Education and Access Associate

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The Education and Access Associate plays a vital role in supporting the Education Department with all Education and Access programs.  Must be able to work independently and in collaboration with the Education team, as well as with other Huntington Theatre Company colleagues.  The Education and Access Associate will provide a range of program support and teaching artist work on:

  • Access Programming (Audio Description, American Sign Language Interpretation, and Open Captioning)
  • Student Matinee Series and curriculum guides
  • Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • August Wilson Monologue Competition
  • EPIC:  Empowered Performers in Conversation
  • Codman Academy partnership

Job Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Access programming and sitting on the Huntington’s Access Committee
    • Attending and working Access performances as needed
    • Materials prep and event support
    • Outreach and recruitment support for all programs
    • Website maintenance and social media updates
    • Curriculum development and writing as needed
    • Administrative Support as needed for all programs
    • Teaching Artist for the department as needed
    • Attending and working education program events including (but not limited to) student matinee performances, Poetry Out Loud, August Wilson Monologue Competition, Codman events, and EPIC events.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Huntington Theatre Company expects the following of each employee:  adheres to HTC policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in HTC events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

    Required knowledge, skills & abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree required in Theatre, Education, or a related field
    • Two to three years of experience teaching K-12 students, high school and urban school settings preferred
    • Knowledge of ASL Interpreted performances, audio description, and open caption services a plus
    • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail
    • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member
    • Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
    • Experience with ticketing/database systems (such as Tessitura) is a plus

    Interested candidates should submit:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume(s)
    • A sample lesson plan
    • References

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