Fairytale Players Program Manager
Reports to: Executive Artistic Director
Supervises: Touring Stage Managers and Actors
Summary of Position: Golden Thread Productions seeks a Program Manager to expand the representation of Middle Eastern narratives through our theatre for young audiences program. Golden Thread Fairytale Players uses epic storytelling, puppetry, song, dance, circus arts techniques, and Middle Eastern languages to create engaging performances based on traditions and folklore from the Middle East that draw from enriching folk tales and timeless historical texts. The goal of this position is to successfully manage a robust and impactful program through production and touring activities and implement strategies for long term sustainability. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced teaching artist or arts educator with a desire to champion a unique and dynamic repertoire of performances that broaden and develop deeper appreciation for diverse cultural traditions. https://goldenthread.org/programs/fairytale-players/
PURPOSE – Under the direction of the Executive Artistic Director and in close collaboration with the Managing Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for managing the main elements of the program including the production of new and/or remounted plays, the annual spring and fall touring of plays to schools, libraries, and community centers, and the strategizing of the program through partnerships, funding opportunities, and impact assessment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Tour management and logistics:
Program evaluation and strategy:
Qualifications and Skills:
The ideal candidate will be a theatre professional fluent in State and National education standards with a degree in Theatre Education or equivalent knowledge. Experience in Theatre for Young Audiences, including a working understanding of Actors’ Equity TYA guidelines is preferred.
We believe that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the responsibilities and qualifications above. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.
This is a part-time, non-exempt, 20 to 25 hour per week position, reporting to the Executive Artistic Director. Pay will be commensurate with experience and ranges between $22-$25/hour. Our offices are located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood. Benefits include paid time off. Some work may be done remotely.
Golden Thread Productions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Golden Thread is a current member of Theater Communications Group’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Institute.
Please email a resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position and our organization, along with three or more references from current and/or former supervisors, to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Fairytale Players Program Manager.
No phone calls or packets by regular mail, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will the position will remain upon until filled. Early submissions are encouraged. Ideal start date: November 30, 2021.