Department: Education & Community Engagement
Reports to: Vice President of External Affairs
Responsible for the strategic growth of education and community engagement by maintaining current programs, launching those currently in development and envisioning new programs. Advance community awareness of the Center as a leader in supporting arts education and community inclusion. Critical to the success of the position is the enhancement and growth of our programs to attract funding from a variety of sources.
- Develop an all-inclusive education strategy, supporting the overall mission of the Center and ensuring our programs respond to the broad needs of a diverse audience and community constituencies through quality education and audience engagement programs that are rich in content, attractively packaged, intellectually thought-provoking, academically significant and exciting for participants
- Coordinate with the Development team to advance the Center’s education/community engagement agenda, including the development of proposals, cultivation efforts and garnering government, foundation and philanthropic support, to raise the necessary funds to sustain and expand the Education & Community Engagement Department, develop new audiences and deepen the involvement of current audiences
- Work closely with both programming and production to secure, plan, communicate and execute programs that are engaging and relevant
- Collaborate with our resident companies to find opportunities to leverage resources to complement our programs and ensure all collaborating organizations’ education objectives are met
- Cultivate and build relationships with local art partners; provide leadership to maintain a high-level partnership with Dallas ISD, Richardson ISD, and other districts, as well as private, charter and parochial schools
- Flexibility to work outside a 9-5 office framework as many of the Center’s education and engagement programs are tied to programming on weeknights and weekends
- Provide leadership to the department’s staff, mentoring them to their full potential through work plans, performance objectives and goals for each team member
- Represent the department in Board settings and interactions; build sustained relationships with staff, directors and stakeholders, represent the Center in education and community settings as needed
- Develop, monitor and manage the budget for the department
- A bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis on the performing arts and/or education preferred, and/or extensive professional experience in the field of arts education and/or community development.
- At least five years of related experience with education and/or performing arts organizations, including program and curricula development. Experience in developing and marketing education and engagement programs with diverse communities, and in cultivating funding support for education programming is preferred
- Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a genuine, collaborative approach to work internally and externally throughout the organization and within the Center’s community
- Able to establish priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; high attention to detail; ability to delegate while assuring a level of quality expected by the Center
- Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Ability to communicate effectively, and work well with a variety of personalities
- Professional demeanor and attire; able to maintain a reliable, professional, and considerate office environment
AT&T Performing Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
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By Mail: Human Resources AT&T Performing Arts Center
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ABOUT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and off-Broadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; top concerts, performers and cutting-edge speakers; and through the Elevator Project, the Center presents the best of the city’s small and emerging arts groups on its stages. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages. The Center also offers free programming for audiences from every part of the community.
The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs.
The Center’s culture is to focus on the values that guide its people's actions. The Center’s Core Values are to passionately pursue our mission by being:
Achievement Focused - Committed to the advancement and cultivation of the Performing Arts in Dallas
Community Minded – Actively fostering and participating in meaningful community interactions
Customer Service Driven – Dedicated to the service of internal and external constituents so that all want to return
Flexible – Willing to change to achieve results
The Center’s five resident companies are among the city’s leading arts institutions: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architects, the Center’s campus includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square, and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park are some of the finest performance venues in the world.