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$50,000-52,000
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Jun 15th

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THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE & SCHOOL, a leading non-profit improv theatre in Los Angeles, seeks an experienced, proactive Assistant Education Director to join our organization. The Assistant Education Director will bring energy and strong organizational skills to the day-to-day operations of this very busy improv school. The AED reports directly to the Education Director and works in concert with the theatre staff to provide steady and competent leadership to the School. Excellent communication (both spoken and written) and strong organizational and people skills are a must.

Responsibilities include:

  • Schedule and build monthly classes in concert with the Education Director and teachers.
  • Manage/track weekly class sales and make adjustments as needed.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of annual school events, such as the School Open House, Diversity Festival and Master Class Fundraiser.
  • With the Education Director, manage a small staff of part-time School Associates and 60+ teachers.
  • Work with teachers and administrators each week to answer questions about classes, manage enrollments and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ensure that teachers have adequate set-ups and materials.
  • Support the development and implementation of new school initiatives.
  • Participate in overseeing marketing efforts for school projects.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned. 

Ideal Candidate Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and a self-starter mentality.
  • Experience with theatre or arts organizations, especially those that include classes for adults and teens.
  • Ability to work creatively and independently with superior problem-solving skills.
  • Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with leadership, interns, staff, and board members.
  • Ability to lead the coordination of cross-departmental efforts.
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as required.
  • Experience designing and implementing a complex array of programs and services.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance. 
  • Able to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 (or more) years of administrative experience with similar scope of responsibilities required. 
  • Demonstrated history of increasing responsibility in nonprofit management.
  • Knowledge and experience with technology such as Google Suite and Office 365, experience with Tessitura a plus. 

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time, salaried position. The annual salary is $50-52K per year. Employee benefits include excellent health, vision and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible paid vacation and sick time, a hybrid work schedule (4 days in-office, 1 day from home), and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, fun environment.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Groundlings School is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive, diverse work environment for all identities. 

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