Programming Manager (Part-Time)

Theatre for Young Audiences USA (TYA/USA)
New York, NY 10017

Job Details


This position is a remote working opportunity. Candidates from across the United States are invited to apply. 

About Theatre for Young Audiences USA

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA), is the leading national organization for the professional field of theatre for young people, their families, and their communities. Dedicated to ensuring that all young people have access to high-quality theatre experiences, the organization provides robust programming, professional development, advocacy, research, and resources to thousands of individual artists, educators, and TYA organizations across the country. Founded in 1965, TYA/USA is the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ). Most recently, the organization offered a Virtual Festival and Conference serving 1200 participants across 21 countries, and the Listen, Learn, Lead: Antiracism in TYA Webinar Series, inspiring action and change across the field to ensure a more equitable future.

TYA/USA seeks a Part-Time Programming Manager. This individual will be a crucial member of a small but growing staff team. The Programming Manager supports the producing and program management of TYA/USA’s core national programs, including Professional Development Webinars offering speakers on a range of topics related to the artistic and business aspects of Theatre for Young Audiences; the annual National Festival & Conference; Equity & Antiracism Initiatives including webinars, trainings, and small group consulting; Community Affinity Groups offering regular opportunities to exchange with peers across the national field; and Fellowship Programming to support the professional growth of emerging leaders in the TYA field.

The ideal candidate is an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated arts administrator with a passion for Theatre for Young Audiences and a deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism. 


This is a part-time salaried non-exempt position at 20 hours a week ($400 weekly) for an annual salary of $20,800. Schedule is Monday through Friday, hours to be mutually agreed upon.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Events and Public Programs

Support production of virtual events, including speaker communication, webinar platform administration, slide preparation, and other line producing as needed.

Collaborate on the programming curation of public event programming, including topics, speaker selection, and format

Collaborate on the creation and execution of a growing number of Equity & Antiracism initiatives 

Manage registration for events and communicating with registrants.

Provide overall administrative support on event logistics and preparation.

Community Affinity Groups

Administer a growing number of regular affinity groups held on Zoom for various constituencies across the TYA field

Coordinate communications to all participants and manage scheduling for all meetings

Support facilitators of meetings by communicating with participants to prepare the bi-weekly agenda

Facilitate group meetings as needed. 

Fellowship Programs

Administer application process and selection of an annual cohort of Fellows.

Support the program design and implementation of the Fellowship Programs, including the Emerging Leader in TYA Fellowship and the Ann Shaw International Travel Fellowship.

Support the cohort of fellows in their professional growth, arranging opportunities and managing their on-boarding and fellowship experience.

Maintain a connection with the growing number of Fellows alumni.

Desired Skills and Experience 

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Solution-oriented thinking and problem-solving skills

Commitment to ongoing individual and collective learning

Ability to work remotely

Excellent customer service skills

Proficient in Google Workspace

Proficient in Zoom or equivalent video conferencing platforms

Ability to manage a variety of tasks on various deadlines

Motivated and enthusiastic to help grow a national membership organization

Interest in Theatre for Young Audiences a plus

Experience with public speaking and facilitation of group meetings a plus

One or more years of non-profit experience a plus


Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and a statement that speaks to what excites you about taking on this role, as well as your approach to equity, diversity, and inclusion. EDI is an important part of TYA/USA’s mission, and we ask you to share the ways that you imagine bringing a commitment to EDI to your work. No “cover letters” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their statement via a written statement, audio or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.

Please submit a resume and statement with the subject line “Programming Manager” to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 4, but the posting will remain active until the position is filled.

TYA/USA serves the national field of Theatre for Young Audiences, and we strive to build a staff, board, and programming that reflects the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage candidates from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the TYA field to apply. 

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.






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