Arts Education Coordinator

Ford’s Theatre is seeking an part-time (20-30 hours / week) Arts Education Coordinator. Ford’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Arts Education Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties and providing program support related to many Ford’s Theatre education programs and assisting the Associate Director for Arts Education with planning and implementing teacher and teaching artist trainings.


  • Coordinating outreach to local teachers to market student matinees and teacher preview workshops
  • Managing accurate teacher and student registrations for teacher preview workshops, student matinees and other events as needed, including coordinating bus transportation
  • Working with Associate Director of Arts Education to execute all aspects of student matinee attendance and teacher preview workshops
  • In collaboration with Artistic Programming staff and Associate Director for Arts Education, researching and developing content for student show programs, educational website resources and teacher preview workshop agenda
  • Providing logistical support for schools participating in the Lincoln Oratory Festival
  • Assisting with planning and executing National Oratory Fellows retreats and professional development workshops, both virtually and in-person, including technical and logistical organization and programmatic activities
  • Creating, distributing and analyzing appropriate feedback from program attendees
  • Documenting programs, including photography and videography, as needed for marketing and evaluation
  • Reconciling departmental credit card bill and assisting Associate Director of Arts Education with departmental expense tracking
  • Writing and editing blog posts of interest to the education community as well as providing occasional social media support


  • Bachelor’s degree in arts, humanities or education, or equivalent experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail-oriented approach to communication and documentation
  • Interest in American history and/or theatre
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required


  • Some experience and comfort with working with a database or other customer relationships management platform
  • Experience or strong interest in working with young people
  • Experience or strong interest in working with classroom teachers
  • Some experience in an office, retail or other customer service environment

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