Overview

Baltimore Center Stage invites applications for the position of Director of Learning and Social Accountability (LSA) to join a dynamic, and often hilarious, senior artistic team. The Director of Learning and Social Accountability reports to Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra, and works closely with the Director of Artistic Producing, Chiara Klein, as well as the Director of Artistic Partnerships and Innovation, Annalisa Dias. This position oversees all educational programming and is charged with collaborating to engineer internal and external social accountability actions while actively leading a culture of learning within the organization. This is a full-time position with a focus on building interdependent networks of learning and helping to create the conditions for joy-filled, inclusive programming. 

Compensation
Salary starts at $75,000 plus standard company health benefits and paid time off.

Key Responsibilities
The responsibilities, competencies and expectations outlined below are representative, not exhaustive. Responsibilities may shift as needed to best align with organizational needs.

Learning 

  • Oversee the curriculum development and project management for touchstone educational programs: Young Playwrights Festival, Student Matinees and BCS Camps.
  • Build, deepen and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as teaching artists, educators, caregivers and young people.
  • Stay up-to-date on policy shifts locally and state-wide with regards to education standards and arts education practices.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of assessment tools in service of a deeper understanding of the impact and efficacy of BCS learning programs.
  • Supervise LSA Program Assistant.
  • Maintain department expense budget, including quarterly projections.
  • Identify fee-for-service activities to meet annual income goals.
  • Imagine forward and envision possibilities at every scale.

Social Accountability

  • Build and maintain interconnected networks to help inform how BCS may best contribute to life in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to identify internal and external accountability actions.
  • Collaborate with Artistic Director and Executive Director in supporting and deepening ongoing institutional learning around antiracism and anti-oppression (ARAO).
  • Liaise with the Board Vice President for Progress and Equity to help maintain staff and board alignment around ARAO activities.
  • Support and amplify the work of the self-organized staff ARAO group.
  • Imagine forward and envision possibilities at every scale.

Organizational Leadership

  • Engage in solution-oriented thinking with regard to challenges facing BCS.
  • Serve as an ambassador for BCS both locally and nationally by attending convenings and conferences
  • Attend and participate in Board meetings and committee meetings as assigned
  • Participate in public speaking events representing BCS’s values and aspirations.
  • Actively participate in the season planning process and lead key moments in staff and board communication around season planning.
  • Imagine forward and envision possibilities at every scale.

Required Competencies

  • Cultural Competency: A sophisticated understanding of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Project Management: The ability to conceive of both the strategy and operational aspects of a project or program, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Relentless Curiosity: The ability to productively question the status quo and engage in solution-oriented, systems-thinking.
  • Resource Management: The ability to optimize human and financial resources in keeping with core values, and to monitor and forecast program income and expenses with well-reasoned accuracy.
  • Communication: The ability to communicate transparently and effectively across mediums with an emphasis on interpersonal communication and public speaking
  • Relationship Management: Excellent social skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining meaningful and reciprocal external relationships

 Key Expectations for Job Performance

  • Draw on unique lived experience to help inform artistic practices and policies
  • Active participation in local and national conversations 
  • Demonstration of solution-oriented thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain effective external relationships with education and community partners
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing individual and collective learning

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and a statement about what Learning and Social Accountability means to you. No “cover letters” necessary. While we ask that resumes be submitted in written form, we invite applicants to submit their LSA statement via a written piece, audio or video recording – whatever form best supports your self-expression.

In order to help maintain an equitable process, please do not submit unsolicited candidate recommendations or directly contact the artistic staff regarding this position. For process or technical questions, please email artjobs@centerstage.org.

Hiring Process

Every applicant’s LSA Statement will be reviewed by the Artistic Director and the Assistant to the Artistic Director, and then selected applications will be reviewed in full by the Assistant to the Artistic Director with a recommendation as to which candidates will receive interviews. First round interviews will occur on a rolling basis and will be conducted over the phone or Zoom with the Artistic Director throughout the month of October. 

Final interviews will take place in November over multiple Zoom meetings with members of the Cabinet and Senior Artistic staff as well as the Executive and Artistic Directors. An offer is expected to be made no later than November 30.

The position is currently expected to start in January, 2021.

About Baltimore Center Stage

Designated the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, Baltimore Center Stage provides the highest quality theater and programming for youth, families, and all members of our community under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra and Executive Director Michael Ross. BCS ignites conversations and imaginations by producing an eclectic season of professional productions across two main stages and an intimate 99-seat theater, and through engaging and inspiring community and education programs. Everything we do at BCS is led by our core values—chief among them being Access For All. Our mission is heavily rooted in providing active and open accessibility to our Mainstage performances, as well as education initiatives and community programming to everyone regardless of barriers, be it financial, racial, orientation, or other.

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