The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) seeks a dynamic individual to provide support to Advocacy and Education programs and initiatives. This position is responsible for coordinating communications, meetings and event logistics; researching and posting online content; gathering and analyzing data; and other administrative work.
1. Daily Tasks
Research, write, post, and distribute arts education/advocacy news items via social media and EdTA websites.
Assist Education Manager in maintaining and updating learn.schooltheatre.org. Post content, analyze site usage, and prepare reports. Track and report usage of related educational offerings on other EdTA websites.
Review and prepare summary sheet of national and state news of record regarding pending and/or introduced arts and education legislation impacting theatre and other arts education.
Assist with volunteer and vendor coordination for Advocacy and Education initiatives, projects, and events.
2. Short-term and Long-term Projects
Coordinate various projects such as Advocacy Day and Democracy Works:
Assist in event planning for advocacy events.
Aid in organizing the Democracy Works student essay competition and serve as chief contact for applicants.
Serve as contact for state EdTA leaders and members re: attendance and logistics.
Engage in data gathering and reporting on theatre education and other arts education as directed by the Education Manager and Educational Policy Director.
Assist with data mining and documentation to support short- and long-term advocacy efforts as directed by the Educational Policy Director.
Serve as liaison between Director of the Educational Policy and the Advocacy Leadership Network, including monitoring the Network’s committee work, applicable forms, and meeting attendance.
Help plan and execute in-person and online meetings with volunteers engaged in professional development and advocacy events and projects led by the Education Manager or Director of Educational Policy.
3. Support to Management and Staff
Serve as resource and provide insight to EdTA staff and management as relates to advocacy and education support questions.
Serve as partner and resource to management and staff for cross-functional activities and assigned projects as needed.
Support and contribute to EdTA culture by demonstrating behaviors consistent with our Core Values.
Skills and Qualifications:
Interest in education, theatre/performing arts, and/or public policy at multiple levels.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
High level of proficiency in using Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
Experience using website CMS platforms such as WordPress, a Learning Management System (LMS), abd Adobe Creative Suite is highly preferred.
Social media savvy is a must, including proficiency with social media management platforms such as Hootsuite.
Ability to quickly learn new software programs and tech tools.
Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management tools.
Calm, organized, patient, and confident demeanor in working with staff, members, and constituents.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy in all work.
Ability to prioritize own wide-ranging workload and work independently.
Ability to think and act independently, within one's authority.
Ability to demonstrate a positive, team-oriented attitude.
Internal Number: 2019-101
About Educational Theatre Association
The Educational Theatre Association is an international nonprofit association with more than 139,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine in print and online for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a journal for theatre education professionals. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.