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ArtsEmerson's Play Reading Book Club (PRBC) is a dynamic theatre literacy and community education program that provides unique and radical access to scripts, artists, and conversations within the theatre. It offers participants pre and post show opportunities to deepen and expand their experience as audience members through stimulating conversations about the literary, artistic and technical attributes of a play while meeting new people and broadening their cultural network.
Presented in partnership with libraries and community organizations throughout Greater Boston, the PRBC provides the opportunity for participants to read, discuss, and analyze plays in our season prior to seeing them live on our stage. After seeing the play participants share their experience with their friends and family via a community showcase. The program is facilitated by trained teaching artists from the Emerson College Masters in Theatre Education program and professional local artists.
Reporting to the Audience Development Manager, the Play Reading Book Club Coordinator is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club across various partner organizations throughout the 2019/2020 season. This position requires 15-20 hours of work per week.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement strategies and procedures leading to successful program operations.
Support teaching artists by ensuring they have the adequate program supplies and resources for successful facilitation of weekly PRBC sessions.
Read, research and remain knowledgeable of all PRBC productions in the ArtsEmerson season.
Review and respond to Weekly Teaching Artist Reports.
Maintain an up-to-date database of program participants.
Manage changes to the program plan, program schedule, and program budget in collaboration with the audience development manager.
Generate and maintain comprehensive documentation and evaluation of all PRBC activities.
Maintain clear and efficient internal communication within the departments of the ArtsEmerson.
Work with various departments at ArtsEmerson and Emerson College to coordinate logistics of events directly related to the PRBC, including PRBC Night, related talkbacks, receptions and community showcase events.
Serve as event staff for all PRBC events.
Assist with recruitment of program participants across partner organizations.
Research and establish relationship with, local community organizations.
Serve as the liaison between ArtsEmerson and PRBC partner organizations.
Maintain a database of up to date community partners.
Distribute collateral and promotional materials throughout the Emerson and Greater Boston communities.
Three or more years of experience working in the arts as an administrator, producer or promoter.
Strong and confident networking skills.
A love of theatre and promoting cultural events.
Ability to adapt to various communication styles depending on the audience.
Ability to work within an international framework.
Pro-active attitude and ability to prioritize workload.
Flexible schedule, especially working on weekends.
Background knowledge of classical, contemporary, and experimental theatre.
Strong project management skills.
Strong writing skills.
Critical thinking and analytical skills.
Competent graphic design skills.
Knowledge of the following software is preferred: Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel). Google Docs.
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