Opportunities

Sierra Madre Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and intimate performing arts venue that provides opportunities in various areas. See below for opportunities we are currently offering.

For actor audition opportunites, please see our auditions page.

Educational Programming Coordinator

SUMMARY:
Working with Sierra Madre Playhouse’s Producing Artistic Director, the Educational Programming Coordinator is an integral part of the planning and development of youth programs to bring high-quality, live theater to school children, expand arts access to young people in traditionally underserved communities, illuminate career pathways for teens, promote community engagement, and inspire the industry’s future leaders.
 
Sierra Madre Playhouse (SMP) is an award-winning 99-seat theater located in Sierra Madre, CA. SMP’s mission is to foster an appreciation of live performance in people of all ages and backgrounds by illuminating the diversity of the American experience; its vision is to showcase the power of live theater to engage, connect and bring people together. Every season, SMP produces 4-5 live stage productions, supplemented with film, play reading, digital, and other performing arts events.
 
Hybrid work schedule: most job duties would be done remotely, with in-person presence required at some SMP events.
 
CLASSIFICATION:
Part-time, Non-exempt. 30 hours max per pay period.
 
JOB DUTIES:
Manage Theatre for Young Audiences field trip program, serving 3,000 students annually:
- Design curriculum and write script for preshow lessons
- Oversee development of digital study guides
- Manage registration software, database of schools, and teacher communications
- Coordinate with bookkeeper to track payments and send invoices
- Hire, train, and supervise teaching artists for in-school workshops
- Host pre- and post-show segments for K-12 student groups
- Plan related community events
- Participate in discussions regarding selection of future TYA productions
 
Direct Teen Council program:
- Create SEL-focused curriculum
- Plan and lead monthly meetings
- Coordinate panels and workshops with theatre professionals
- Communicate with students and parents
- Collect and store applicable release forms and related paperwork
 
Coordinate SMP’s participation in TeenTix LA’s reduced ticket program 
Conduct surveys and evaluate youth-oriented programs
Represent SMP at Pasadena Cultural Partners and PUSD Community Arts Team regarding ongoing and future educational initiatives.
Collaborate on SMP marketing endeavors about educational programming content on SMP’s website and social media platforms.
Develop special projects and collaborations regarding youth-oriented programs such as STEAM Week at Sierra Madre Elementary School and case studies for Cal Poly Pomona business students.
Assist with relevant grant applications for youth-oriented programs and shape related fundraising campaigns.
Be an active participant in SMP meetings; provide regular reports to SMP Board of Directors.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Arts required
Experience working with young people and love of theatre a must!
Working knowledge of CA Arts Standards for Theatre, Social Emotional Learning competencies, and curriculum planning
Design experience (Canva, Photoshop, etc.)
Strong writing skills

TO APPLY:
Please email your resume and a writing sample to opportunities@sierramadreplayhouse.org.
 
 

Please check back to see what other opportunities in various areas we are offering in the future.

SPONSORS

City of Sierra Madre LA country arts commission U.S. Small Business Association Sierra Madre Community Foundation Anawalt Lumber & Materials Co. RoadEx AT&T Bolton Foundation