B.R.I.D.G.E Theatre Project is currently seeking a Program Supervisor to provide support with after-school theatre programs at elementary school sites serving youth grades 4-6 in Lynwood, California (20 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles). Each program consists of a team of two Teaching Artists who guide approximately 35 students in writing and performing original short plays with full dress/tech in a culminating presentation. In addition, students perform in cultural group ensemble pieces created by the teaching artists. Programs are extremely intensive and fast-paced, 7-9 weeks long, with workshops held 2-3 days per week for 2+ hours after school (typically Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed, and sometimes Fridays). The ideal candidate is someone with experience as a teaching artist and who has served in a program administrative/supervisorial capacity.
The Program Supervisor will oversee 1 or 2 programs in the spring 2018 semester (Jan-May). Working hours will be approx. 80-100 per program, both at specific sites in Lynwood as well as flexible hours off-site from home. On-site responsibilities include general program support to ensure smooth flow of workshops, providing feedback for teaching artists and ensuring adherence of deadlines, calling homes of absent students, copying and distributing paperwork, and set-up of workshop/performance space.
Off-site, the Program Supervisor is responsible for communicating with teaching artists, designers, company directors, student mentors and school staff; reviewing the progress of plays being written in workshops; creating and maintaining necessary program documents (flyers, reminders, attendance); reviewing teaching artists’ lesson plans and providing guidance. Compensation will range from $1,600-$2,000 per program site, depending on amount of hours worked. Mileage stipends to/from program sites in Lynwood will also be provided, in addition to training pay prior to candidate’s first supervised program.
B.R.I.D.G.E Theatre Project is a rapidly-growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering intensive theatre programs to youth, both locally and internationally. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and connect young people around the globe through intensive theatre education programs that encourage self-expression, foster self-confidence, promote cultural tolerance, expand world views and perspectives, and explore solutions to community problems through the creation and exchange of original plays and theatrical productions. In addition to our domestic work in Lynwood, CA, B.R.I.D.G.E has held programs overseas in Ecuador, Nepal, and this past summer in Rwanda. Founded in 2009, our name – Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (B.R.I.D.G.E) – continues to guide us in our growth and expansion.