WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR TALENTED INDIVIDUALS TO ADD TO OUR CREATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE PROVIDES A FUN, FAST PACED WORKING ENVIRONMENT WITH MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND GROW.
IF YOU DON’T SEE A POSITION THAT IS A FIT FOR YOUR SKILLS, PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN, AS OUR STAFFING NEEDS ARE CONTINUOUSLY EVOLVING AS WE GROW.
Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full time Education Director to lead our expanding Education and Community Engagement programs. CFRT, now in its 58th season, has a long legacy of engaging youth through performance opportunities, classes, camps and Artists on the Go. This is a growing leadership role at the theatre, thanks to grants from the North Carolina Arts Council for Arts and Military Healing allowing us to expand our programming to Ft. Bragg as well Cumberland County’s Rural communities.
We believe in the power of storytelling and the visceral impact of live theatre. We strive for the highest standards of excellence in our artistic work, educational offerings, and outreach efforts. We provide the region a place to come together to laugh harder, think deeper, share our experiences and grow as a community.
The Education Director works under the Artistic Director and Managing Director and alongside Production, Marketing and Administration to ensure that we are offering the most impactful, creative and engaging programming for Cumberland County in NC.
Mainstage Productions and Camps:
- Direct the Best Christmas Pageant Ever, now in its 28th An annual community favorite, this show has three casts of 50-60 children.
- Direct and produce three summer camps for Kids (ages 6-9), Tweens (ages 10-14), and Teens (ages 15-19). The Kids camp is a revue, to be developed and written by the ED. The Tweens is a titled production; past shows have included: James and the Giant Peach or Madagascar. The Teens work on a show designed to develop a refined skillset, such as Twelfth Night or High School Musical.
The Studio, CFRT’s educational wing:
- Curate and administrate CFRT’s weekly classes and guest artist master classes
- Enroll students
- Produce a high quality parent share night
- Engage in a meaningful debrief and outcome to assess growth potential
Artists on the Go and Outreach
- Liaise with schools for Artist on the Go residencies
- Create lesson plans that relate to the show while advancing NC state teaching guidelines
- Prepares teaching guides for teachers attending our Mainstage Productions
- Leads talk backs with student groups
- Is called on to be guest artist at local schools, particularly in rural communities.
- Manages and oversees our new Military and Veterans Healing Arts Grant that supports our outreach program to bring classes to Ft. Bragg- the largest military installation in the United States.
Qualified applicants will have a BFA and 3 years of experience as a director/producer or arts administrator or an MFA in lieu of work experience. A love of theatre, working with children, directing family friendly shows often with youth. An understanding of how the arts can foster stronger communities. A desire to create and participate in a learning culture work environment. The ED will be responsible for developing and upholding their departments budget in order to foster long term sustained growth. Excellent written/oral communication skills; ability to multi-task across several projects; strong attention to detail.
Salary commensurate with experience. Cape Fear Regional Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
To apply send cover letter that allows us to understand what your leadership, directing or teaching style is, along with your resume, salary requirements and 3 references to email@example.com.
Deadline: Wednesday, January 17th. Start date in February.