Principal Function: The Manager of Museum Applied Theater is responsible for managing the theater initiatives and practices whose intent is to intentionally provoke conversation or shape social change in areas such as history, education, development, youth and disability theater
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Leads the development, implementation, and sustainability of applied theater initiatives for Conner Prairie;
2. Manages the development and implementation of the Giving Voice initiative and other diversity and inclusion initiatives as it relates to the PIE Division;
3. Partners, collaborates and writes grant initiatives as it relates to applied theater programming and staff development.
4. Cultivates strategic partnerships with corporations, universities, museums, non-profits and other community organizations to expand theater and opportunities;
5. Authors articles and white papers related to museum theater and presents at regional, national, and international conferences to maintain Conner Prairie’s external profile in the larger museum conversation;
6. Works collaboratively with other team members across the organization.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May be required to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; scheduling and approving time worked; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the organization. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Competencies: To perform this job successfully, all employees at Conner Prairie should demonstrate the following competencies:
Job-related Competencies – To perform this job successfully, employees in this job should demonstrate the following competencies:
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in history, theatrical design and production, or other related field is required; Master’s degree (M.A./M.B.A.) is desired; or minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in an interpretation and evaluation role is required. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Previous experience working in the museum and/or entertainment park industry is desired.
Other Skills and Abilities: The following skills and abilities are either required or desired.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently will stand; walk; and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee occasionally will climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is exposed to working near moving mechanical parts and the risk of electrical shock when working with office equipment and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
While the offices of Conner Prairie are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, this position may require work beyond these hours and on the weekends. It also may require occasional domestic travel. Thus, a valid driver’s license is desired.
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