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Education Manager

Blyth Festival

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Closing Date: December 19, 2022
  • Location: Blyth, ON
  • Salary: 50,000

Company Overview

Founded in 1975, The Blyth Centre for the Arts includes the Blyth Festival – our professional, regional theatre – a community orchestra, the Blyth Festival singers and a curated art gallery. All in a rural village, population 1,000.

For 48 seasons Blyth Festival has been the cultural heart of Huron County, welcoming tens of thousands of patrons through our doors. Shared laughter in a public space, shared awe, shared tears, these are the things that unite and grow a community. 

There is also a special social currency that Blyth Festival plays carry: plays that give voice to the region and the country. Of current work under commission for future seasons, 25% of Blyth plays are being written by Indigenous playwrights, and more than half of all works in-development are being created by artists of colour. The project of Canada is a constant conversation here.  

Dedicated to creation and development, Blyth plays have toured across Canada. Plays that began at Blyth have been produced in 29 countries and translated into dozens of languages. 

Blyth Festival’s decades-long commitment to education, and a Young Company program based in collective creation, has fostered skills, confidence, and a life-long love of the Arts for generations of young people across Huron and Perth counties.

Job Description

We are seeking a creative and highly motivated individual to join the full-time Festival team.  The newly created position of Education Manager will work to deepen the Festival’s relationship with area schools, lead the development and growth of a reinvigorated year-round Young Company, and contribute to audience outreach efforts throughout the year.    

This is a full-time position, based in Blyth, Ontario; some regional travel will be required.

Job Description

As Education Manager, you will work closely with, and report to, Blyth Festival’s Artistic Director.

Compensation:

  • $50,000 based on experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 10 days vacation upon completion of a 3-month probationary period
  • Flexible working environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development, execution and assessment of education programming, with a primary focus on the Blyth Festival Young Company
  • Recruitment of Young Company members and schools, and cultivation/maintenance of existing relationships
  • Coordination and hosting of Festival education events
  • Contributing to the creation and coordination of all post-performance talkback sessions
  • Contributing to the development of educational content for the Blyth Festival’s website, marketing materials, and audience outreach events.
  • Participating in reporting to funders, related to education programs
  • Collaborating with the larger Blyth Festival team to support the success of the organization in meeting its mission

Vaccination Policy:

Blyth Festival requires that employees must be Fully Vaccinated and provide a Vaccine Receipt to BCFTA’s General Manager, or designate, prior to their start date.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years experience in arts education within a professional theatre setting
  • College certificate in related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Ontario school curriculum
  • Proven ability to research, write and participate in public speaking
  • Organizational abilities; ability to prioritize
  • Capacity to collaborate and communicate effectively across Blyth Festival departments
  • Computer literacy and administrative proficiency are essential.
  • Teaching experience and working with children an asset
  • Appreciates small towns and country living.
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Successful candidate will require a valid G driver’s licence and Ontario Vulnerable Sector Check

 Start date: January 2023

Job posting can be found here


To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to careers@blythfestival.com by December 19, 2022. Please include in the subject line:  Education Manager

 Blyth Festival for the Arts is a proud supporter of equal opportunity in the workplace. We value diversity and an inclusive work environment. If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at careers@blythfestival.com or you may call us at (519) 523-9300.

Blyth Festival thanks all applicants but will respond only to those selected for an interview.

 

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Posted Date: Posted 2 months ago
  • Closing Date: December 19, 2022
  • Location: Blyth, ON
  • Salary: 50,000