Education Programs Manager

Job Title: Education Programs Manager
Reports to: Kortney Adams, Director of Education and Community Initiatives
Salary Range: $34,000-$36,000 (Part time, 25 hours/week, flexible hours)
Start date: Ideally Aug 1, 2022, though this is flexible

Description: Central Square Theater (CST), seeks a dynamic individual to contribute to CST’s growing Education Department through the development and implementation of year-round programming and events geared towards both teens and adults, both on- and off-site. The Education Programs Manager will provide support and management for CST’s signature education program, Youth Underground (YU), serving youth ages 13-25; in-school residencies with elementary, middle, and high school partners in greater Cambridge; the Summer Stage program, engaging Cambridge youth; education components of CST’s Mainstage programs and community initiatives; and cultivation of ongoing relationships with schools, students, and families.

Central Square Theater is committed to diversity at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff, and within our leadership. CST is the oldest female-led professional theater company in New England. We strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the Education Programs Manager include:

– With the Director of Education and Community Initiatives, design and implementation of the vision and strategic plan for all Education programs and partnerships;
– Outreach and coordination with diverse stakeholders, including youth, families, school teachers and administrators, CST Teaching Artists, community partners, funders, board members, and others;
– Coordination of education programs, curricula, and resource materials;
– General administrative duties supporting core programming at CST and off-site residencies (processing registrations, fielding phone/email inquiries, organization of materials, marketing efforts, space scheduling, etc.);
– Managing booking, casting, contracts, and other logistical details for YU Ambassador touring performances;
– Serving as Lead Teaching Artist for one or more residencies or other education programs (specific programs to be determined by Education Programs Manager, in consultation with Director of Education and Community Initiatives);
– Hiring, training, and oversight of Teaching Artists, Teaching Assistants, Education interns, and other education programming staff.

– Collaboration with Marketing team to design and maintain YU’s web and social media presence;
– Collaboration with Development team to support Education-related grants and audience engagement;
– Collaboration with Production Manager and Patron Services team to support school matinees, Youth Underground performances, and Mainstage auxiliary programming that relates to Education.


Candidate should have 3+ years of theater education experience, ideally including some work in-school as a teaching artist. Some experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders is preferred. Administrative experience encouraged. Passion for theater education is essential. The ideal candidate appreciates the power of theater to transform the lives of young people.

Additionally, these skills are essential:
– Comfortable with G-Suite and Google (or Word/Excel), or willingness to be trained;
– Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a positive attitude;
– Excellent organizational and communication skills;
– Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, with and without hard deadlines;
– Creativity and resourcefulness required;
– Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with staff across departments;
– Calm, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

In-person programs and meetings take place at Central Square Theater in Cambridge; administrative work can take place at CST or remote. Schedule can be flexible. Some evening/weekend work may be required.

To apply, please email résumé, curriculum sample, and cover letter to No phone calls, please.

About Central Square Theater

Central Square Theater is dedicated to the exploration of social justice, science, and feminine perspective through theater. Through award-winning productions, the Catalyst Collaborative@ MIT Science Theater Initiative, and youth development programming – CST creates theater where points of view are heard, perspective shifts, and change can happen.

Created collaboratively 17 years ago by Underground Railway and The Nora Theaters, Central Square Theater is the oldest female-led theater organization in the Greater Boston area, under the leadership of Executive Director Catherine Carr Kelly, Co-Artistic Director Lee Mikeska Gardner, and Director of Education and Community Initiatives Kortney Adams. With a combined history of 50 years of work, CST engages over 35,000 people annually through live performance, rigorous youth education, and community programs. CST is currently undergoing a leadership transition to include a new Co-Artistic Director.

Central Square Theater Values

Bold Stories and Conversations
We embrace the power of theater to illuminate the full spectrum of human experience. We boldly tell stories that connect us, inspire joy, and give us the courage to build a better world.

Vital and Relevant
Our productions and programs are in service to and in partnership with our community–our artists, staff, youth, patrons, donors, neighbors, and partner organizations. We create art that reflects the important issues of our time, encourages shifting perspectives, and educates and empowers community members to embrace change.

Anti-Racist and Inclusive
We commit to being anti-racist and inclusive, and to dismantling barriers related to (but not limited to) ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status. We understand that perfection is not possible and we will make mistakes. We are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.

We actively build an environment of trust and transparency. We are clear about our values, and take responsibility for living them. We invite our community members to join in holding us accountable.