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Artistic Director of the Theatre Program and C.A.K.E. Summer Camps

MoCo Arts

MoCo Arts is a family-centered nonprofit arts education organization offering dance and theatre instruction and multi-arts camps for children ages 18 months to 18+ years. Under the direction of the experienced artistic staff, MoCo Arts provides an inclusive, nurturing, supportive atmosphere designed to enrich the lives of their students and the community. MoCo Arts provides professional performance experiences for students and family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. All students are welcomed, beginners through advanced, wherever they are in their movement and creative arts journey. Tuition assistance is available as part of their commitment to remain accessible to all children.


MoCo Arts’ Artistic Director of the Theatre and CAKE Summer Camp is a member of the Management Team. Responsible for developing, communicating, and implementing the vision for the department that will ensure an educational program that provides access and excellence. This is a full-time exempt position with paid time off, health insurance, and employee benefits. This position reports to the Executive Director and interfaces with the Management Team to coordinate programming that will fulfill the mission and vision of MoCo Arts.

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Extensive production and performance experience, for performing arts programs.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and mediation skills.
  • Proven ability to work with youth, adults, and community partners

Although MoCo has attempted to describe this position accurately and thoroughly, MoCo reserves the right at their sole discretion, to change, to add, or subtract from the duties outlined, with or without advance notice.


Business Management:

  • Provide customer service manager, fiscal coordinator, communications & marketing director with accurate information about class and/or camp details
  • Work closely with the executive director, program directors, fiscal coordinator, and customer service manager to determine schedules, space and pricing for classes and camps
  • Attending and contributing to program directors and management team meetings
  • Work with the Executive Director and Fiscal coordinator in developing and managing the budget for the program
  • Obtain price comparisons and purchasing supplies for program-specific needs
  • Collect and analyze data regarding enrollment trends, retention patterns, audience members, etc.

Personnel Management:

  • Recruit and hire quality educators who have a proven ability to work with children and/or adults
  • Write employment letters for the staff and interns for classes and/or camps
  • Support, manage, and motivate staff and interns for classes and camps
  • Responsible for communication to the customer service manager and the communication & marketing manager for class cancellations or substitute teachers
  • Work with the fiscal coordinator in attaining accurate employee information for payroll and signing biweekly time sheets
  • Offer staff orientations, trainings, and meetings for staff within your program

Program Planning:

  • Create and manage a comprehensive, high quality program plan which meets both our mission and our organizational strategic plan
  • Assist in creating and implementing developmentally appropriate curricula in your discipline
  • Create, direct, execute, and teach within the theatre program and sometimes teach within the camp
  • Insure the health and safety needs of the students/campers, and staff in our programs
  • Develop lesson plans, scripts, show content, exhibits and other performance-based materials as needed
  • Produce and direct performances, including working with volunteer coordinators, costume designers, technical director, and others
  • Pursue, coordinate, and manage outreach programs, collaborations, residencies, and special events
  • Negotiate and write contracts for outreach programs, collaborations, residencies, and special events

Communications, Marketing & Development:

  • Work closely with communications manager to coordinate marketing, advertising, and print materials, including programs, welcome packets, newsletters, class descriptions, bios, press releases, web content, etc.
  • Work closely with the development director on fundraisers and donor efforts as necessary
  • Develop internal and external relationships that will enhance program development, recruitment of new students and the expansion of our audiences.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers regarding their children’s needs as well as program needs
  • Provide ongoing parent/student education about the benefits of our programs
  • Conduct formal or informal evaluations to assess satisfaction with programs
  • Assist in distributing posters/flyers, staffing marketing events related to the discipline or other marketing assistance as needed


  • Follow all protocol outlined in the Employee Handbook and Personnel Manual
  • Keep up to date with industry and educational standards within program discipline
  • Write recommendations for students
  • Any other responsibilities appropriate to the position as assigned


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Maintains client, donor, and financial confidentiality
  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • Treats people with respect, works with integrity and ethics, upholds organizations values

Physical Demands:

  • Teaching classes within the program which could include stretching, bending etc.
  • Occasional light lifting of no more than 25 pounds, occasional bending or reaching above shoulder height to reach file drawers or shelves
How to Apply:

Please email or mail a resume and cover letter to or 40 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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Date Added: June 16, 2022

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