Director of Education & Imagination
New York, NY 10001
About Kaiser’s Room
Kaiser’s Room is a not-for-profit service organization that provides the opportunity for imagination and connection through theatre and dance for students of all ages and abilities. We support the artist community by providing employment that not only is fiscally profitable but feeds the soul. Kaiser’s Room cultivates an environment of YES in all programs and interactions by providing safe, supportive, and fun environments for students and artists alike.
Currently, Kaiser’s Room provides multiple digital weekly classes in dance and acting for students across New York City of all ages. Additionally, we have launched 2 classes for the Deaf Plus community and have ongoing private lessons in acting, dance, and voice. We are also in the process of piloting a brand new program called The Kaiser’s Room ImagiHouse.
The Kaiser’s Room Director of Education & Imagination has their hands in all aspects of KR programming. This individual will work closely with the Founding Director and the Education & Imagination Associate to make KR programming run as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Position is currently completely remote. Pending the end of the pandemic, this position will be required to occasionally observe classes, meet with potential educational partners, and attend 1 monthly team meeting at the KR office. The KR office will be open to the Dir. of Education & Imagination to work out of as needed.
Class & Teaching Artist Scheduling
Coordinate with KR’s Educational Partners and Teaching Artists to schedule class sessions
Includes keeping up with TA availability and scheduling substitutes
Class Goals & Reflections Reviews
Work with Teaching Artists at the beginning of every session to set class goals.
Review and manage weekly class reflections submitted by Teaching Artists responding to both progress and challenges documented
TA Recruitment and Onboarding
Work with the Founding Director and Hiring Working Group to recruit new Teaching Artists and scheduling them for class observations
Educational Partner Outreach
Work with the KR Administrative Associate to reach out to, connect with, and schedule demo classes for potential Educational Partners
Teaching Artist Payroll
Submit Teaching Artist hours/classes to the Finance Dept. monthly
Collaborate on biannual TA training sessions
Collaborate with Founding Director and external consultants on designing and executing the biannual TA training sessions
Help organize and suggest professional development sessions during each semester
Collaborate on new programming
Work with Founding Director in developing new programming
Collaborate on curriculum development
Work with Founding Director, Board Members, and external consultants on continuing to evolve and expand KR curriculum
Create and distribute quarterly TA Newsletter on Mailchimp
Collaborate with Founding Director on annual department budget
Attend occasional board meetings
Present on department matters at quarterly meetings
A passion for inclusive arts education
An ability to efficiently self manage work hours
Clear and effective communication skills
Some experience with the neurodiverse community
Ability to spot trends in the field and apply them to KR
Strong interpersonal & relationship building skills
A collaborative mindset and the ability to adapt on the fly
2+ years of professional experience in the arts education field
Experience with Google Suite
Experience with MailChimp
Compensation: $20/hr for an expected 30 hours per month
Please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, why imagination is important to you and how you connect with others to [email protected].
Please use the Subject Line: Director of Education & Imagination Application
Kaiser’s Room is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diverse individuals, diverse imaginations, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all artists and team members.
If you require accommodation in order to complete an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the position selection process, please let us know at [email protected]
February 1, 2021 –
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