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Oregon Children's Theatre


Deadline: October 6, 2017.  We encourage you to apply early.  We will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule interviews as they’re considered.

To Apply: E-mail a cover letter and resume as a single file to Zoë Rudman at gro.ctconull@eoz with subject line “Acting Academy Manager.” No phone calls or walk-ins please.



Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT) is seeking an individual for this position responsible for managing the day-to-day programming and operations of its Acting Academy (AA) program. The position will supervise and work closely with the Acting Academy Associate and will play a key role in planning and implementing an ambitious growth strategy for OCT’s theater training for young people. The position will report to the current Acting Academy Manager during the initial training months, and will then report to OCT’s Education Director.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits that will require weekend hours during AA sessions. The finalist will be expected to pass a criminal background check and to be fingerprinted. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs is required due to the need to set up and organize classroom studios.

DUTIES (not all-inclusive)

Program Planning:

·        Plan and build the AA education program, including identifying pathways to growth over the next 1-5 years.

·        Plan AA class terms, including curriculum and class scheduling.

·        Ensure that all programs meet OCT’s high standards.

·        Collaborate with OCT’s marketing team to effectively promote AA programs.


·        Recruit and hire teachers, ensuring that they meet OCT’s standards of quality.

·        Develop and manage teacher training.

·        Manage teacher screening, including background checks and fingerprinting.

·        Serve as a resource for AA teachers.

·        Assess performance and provide feedback to teachers.

Customer Service:

·        Respond to inquiries and requests for advice from patrons.

·        Interact with children and family members on a frequent basis, representing OCT effectively.

·        Support OCT with other customer service needs, such as ticket sales and in the lobby during performances as needed.


·        Develop and manage the Acting Academy budget, including establishing goals for registration income.

·        Ensure that studio spaces are scheduled, prepared and equipped to support the needs for AA programs.

·        Collaborate with OCT’s finance team to manage payroll of AA teachers.


1.      Passion for OCT’s mission, arts education, and theater for young audiences.

2.      Understanding of and commitment to advancing OCT’s commitment to excellence, consistent with our teaching philosophies and approach.

3.      Experience in teaching the craft of theater, particularly to young people.

4.      Ability to organize and execute a plan impeccably. Excellent time management skills are essential.

5.      Ability to think creatively to develop new ideas and strategies for building the Acting Academy.

6.      Exceptional customer service skills.

7.      Proven ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the rest of the AA team, and within OCT.

8.      Experience in planning and managing budgets, including setting income targets and estimating costs.

9.      Experience with descriptive writing, preferably writing marketing copy.

10.   Ability to learn computerized software quickly and efficiently.

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