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It is the policy of TADA! to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and to maintain an environment free of harassment or retaliation as required by law. No phone calls please. EOE.

Education Programs Manager

TADA!, the 30-year-old Drama Desk and Coming Up Taller Award-winning youth theater and arts education organization, seeks a highly enthusiastic, outgoing, sales and service oriented Education Programs Manager. This is a full-time* administrative position that reports to the Director of Education. The Education Programs Manager must be highly organized, quick and accurate with administrative tasks within a fast-paced, information-heavy environment. Position requires experience in the fields of arts administration and education as well as a creative, entrepreneurial mindset working both independently and in collaboration with others. TADA!'s Arts Education Programs include: In- and After-School residencies (Pre-K to Gr. 12), weekly classes and school break camps at TADA! and other sites in and around NYC for ages 4-14. TADA!'s Education Programs have received funding from NEA, DYCD, DCA, CASA, and NYSCA and are currently in over 50 schools and community centers.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Set-up, monitor, and cultivate renewing After-School residencies and workshops as well as book birthday party workshops;
  • Manage database and website ensuring up-to-date and accurate information is maintained for the Education Department;
  • Assist with organizing and implementing grant requirements for government funded After-School programs;
  • Maintain correspondence with parents and school partners regarding program changes and developments;
  • Assist TADA!'s Marketing initiatives for Education programs via e-mail/mail and phone, as well as for printed materials;
  • Assist the Education Assistant in the In-House class registrations and with the departments sales reconciliations and reports;
  • Assist in interviewing, hiring, and supervising part-time Education Assistant, Interns, and Teaching Artists including approving and submitting payroll;
  • Manage Education Internship program;
  • Assist in development and sales of new education programs;
  • Represent TADA! at various school-related and public events.


  • 1-2 years' experience in arts education or NYC school system;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Superior attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Take initiative and display flexibility in managing issues while maintaining a positive, solution-oriented attitude;
  • Must be a self-starter and possess excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills;
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Salesforce
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required and;
  • Bachelor's Degree (graduate degree in arts administration/education preferred but not required).

*Position will start in January 2016 and, if need be, can arrange for part-time hours (short term) until full-time hours are possible.  Starting salary will be in the mid to upper $30's plus benefits package.

Please send cover letter, resume and references by Monday Nov. 23rd 2015 to cstuart@tadatheater.com.  No phone calls please.


TADA! Youth Theater, a Drama Desk Award-winning theater for young actors and audiences, is currently seeking a Wardrobe Supervisor for our winter production of The Gumball Gang: Crime-Solving Kids.

The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for working directly with the Costume Designer as well as the following:
   Making repairs and alterations of costumes during tech week
   Being present at all rehearsals during Tech Week
   Being at all performances' maintaining and repairing costumes out to be laundered
   Spraying costumes that can't be laundered
   Purchasing any items that may need to be replaced
   Assisting with load in and strike of costumes
   Assisting actors with hair and makeup
   Assisting with discipline in the dressing room with the cast (21 actors ages 8-18).
   Working with and managing the cast of young performers is a key part of the job responsibilities, so in addition to
wardrobe skills, this position requires a great deal of patience, enthusiasm and good humor! Experience working with children and/or teens is required.

Need to be available for all tech rehearsals as well as the run of the show. Tech week is January 16-18 ad January 20-22 with rehearsals from 4-8pm on weekdays and 11-7 on weekends. The show itself runs from January 22-February 15 with performances on Saturdays and Sundays 2pm & 4pm. The show is an hour long, wardrobe supervisor would need to arrive an hour before the actor's call and remain an additional hour after the final performance each day.

To apply please email jnichols@tadatheater.com with your resume and cover letter.


TADA! is not seeking new Teaching Artists at this time. However, if you would like to submit your resume to our Education Department for any future hiring needs, we'd be happy to place your information on file for our next round of Teaching Artist auditions. Note: TADA!'s in-school, after-school, and in-house class curricula are based in Musical Theater. All classes are team-taught by a Director/Choreographer and Music Director. Please send resumes (artistic, teaching, and/or administrative) and headshot (optional) to Rod Christensen, Director of Education, at rchristensen@tadatheater.com. No phone calls please.


TADA!'s internship program offers students a hands-on opportunity to learn about the operations of a renowned youth theater and arts education organization. We are always looking for smart, motivated people to join our team.  Send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why you're interested in TADA!. College and graduate student interns can arrange to receive credit and may choose to complete a project in conjunction with their internship with the approval of TADA!'s management and we can work around your class schedule. Internships are generally unpaid. Please note: TADA! does not provide housing for interns.

Artistic Intern: TADA! seeks an Artistic Intern to join our team. Intern will report directly to the Executive & Artistic Director, Janine Nina Trevens. An excellent opportunity to gain experience in the administrative aspects of a performing arts organization. Intern must be organized, computer proficient in MS Office software and Google Docs, able to multi-task, and possess the ability to function with a wide range of personalities and age ranges. We are also currently seeking an Assistant Director for our summer musical. The position requires working with youth and teens while assisting in rehearsals and Ensemble events. College credit available. If interested, please send cover letter and resume (with availability) to Matthew Haws, Ensemble Manager, mhaws@tadatheater.com

Development & Marketing Intern: TADA! is looking for a Development and Marketing Intern to join our team. Intern will assist with various development & marketing duties including: researching grants, assisting with individual giving and special events, marketing, publicity, press and more. Excellent opportunity to gain experience in development and marketing, and be an active player in a great organization. Intern should be organized, computer savvy, dedicated and able to multi-task. College credit available. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Amy Fiore, Managing Director  afiore@tadatheater.com

Education Intern: TADA! is seeking Education Interns to support TADA!'s renowned arts education work through arts administration and/or direct teaching artist opportunities. In addition to providing hands-on assistance and observation of our Education Programs, interns will learn how to create, manage and produce effective theater programming for youth. Interns are expected to have a commitment to theater and education, provide administrative support to the Education staff, be well organized and have strong attention to detail, demonstrate computer proficiency, and commit to a consistent schedule for at least one month. College credit and fieldwork hours available. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Stacey Bone-Gleason, Education Programs Manager, education@tadatheater.com.

Production Intern: TADA! is looking for a Production Intern to join our team in providing assistance to our Production Department while learning about the operation of a youth theater from a production standpoint. Intern will report directly to the production supervisor and works closely with all production staff members. Intern should possess demonstrated computer skills, preferably with MS Word and Excel, and interact successfully with a wide range of personalities including staff, artists, volunteers, parents and a cast of kids, on the phone and in person. Internship is unpaid, however additional paid opportunities may be available. College credit available. To apply for a Production Internship, please email or fax cover letter and resume to Jake Platt, Technical Supervisor  jplatt@tadatheater.com.