Manager, Teacher and School Programs

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

Develop and supervise selected events presented by and for teaching artists both locally and nationally for the School and Community programs, including DCSCI, CETA, and National Partnerships, as well as a range of other programs throughout the Education Division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

50%     Supervise, administer, and evaluate teaching artists as they present 30-40 professional learning events for local teachers at the Kennedy Center.  Prepare the teaching artists to present their work nationally and to be added to the Kennedy Center’s National Roster of Teaching Artists.

20%     Identify, research, select, and recommend appropriate local and national teaching artists to present residencies, workshops for teachers, events for families, and other education events which will take place within the Kennedy Center, the Expansion Space, schools, and various locations throughout the DC metro area.

10%     Supervise the development of the Artist Seminars.

5%      Oversee a committee that recommends and approves teaching artists to be included on the National Roster.

5%      Supervise the Program Coordinator, CETA @ the Kennedy Center as well as interns for the School and Community programs.

5%      Supervise a formalized partnership with Arlington Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and other local school districts and oversee educational events associated with the partnerships.

5%      Serve as a consultant to other Education Departments regarding teaching artists.


  1. Five years teaching experience with students and three years teaching experience with adults is preferred.  Three years’ experience in designing educational programs for teachers is preferred.  A broad knowledge of the performing arts, education, and school districts is required. 
  2. A graduate degree in either the performing arts, arts education, education, or equivalent experience is necessary.
  3. Three years’ experience hiring, observing, providing feedback, and evaluating teaching artists is preferred.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

  1. Strong interpersonal and managerial skills; must be a creative problem solver; be able to write clearly and conceptualize ideas, and have experience supervising employees.  Must be able to organize and prioritize a large volume of work.
  2. Ability to observe teaching and give constructive, respectful feedback to teaching artists.
  3. Strong organizational and communication skills.
  4. Excellent public speaking skills.
  5. Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office.


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.

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