Education Coordinator




The Education Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the Market Lab’s learning programmes are of excellent quality, and for creating a safe, fertile environment that nurtures the development of both the person and the artist. The incumbent will be asked to take an innovative, rigorous approach to delivering curricular that allow students to find and develop their creative voices, while giving them the skills and knowledge to realize their visions. The Education Coordinator will design and oversee the overall experience of students coming to study at the Market Lab and should be inspired by the notion of practice-led learning, and how the word ‘laboratory’ informs a particular approach to performing arts education. The ultimate purpose of the Education Coordinator is to help emerging theatre-makers become fearless storytellers, critical thinkers, ethical practitioners, and versatile, confident creators.

Key Job Responsibilities:
■Design and implement the curriculum for the full-time and part-time courses (in collaboration with teachers, and other creative staff) ■ Schedule and communicate all classes, outings, and learning projects ■ Recruit, contract, monitor and support teaching staff ■ Manage students’ academic records, assessments/feedback, and disciplinary matters ■ Manage and develop local and global partnerships to create interesting, enriching learning experiences ■ Provide guidance and mentoring to students and alumni ■ Update and implement policies and procedures relating to the school ■ Facilitate performing arts-related classes ■ Operate within various budget scenarios, and maximise resources through partnerships and exchanges ■ Create an inclusive and rigorous learning environment that is responsive to the trends, opportunities and developments within the contemporary local and international performing arts landscape.

Key Competence Requirements:
■ Grade 12 (Matric) ■ A degree or equivalent in the performing arts, or extensive experience in the performing arts field ■ Minimum 3 years’ experience as a teacher within theatre and performance (can be part-time ■ Thorough knowledge of global, national and local theatre contexts, practices, practitioners and histories ■ Creative and innovative ways of thinking about practice-led theatre and performance training ■ Investment in and knowledge of alternative education models ■ Strong administrative, planning, reporting and budgeting skills ■ Excellent oral and written communication skills ■ Attention to detail ■ Excellent people management skills, including the capacity to engage productively and work collaboratively with student, teacher, and production teams ■ Understand and speak more than one South African official language.

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to the Human Resources Department via e-mail to vacancies@markettheatre.co.za
Please indicate the reference number of the post. ITC and criminal checks will be conducted.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

Enquiries may be directed to Phanuel Pooe @ (011) 832 1641


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