Revels Job Opportunities

December 14, 2019 

Education Director

Production Manager

 

Position Title: Education Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Office Location: 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472

 

ANTI-RACISM/DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Revels believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Revels does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology.


About Revels

Revels engages audiences across nine U.S. cities in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life. Since its founding in 1971, nearly two million people nationwide have joined in the song and dance of Revels’ seasonal celebrations. Programs include the flagship production The Christmas Revels, Revels RiverSing, Spring Sing, Salons, Harbor Cruises, and Pub Sings, as well as a collaborative program with the Perkins School for the Blind and innovative educational programs for children. Revels' cast and backstage crew include professional and non-professional singers, dancers, and storytellers ranging from young children to adults. Learn more at www.revels.org.

 

Job Overview

Revels is seeking a collaborative and creative educational program professional to design, develop, and manage the delivery of educational programs that will inspire, educate, and empower new generations of young people to celebrate our world’s cultural traditions through song, dance, and performance. Revels’ educational programs reflect a commitment to values-based, lifelong learning that nourishes the spirit and stimulates the mind, fostering personal growth and building self-confidence.

This position will work in partnership with the artistic team, production staff, and the Executive Director, establishing Revels’ educational strategy, developing new program offerings, and building a corps of teaching artists to deliver a variety of programs, including homeschool programs, summer and school break programs, in-school enrichment programs, seasonal workshops and events, and others yet to be created!


Job Responsibilities
Specific duties include:

    • Design and deliver high quality educational programs, ensuring that all programs are mission aligned and meet established organizational goals;

    • Develop and cultivate relationships with schools, educators, homeschool communities, partner organizations, donors, grant makers, and other key stakeholders to attract funding and grow the program base;

    • Plan and implement compelling marketing and outreach strategies, in coordination and collaboration with communications staff, to increase the visibility and strengthen the reputation of Revels educational programs;

    • Identify and leverage trends and needs in education in order to establish new programming and outreach opportunities;

    • Actively contribute to the development and achievement of educational fundraising and development goals, and collaborate on the identification and development of proposals and pitches with development staff;

    • Hire, train, and supervise education staff including full- and part-time team members and teaching artists, establishing clear performance goals and providing regular mentoring and coaching to inspire and develop the team;

    • Develop and monitor goals and performance measures for educational programs, tracking established indicators, and analyzing and utilizing data to inform planning and decision-making and ensure program sustainability;

    • Oversee and approve scheduling of all education programs, including the selection and assignment of education team members;

    • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, guidelines, and standards in the implementation of all programs;

    • Actively contribute to the development of the annual budget in collaboration with the Executive Director, ensuring programs are financially sustainable, organizationally feasible, and delivered within the approved timeline and budget;

    • Represent Revels at key conferences and meetings and through direct outreach efforts with stakeholders and prospective partners.


Skills and Experience Required 

    • A genuine sense of cultural curiosity and a passion for the performing arts

    • Strong leadership qualities, a collaborative leadership style, and an ability to take initiative

    • Well-developed organizational skills

    • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively

    • Strong customer service orientation

    • Sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

Working Conditions

    • 5 days per week     
           
    • Opportunity for partial work-from-home schedule

    • Some evening and weekend work is required

 

Wages and Benefits

    • Salary negotiable

    • Benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holiday, vacation, sick, and personal days, 403b, and more

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit whatever materials they think would best communicate why they are the right person for the job! Send to jobs@revels.org and/or to ATTN: Education Director, Revels, Inc., 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Position Title:
Production Manager

Reports to: Director of Operations

Office Location: 80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472

 

ANTI-RACISM/DIVERSITY STATEMENT: Revels believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success. Revels does not make hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology.

 

About Revels

Revels engages audiences across nine U.S. cities in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life. Since its founding in 1971, nearly two million people nationwide have joined in the song and dance of Revels’ seasonal celebrations. Programs include the flagship production The Christmas Revels, Revels RiverSing, Spring Sing, Salons, Harbor Cruises, and Pub Sings, as well as a collaborative program with the Perkins School for the Blind and innovative educational programs for children. Revels' cast and backstage crew include professional and non-professional singers, dancers, and storytellers ranging from young children to adults. Learn more at www.revels.org.

 

Job Overview

Revels is seeking a collaborative and resourceful team member to manage all aspects of production for a wide range of Revels performances, events, and programs throughout the year at a variety of indoor, outdoor, and third-party venues.

This position will coordinate with artistic, development, and education team members, volunteers, contractors, and external partners, under the guidance and direction of the Director of Operations, to manage and deliver high caliber programs and performances year-round.

 

Job Responsibilities

Specific duties include:

    • Develop and manage production timelines and budgets for Revels performances, events, and programs as requested by the Operations Director, ensuring assigned productions are delivered on time and within budget;

    • Develop and manage load-in, tech, and rehearsal schedules and coordinate and organize design and production meetings for Revels performances, events, and programs, as requested by the Operations Director;

    • Hire, contract, and supervise production staff and contractors, ensuring all required documentation is in order, as needed and requested by the Operations Director;

    • Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process, acting as liaison between directors, designers, stage managers, education staff, artistic staff, vendors, performers, partners, volunteers, and crew, as needed and requested by the Operations Director, Artistic Director, and/or Music Director;

    • Support productions with special effects, video and projections, assist with stage work, purchasing, sourcing, and researching materials and techniques;

    • Oversee and/or manage inventory for Revels performances, events, and programs as requested by the Operations Director, ensuring sufficient supplies are stocked and recommending the purchase, repair, or replacement of inventory as needed;

    • Archive assets from Revels productions, performances, events, and education programs within the Revels Repository, in a timely manner, ensuring all assets are accurately tagged and organized.

 

Skills and Experience Required

    • A genuine sense of cultural curiosity and a passion for the performing arts

    • Strong organizational skills and an ability to problem solve, managing shifting and competing priorities with good judgment and discretion while maintaining a positive attitude

    • Ability to create collaborative relationships with staff, volunteers, and contractors

    • Strong customer service orientation

    • Ability to communicate clearly

    • Sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

Working Conditions

    • 5 days per week

    • Opportunity for partial work-from-home schedule

    • Some evening and weekend work is required

 

Wages and Benefits

    • Salary negotiable

    • Benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holiday, vacation, sick, and personal days, 403b, and more

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit whatever materials they think would best communicate why they are the right person for the job! Send to jobs@revels.org and/or to ATTN: Production Manager, Revels, Inc., 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

We look forward to hearing from you.