Education Program Manager

Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office


  • Full Time
  • Austin, Texas (Remote)
  • Sun, Mar 31, 2024
  • Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office
  • Academic

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About Texas Performing Arts

Texas Performing Arts (TPA) is the professional arts presenting and producing program of The University of Texas at Austin. One of the largest and most active university-based performing arts centers in the U.S., TPA is an anchor institution in Austin’s arts, cultural, and entertainment scene. TPA operates venues on the UT campus including Austin’s largest theater, Bass Concert Hall. Its public programs include Broadway in Austin; a curated season of international dance, theater, and music; and presentations of national touring artists. TPA is an integral unit of UT’s College of Fine Arts and engages students across the university in creative experiences.

Why Join Texas Performing Arts?

This position offers the opportunity to create excellent guest experiences at the largest theater in one of the most exciting arts and entertainment cities in America. You will work on a wide range of events, from touring Broadway to headlining bands to international artists. Your work will contribute to advancing the arts at the #1 ranked public university in Texas and inspiring audiences in one of America’s fastest growing cities.
UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package, including but not limited to:
Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with employer matching funds
Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities
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The Education Program Manager for Texas Performing Arts at UT Austin (TPA) is responsible for developing and implementing a range of educational offerings for area students in conjunction with TPA programming. This includes building relationships with area teachers and administrators, developing curricular materials connected to performances, and handling logistical aspects of K-12 activities, including daytime performances. They also coordinate TPA’s musical theater educational offerings, including Broadway Experiences for youth and the Jimmy Awards. The Education Program Manager is a part of the Education and Engagement team, and assists with Education and Engagement area initiatives.


Manage and coordinate the Arts Education program area while maintaining relationships with area public schools, administrators and teachers. Recruit and engage new educational partners. Develop educational materials tailored to individual and discrete artist activities.
Provide assistance with other areas of Education and Engagement, to include programming educational public events, coordinating and executing virtual events, educational budgeting, collaborating on marketing materials, evaluating and implementing strategies to enhance overall area. Supervise student employees.
Support area initiatives for K-12 opportunities with Broadway, including assisting on developing and implementing Broadway Experiences for Youth and Broadway League related items (including the Jimmy Awards).
Independently research and explore to learn trends for integrating arts into other subject areas for K-16 environments.
Develop and manage TPA public touring activities, including scheduling, advertising, leading, and recruiting supplementary staff.
Review and evaluate effectiveness of programs systematically. Develop on-line surveys for participants, monitor and oversee feedback, make recommendations for change.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
At least 3 years work experience in arts administration, non-profit management, community engagement, or education in a professional setting.
Demonstrated positive attitude, flexibility with working assignments and a willingness to learn and adapt.
Effective Communications: Demonstrated understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
Interpersonal Relationships: Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Demonstrated understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Problem Solving: Demonstrated knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to various situations.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an arts presenting organization; arts producing organization; university-based organization; or multi-venue performing arts organization.
Experience developing educational materials for touring performing arts acts
More than the minimum required level of experience.
K-12 Classroom Teaching Experience, or K-12 Administrative Experience
Advanced degree, training, or certification in relevant field
Fluency in more than one language.
Interest in and strong commitment to the mission and programs of Texas Performing Arts.
Familiarity with Texas Performing Arts venues; familiarity with Austin-area venues.

Driving Required
This job requires a class “C” operator’s driver’s license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range
$60,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
This in-person position is based in Austin, Texas and requires full-time residence in the greater Austin area. This position may allow for remote work on a limited basis on non-event days.
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Prolonged screen time.
Physically able to lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds.
Works independently and unsupervised on a regular basis.
Work collaboratively as a member of a team with people of varied backgrounds.
Work with sensitive and confidential information, under pressure of rigid deadlines and time limitations, and with overlapping projects.
Accept supervision.
Maintain professional demeanor.
Regular and punctual attendance at workplace with flexibility for early morning, evening and weekend work related to performances and events.

Work Shift
Standard 8am – 5pm office hours.
Early morning, evening and weekend work is required in relation to performances and events. A compensatory time program is provided.
Occasional work-related travel may be required.

Required Materials
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Work samples may be requested if applicant advances to the interview stage.

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