The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company’s mission is to mentor, educate, and enrich underserved youth through the creation of collaborative original theatre. Our vision is to be a source of compassion, strength and support for youth in underserved and at-risk environments; to give them a voice that is heard, valued and respected; and to be a bridge that helps them make positive life choices.
The Unusual Suspects is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) Program Manager responsible for the overall management and day-to-day coordination and implementation of USTC’s School-Based Theatre (SBT) and volunteer mentoring programs, including but not limited to; after-school Youth Theatre Residency Program (YTRP), in-school Voices for Art and Social Theatre (VAST), and Volunteer With US Program (VUS). All of these programs demand an individual who is experienced and dedicated in theatre arts, arts education, and all aspects of live theatre; from writing, to direction, to production. This position reports to the Program Director.
The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for management of all who are working within the SBT setting; the teaching artists, volunteer mentors, technical coordinators, costumers, photographers, videographers, etc. The PM works with the Program Director in recruitment and management of teaching artists and ensures that all contract deliverables and compliance reports are completed in a timely manner, and
collaborates with the development department in regard to program assessment, data collection, and data administration.
The Program Manager will supervise all of the SBT programs throughout the duration of each program; coordinating all pre-program logistics and production management, recruit and oversee training and orientation of all volunteer mentors, Teaching Artist (TA) and program scheduling, and relationship building with partner agencies, school administrators, community partners, and local and county agencies. PM will work with all partners to recruit participants and promote programming. The PM also manages program quality control and documentation, staff and partner relationships, and supervises all post-program evaluation, database administration; including various, mandatory deliverables.
Other responsibilities include: working with the Program Director and Sr. Program Manager to coordinate the yearly program schedule, develop program curriculum and trainings, assist with program evaluation, design and implement professional development and corporate volunteer partnerships, coordinate master classes, audience recruitment, volunteer management, and support for the SPM with time sheet management and TA replacements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Desirable Skills & Qualifications
The candidate has a strong commitment to social change through community empowerment and the arts. Personal ethics align with the vision and values of the Unusual Suspects organization.
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Must be flexible to working in a fast-paced, non-profit environment. This position works in the US administrative office, at program sites, and other venues for trainings and meetings.
Salary & Schedule
Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Include in the subject line of your email the title of the position in which you are applying. No calls please.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. The Unusual Suspects provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.