What you'll do
The Community Programs Assistant will assist the Black Theatre Troupe in coordinating and facilitating community arts relationships in the Eastlake Park community from their office in the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center in downtown Phoenix. This position plays an important role in the implementation of classes, workshops, and initiatives that impact the company and their relationship to the community by assisting our Community Relations workers. The person will be working with and learning from Black Theatre Troupe staff, instructors, and volunteers. Duties also include assisting in scheduling revenue-generating activities, maintaining records and managing supplies as related to Black Theatre Troup. Most importantly, the aide will assist the instructors and administrators of our youth related activities and programs. This position plays an important role in community driven initiatives, neighborhood activations, school residencies and managing performing arts contracts, training and supporting event staff and volunteers, preparing marketing materials, and supporting programming that is inclusive, accessible, and engaging for all ages and abilities.
Successful applicants will be willing to work in an exciting and fast-paced environment. BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged. Successful applicants will have a background in the arts & culture, but theatre is not a requirement. The student will have a desire to not only learn the workings of the engine that drives an arts business, but to make a career in the industry, and to contribute ideas, knowledge, expertise and creativity so the position is a two-way learning street. The job description describes the importance of the applicant’s willingness to engage with community.