Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Imagination Stage requires that all full-time, part-time, and contract staff, who are in regular and/or close contact with children are vaccinated against COVID-19. Our full COVID-19 vaccination policy can be found here.

FULL-TIME POSITIONS

Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator

REPORTS TO: School Partnerships Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, includes weekend hours

 

The Education Coordinator works closely with the School Partnerships Manager, as well as the entire Education Team, in order to grow new initiatives and educational partnerships in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Candidates should possess strong curriculum writing skills as well as experienced with program oversight. Candidates must also be willing to have a flexible work schedule. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Class Management, Teaching and Mentoring
  • Teaches approx. four hours of classes each week during each semester.
  • Mentors teaching artists and answers parent calls for onsite classes for students in our Early Childhood program (Age 1-5).
  • Works with School Partnerships Manager and Director of Education to plan and implement a roster of Fall, Spring, and Summer classes for preschool children, ages 12 months to 5 years. Duties include recruiting new teaching artists, supervising and training faculty, creating and overseeing a professional development program for faculty, overseeing classes, and evaluating faculty performance. Planning early childhood curriculum with an eye to specific intersections between class content and early childhood theatre programming such as Saturday Song Circle and Sunday Fun-day workshops.
  • Serve as onsite weekend manager for Sunday classes.

School Partnership Coordination

  • Coordinate our after-school classes with DC and Maryland partner schools. Create room reservations, maintain registration documents and contracts, track payments, and staff with appropriate faculty.
  • Create attendance sheets, welcome letters, sharing reminders, and logistic sheets for after school classes. Create and send invoices to school partners.
  • Help with communications and problem solving for last minute issues or emergencies that come up with after school classes (teacher running late, finding substitute teachers, etc.)
  • Create dynamic new offerings for out of school time program partners and oversee curriculum.
  • Represent Imagination Stage at SAI content briefings when possible and co-coordinate SAI pre-show 15 minute workshops for field trip groups, in collaboration with Lerner production staff as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of the Theater Arts Learning Guide and video updates for DCPS and MCPS grade 3 students in partnership with school system administrative leaders.
  • Oversee Title 1 post-show perfromance discussions and pre-show workshops on a daily basis during the Learning Through Theatre program
  • Act as liaison between Imagination Stage and contractors/providers, including communicating scheduling and content information, maintaining electronic files, and serving as a point of contact for questions.
  • Aids in the development of curriculum for our arts-integrated school residency programs.
  • Creates learning guide materials for our Theatre for the Very Young and our Lerner productions. These are curricular materials aimed toward visiting field trip group leaders. Utilize these activities to help create interactive lobby displays in partnership with our marketing department.
  • between marketing and education departments, including representing the marketing team at education meetings.

 

Theatre for Change (TfC)Tour Coordinator

  • Schedule performances of our outreach touring productions, Oyeme and 10 Seconds, to local middle and high schools as well as community groups.
  • Coordinate the schedule and needs with the TfC production stage manager.
  • Develop relationships with new community groups and schools.
  • Assist in post-show audience engagement activity management.

 

Camp Management:

  • Serve as a co-camp manager for our weekly summer camps
  • Create paperwork (schedules, class lists, timesheets, etc) for faculty and staff and pull camper forms from Tessitura.
  • Email parents welcome letters, sharing reminders, and answer questions.
  • Maintain faculty coordination, assign volunteers for weekly check-in and sharings.
  • Follow procedures designated by the Maryland Dept of Health and Hygiene and maintain proper records for our annual audit.

 

Qualifications:
  • BA o r BFA (in Theatre or Education preferred)
  • Teaching experience for a variety of ages
  • Understanding of Common Core and experience working with public school teachers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and educational communities.
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.
  • Ability to develop new lines of business and to build on existing ones.
  • Clear understanding of–and passionate commitment to–theatre and theatre education opportunities for children.
  • Ability to work a Sunday through Thursday schedule during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Patience, flexibility with work schedule, empathy, and a sense of humor.
  • Experience utilizing Tessitura is a plua.
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values.

Compensation:

  • Annual Salary: $36,000, negotiable based on experience
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual health insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a resumé and cover letter. Please upload your application materials using this form.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Theatre for Change Manager: ¡Óyeme!

Theatre for Change Manager: ¡Óyeme!

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director of Education and Theatre for Change 
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time

PROGRAM SUMMARY

¡Óyeme! is a collaborative project that responds to the surge of refugee children fleeing violence from Central America who have arrived in Montgomery County. Many of the children have experienced horrific circumstances in their country of origin, as well as in the migration here. Our Project partners include Imagination Stage, The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), Montgomery County Department of Recreation, Council member Nancy Navarro, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Street Outreach Network (SON).

¡Óyeme! strives to provide a creative arts outlet for young people, utilizing best practice culturally-based, trauma-informed theatre and arts activities to create a sense of community among the participants, and provide a safe space for immigrant youth to share their stories.

JOB SUMMARY

The TfC Coordinator works closely with the Artistic Director for Education and Theatre for Change, TfC faculty and community partners in order to grow artistic and educational partnerships in Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Candidates should possess a passion for community organizing and advocacy work. Candidates must also be willing to have a flexible work schedule. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Site Coordination
  • Develop relationships with ESOL department heads, principles, humanities instructors and parent liaisons at various public schools.  Oversee the Health and Human Services grant with 6 Montgomery County schools, and the Socio emotional learning grant with the F3 DCPS schools with the DCPS Fine Arts liaison.
  • Develop new relationships with the Family reunification team and ESOL network in Northern Virginia
  • Coordinate special workshops and contracts with Kids in Need of Defense
  • Schedule culturally appropriate bilingual teaching artists and set appropriate goals for each individual group that align with ¡Óyeme! curriculum.  Observe teaching artists and provide feedback as appropriate
  • Oversee a final capstone project at each site that includes key partners and school personnel
  • Collect evaluation data for each site and communicate final results with the Imagination Stage development team
  • Work with the Artistic Director for Education and Theatre for Change on staffing decisions for each site.  Teach at least one group per semester.

Curriculum Development 

  • Develop curriculum-aligned modules for Óyeme, the beautiful. Imagination Stage will develop excerpts of pre-recorded Theatre for Change productions and aligned educational materials that can be used as learning units in the classroom. This will allow educators to use filmed plays at their own pace in the classroom and deepen conversation. These modules will be integrated with state standards as well as SEL skills. The units will be created so educators can use them on their own or in cooperation with a teaching artist who joins the classroom live or via video
  • Create a learning guide for educators and community group leaders to be utilized with the new ¡Óyeme! play being developed
  • Present curricular connections at district wide trainings for middle and high school teachers.  Co-lead and organize professional development training for educators, providing educators with skills and techniques to use the arts to have healing-centered conversations that explore complex topics ranging from immigration, race, and identity to working with ESOL learners.

¡Óyeme! Tour Coordination and Digital Distribution

  • Schedule performances of our outreach touring productions, Oyeme, to local middle and high schools as well as community groups
  • Coordinate the schedule and needs with the production stage manager
  • Develop relationships with new community groups and schools
  • Assist in post-show audience engagement activity management
  • Host digital and live events around the screenings and live performances

Advocacy and Community Building

  • Attend community forums and panels around issues of immigration, DACA, migrant children and arts for change.
  • Participate on the Theatre for Change Task Force
  • Co-lead professional trainings for artists to get involved in our Theatre for Change work and specifically ¡Óyeme!
  • Seek non-arts partners such as museums and universities to partner in new ways with our ¡Óyeme! program

Qualifications:

  • Advocacy or community organizing experience preferred
  • Comfortability with public speaking
  • Fluency in Spanish language (written and verbal)
  • Understanding of trauma informed and healing centered teaching, and experience working with public school teachers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven administrative and organizational skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, teachers, district leaders and community partners
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative
  • Clear understanding of—and passionate commitment to—arts for change
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weeks and to travel to various sites in the immediate region
  • Patience, flexibility with work schedule, empathy, and a sense of humor
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values
  • Reliable transportation a plus; mileage reimbursement available

Compensation:

  • Annual Salary: $45,000 annual.
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual health insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Please use this form to submit a resumé, a list of 1-3 references,  and an additional submission that expands on your experience and why you would be a good fit for this position. This submission can take the form of a cover letter, video essay, etc.

 

For best consideration, please submit your application by Wednesday, October 6.

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Education Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Education Marketing & Communications Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing & Communications
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Full Time

 

The Education Marketing & Communications Coordinator (EMCC) is an essential member of the Marketing & Communications team. With oversight by the Director of Marketing & Communications and Manager of Marketing, the EMCC primarily executes Imagination Stage’s education-specific marketing strategy to generate sales of classes and camps.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support marketing and communications strategy with a focus on education program sales, including tactics to promote cross-over participation between theatre patrons and class/camp participants.
  • Serve as liaison between marketing and education departments, including representing the marketing team at education meetings.
  • Serve as project manager for:
    • Education marketing pieces, including management of content creation, execution of email campaigns, creation of print pieces, and other advertisements.
    • Education focused webpages, including editing and updating information.
  • Coordinate and staff annual Imagination Stage community engagement event(s) to drive registrations including internal open houses. Coordinate Imagination Stage’s participation in DC-area arts festivals and Summer Camp fairs to reach a wide pool of potential registrants.
  • Perform basic graphic design and layout for student show programs, digital ads, social media posts, marketing emails, building signage, and digital lobby screens. 
  • Work closely with the Database Coordinator to ensure the online registration system is up-to-date.
  • Prepare and analyze student and family surveys to inform education marketing strategy.
  • Market and publicize student productions with the assistance of Education and Marketing Apprentices. 
  • Arrange and staff photo shoots for classes, camps, and student performances.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no direct report. May supervise apprentices, interns, and volunteers on a per-project basis.

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values.
  • BA or equivalent experience in marketing or industry-related field. 
  • Professional experience in not-for-profit, arts, or education marketing preferred.
  • Excellent editing, copywriting, and data analysis skills. 
  • Organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once. 
  • Attentive to deadlines and details. 
  • Experience with market research and community engagement initiatives a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Tessitura (preferred), WordPress, WordFly, Basic HTML, and Canva.
  • Must be available for occasional evening/weekend hours.

Compensation:

  • Annual Salary: $35,568, negotiable based on experience
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual health insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

 

To Apply:

Please fill out the application, including resume and cover letter, here

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

PRODUCTION POSITIONS

PART-TIME POSITIONS

Special Events Assistant

Special Events Assistant

REPORTS TO: Director of Development
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS : Part-Time Temporary

COMPENSATION: This is an hourly position compensated at a rate of $15/hour.

SCHEDULE: 10 hrs/wk beginning in October 2021 and ending March 2022. Hours increase to 20 hrs/ week in February 2022. The Special Events Assistant must be available to work 40 hours the week of March 5, 2022 (date of Annual Gala).

JOB SUMMARY

The Special Events Assistant is a part-time member of the Development Team and will assist in the success of Imagination Stage Special Events. This position will primarily assist with the Annual Gala but may also assist with other events as planned in conjunction with the Director of Development and the Development team.  Additionally, the Special Events Assistant provides administrative support to the Development Department in other fundraising events, as appropriate. 

This position requires onsite work, no remote or telework option available.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Annual Gala

Under supervision of Director of Development

  • Solicit event vendors, including in-kind donors/vendors
  • Coordinate the production of all event-related print materials including invitations, programs, silent auction catalogues, signage, etc.
  • Oversee timely preparation and mailing of invitations, save the date cards, solicitations, and acknowledgement letters
  • Maintain records of RSVPs, pledges, and contributions in Tessitura database
  • Work closely with Patron Services team on check in/out and seating plans for event
  • Work with the Marketing Department to create marketing plans for all fundraising events
  • Design digital fundraising event materials using Canva (e-vites, social media ads/posts, event web pages, etc.)

 

Annual Gala Administrative Support

  • Coordinate fulfillment of event sponsor benefits
  • Conduct event prospect research
  • Record and draft minutes for event committee meetings. 
  • Clean up event-based lists in Tessitura 
  • Assist in digital fundraising efforts for a variety of campaigns
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Other Special Events

  • Assist with other Development Department events, as needed
  • Coordinating all invitations and event/meeting communication
  • Coordinating all RSVP lists and seating
  • Coordinating and designing all invitations and follow-up communication
  • Coordinating apprentices, volunteers, and Board Hosts
  • Take and draft minutes for event committee meetings. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-2 years of experience with special events planning/fundraising for nonprofits
  • Experience working for an arts organization strongly preferred
  • Donor database experience preferred; Knowledge of Tessitura highly desirable
  • Superior communication skills and ability to work effectively and professionally with a wide variety of team members including board members, professional staff, vendors, and volunteers
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects 
  • Sense of humor is a must!

 

TO APPLY

Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Your Name: Special Events Assistant.”

 

For best consideration, please submit your application by Wednesday, September 29th. 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

TEACHING POSITIONS

Teaching Artists

TEACHING ARTIST 

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

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

The Imagination Stage faculty is comprised of teaching artists with wide ranges of experience both as teachers and as theatre artists. Positions available include:

 

CREATIVE DRAMA/ACTING/DIRECTORS

Seeking teaching artists comfortable creating and leading creative drama and/or technique based curriculum. Directors also needed for student productions; opportunities available during the school year as well as summer.

 

DANCE INSTRUCTORS/CHOREOGRAPHERS

Seeking 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

Seeking instructors comfortable working in teams or partnerships for our co-taught musical theatre classes, camps, and productions. Our instruction model requires our vocal instructors/music directors to have piano accompaniment skills.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

Seeking teachers with a background and interest in theatre artistry and early education. These instructors implement lessons that utilize storytelling and multi-sensory play, integrating the theatre arts with early childhood development.

 

INCLUSION FACILITATORS
Seeking individuals to help model and foster inclusive practices in the classroom as an Inclusion Facilitator.  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

Seeking assistant teachers to support the classroom teacher in preparation and implementation, and model classroom work for the students. 

 

Interested in any of the above? Tell us about yourself! Please send resume, and/or a summary of work experience to:

Nikki Kaplan

[email protected]

Please list all the teaching positions you are interested in.

Early Childhood Teaching Artists for Arts Residencies

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING ARTISTS NEEDED FOR ARTS RESIDENCIES

Imagination Stage is looking for experienced early childhood teaching artists for in-person pre-school arts residencies in Washington D.C. for 3-4 year old children starting in school year 2021-2022. Applicants should demonstrate a vested interest in young children and the arts. We will provide training to familiarize successful applicants with our teaching philosophy and methods and guidance with curriculum and lesson planning. This is a 40-week commitment starting in late August/ early September that will have a total of 4-5, 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 in areas including drama, music, movement, and visual art
  • Implement lesson plans, incorporating various teaching aids and props, to create a multi-sensory experience
  • Report to the School Partnerships Manager at Imagination Stage for weekly check-ins

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required (with age 3-5 population)
  • Creative Drama, Music, Movement, and/or Visual Arts experience preferred
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Elementary Education, or Theatre preferred
  • Ability to speak another language (particularly Spanish) a plus

 

Imagination stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values member of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Danielle Mathers, School Partnerships Manager at [email protected].

VOLUNTEERS

Ushers

Due to disruptions to operations at Imagination Stage as a result of COVID-19 precautions, Imagination Stage is not accepting applications at this time.

 

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 celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

 

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.

 

Equity Principal Auditions for the 2020/2021 Season were held on February 26th. Individual show auditions will be held on an as needed basis and these will be invitation only.

 

In addition, every year Imagination Stage attends DC/Baltimore Equity Liaison Committee Auditions. Please contact the Liaison Committee for further Information.

 

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

 

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

FELLOWSHIPS

There are no fellowship positions open at this time.