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Education Manager

Theatre Horizon

Post Date: Apr 23, 2024

Title: Education Manager 

Commitment: 35 hours/week

Compensation:  $45,000/year & Benefit Options

Job Reports to: Director of Community Investment 

The Education Manager oversees the planning and implementation of Theatre Horizon’s Education Programs, including Autism Drama, after school Drama Clubs, Summer Drama Camps, NSTEP and other ancillary programming.  The Education Manager will take primary responsibility for leading programs from a fiduciary and curricular perspective, fielding communication pertaining to our education programs externally and internally. This individual will also be responsible for data analysis and evaluation, achieving Education income goals, recruiting, hiring and training Teaching Artists, teaching occasional classes and traveling to community partner locations to ensure our Teaching Artists and programs are supported. 

Theatre Horizon uses the transformative power of storytelling to foster empathy & provide an inclusive home for artists, audiences, & students alike. We produce an ambitious season of plays, musicals, and concerts for the general public, while educating nearly 1,000 children annually in the Philadelphia suburbs via our drama classes. More than just a theatre company, Theatre Horizon strives toward being a third space* that supports creativity and the stories of the communities we share. While our community is not restricted by geographical boundaries, we are steeply rooted in our Norristown community. We believe in creating access for members of our community to engage in creative and educational opportunities that are relevant to them and guided by their own interests.

*Third places is a term coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg and refers to places where people spend time between home (‘first’ place) and work (‘second’ place). They are locations where we exchange ideas, have a good time, and build relationships.

Duties include:

Program Management

  • Designs, implements, and oversees Theatre Horizon’s Education Programs. 
    • Serves as primary liaison between Theatre Horizon and our community partners, and other stakeholders, including scheduling programs and taking care of all communication and logistics 
    • Recruits, hires and contracts qualified Teaching Artists 
    • Negotiates and coordinates locations, dates, prices and enrollment details for on-site and off-site education programs in collaboration with community and school partners 
    • Hosts Drama Clubs,  Autism Drama Program, Summer Drama Camps, and NSTEP programs final showcases, and documents performances (photos, video, etc.)
    • Creates, maintains, reports on, and works within program budgets
    • Submits weekly payroll and invoice requests; manages payment tracking   as needed.
    • Provides information to keep our website and marketing materials up to date.
    • Organizes program orientations and leads professional development opportunities for teaching artists. Responsible for maintaining high quality curricular standards. 
    • Be “on call” for last-minute substitute teaching needs in Drama Clubs,  Autism Drama Program, Summer Drama Camps, and NSTEP programs,  and workshops. 
    • Works closely with the Artistic Director and Director of Community Investment on creating educational engagements and/or curriculum around our Artistic season, with particular collaboration around TYA productions and season planning.
    • Serves as a thought partner and aids in the curation of the Philadelphia Teaching Artists Institute (PTAI). Participates in PTAI trainings and events.  

Administrative Support

  • Organizes and delivers supply and facility needs for education programs.
  • Manages clearances and employment paperwork for teaching artists and program volunteers
  • Manages all communication with families, participants, and partners
  • Supports the execution of student matinees throughout the season including organizing and/or facilitating talkbacks and other engagement activities.
  • Attends and supports Theatre Horizon productions, as needed
  • Serves as ambassador for Theatre Horizon at area schools and education partner sites
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Investment

Analysis & Evaluation 

  • Initiates new partner opportunities 
  • Creates program surveys and is responsible for department data collection and analysis.
  • Works closely with other staff members to generate language to represent our Education programs in marketing and fundraising materials 
  • Works with leadership to strategize and implement opportunities for financial growth within the Education department, with an emphasis on sustainability 
  • Manages the Education department budget with primary responsibility for achieving income goals, tracking expenses, and reporting out on the budget across departments

Other Information: 

  • Location
    • Position will be a combination of in-person and remote. Expect to work, on average,  3 days  in the office, including some year-round Saturday requirements.
    • Program site visits will be required, and occasionally last-minute substitute teaching responsibilities are likely to arise.
    • Must be willing to visit off-site programs throughout Montgomery County and surrounding areas.
  • Hours
    • Though this position is 35 hours per week, Theatre Horizon maintains a flex-time policy. If your job responsibilities require you to work beyond your typical hours in a given week, then those extra hours may be credited toward future time off.
    • Emergency needs from Teaching Artists that require immediate action may occasionally extend beyond your typical work day. 
  • Additional Requirements
    • Driving to off-site locations is required. Individual must have a reliable vehicle and a driver’s license.
    • You must have or be able to obtain clearances for working with children in Pennsylvania.


  • Experience teaching children and developing curriculum is required. 
  • Previous work related to the arts/culture sector is highly desirable.
  • History working with a wide variety of people and personalities; ability to create and facilitate a welcoming and comfortable environment.
  • Proven track record of providing high level customer service with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency working in Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Forms and Sheets) 


  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Keen attention to detail and follow through. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, take initiative, and stay organized, with flexibility to take direction when departmental priorities shift. 
  • Impeccable record-keeping abilities.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Dedication to creating equitable, diverse and inclusive environments. 
  • Interest in the performing arts & culture sector.
  • Interest in interpersonal work, including contact with the public. 
  • Dedication and drive to succeed, willingness to support Theatre Horizon as a whole.
  • Ability to work in a hands-on environment with limited resources.

This is a salaried exempt position with an annual salary of $45,000. This position will be entitled to participate in employee benefit plans and programs, including, but not limited to, medical, dental,  vision, FMLA, retirement, and disability plans. 

Disclaimer: This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. And, Theatre Horizon continuously reviews its compensation and benefits programs in an effort to address organizational needs. As a result, there may be modifications from time to time to the compensation and benefit programs. In the event changes are made, you will be notified in accordance with the Theatre's policies and procedures.

How To Apply

Please submit the following items for consideration: cover letter and resume. Email all materials to [email protected]. Please include “Education Manager” in the subject line.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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