Director of Education and School Programs

Tempe, AZ
Childsplay seeks an individual ready to take a leadership role in the field of arts education to serve as our Director of Education and School Programs. This position guides all school-based activities and serves as the project director for Childsplay’s award-winning, evidence-based professional development, in-school and community residency programs. This individual will take a leadership role in current research-based grants from the U.S. Department of Education and will be responsible for the strategic development and growth of current and new education and community programming. They will also play a formative role in Childsplay’s multi-year evolution into a bilingual, culturally responsive theatre. The position manages a $1 million revenue goal for school-based programs including field trips, in-school performances, and residencies and oversees our School Programs team. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in spearheading school and community partnerships, an extensive background in program and curriculum development, a passion for big-picture thinking combined with the ability to implement new ideas, an abiding curiosity and love of learning and research, and true joy in creating drama with young people. Full job description available at Open till filled. First interviews will take place the week of May 3, 2021.