The Student Programs Manager is responsible for three distinct areas of the Theater's work: the student matinee program, the annual Chicago Shakespeare SLAM for high school students, and the Theater's programs for patrons with disabilities.
This full-time, salaried position is supervised by the Director of Education and works closely in collaboration with the department's Learning Programs Manager, responsible for the Theater's teacher-focused programs. Primary responsibilities and skills include: contracting with and stewarding the hundreds of teachers participating each year in the Theater's extensive student matinee program and touring show; coordinating all on-site student matinees; extensive customer service with a specific focus on teachers and their unique needs and challenges; co-management, planning, and supervision of the annual Chicago Shakespeare SLAM; arts curriculum development and teaching; building programs and a relationship-based audience for the Theater's access programs; sharing supervision of the Department's interns and associate staff member (when rehired in future months).
The Student Programs Manager commits to the Theater's core values of service, collaboration, and innovation, and to rigorously applying the Theater's principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access across the Education Department's work with teachers, students, community, and audiences.
Frequent Saturdays throughout the school year and some evenings hours are required.
Essential Responsibilities (in approximate order of time allocation)