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We are seeking a dynamic individual to manage the International Thespian Excellence Awards, a signature program within EdTA’s International Thespian Festival and EdTA chapters. This position works closely with the events team, cross-functional teammates, and chapter volunteers to ensure the program provides educational value, delights our members, and supports organizational objectives.
Program Design and Execution
Coordinate all aspects of the International Thespian Excellence Awards (the Thespys®), from qualifying rounds through to the International Thespian Festival.
Align program with EdTA mission, business objectives, and strategic initiatives. Apply strategies to improve program accessibility and remove systemic biases.
Administer program rounds in online adjudication platform.
Manage 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.
Support and collaborate with chapter Thespy coordinators to promote program consistency and rigor throughout the organization.
Location: This is a fully remote position.
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
Prior experience in education or leading youth programs a plus
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 2022-401
About Educational Theatre Association
The Educational Theatre Association, home to the Educational Theatre Foundation and International Thespian Society, is an international nonprofit whose mission is shaping lives through theatre education. The foundation provides essential financial support to enhance theatre education, expand access, and foster racial equity. The International Thespian Society, an honor society active in nearly 5,000 schools, has inducted 2.4 million students since 1929. Visit www.schooltheatre.org to learn how EdTA honors students, supports teachers, and influences public opinion that theatre education is essential for building life skills.