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George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit. 

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Community Coordinator

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre organization in New Brunswick, NJ, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Founded in 1974 as the first producing theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Playhouse has been represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway. As part of its mission “to enrich lives by producing world-class theatre” the GSP education department is introducing a new vision for students, educators, community and industry.

Join our team in this inaugural year as we present a new education initiative that seeks to:

  •     Reinforce and activate the mission and values of George Street Playhouse
  •     Embed equity, diversity and inclusion into the culture of the organization and it’s programs
  •     Introduce artistic ways of knowing and learning for all ages
  •     Design new systems that build capacity within the organization and across the sector
  •     Cultivate the next generation of American theatre voices, makers, players, and supporters.

George Street Playhouse is seeking a Community Coordinator to join the Education Department. This position works with department leadership to develop and manage community related projects and fellowships.  The Community Coordinator demonstrates, upholds, and effectively implements GSP’s diversity, equity and inclusion values, explicitly integrating them throughout their assigned projects.  Spanish/English bi-lingual candidates preferred, and are encouraged to apply.

The Education Community Coordinator will:

  • Work with department leadership to develop and manage community related projects to include goals, program design and implementation plans as assigned
  • Coordinate all marketing and public relations for projects. Monitor budgets, track expenses,  provide project related research and write copy for projects as assigned
  • Oversee and maintain schedules and logistical information for assigned projects, project-contractors and fellows
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for community partners, assigned project-based contractors, and fellows
  • Participate in the development and facilitation of artistic and curricular professional development for contractors and fellows as assigned
  • Assists the Director of education to provide development department, as needed with project related information, including but not limited to: letters of support, participation information, program assessments, visual documentation and final reports
  • Oversees maintenance of materials and/or supplies needed for assigned projects, such as source materials, basic supplies and production elements
  • Coordinate the mentorship, and support the success of education fellows
  • Assist special events related to education department
  • Work with Director of Education in assessing and overseeing assigned projects effectiveness and growth
  • Assist the Director of Education and department programming as needed

Qualifications & Skills:

  • College degree or higher in arts related field with 5+ years of experience in project management and teaching experience; Experience in stage management or arts administration and community engagement preferred  
  • Must have superior interpersonal skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature, flexible and empathic
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Up to date computer skills, including the ability to learn and manage various information system technologies
  • Competent in Google Suite and PowerPoint
  • Must be detail oriented and well organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to work independently and be flexible and able to shift priorities as required
  • Must be able to complete all assignments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to set priorities, work collaboratively, and take initiative
  • Spanish/English bi-lingual candidates preferred

An integral member of the Education Department, this position reports to the Director of Education.  

The position is part-time and is New Jersey-based.

The anticipated start date for this position is June 2022.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster is required.

Work Hours: M- F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with some evenings and weekends required.

Compensation: This is a part-time position (30 hours per week). The position pays $25 per hour.

The values of George Street Playhouse embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences of our communities.

We espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open to and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within our communities
  • Being collaborative within our organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in our curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop our own lives through learning and celebrating others

Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to: Nadiyah Dorsey, Director of Education at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org no later than May 20, 2022.


Manager of Institutional Relations

George Street Playhouse, a nationally recognized theater located in New Brunswick, NJ with a 45 year history of producing world class theater and providing the highest quality arts education programs, seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join its team.

The Manager of Institutional Relations is a member of the Development Department reporting to the Director of Development. This position:

  • has direct responsibility for generating significant funds from foundations, corporate foundations and government sources, meeting or exceeding GSP’s budget targets.
  • is charged with managing a high volume of grant proposals and reports, demonstrating initiative at all stages of the funding cycle from research, to cultivation, to solicitation, to stewardship, in order to secure unrestricted and restricted programmatic support.
  • represents the mission of the organization effectively and persuasively in all written and verbal interactions with current and potential funders.
  • works closely with members of the administrative, artistic, and education departments to develop proposal content and stay abreast of anticipated fundable projects and organizational needs.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage and execute all aspects of the institutional giving program, responsible for a substantial portfolio of foundation, corporate and government funders.
  • Work with the Director of Development on the development and execution of a comprehensive plan for increasing institutional funding.
  • Develop grant strategies, write and prepare letters of inquiry, write and prepare grant proposals and related budgets, documents, contracts, and all other correspondence in support of institutional solicitations and stewardship.
  • Conduct in-depth prospect research to identify potential funding opportunities from institutional funders for general operating support and programmatic funding.
  • Cultivate and steward sustainable relationships with funders
  • Generate budget projections and reports on revenue from institutional funders.
  • Generate personalized grant acknowledgments; maintain ongoing communications and follow-up with current and prospective funders.
  • Manage the timely production of proposals, grant applications, report and collateral materials for corporate sponsorship and foundation giving and the fulfillment of sponsorship benefits and acknowledgements.
  • Participate in all development department projects and events, including Opening Nights.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Qualifications:

  • Five years experience working in fundraising in a non-profit organization with 50% or more time devoted to preparing grant proposals and reports.
  • Strong persuasive writing skills
  • Experienced in securing support from both regional/local and national funding sources
  • Demonstrated success building the size and scope of an organization’s institutional portfolio
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Comfortable working collaboratively with other members of the development team and with other departments
  • College degree in related field preferred but will consider additional years of related work experience  in lieu of degree
  • A background in theater is not required but those with an appreciation for the role of theatre in society are encouraged to apply.

Work Hours: In addition to regular office hours (Monday through Friday 10 AM - 6 PM), weekend and evening hours are, at times, required. Weekly work hour schedules for this position are approved by the Director of Development.

Unless expressly excused by the Managing Director, this position is expected to attend the following:

  • All company “Meet & Greet” events, Opening Night pre- and post-show activities, and at least one preview performance for each mainstage production.
  • All major events produced by the company including but not limited to the Annual Gala Benefit, one night only events and special events related to the activities of the Education department.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster is required.

The values of George Street Playhouse embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences of our communities.

We espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

  • Being open to and receptive of new ideas
  • Being an advocate of diverse populations within our communities
  • Being collaborative within our organization by giving everyone a voice
  • Being authentic in our curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop our own lives through learning and celebrating others

Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples for consideration to: Jacqueline Brendel, Director of Development at jobs@georgestplayhouse.org.

Review of applications will begin on April 18th and continue until the position is filled.