The Unusual Suspects is seeking a Program Manager responsible for the overall management and day-to-day coordination and implementation of team-based theatre and mentoring programs, including but not limited to production management and teaching artist and volunteer development. Teaching Artists, Program & Communications Associate, and independent contractors directly report to Program Manager in collaboration with Program Director. Program Manager coordinates all pre-program logistics and scheduling with partner agencies; building relationships with school administrators, community partners and local and county agencies to recruit participants and promote programming. Other responsibilities include: working with Program Director to develop and implement professional development for teaching artists, program evaluation, and curriculum design in order to ensure that standards and guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of superior quality. The Program Manager works with Program Director to ensure that all contract deliverables and compliance reports are completed in a timely manner, and collaborates with development department regarding program assessment and data collection. Position reports to the Program Director.
Teaching Artists should have demonstrated experience in theatre arts or playwriting disciplines (Bachelor’s degree, MFA or related training preferred) and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching school-aged children in public school settings. Teaching Artists experienced in creating safe learning environments to foster pro-social development, modeling positive behavior, and supporting participant accomplishments, no matter how large or small. The candidate should be comfortable interacting with school administrators and teachers. Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to work as a part of a team are necessary.