￼JOB OPENING: Director of Education & Outreach Date Posted:
April 7, 2015
CAROLINA THEATRE OF DURHAM, INC.
309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701 919) 560-3040
￼As a leader in presenting performances and cinema in Downtown Durham, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is committed to engaging audiences through unique experiences, connecting our nonprofit with arts and educational organizations throughout the Triangle, and educating and entertaining children with curriculum-based performances in the Arts Discovery Series.
To further grow and enhance our role in the community, CTD is seeking a full-time Director of Education & Outreach who will lead the Carolina Theatre’s efforts in these areas. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director will be responsible for evaluation of all existing programs for potential community and educational engagement, and for developing new initiatives to serve the community.
This is a senior leadership position in a highly collaborative environment, and requires an experienced, creative individual with a proven history of forging partnerships and representing organizations in the community.
Overall responsibility for the Carolina Theater’s Arts Discovery educational performance series, including collaboration with CTD programming staff to select performances and CTD marketing staff to promote the series.
Establishing strong relationships with leaders in the Durham Public Schools system to ensure the broadest visibility for the Arts Discovery Series.
Meeting with teachers in Durham and throughout the Triangle to receive feedback that contributes to the success of the Carolina Theatre’s current programs and provides a framework for future programs.
Coordinating with the Director of Development to pursue funding from government, foundations, corporations, and individuals to help support CTD outreach and education programs.
Creating outreach activities related to Star Series and Performing Arts Series to provide adult audiences with special interactions with artists that further connect our fans with the organization and increase revenue.
Working with the Senior Director to take full advantage of filmmaker and actor attendance at the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and other CTD film festivals and events.
Creating a jury of local visual artists to curate rotating exhibitions of painting and photography in the Connie Moses Ballroom, Donor Lounge, and other spaces throughout the theater.
Receiving and responding to requests for support from local organizations.
Representing the Carolina Theatre at community events, and coordinating volunteers to assist in staffing booths and other promotional situations.
Serving as a senior representative of the Carolina Theatre in meetings with City and County officials, arts and civic organizations, and with community leaders.
Preparing and managing the budget for the Education Department in concert with the President/CEO and the Director of Finance.
Qualified individuals should have at least three years’ experience in either a similar role in a non-profit arts organization or an education position that included an outward-facing public role. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of the Durham market or will have a demonstrated history of build relationships quickly and effectively.
As this is currently a one-person department, the individual hired must be organized, self-motivated, and able to simultaneously focus on big-picture concepts and priorities while ensuring attention to the details. Support will be provided by Senior Staff, Booking Coordinator, Box Office, and others in the organization.
To apply, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or follow-up e-mails, please. Suitable candidates will be contacted. The position will remain open until filled.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. The position requires reliable transportation and a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, verbal and written, in English. Candidates must be skilled in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and be able to create and manipulate spreadsheets.
Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit organization operating the Carolina Theatre under a management agreement with the City of Durham. CTD is the fifth-largest Performing Arts Organization in the Triangle. With an annual budget of over $4.1 million, we present more than 100 concerts and comedy performances and over 3,000 film, retrospective and festival screenings each year.