Education Director

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival seeks to hire an Education Director.

The Education Director will oversee all education programming, including Bay Area Shakespeare Camps, Shakespeare on Tour, Midnight Shakespeare, Shakespeare for All, and Tailor-Made Residencies. Responsibilities include program management and development, budgeting, hiring, and resource management. The ideal candidate has extensive management experience as well as a background in teaching and directing with particular focus on the works of Shakespeare. They should be ready to engage in long-term planning and visioning, setting strategic and financial goals in conjunction with other Festival leaders.

The Education Director is a core member of the artistic team and participates in season planning with the Artistic Director, including integration of education programs and productions. There is opportunity to join the Resident Artists of the Festival and make additional important contributions as directors and performers – this type of participation would be discussed after successful completion of the first year of employment.

Responsibilities of the Position:

Program Direction – Bay Area Shakespeare Camps – 35%
- Overseeing Summer Camp Operations and three year round camps during school year
- Choose plays, adapt curriculum, set schedule of camps
- Management of Education Program Manager and other staff

Program Direction – Midnight Shakespeare – 20%
- Oversee five Midnight Shakespeare Programs (10+ Weeks each) for students in low-income schools in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Antioch
- Hiring, Contracting, Training, and Managing staff of 15 contract employees
- Management of Education Program Manager and other staff
- Quality Assurance Supervision throughout each of the programs
- Coordinating the programs with partner organizations and schools
- Facilitate Production Management of all performances (set, costume, sound and prop load in and strike)
- Coordinate social media and promotion with communications manager

Program Direction - Residencies – 20%
- Design, contract, and implement Tailor Made Residency programs: 6 major immersive Shakespeare Residencies year round and one musical residency; 4-6 minor Workshop Residencies annually
- Hire, contract, train, and Manage staff of ~15 contract employees for Residencies
- Management of Education Program Manager and other staff
- Facilitate Production Management of all performances (set, costume, sound, props; load in and strike)
- Track invoices and collect payments for all Residencies

Office Administration – 10%
- Attend weekly Artistic Staff Meetings and monthly all staff meetings.
- Oversee storage and maintenance of Education Production Materials.
- Occasional Grant Writing Letters and donor cultivation.
- Website updates for Camps, Midnight Shakespeare, and Residencies.

Organizational Growth and Professional Development – 10%
- Participate in NCAF Arts Engagement meetings with consultant and executive staff
- Attend annual Shakespeare Theatre Association to learn and share best practices in Shakespeare Education
- Attend and occasionally facilitate Resident Artist Meetings
- Contribute to Artistic visioning and planning for organization with the Artistic Director

Other programs – 5%
- Attend performances of Free Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare On Tour, and special programs such as 35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places.
- Artistic participation as time allows

Qualifications, Aptitudes, and Experience
- Experience with managing, teaching, and staffing youth programs
- Expertise with theater in general, and Shakespeare in particular
- Desire to work with diverse colleagues, artists and students
- Ability to collaborate interally with program staff and externally with schools, venues and community partners
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Salesforce familiarity a plus
- Valid CA driver’s license

- Pay competitive within the nonprofit sector, up to $50,000 per year.
- Flexible work hours, including partial telecommuting options; some work will take place onsite at nights and on weekends, so significant local travel and occasional overnight CA travel will be necessary
- Vacation, health insurance, and 403(b) plan are available
- Opportunity to contribute significantly to meaningful work

To Apply

Email resume, references and 1-page cover letter to This position will be filled as soon as possible, ideally by July 5, 2017.