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Community Coordinator
New Brunswick , NJ
George Street Playhouse
Part Time
Posted May 10, 2022
George Street Playhouse is seeking a Community Coordinator to join the Education Department. This position works with department leadership to develop and manage community related projects and fellowships. The Community Coordinator demonstrates, upholds, and effectively implements GSP’s diversity, equity and inclusion values, explicitly integrating them throughout their assigned projects. Spanish/English bi-lingual candidates preferred, and are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre organization in New Brunswick, NJ, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Founded in 1974 as the first producing theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Playhouse has been represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway. As part of its mission “to enrich lives by producing world-class theatre” the GSP education department is introducing a new vision for students, educators, community and industry.

Join our team in this inaugural year as we present a new education initiative that seeks to:

- Reinforce and activate the mission and values of George Street Playhouse
- Embed equity, diversity and inclusion into the culture of the organization and it’s programs
- Introduce artistic ways of knowing and learning for all ages
- Design new systems that build capacity within the organization and across the sector
- Cultivate the next generation of American theatre voices, makers, players, and supporters.

The Education Community Coordinator will:

- Work with department leadership to develop and manage community related projects to include goals, program design and implementation plans as assigned

- Coordinate all marketing and public relations for projects. Monitor budgets, track expenses, provide project related research and write copy for projects as assigned

- Oversee and maintain schedules and logistical information for assigned projects, project-contractors and fellows

- Serve as the primary point of contact for community partners, assigned project-based contractors, and fellows

- Participate in the development and facilitation of artistic and curricular professional development for contractors and fellows as assigned

- Assists the Director of education to provide development department, as needed with project related information, including but not limited to: letters of support, participation information, program assessments, visual documentation and final reports

- Oversees maintenance of materials and/or supplies needed for assigned projects, such as source materials, basic supplies and production elements

- Coordinate the mentorship, and support the success of education fellows

- Assist special events related to education department

- Work with Director of Education in assessing and overseeing assigned projects effectiveness and growth

- Assist the Director of Education and department programming as needed


Qualifications & Skills:

- College degree or higher in arts related field with 5+ years of experience in project management and teaching experience; Experience in stage management or arts administration and community engagement preferred

- Must have superior interpersonal skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, flexible and empathic

- Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal & written

- Up to date computer skills, including the ability to learn and manage various information system technologies

- Competent in Google Suite and PowerPoint

- Must be detail oriented and well organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

- Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills

- Ability to work under pressure

- Able to work independently and be flexible and able to shift priorities as required

- Must be able to complete all assignments with minimal supervision

- Ability to set priorities, work collaboratively, and take initiative

- Spanish/English bi-lingual candidates preferred

The position is part-time and is New Jersey-based.

The anticipated start date for this position is June 2022.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster is required.

Hours: M- F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with some evenings and weekends required.

GSP EDI Values Statement

The values of George Street Playhouse embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences of our communities.
We espouse to be an organization fully committed to:
● Being open to and receptive of new ideas
● Being an advocate of diverse populations within our communities
● Being collaborative within our organization by giving everyone a voice
● Being authentic in our curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop our own lives through learning and celebrating others

Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to: Nadiyah Dorsey, Director of Education at no later than May 20, 2022.
Deadline: May 20, 2022