, but not limited to, specialty and satellite programming.
  • Maintain and update staff training modules for staff onboarding and ongoing development.
    Other duties as required

The ideal candidate would possess many, if not all, of the qualifications listed below. StoryBook is a learning environment and is looking for a candidate willing to grow into the role with a base understanding of its demands and the skills required.​

  • A minimum of 5 years in an education or theatre education environment
  • Prior leadership or management experience.
  • Relevant undergraduate degree or experiential equivalent.
  • Understanding of staff development and relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral presentations.
  • Strong customer-focused approach to all interactions.
  • Knowledge of theatre activity: locally, nationally, and internationally is an asset.

Ultimately, StoryBook is seeking people who fit in with the organizational mandate and are keen and passionate about the work we do. Candidates who possess these and the attributes listed at the top of this page would be seen as a considerable asset beyond their list of qualifications.

This is a full-time role at 37.5 hours per week. Hours of operation do fluctuate seasonally.

Summer months (June to August) – Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Fall, Winter and Spring (September through May) – A schedule is determined based on the PC’s and the organization’s mutual agreement. The PC is required on-site for registration and final performances of all programming.

There is a starting compensation of $40,000 with a three-month probationary period. Plus, two weeks of paid vacation annually.​

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