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POSITION: Director or Education & Community Engagement
STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SALARY: DOE + Benefits
Geffen Playhouse is a non-profit, professional theater dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Los Angeles through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain, and inspire.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT
In recognition of the national examination of systemic racism and injustices, we at the Geffen Playhouse commit to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices in order to be part of the solution. Our vision for the Geffen is that people of all races, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities, genders and backgrounds find it an easily accessible and highly relevant source of art that reflects the dynamic human experience and galvanizes a more equitable and vibrant community. In adopting this statement, we are amplifying our strategic and ongoing commitment to improving and increasing the cultural diversity, equity and inclusion of our audiences, staff, artists, board and programming.
We believe in the following core values in order to have the greatest impact through arts education and community engagement:
Geffen Playhouse seeks a Director of Education & Community Engagement. This full-time salaried position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Education Chair on the Board to advance Geffen Playhouse’s educational programming, engagement in the Greater Los Angeles community, and partnerships with local schools and organizations. The position requires a comprehensive, community-building approach to engaging diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds in theater arts and inspiring a love and appreciation of the arts in youth and adults. The Director is responsible for developing, overseeing and evaluating all Education and Community Engagement programs. Programs include the Geffen Playhouse Literacy Project, High School Partnerships Program, Lights Up Community Engagement Program, Veterans Writing Project and Theater-Making Intensive for Young Adults.
SKILLS & BACKGROUND
To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary expectation and resume in .pdf or .doc format at www.geffenplayhouse.org/apply. No phone calls, please.
Geffen Playhouse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Geffen Playhouse complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Geffen Playhouse expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Geffen Playhouse’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.