Program Associate

Job Title Program Associate
Reports To Program & Partnerships Director Mirror Image Arts’ Program Associates are placed in programs across the Denver Metro Area to use theatre as a tool to spark dialogue around factors affecting social emotional well-being with young people. We are actively seeking program associates who share identities and lived experiences with the youth our program serves. We work predominantly in communities of color and it is important for the youth we work with to see themselves represented in these spaces through our facilitators as much as possible.

Overview of Responsibilities:
Program Associates are responsible for facilitating programs, supporting client/partnership relations, and mentoring contract actors, support facilitators, and interns in accordance with the standards set out by the organization. As a member of the program team, s/he works in collaboration with the program staff and under the management of the Program and Partnerships Director to ensure Mirror Image Arts achieves its programmatic goals and advances its mission. S/he provides support as needed in artistic growth, delivery of programs and services; advocacy, and fundraising; event management; and day-to-day operations.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Lead Facilitator, Support Facilitator, and Actor for programs as assigned. When assigned to Lead, serves as the point of contact for site staff, support facilitators, and actors on the day of the program; and ensures the team is prepared for the unique needs of each site.
  • When assigned as lead of a site, s/he runs pre- and post- meetings with program clients, tracks attendance, calendars, and sends casting emails.
  • Coaches actors, support facilitators, and interns to ensure program quality.
  • Attend monthly Program Meetings and monthly Rehearsals.
  • Engages in reflective practice following program sessions.
  • Informs Program and Partnerships Director of trends in student behavior, partner relations, or curriculum challenges and assists in problem solving.
  • Facilitates pre- and post- meetings with program clients as needed.
  • Supports Program and Partnerships Director with facilitation of rehearsals.
  • Assists with qualitative and quantitative data gathering during programs to support grant writing and advocacy efforts.
  • Attends trainings and professional development workshops to hone skills in facilitation.
  • Represents and acts as a spokesperson to all people about the mission, vision and accomplishments of the organization.
  • Maintains good working relationships with community groups, site partners, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Assists with social media by capturing quotes and photos and posting to Facebook.
  • Responds to email in 72 hours, and manages work within allotted hours per program.
  • In collaboration with staff and the Board, represents Mirror Image Arts at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.
  • Participates in fundraising activities as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching diverse populations.
  • Ability to maintain a consistent schedule with a minimum of 2 ½ days availability each week.
  • Confidence in working with young people (ages 8-24).
  • Strong classroom management skills, with an interest in expanding abilities.
  • A commitment to mandatory training sessions (see dates below).
  • Interest in working with an organization with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to answer email in a timely manner and manage personal calendar.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong classroom management skills, with an interest in expanding abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Theatre, Social Work, or related.
  • Experience in Theatre for Social Change/Applied Theatre.
  • Experience facilitating arts integration lesson plans.

Position Type/Wage:

  • Part-time Staff Position, $15 an hour.
  • 10 hrs/week * This position has the opportunity to grow in conjunction with programming growth.
  • Mileage Reimbursement * Facilitators are responsible for providing or accessing reliable transportation to programs.
  • IRA Simple Retirement available

To Apply:
Fill out our online application
Applicants chosen for consideration will be notified via email. We request that applicants be available for the below dates (if your schedule conflicts please make a note in the online application).

  • Applications Due
    • Friday, November 15th .
  • Audition/Interview
    • Monday, November 18th . One hour slots between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. *Applicant should prepare a 15-20 minute activity to facilitate for a small group of 5th graders
  • Onboarding
    • Monday, December 9th – 3 hours between 9:00am-2:30pm (exact times based on availability).
    • Monday, December 16th – 3 hours between 9:00am-4:00pm (exact times based on availability).
    • Monday, January 6th @ 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Winter Ensemble Rehearsal
    • January 18th & 19th, February 15th & 16th @ 10:00am-1:30pm
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