FULL-TIME POSITIONS

ACCESS COORDINATOR

ACCESS COORDINATOR

DEADLINE – JUNE 15, 2018

The Access Coordinator works closely with the Director of Education to develop, implement, and maintain the Access and Inclusion programs of the Education Department at Imagination Stage, in alliance with the mission and values of the organization. The work of the Access Coordinator covers three main areas:

 

1) Access classes and residencies—designed specifically for students with cognitive, language, or developmental disabilities.

 

2) Inclusion supports for children of all abilities to participate in programming alongside their typically developing peers.

 

3) Accessibility to the facility and public programming for all visitors to Imagination Stage. Primarily including the oversight of the Sensory-Friendly initiative.

 

Imagination Stage, and is committed to the belief that all children can have high quality, successful experiences in the arts. The Access Coordinator is responsible for daily administration duties and ensuring that all Access programs and initiatives run efficiently and smoothly and are of the highest quality possible. Candidates must be willing to have a flexible work schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Work closely with families to assess individual student needs for class placement and create strategies for success for student participation at Imagination Stage.
  • Respond to routine inquiries regarding programming, and serve as a program mentor for students/families as needed.
  • Serve as an inclusion resource for IS faculty through observing classes, brainstorming specific classroom strategies, and providing additional follow up and support as necessary.
  • Work closely with Imagination Stage staff and faculty to create and implement inclusion strategies and supports for individual students.
  • Oversee the Pegasus Ensemble conservatory program.
  • Coordinate patron accessibility initiatives for professional theatre season—including (but not limited to) Sensory-Friendly programming and maintenance of Assistive Listening Devices.
  • Supervise Access and Inclusion Apprentice, including assignment of projects, evaluation and placement.
  • Work closely with Director of Education and other Education staff to evaluate, expand, implement, and mentor Access classes, residencies, and student ensembles in-house and off-site.
  • Work to design and implement regular training in disability awareness, inclusion, and accessibility measures for staff, inclusion facilitators and teaching faculty at Imagination Stage.
  • Work closely with the Director of Education to evaluate and expand accessibility initiatives for the organization.
  • Interface directly with the disability community to evaluate needs, increase organizational visibility, and welcome new families to Imagination Stage.
  • Serve as an Inclusion Facilitator in selected classes as needed.
  • Teach classes and/or residencies as part of regular weekly duties. Specific classes will be dependent on current organizational needs and candidate’s interests and abilities.
  • Additional projects and duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BFA (Theatre or Education preferred)
  • Teaching and facilitation experience for a variety of ages (including adults).
  • Strong knowledge of the field of theatre education and educational theatre.
  • Strong knowledge of disability, accessibility, and inclusion practices.
  • Experience working directly with persons with disabilities (particularly young people) and/or the deaf community.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and the larger disability and educational communities.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills—including working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Access Database programs (knowledge of Tessitura a plus).
  • Fluency in American Sign Language/interpreting experience a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.
  • Ability to apply strong business practices and ensure that programming is of the highest quality.
  • Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—theatre and theatre education opportunities for all children.
  • Ability to think “outside the box”, and a demonstrated passion for problem-solving.
  • Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to hear and speak clearly in an open office environment
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

TO APPLY

To apply for the Access Coordinator position, please fill out the application found HERE.  Please note the application includes and requires a Cover Letter, Resume & References.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Ideal start date for this position is August 6, 2018.

PART-TIME POSITIONS

PAYROLL CLERK

PAYROLL CLERK

Imagination Stage is seeking a Payroll Clerk to assist with all aspects of payroll processing as well as provide occasional assistance to our staff accountant with accounts payable and data entry tasks, as needed. Position will be 10 hours/week, with flexibility in the days of the week and hours per day (must be within normal business hours of M-F, 9-5).

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with department staff to make sure proper tax paperwork is filled out for all new employees and entered into Paychex Flex payroll system
  • Process all biweekly and monthly payrolls
  • File all payroll related paperwork
  • Run payroll reports as required for grants, unemployment, worker’s comp claims etc.
  • Assist staff accountant with data entry in Sage as needed
  • Assist staff accountant with accounts payable reconciliation as needed

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BA or equivalent desirable, but not required
  • 1-3 years payroll and/or AP experience
  • Experience with Paychex Flex a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail is a must!
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Positive, flexible attitude and a sense of humor

Imagination Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Job Type: Part-time, 10 hours/week

Compensation: $15.00 /hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and names of three professional references to [email protected].

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage is seeking dynamic and detailed-oriented individuals to work up to 25 hours per week in our Patron Services Department. This position will be a job share with the majority of its workload coming from work as a Registrar but will have other duties as a Box Office Associate assisting with ticket and subscription sales. Some weekend work occasionally required.

 

REGISTRATION WORK

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update classes in Tessitura
  • Be familiar with and enforce registration policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all registration information is entered chronologically and efficiently so as to limit registration errors in data entry
  • Communicate with Education Department to trouble shoot problems
  • Create and maintain Waitlists
  • Complete End of Day Finance report Daily

BOX OFFICE WORK

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processing of daily ticket sales and subscription sales through Tessitura
  • Customer service assistance as well as provide information via phone and in-person
  • Will-Call ticket handling
  • Miscellaneous filing, organizing, paperwork
  • General assistance to manager on duty

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Candidates should have excellent organization and pleasant demeanor as well as a love of theatre and children. Previous box office work preferred but we are willing to train for the right candidate.

Compensation: $10.75/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter and three professional references to [email protected]

WEEKEND SALES ASSOCIATE

WEEKEND SALES ASSOCIATE

Imagination Stage, an exciting and inspiring regional not-for-profit professional children’s theatre and arts education organization is looking for friendly Weekend Sales Associates to assist patrons in our Just Imagine gift-shop. These are part-time, weekend positions (hours of operation for the shop are Sat. 10am-9pm and Sun 11am-6pm).

Responsibilities include customer assistance and sales transaction completion, maintenance of the appearance of the Just Imagine gift shop; advising customers on gift shop merchandise; troubleshooting customer problems, fielding customer inquiries and reconciliation of daily receipts.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • People skills (friendly and personable, enjoy working with the public);
  • Excellent customer service skills a must;
  • Ability to handle several things at once (multi-task) essential;
  • A team-player, must work well with others;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work in a collaborative environment;
  • Computer literacy required;
  • Retail experience preferred;
  • Counterpoint SQL experience a plus
  • A sense of humor mandatory.

Compensation: $10.75/hour

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to [email protected]

TEACHING POSITIONS

TEACHING ARTIST

TEACHING ARTIST

Imagination Stage is always looking for experienced teachers for its onsite classes and satellite programming in DC, MD and Northern VA.  Imagination Stage teaching artists are contracted on a freelance basis and work a variety of schedules based on semester needs and teacher availability. Both weekday and weekend hours available.

 

For lead teaching artists, ideal candidates have a BA in Theatre, Theatre/Music Education, or Early Elementary Education and 2+ years of teaching theatre for young people.

 
CREATIVE DRAMA/ACTING

Seeking teaching artists comfortable creating and leading creative drama and/or technique based curriculum.

 
DANCE INSTRUCTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS

Seeking experienced dancers to instruct classes in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre Dance, Modern, and/or Hip Hop dance. Choreographers are also needed for Musical Theatre camps and productions.

 
VOCAL INSTRUCTORS/MUSIC DIRECTORS

Our instruction model requires our vocal instructors/music directors to have piano accompaniment skills. Music Directors are also needed for Musical Theatre camps and productions.
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

We seek teachers with a background in theatre artistry and early education as well as experience in implementing lessons that utilize storytelling, mulit-sensory play, and that integrates the theatre arts with early childhood development.
 
INCLUSION FACILITATORS
An inclusion facilitator is a member of the classroom staff who helps to facilitate friendships between students with and without disabilities, models class activities and positive and respectful ways for students to interact, and collaborates with the classroom teacher to support positive behavior, provide accommodations, and create an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.
 
ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Assistant teachers support the classroom teacher in preparation and implementation, and models classroom work for the students

 

 

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to:

Nikki Kaplan

Associate Director of Education

[email protected]

Please list all the teaching positions you are interested in.

EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS INTEGRATION RESIDENCY TEACHER

EARLY CHILDHOOD ARTS INTEGRATION RESIDENCY TEACHER

Imagination Stage is looking for experienced early childhood teachers for a pre-school arts integration residency in Washington DC for 3 and 4 year old children. Applicants should demonstrate a vested interest in young children and the arts. We will provide on-site training to familiarize successful applicants with our teaching philosophy and methods and provide guidance with curriculum and lesson planning.


This is a 40-week commitment starting in late August that will have a total of 6, morning to early afternoon teaching hours per week, Monday-Friday. Additional teaching hours with Imagination Stage may be available. Compensation is $41 per teaching hour. We will contact you directly to set up an interview.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working from a provided curriculum outline and support materials, including age-appropriate developmental goals, create lesson plans for each week
  • Implement lesson plans, incorporating various teaching aids and props, to create a multi-sensory experience
  • Report to the Satellite Education Programs Coordinator for weekly check-ins and provide written weekly updates

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required (with age 3-5 population)
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) speakers preferred
  • Creative Drama, Music, Movement, and/or Visual Arts experience preferred
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Elementary Education, or Theatre Education preferred

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Danielle Pampinella, Satellite Education Programs Coordinator:
[email protected]

VOLUNTEERS

USHERS

USHERS

Imagination Stage is looking for friendly and responsible volunteer ushers in our professional theatre. Responsibilities include taking tickets, selling concessions, seating patrons and assisting with patron concerns. Flexible schedule includes weekend mornings and afternoons, with occasional evenings.

 

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 

Imagination Stage is an SSL approved organization. Students ages 15 and up can earn community service hours by volunteering at Imagination Stage.

 

AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS

Imagination Stage operates under an Actors Equity Theatre for Young Audiences contract and does not participate in the Equity Membership Candidate program. We hire Equity and Non-Equity actors who are 18 years and older. If we are in need of an actor who is under the age of 18 this information will be clearly stated on all casting materials.

 

For general inquiries or more information about auditioning at Imagination Stage, please email [email protected]

Imagination Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.