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Keith Dahlgren

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« on: May 18, 2016, 11:11:43 AM »


Jet City Improv (JCI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 as Wing-It Productions, is seeking an entrepreneurial and visionary Educational Coordinator to work with the Artistic Director to manage and develop the educational program for Jet City Improv.

Organization Overview:
Jet City Improv is a live theater company in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to entertaining, educating and enlightening audiences of all ages through the art of improvisation.

JCI has three areas of programming; productions, education and outreach.

JCI performs over 400 shows every year which weekly include its flagship shows, Jet City Improv and Twisted Flicks, and original long-form improvised plays. JCI is nationally known as a leader in improvisational theater.   We are also the foremost improvisation teaching organization in the Pacific Northwest, offering improvisation classes for adults and children, and corporate training.

At the heart of JCI is our Outreach Programs which include teaching improvisation skills to homeless, at-risk and incarcerated youth, as well as providing free improvisation shows at summer camps for children dealing with life altering illness and conditions. Outreach programs are supported by donations and, to a great extent, by its productions.

Core Responsibilities:
In partnership with the Artistic Director:
•   Schedule class dates and reserve classrooms
•   Coordinate and contract instructors for each class
•   Provide registrar services for students
•   Communicate with students regarding classes, special events and showcases
•   Provide student check-in and showcase support
•   Provide student/instructor communication
•   Survey students after quarterly sessions and send debrief info to instructors

In partnership with the Artistic Director and senior staff:
•   Cultivate and coordinate all aspects of the Seattle Open high school tournament
•   Coordinate all aspects of NCII and CIT college tournament events
•   Cultivate and coordinate all aspects of high school residencies

In partnership with the Outreach Director and Artistic Director:
•   Set curriculum and coordinate outreach education

In partnership with the Marketing Director:
•   Create and coordinate a marketing plan for adult education
•   Develop and coordinate a branding program for all education programs

JCI’s ideal Educational Coordinator candidate will have a practical knowledge of improvisational theater.   

Additional Qualifications:
•   BA in Theater or comparable degree preferred but not required
•   An open, honest communicator with ability to identify and mediate issues and concerns
•   Demonstrate success in team-building and collaboration
•   Agile approach to problem-solving and solution-building
•   Comfortable with Microsoft Office, Salesforce or related donor management database, website management
•   Celebrate creativity and maintain a good sense of humor

Position is 20 hours/week, salary DOE. In this position, there is occasional use and operation of miscellaneous equipment and furnishings as tasks and projects require, occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds, and standard computer use. Office access includes stairs. Some evenings and weekends are required.

To Apply:
To apply, send a resume and a cover letter addressing why you are interested in a professional management position with an arts organization and how your skills and experience will benefit Jet City Improv to by June 3rd, 2016. Please, no phone calls.

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