Aug 10, 2009

Unusual Suspects Theatre Co. seeks Program Manager

Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day coordination of team based theatre programs, including but not limited to production management, administration of teaching artists, volunteer and intern recruitment, screening, and maintenance of program database. Other responsibilities include: oversight of workshop objectives; working with Program Director to develop annual program budget, new program models and to update curriculum and training policies and procedures; assisting in the coordination of effective volunteer and alumni recognition programs. The Program Manager oversees program staff contracts, program contract compliance, and reports to development department regarding program demographics and data for program overview report and budgetary planning.

Minimum Qualification: Bachelors' degree preferred. 5+ years of educational theater management

Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience setting and achieving strategic goals within an organization. Knowledge of local community organizations and resources. Knowledge of arts education curriculum development and concepts. Interest and commitment to community and serving high-risk youth. Experience in working with a diverse group of people.
Excellent writing and presentation skills. Experience with Filemaker software preferred and Microsoft applications. People oriented and outgoing personality. Excellent organizational skills with ability to organize information for easy access. Ability to achieve goals under pressure. Flexibility and willingness to cooperate within a team environment. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends, and some evenings and holidays. We are a small, though rapidly growing, organization. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company provides intensive theatre arts and violence prevention workshops to at-risk youth in juvenile detention centers, foster care homes, high-risk public schools and treatment facilities in the greater Los Angeles area. Our programs cultivate pride, racial tolerance and social consciousness.

Equal Opportunity Employer
• A background in Theatre production
• Experience in Arts Education and curriculum design
• Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Superb management and communication skills
• Ability to work within tight budget constraints
• Flexible approach to working hours and responsibilities

If you have a sincere desire to enrich lives through innovative theatre arts programming, please send a cover letter and resume along with your salary history to E-mail: Fax: 213-488-8498, or mail: The Unusual Suspects 617 S. Olive Street, Suite 812, Los Angeles, CA 90014 or visit our website for a detailed job description NO PHONE CALLS

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