Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
Open positions listed below.
Director of Education
Class: Exempt, Full Time
Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, California, seeks an experienced Director of Education to oversee the education department for all MTC education and outreach activities, including student matinee performances, summer camps, in-school residencies, after-school programs, and an on-site conservatory for youth and adults. MTC is a LORT-D company, which operates with a $3.9M annual budget and produces a six-play mainstage season in addition to periodic staged readings, development workshops and educational programs. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading educational activities and will join MTC as a member of its senior staff. This position reports directly to the Managing Director. Please send cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com; include “Director of Education search” in the subject line. Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, religion, creed, gender and its expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply. See www.marintheatre.org for the full job description.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Represent and be the primary face of MTC among education and outreach communities.
- Create and foster relationships with schools, educators and communities served by MTC programs.
- Supervise a permanent staff of two, plus an annual class of artistic and administrative interns.
- Create job descriptions and hire staff (permanent and contract) as needed.
- Provide mentorship, training, and support to resident teaching artists, artists working on independent contracts, and interns.
- Create, maintain and adhere to departmental budget.
- Perform short and long-range artistic and administrative planning for all education and outreach programs.
- Develop new education and outreach programming.
- Assist with cultivation of education program donors and prospective donors as directed by the Development and Managing Directors.
- Write copy and provide documentation for education grants to the Development and Managing Directors.
- Create and send out monthly education e-newsletters with the assistance of the Marketing and Managing Directors.
- Create copy and visual requirements for all education marketing collateral, including program brochures.
- Attend bi-weekly department head meetings.
- Plan, schedule, publicize, and administer the Student Matinee program, including in-school workshops. Work with Box Office Manager and Director of Ticketing to recruit school groups to attend Student Matinee performances. Write, edit, and distribute performance guides. Plan curricula for in-school workshops to fit state education standards. Plan and implement assessment systems.
- Oversee the creation and sales of classes and events in MTC’s database/CRM system (Spektrix).
- Coordinate facilities scheduling with Assistant Production Manager to ensure available space for proposed on-site programming.
- Plan and produce the Marin Young Playwright's Festival each year.
- Track and follow through on collecting outstanding balances due on services provided from area organizations, schools, and community members.
- Plan, schedule, publicize, produce and administer in-school and after-school classes. Maintain partnerships with residency school administrators and key contacts. Hire and supervise teaching artists. Plan curricula (sometimes to fulfill state education standards). Continue to assess teaching artists, curriculum and programming. Work with schools and community organizations to develop new programs. Teach classes as necessary.
- Plan, schedule, publicize, produce and administer Summer Camp program. Select scripts and develop camps and themes. Recruit participants. Hire and supervise staff and faculty. Plan curricula. Possibly teach some classes and/or direct Summer Camp productions.
- Administer internship program. Recruit and supervise interns and ensure the educational component of the experience.
- Work with Director of Marketing and Communication and Literary Manager to plan, schedule, publicize and administer community engagement opportunities such as Mill Valley Library Lecture Series and lobby displays.
- Identify opportunities for program promotion at community events such as the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Winter Fest, etc.
- Collaborate with other Directors of Education to plan Bay Area-wide events around teaching artist cultivation and training.
Artistic Program Duties:
- Attend weekly department meetings.
- Participate in season planning and selection.
- Attend first rehearsal, Producer’s Preview and opening night performances.
- Moderate some post-show audience Q&As each week during the runs of MTC’s six mainstage productions.
- A passion for supporting the arts in communities and schools.
- A proven track record in database management and arts education programs, preferably with specific experience in the arts.
- Excellent administrative skills including experience working in database systems (preferably Spektrix) and Microsoft office.
- The ability to work effectively with other staff members, board members and patrons while also working independently, taking initiative and maintaining a steady stream of contact with other education staff members and MTC’s Managing Director.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal skills.
- A degree from a four-year university in a relevant field, or equivalent experience.
- A valid California driver’s license.
This is a full-time, fully exempt, salaried position eligible for health, medical and employee benefits.
To apply, please submit a brief personal statement, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Front of House Associate (ongoing)
Class: Non-Exempt, Part Time
Reports to Director of Ticketing & Audience Services
Marin Theatre Company seeks Part-Time Front of House employees who will cross train as a Box Office Associate, House Manager, MTC Cafe employee, and Bartender. Qualified candidates will have previous customer service experience and a passion for theatre, particularly the development of new plays. Prior experience with ticketing software preferred, but not required.
In addition to hourly compensation, MTC employees receive the following benefits:
- Two comp tickets that can be used during the run of each production
- Reciprocal comps and discounts to productions at other Bay Area theatres
- Invitations to first rehearsal, producers preview, opening night, and other major events within the company
- Opportunities for advancement within the company
In order to apply, please send a resume and brief introduction to Kate Robinson at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Production Technical Overhire (ongoing)
MTC’s Production Department is accepting resumes for the following positions:
- Stage carpenters
- Scenic painters
- Lighting technicians
- Sound technicians
- Costume builders
- Craft and prop artisans
- Run crew
- Wardrobe crew
These positions are hired on an hourly or per-show basis. Submit cover letter, resume and references to MTC’s production department at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Artists (ongoing)
Marin Theatre Company is seeking energetic Teaching Artists for various in-school residencies and enrichment classes. With a dedication to professional quality and a specialization in arts integrative work, our programs serve thousands of students all over the Bay Area.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Pre-Residency meetings with teachers and the Director of Education
- Curriculum design
- Classroom and behavior management
- Execution of approved lesson plans
- Check in/out of students of enrichment programs
- Work in a collaborative and team driven environment
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must be able to represent MTC with the highest level of professionalism
- Must be on time and reliable
- At least 2 years experience working with youth
- Willingness and ability to commit to entire length of the project discussed
- Open day time availability
Dates: depends on residency/class
Location: most of our partnerships are located in Marin County
Compensation: $25-$35 an hour depending on curriculum development, experience, and length of program
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Ashleigh Worley, Director of Education at email@example.com
Marin Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages qualified applicants of all genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.