Town Hall is looking for professional and creative individuals who are interested in being part of our non-profit institution. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Director of Education

JOB SUMMARY:
Town Hall seeks a Director of Education to lead our team of 50+ teaching artists and educational programming in the 2018-2019 school year.

The ideal candidate:
  • is deeply committed to the mission of Town Hall
  • is a phenomenal manager
  • has a commitment to and accountability for the success of Town HallEducational Outreach Programs that serve NYC residents
The Director of Education is responsible for the successful visioning and execution of all Town Hall Education programming which includes in-school and after-school arts programs with NYC public schools, workshops with seniors in our Times Square neighborhood, a new theatre initiative with court involved youth on Riker's Island, and a summer internship program with NYC high school students.

This position involves managing 50-60 part-time teaching artists during the school year and supervises 30 high school interns during the summer. The Director of Education is a senior position and reports directly to the Executive Director and Board President. This position alsodirectly collaborates with the Director of Development.

Qualifications include:
  • Passionate and demonstrated commitment to arts education
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in an arts administration role and/or equivalent programmatic position (new program and curriculum development a plus)
  • The ability to effectively direct and supervise educational initiatives with many moving parts, including the ability to operate as an clear, proactive communicator and strategic thinker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills- facilitator of conversations between stakeholders such as funders, school administrators, teaching staff, board members, parents, and students
  • Extremely detail-orientated and highly organized
  • Demonstrates initiative in high level problem solving
  • Strong time management with the ability to prioritize
  • Flexibility in responding to schools and teaching artist staff outside of regular working hours
  • Experience with assessment and measuring the impact of arts programs for various populations
  • Experience mentoring freelance staff
  • Comfort in small, nonprofit settings, autonomous work ethic
  • Ability and willingness to travel to school partners in all five boroughs
In addition: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and social media. Experience with NYC DOE vendor requirements and expectations.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@thetownhall.org.

Teaching Artist


Consulting teaching artists are committed to working with educators and students in the disciplines of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Reporting to the principals of the schools they serve, teaching arts will be responsibile for creating lesson plans customized to each school's particular education standards, directing classroom instruction, and maintaining communication with the schools and Town Hall regarding educational progress and outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the arts
  • Strong commitment to arts based learning and a desire to support the education initiative of Town Hall
  • Availability to teach during school hours
  • Willingness to travel to schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changes
  • Current proof of fingerprinting clearance with the NYC Department of Education
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to info@thetownhall.org.
Applicants are accepted year round. Preference given to percussionists.