Manager, Theater Education

Washington D.C.
May 19, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Management, Other
Full Time

In conjunction with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Artistic Director, coordinate and oversees all administrative areas including but not limited to preparation and management of annual regional and national festivals; supervise existing and development of new award programs; organize logistics for KCACTF National Committee and staff travel; plan and manage budget; serve as direct liaison with the KCACTF National Committee, National Partners of the American Theatre (NAPAT), and the College of Fellows of the American Theatre; in conjunction with the Artistic Director, provide supervision of  intern, program assistant, and Kenan Fellows; ensure professionally managed programs that properly use Kennedy Center resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

30%     Manage all administrative duties for Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival national office and Kenan Fellowship Program.

20%     Oversee and coordinate KCACTF production registration database including the collection of fees and disbursement of funds for regional KCACTF activities

15%     Use skill in budget preparation, fiscal management, insurance/liability matters (in concert with KC Counsel), press relations, and web-related information.

20%     Expand, develop and/or create mutually beneficial collaborations with other Education Division Departments, Programming Departments, with a particular focus on theatre education, and follow policies and procedures that provide the highest quality administrative support of Education Division events.

10%     Maintain communication with and manage logistical arrangements for KCACTF National, Playwriting and Design Committees

5%       Participate in the selection and training of new staff and interns


Bachelors degree in theater or a related performing arts discipline, with arts management or stage management concentration, or professional equivalent experience;

Five or more years of experience in office, organizational, or event  management;

Developing national profile in an appropriate professional organization

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

Strong organizational skills and ability to judge and juggle shifting priorities

Strong interpersonal skills; solid oral and written communication skills

Proficiency in basic accounting, budgeting and database management

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.


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