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We are seeking a dynamic individual to manage key programs associated with EdTA’s International Thespian Festival, Theatre Education Conference, and EdTA chapters. This position works closely with the events team and cross-functional teammates to deliver event programs that provide educational value and delight our members.
Program Design and Execution
Coordinate all aspects of adjudication programs for the International Thespian Festival, including the International Thespian Excellence Awards (the Thespys®), college auditions, and main stage productions.
Align programs with EdTA mission, business objectives, and strategic initiatives. Apply strategies to improve program accessibility and remove systemic biases.
Set up and administer assigned programs in online adjudication platform.
Manage participation to existing program rules and guidelines. Provide guidance on student, teacher, and chapter inquiries.
Review and assess programs after each event and determine adjustments in a continuous improvement process for the next school year/event cycle. Refine internal processes for efficiency, KPI/outcome targeting, and member satisfaction.
Conduct occasional surveys, focus groups, and other assessments to measure program effectiveness and areas for improvement.
Recruit and assign judges. Ensure judges perform complete and on-time adjudications.
Oversee rubric development, updates, and use throughout the programs.
Manage volunteer adjudication committee(s). Recruit members and guide them in project work to optimize equity, inclusion, and educational value for participants.
Facilitate training for adjudicators to ensure consistency and quality of judging and drive participant equity.
Lead process of selecting main stage shows for the International Thespian Festival.
Event Operations and Logistics
Establish and enforce program deadlines in coordination with core event timelines.
Work with vendors, venues, and partners to coordinate on-site program needs.
Manage event logistics for auditions and main stage shows, including technical requirements, director meetings, and liaising with on-site production company and theatre personnel.
Run assigned programs on site.
Exceptional project and process management skills
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with an eagle eye for details
Adaptability, organization, and time management — you can juggle many priorities and shift gears quickly
Strong customer service orientation with ability to politely and kindly but firmly enforce program rules
Excellent communicator and relationship builder able to effectively interact with members, volunteers, judges, vendors, sponsors, and staff
Ability to prioritize and act independently within your own authority
Sound judgment and grace under pressure before and during events — you’re a problem solver who anticipates potential issues and identifies solutions
Must be comfortable using and learning technology, and helping others do so
Ability and willingness to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization
Location: This is a fully remote position.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 2022-003
About Educational Theatre Association
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is an international nonprofit association with more than 130,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.5 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.