Curriculum Manager

Posted: 03/28/2021

Orlando Repertory Theatre (“Orlando REP”), one of Central Florida’s oldest arts groups, is the State of Florida’s only professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), and the seventh iteration of a company founded in 1926. Each year, we reach over 100,000 individuals in our three-theatre facility and in the community through our season of professional productions, a Youth Academy of camps and classes, and innovative educational and community engagement programming. We work closely with the University of Central Florida in many different capacities –most notably, hosting the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre for Young Audiences. We believe the work of theatre is fostering empathy and sharing stories representing many voices, including those voices that have been marginalized in contemporary America. To that end, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion on our staff (full time, part time, and seasonal) and our Board of Directors. We continuously strive to build and maintain a team that reflects and represents the diverse community we serve.
 
Job Summary:
The Curriculum Manager (full-time, year-round) is responsible for the development, implementation and management of Orlando REP curriculums throughout our educational programs. This includes ongoing Teaching Artist mentorship as well as leading classes and residencies as a Teaching Artist. The Curriculum Manager also provides general support to the Education Department and serves as a positive representative for Orlando REP in the community. The Curriculum Manager reports directly to the Senior Director of Education.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum Management and Teaching Artist Support
    • Mentor Teaching Artists through teaching, lesson planning support, observations and feedback, goal tracking, and co-teaching or interventions as needed
    • Help develop and lead Teaching Artist trainings throughout the year
    • Work with Education staff to provide Teaching Artists with supplies and resources they need to work effectively
    • Manage curriculum across all Education programs at multiple locations including monitoring program goals, Florida State Standards, and Marzano Benchmarks across curriculums
    • Maintaining the REP’s Educational philosophy, rituals, and brand across programs
  • Teaching Artist Responsibilities
    • Develop, write, and submit age & contextually appropriate lesson plans according to program requirements and Florida State standards 
    • Maintain a brave and safe learning environment through supporting student well-being, confidence, and personal growth both at Orlando REP and out in the community
    • Manage classroom behavior, procedures, and assessments
    • Supervise and maintain check in/out sheets for Youth Academy programs
    • Supervise students during non-class time as assigned (lunch, transitions, etc.)
    • Attend all required meetings and training sessions
    • Mentor Assistant Teaching Artists and student Apprentices
    • Facilitate final class presentations
    • Follow and enforce all health and safety policies outlined by Orlando REP in the classroom
  • Education Department Support
    • Works nights and weekend hours as required by the Education department’s programming schedule
    • Works closely with UCF’s MFA graduate students and interns
    • Works closely with other members of the staff to ensure the smooth and successful operation of all Education activities at Orlando REP and at satellite locations
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, arts integration, theatre teaching artistry, and working with classroom teachers required
  • Ability to pass a background check required
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Proven experience and ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment while maintaining strict attention to detail
  • Commitment to Orlando REP’s philosophy of helping students find purpose through performance by creating a collaborative brave space that encourages growth, passion, courage, and perseverance through the theatre arts. We invest in imagination and creativity through programming that allows students to be seen, heard, and understood as they are and who they want to be.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers encouraged to apply
 
Compensation and Benefits:
At Orlando REP, we work hard to provide competitive compensation and benefits to our employees. While our salaries may be slightly lower than expected, we feel that the overall compensation we provide is extremely valuable. 
  • Starting Salary for this position: (Tier 4 – Manager) $30,000 annually or $14.42 per hour
  • Health Insurance Package
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • IRA Retirement plan – Orlando REP matches up to 3%
  • Optional Short-term disability, Vision, Dental plans
 
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to employment@orlandorep.com with the subject line: Curriculum Manager Application 2021 by April 12, 2021.

 

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