Director of Education and Creative Engagement

The Auditorium Theatre is an Illinois not-for-profit 501©(3) organization committed to offering the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago, and to the continued restoration and preservation of our National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre. Designed and constructed by famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan in 1889, the Auditorium has endured as one of the most magnificent and breathtaking venues for artistic experiences in Chicago, America, and the world.

The Director of Education and Creative Engagement is ultimately responsible for the management and supervision of all education and community engagement programming and staff. The Director of Education and Creative Engagement creates and facilitates educational curriculum, programming, and materials for all ages, in alignment with the presented performance season of the Auditorium Theatre and state and national arts standards. The person in this position is responsible for ensuring the successful facilitation of this programming in the theatre itself, in Chicago Public Schools, and at various community sites around the Chicagoland area.

The Director of Education and Creative Engagement is also responsible for the creation and facilitation of training and professional development, and preparing the hired artists and partner educators to facilitate all programming in line with the mission and expectations of the Auditorium Theatre.

Skills & Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years prior experience in arts education or education field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create arts based curriculum and corresponding assessment tools.
  • Understanding of the Illinois Standards for the Arts and current education policy in Illinois.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
To Apply: 

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