Education Coordinator

Imagination Stage Inc - Bethesda, Maryland

Job Category: Administration (other)

Job Type: Paid

Job Term: Full Time

Compensation: $36000

About Our Organization

Imagination Stage empowers young people to discover their voice and identity through performing arts education and professional theatre. Imagination Stage envisions a future where theatre experiences are a fundamental aspect of children’s lives, nourishing their creative spirit, inspiring them to embrace the complexity and diversity of their world, and helping them overcome their challenges with hope, courage and, above all, creativity.

Job Summary

Education Coordinator

REPORTS TO: School Partnerships Manager
POSITION STATUS: Full Time, includes weekend hours

The Education Coordinator works closely with the School Partnerships Manager, as well as the entire Education Team, in order to grow new initiatives and educational partnerships in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Candidates should possess strong curriculum writing skills as well as experienced with program oversight. Candidates must also be willing to have a flexible work schedule. 


Class Management, Teaching and Mentoring
  • Teaches approx. four hours of classes each week during each semester.
  • Mentors teaching artists and answers parent calls for onsite classes for students in our Early Childhood program (Age 1-5).
  • Works with School Partnerships Manager and Director of Education to plan and implement a roster of Fall, Spring, and Summer classes for preschool children, ages 12 months to 5 years. Duties include recruiting new teaching artists, supervising and training faculty, creating and overseeing a professional development program for faculty, overseeing classes, and evaluating faculty performance. Planning early childhood curriculum with an eye to specific intersections between class content and early childhood theatre programming such as Saturday Song Circle and Sunday Fun-day workshops.
  • Serve as onsite weekend manager for Sunday classes.

School Partnership Coordination

  • Coordinate our after-school classes with DC and Maryland partner schools. Create room reservations, maintain registration documents and contracts, track payments, and staff with appropriate faculty.
  • Create attendance sheets, welcome letters, sharing reminders, and logistic sheets for after school classes. Create and send invoices to school partners.
  • Help with communications and problem solving for last minute issues or emergencies that come up with after school classes (teacher running late, finding substitute teachers, etc.)
  • Create dynamic new offerings for out of school time program partners and oversee curriculum.
  • Represent Imagination Stage at SAI content briefings when possible and co-coordinate SAI pre-show 15 minute workshops for field trip groups, in collaboration with Lerner production staff as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of the Theater Arts Learning Guide and video updates for DCPS and MCPS grade 3 students in partnership with school system administrative leaders.
  • Oversee Title 1 post-show perfromance discussions and pre-show workshops on a daily basis during the Learning Through Theatre program
  • Act as liaison between Imagination Stage and contractors/providers, including communicating scheduling and content information, maintaining electronic files, and serving as a point of contact for questions.
  • Aids in the development of curriculum for our arts-integrated school residency programs.
  • Creates learning guide materials for our Theatre for the Very Young and our Lerner productions. These are curricular materials aimed toward visiting field trip group leaders. Utilize these activities to help create interactive lobby displays in partnership with our marketing department.
  • between marketing and education departments, including representing the marketing team at education meetings.


Theatre for Change (TfC)Tour Coordinator

  • Schedule performances of our outreach touring productions, Oyeme and 10 Seconds, to local middle and high schools as well as community groups.
  • Coordinate the schedule and needs with the TfC production stage manager.
  • Develop relationships with new community groups and schools.
  • Assist in post-show audience engagement activity management.


Camp Management:

  • Serve as a co-camp manager for our weekly summer camps
  • Create paperwork (schedules, class lists, timesheets, etc) for faculty and staff and pull camper forms from Tessitura.
  • Email parents welcome letters, sharing reminders, and answer questions.
  • Maintain faculty coordination, assign volunteers for weekly check-in and sharings.
  • Follow procedures designated by the Maryland Dept of Health and Hygiene and maintain proper records for our annual audit.

Job Qualifications & Requirements

  • BA or BFA (in Theatre or Education preferred) or equivalent experience
  • Teaching experience for a variety of ages
  • Understanding of Common Core and experience working with public school teachers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and educational communities.
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.
  • Ability to develop new lines of business and to build on existing ones.
  • Clear understanding of–and passionate commitment to–theatre and theatre education opportunities for children.
  • Ability to work a Sunday through Thursday schedule during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Patience, flexibility with work schedule, empathy, and a sense of humor.
  • Experience utilizing Tessitura is a plua.
  • Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) initiatives and values.

Additional Details


  • Annual Salary: $36,000, negotiable based on experience
  • 100% coverage for HMO individual health insurance
  • Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days; 7 personal days; 7 sick days; 16 paid holidays
  • Transit/Parking benefit
  • Generous free and reduced priced tickets, classes, and summer camps 

Other Information

Imagination Stage celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values members of our whole community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please upload a cover letter and resume using the form found on our website: